There aren’t many better times to propose than on New Year’s Eve. That’s what makes this day one of the most popular times to get engaged. However, as with any engagement, you can set yourself apart from the pack, thrill your future wife, and make leave everyone else a little jealous, with a bit of creativity and a lot of planning.
If you’re thinking of popping the question as we enter 2017, you’ll want to do everything you can to make the moment (and the entire day) a memorable one. That can be an overwhelming thought but, have no fear, we’ve put together a complete guide to proposing as the ball drops that will help you come up with the perfect engagement plan.
Planning a New Year’s Proposal
There’s a lot of planning that needs to be done when you’re considering a New Year’s proposal. We’ve listed the key points you’ll want to keep in mind.
What is the Venue?
The first thing that you will need to do when you are planning a New Year’s proposal is to figure out how your proposal will fit into your overall New Year’s Eve plans. After all, if you decide to drastically change your plans without giving her a good reason, she’ll likely suspect that something is up. And she might not be too pleased.
If you’re going to a New Year’s party, think about whether it would be appropriate to propose at the party. Who else will be there? Will they be okay with you “hijacking” their celebration with your proposal? If you propose at a party, you’ll instantly become the center of attention for the entire night. Is this what you’d like? Is this what everyone else at the party would like?
If you’re attending a public New Year’s celebration or going to a club or restaurant on New Year’s think about whether or not your future wife would appreciate a public proposal. Does she want to be in a crowded restaurant, bar or club when you pop the question? Some people would absolutely love a public engagement, but others would cringe at the thought. Think about her personality and what she would like before you start planning the details.
Some people think that the festive New Year’s atmosphere is enough to make a New Year’s Eve proposal amazing. While the spirit of the season will certainly enhance your proposal, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a lot for you to do to make the moment even more amazing.
It’s a good idea to plan out as much of the day as you possibly can. The goal is to make it the most memorable day imaginable. Try to plan some activities before (or even after) the proposal that will make it a day that she will never, ever forget. Maybe have a romantic dinner before your New Year’s party or go for a walk together (weather permitting, of course!) in a special location. You can even boost the emotion of the day by visiting the scene of your first date or some other memorable location from your relationship history.
Spend Some Time as a Couple
The holiday season is an incredibly busy time and New Year’s Eve is no different. That’s why it’s important to find a way for the two of you to spend some time alone together. That doesn’t mean you’ll have to skip the New Year’s party and ignore all of your friends and family, but it does mean that you’ll want to make sure that the two of you get to be with one another for at least a little while.
A proposal is about the love that the two of you share, so it’s important to remember that and find even a few minutes to celebrate your relationship.
Pick the Perfect Ring
Of course, if you’re going to propose, you’ll need to make sure that you have the perfect ring. The best way to get her the ring she’s always wanted is to look at the jewelry that she already owns. Doing this can give you a lot of information about the type of ring she would like.
Does she own a lot of gold jewelry or does she prefer platinum? Does she like modern styles or more classic looks? Is she a flashy person or someone who appreciates more understated beauty? Think about the type of person that she is and then use this information to help you pick out the perfect engagement ring.