Were you dreaming of a white Christmas proposal, but that moment didn’t work out? Maybe the timing wasn’t right, the engagement ring was delayed or it simply didn’t snow…Well, that doesn’t mean you have to give up on your perfect holiday proposal.
What about New Year’s Eve proposal?
Many people share the belief that New Year’s Eve celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts and we can think of no better evening to create an everlasting memory with the person you want spend the rest of your life with.
Here are a few of our favorite New Year’s Eve proposal ideas…
1. Get your tree involved
If your partner had their heart set on a Christmas eve or day proposal you can still give them the Christmas proposal experience by including your Christmas tree. Most people don’t take down their tree until New Year’s day, so why not take advantage of the twinkling lights and get creative. You can re-decorate by changing up the ornaments with messages sharing the things you love most about your partner or maybe there was a “forgotten” present under the tree. Either way, we are sure the moment will be a magical unexpected surprise.
2. Create a ‘year in review’ photo album
It would be fun to create a photo album (print or digital) and fill it with memories you created together over the past year. Your album could include only photos or you can mix it up by adding event tickets, letters/emails/texts you’ve shared or ‘date night’ trinkets – you could even include funny/loving captions on each page. Then on the last page, write your proposal – keep it simple with “Will you marry me?”.
3. Party with friends/loved ones
New Year’s Eve is a fantastic excuse to throw a party and invite over everyone you love and cherish to celebrate. Which is exactly why your partner will never suspect that you are about to ask them the biggest question of their life. Not to mention that already being surrounded by all your friends and family will save you both many calls to share your big news!
4. When the clock strikes Midnight
Take advantage of the magic of midnight – as everyone begins counting down the last seconds of 2013 take a moment to tell your partner why you love them and at the stroke of midnight, propose. It is the perfect way to end this year and start the next, it is also the perfect memory to celebrate each year as you will never forget this proposal-versary.