There are a lot of good reasons to propose in the summer. The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and everyone feels a little happier. The combination of these factors makes a summer proposal especially exciting. That's why this time of year is one of the most popular times to propose. Here are some tips if you’re planning to pop the question in the summer
One of the best parts of proposing in the summer is that you can likely do it outdoors. Depending on where you live, the weather should probably be warm and sunny on most days. That makes it the perfect time to go for a romantic stroll through the park, a long walk on the beach, or take part in some other romantic activity.
In fact, one of the perks of proposing in the summer is that the weather is pleasant more often than not. Proposing in the spring or the fall can also be very romantic, but it’s more likely to be rainy in the spring and it could be cold in the fall. In the summer, there’s a really good chance that you’ll have a calm and sunny day.
This doesn’t mean that you should necessarily get down on one knee and pop the question outside (though you certainly could) but having at least part of your proposal outside is a good idea. Why not take advantage of the great weather to go for a romantic walk before you have dinner or watch the sunset before you go home to propose? The summer gives you so many options. You can even make a whole day out of it.
Have a Backup Plan
Even though summer weather is usually very nice, it’s still important to have a backup plan if you’re hoping to propose outside (or if you’re planning on having any part of your proposal take place outside).
One of the most common weather conditions you’ll need to watch out for in the summer is the weather getting too hot or humid. If you planned to go for a long walk through the park, a picturesque hike, or a couples bike ride, those plans could be derailed if the weather is incredibly hot or humid. Check out the weather report before you head out for the day and have an alternate plan in mind that you can easily switch to if the weather doesn’t cooperate. After all, your proposal should be fun and it’s hard to have a good time when you’re uncomfortably warm or sweaty.
Perhaps the most important part of a proposal is being prepared. This is a big day and a big moment so you’ll want to make sure that you do some preparation beforehand. Of course, you don’t have to script out every single moment – it’s good to have some spontaneity in your proposal – but try your best to prepare for what you can prepare for.
If you’re planning on going to a restaurant, make a reservation. If you want to go for a long walk through a park, call ahead and make sure the park is open. Do whatever you can to make sure your proposal goes off without a hitch.
Being prepared also means bringing sunscreen along so that you won’t have to run inside in fear of getting burned. Take a bottle of water or two with you so neither of you get dehydrated. Bring along an umbrella or a sweater in case the weather changes. Taking these steps will increase the likelihood of having a fun day and an enjoyable proposal.
Roll With It
No matter how prepared you are, things can always go wrong. The restaurant you planned to go to could be closed when you get there because of a burst pipe, the park you wanted to walk through may be swarming with mosquitos, or the day may be cloudy and cool rather than warm and sunny. Your significant other may decide that they’re feeling too tired to go for a walk or suggest that you visit at different restaurant instead. That’s okay!
Never forget that this day is about the two of you and the love that you share. Sure, it would be nice if everything went perfectly, but don’t let the situation get you down if it doesn’t work out quite the way you planned it. Good luck and happy proposing!