The Big Question
To achieve a memorable proposal, many people are still under the illusion that they need to whisk their loved one off to an exotic destination, but we’re here to remind you that wherever you live there is potential for that magical moment. All you have to do is look around you and get creative within your surroundings.
With Christmas, New Year and Valentine's Day all approaching, today we’re zoning in on winter proposals and bringing you some of our favourite ways of warming a winter’s day with a sprinkle of romance and that all-important question.
A quick word of advice for anyone currently plucking up the courage: if you want to ensure a “happy wife, happy life” scenario you’ll hire a secret photographer to capture the moment, earning yourself eternal heart-shaped brownie points.
If you’re lucky enough to live anywhere that sees a generous dusting of the fluffy white stuff, simply pick your backdrop and pop your question – no additional frills required.
A cosy reading spot for two teamed with some festoon lighting and a cleverly hidden ring is the perfect combination of old fashioned romance, ingenuity and modern touches.
If you’re the outdoorsy types, where better than nature itself to make things official? It’s tranquil, pretty and couldn’t be further from a cliché.
Come on guys, you know it’s the most romantic natural occurrence that exists; use it to your advantage! Whether your rehearsed speech goes to plan or it’s the ring of her dreams, we guarantee it will be the moment of her dreams.
If you can’t find snow, find ice. She’ll be laughing so hard from all the failed Torvill and Dean attempts that she’ll never suspect what’s coming. It doesn’t have to be New York, but, you know…
Staying home can be equally impressive, if you set the tone right. Log fires, good music, pink champagne and a custom-made Monopoly board are all little touches that will make a big impact.
If you make it to spring 2017 without having popped the question, consider a gondola ride in Venice. Many modern women still find this the epitome of thoughtful romance. Get the cooperation of your gondolier beforehand and request a journey which steers you away from the crowds.