How to Plan the Perfect Valentine's Day Proposal

The sweetest time of the year is almost here: Valentine’s Day! A day filled with chocolates and roses!? Count us in. ;) While we believe your relationship should be celebrated everyday, there’s something so special about a day dedicated to showing the person you love how much you care for them. And if you’re ready to take the next step in your relationship, you might even think about proposing on this special day. If you’re in that category, don’t stress! We’re here to help you plan your swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day marriage proposal. Today, we’re sharing tips to help you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day proposal.

Red and Pink (Obviously)

Photo By Hills Photography Studios

What’s Valentine’s Day without a little red and pink!? Decorations are a must-have for a Valentine’s Day proposal. We’re swooning over this setup. How CUTE are those cookies?! Whether you include rose petals, red chocolate boxes, or a fun treat, your partner is sure to say “YES!” after seeing the festive colors.


Photo By Kourtney Fossaluzza Photography
Sofa from Lost and Found Vintage Rentals
Florals By Sherwood Florist LLC

Flowers are a MUST! (Whether you’re proposing or not!) ;) Have fun with the floral arrangement for your partner. If you’re looking to change up the typical red rose bouquet, try a unique bouquet filled with reds, pinks, purples, and whites. We’re obsessed with this bouquet from Sherwood Florist!

Make It Personal

Read Morgan and Heath’s Full Proposal Story Here

It’s fun to celebrate your engagement with family and friends, but we suggest making the actual proposal private and between you and your partner. Take the time to tell your partner how much they mean to you and how excited you are to spend forever with them. Having trouble coming up with the right words to say? Here’s a proposal script that you can customize for your own personal proposal.

Choose a Romantic Location

Read Galina and Mark’s Full Proposal Story Here

You shouldn’t feel pressured to propose in front of the Eiffel Tower or on a rooftop with the perfect skyline view. Choose a location that’s special to your relationship. Maybe it’s where you had your first date or maybe it’s in your first home together. Regardless, don’t get caught up in the glitz and the glam. Choose a location that has meaning in your relationship.

Purchase the Ring

Read Cathy and Michael’s Proposal Story Here

This is an obvious step but hey! We’re just looking out for you! ;) When you’re ready to propose to your partner, make sure you have their dream engagement ring! Not sure what style ring is best for them? Have them take our engagement ring quiz. And if your partner isn’t a big fan of jewelry, don’t stress! Here’s 10 ways to propose without a ring!

Be Yourself

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Last but most definitely not least, be yourself. While you might feel that there’s a lot of pressure that comes with proposing on Valentine’s Day, remember that your proposal isn’t about all of the “stuff.” Fancy decor, expensive engagement rings, and extravagant vacations are nice-but what really matters is that your proposal comes from the heart.

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