Proposing on Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air! It’s one of the most romantic days of the year, which also makes it one of the most popular dates for proposals. If you plan to be one of the many getting engaged February 14th, there are just a few things you should consider:

1. Make it memorable.
Okay, this goes for all proposals regardless of the date, but especially on Valentine’s Day. Don’t let your big moment be swept away amidst all the other happy couples! Try to get your friends and families involved, possibly waiting somewhere after the proposal to celebrate.

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2. Avoid restaurants.
This goes along with the first stipulation. Every couple for miles around will be in the nicest, most popular restaurants to romance their honey. It’ll be loud, crowded, and distracting. If you want to propose over dinner, cook it together as part of the proposal or have a chef cook privately in your home.

3. No matter what, get it on camera.
Again, since Valentine’s Day is so popular for engagements, most photographers will be booked weeks in advance. If you can’t get a professional to capture your special moment, at least have a friend there with a camera.

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4. Be creative.
Take advantage of all the cuteness this holiday has to offer! Put the ring in a heart-shaped box, or better yet, give a choice of rings in a chocolate box. Some jewelry stores will allow short rentals on jewelry, then just buy whatever your partner chooses!

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5. Be sweet.
Don’t forget to pick up your spouse-to-be’s favorite chocolates and flowers before the proposal! If you want to make those Valentine’s treats extra special, you can even personalize some conversation hearts as part of the proposal.

6. Try to make it a surprise!
If there’s one day a year to be anticipating the big question, it’s Valentine’s Day. Try not to make it too obvious that you’re planning to propose, but if you get nervous, play it off like you’re just preparing a romantic surprise.

If you follow these suggestions, you’re sure to pull off the perfect Valentine’s Day proposal. Finish off the evening celebrating your new engagement with friends and family, and don’t worry, the flood of proposals won’t make yours any less special. After all, it’s all about love! Let us know all about your Valentine proposals here.

“Proposing on Valentine’s Day” was written by Madison Bonnette

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