Why Christmas is the perfect time to propose

We may have had to do Christmas 2020 a little differently this year, but as we ring in 2021, we’ll all look back on the holiday season with fond memories.

Christmas is, after all, the most wonderful time of year, but what if we told you the festive season could be even more magical?

Proposal season is upon us, and whether you’re sticking with tradition with a classic diamond ring or opting for an alternative gemstone engagement ring, you’ll want to time your marriage proposal just right.

Deciding when to pop the question isn’t easy, here’s why Christmas is the perfect time to propose.

It’s the most popular time to propose

According to the latest Marriage Proposal Survey, Christmas Eve is the most popular date to propose. That’s right, it’s more popular than Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve!

Whilst Christmas Eve is the preferred day to propose for the grooms that were surveyed, the same research found that brides prefer Valentine’s Day or the anniversary of when they met their partners.

It’s a great way to celebrate the season

Christmas is all about celebrating with family and friends, so what better way to cement your own family unit than with a well-timed Christmas proposal?

With a Christmas Eve or even Christmas Day proposal, you’re much more likely to be sharing the occasion with those special to you, and this makes for the perfect audience.

Couples who get engaged in front of family and friends also have less of a headache announcing their new status.

It’s oh-so romantic

If you’re lucky enough to enjoy some classic wintry weather, a Christmas proposal is made even more romantic.

One of the most popular and traditional Christmas proposal ideas is taking the grand gesture outside in the snow. While we can’t plan the weather, having your ring at the ready and heading to your favourite outdoor haunt when you do receive a smattering of snow is a simple, romantic and unforgettable way to ask for your partner’s hand in marriage.

It’s made for creativity

Those looking to think outside the box when proposing will find endless inspiration at Christmas too.

As licensed psychologist Dr Rachel Needle explains, those Christmas tree ornaments could just come in handy:

“Christmas proposal ornaments have become very popular. They can be used to aid in the proposal by holding the ring, for asking the question (as it can be written on the ornament), or to commemorate with a picture put on an ornament following the proposal as a reminder of the joyous moment.”

Other romantic and creative Christmas proposal ideas include hosting a Christmas morning scavenger hunt or creating your own advent calendar to reveal the most amazing surprise in the final window.

There’s still time…

Around 40% of all engagements take place between November and February so there’s still time to ask that all-important question to that special someone in your life.

Missed out on a Christmas proposal? Mark the festive season in the most spectacular way by planning a wonderful winter wedding just like Natalie and Mark did at Leez.

Contact us today to discuss your winter wedding plans and find out how Leez Priory could be your wonderland.


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