It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. proposal time! According to a study done by WeddingWire, 33 percent of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. If you and your partner are planning to make it official this holiday season, you’re not alone. Love is in the air! The cozy weather, nostalgic memories, and holiday cheer make winter the perfect time to pop the question. But in the era of Instagram photos, Twitter updates, and Facebook “likes,” originality is more important than ever before. After all, no one wants to login to Instagram and see photos of proposals that are identical to his or her own. In order to avoid the inevitable comparisons that come with a life online, it’s important to try something new. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with these unique ideas.
1.Ski Lift Proposal
Nothing says “winter” quite like skiing on a cold crisp day. The only thing that could make a day in the snow even better? A ski lift proposal. This proposal is unique, just the right amount of flashy and simply perfect if you’re dating a snow bunny. The logistics can be a bit complicated though, so be sure to have friends on hand as you plan. Some people opt for pulling out the engagement ring and proposing on the lift, but others take it a step further and write the question in the snow. If you’re up for the challenge, be sure to choose a spot that is visible from the lift, but not a part of the actual slope. Once you’ve found the perfect spot, write the question, hop on the lift, and propose. It will be a moment she will never forget.
Everyone loves sipping hot chocolate on a cold winter day. But what if there was a proposal at the bottom of the cup? In order to pull off this proposal, you’ll need to order a special mug that reads, “Will You Marry Me, _____?” Once you’ve secured the mug, it’s time to plan the perfect evening in. Whatever it is she loves—home cooked dinner, roaring fire, Christmas tunes. Instead of dessert, end the meal with a cup of hot chocolate in her new mug and pop the question.
Reading a good book is one of the best ways to spend a winter day. Whether you’re curled up under a cozy blanket, next to the fire or in the arms of the person you love, it’s a wonderful way to make the winter months more enjoyable. If you’re dating a book worm, then you won’t have to venture far from home to create the perfect proposal. There are two wonderful ways to propose with a book: 1) cut out a portion of the book in the shape of a heart and insert the ring. When you hand her the book as a gift, she will automatically open to the page with the ring and you’ll finally be able to propose to the woman of your dreams. 2) The second way to incorporate books in your proposal is to ask her favorite author to write the words, “Will You Marry Me” on the inside of the book cover. You can also combine the two for the ultimate proposal.