Popping the Question on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Proposal

The wonderful tradition of Valentine’s Day happens but once a year, offering couples all around the globe a chance to celebrate their love for each other in a variety of ways. Of course, being arguably the most romantic holiday of the whole year, offers the perfect opportunity for a proposal. To some it may seem a little clichéd, but popping the question on Valentine’s Day is the ultimate romantic gesture and is certain to sweep your loved one off their feet. If you’re planning on getting down on one knee and proposing to your other half this Valentine’s Day, here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect proposal – without the clichés!

Plan Well

If you’ve made the decision to propose, you will undoubtedly have a vague idea of how you imagine the event will progress. From location to timing, every tiny aspect must be perfect, so it’s imperative that you plan well. The planning process can often be a little tricky, and may require some assistance, but share this secret with those you trust and shy away from telling more people than is necessary, or your secret may unintentionally slip out!

Set a Budget

Although oversized diamond rings may seem like every girl’s dream, in truth they are often completely impractical and can look a little garish when picked purely for their size. A proposal doesn’t mean you have to take out a second mortgage just to be able to afford an impressive ring, and the tradition of spending 2-3 months’ salary on a rock is rarely adhered to. Set yourself a budget you can afford and stick to it. Using websites of quality jewellers such as George Tarratt Ltd. will allow you to easily search for stunning rings within your price range.

Decide What Type of Proposal She’ll (or He’ll) Like

For some women, the thought of a very public proposal can be mortifying, whilst for others, having the limelight on them during one of the biggest moments of their life is something they’ve dreamed of for years. Take some time to discover the type of proposal she’s been dreaming of. If she’s very private about your relationship, then a proposal in the midst of a crowded restaurant with numerous other loved up couples is something you should steer clear of.

Avoid The Clichés

Although it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, it is unlikely that your proposal will resemble those that occur in your favourite rom-com. Don’t panic, each proposal is special and unique to you, and so attempting to recreate a YouTube viral style proposal will only add more pressures and can often require intricate planning that may not necessarily work out the way you’d hoped.

Remember, this is your moment and so it should be special to you. Wherever and however you decide to propose this Valentine’s Day, good luck!

Sarah Gildersome is a freelance blogger who loves writing about anything and everything to do with weddings. Sarah’s currently planning her own wedding, and will be tying the knot next summer!

Image by Emily Steffen via Style Me Pretty
Susan O'Neill

Susan O'Neill is a Public Relations graduate from Kerry who is our Social Media Executive here at WeddingDates HQ. She loves reading, listening to old music and spends way too much time on Pinterest!

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