How to nail the perfect Christmas proposal

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Proposing at Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time to write your own festive fairy-tale, with the first chapter being a beautifully romantic proposal. Asking someone to marry you can be a nerve-wracking experience, but here’s how to pop the question in style and make your dreams come true this season.

Take advantage of the festive period

With so many wonderful events taking place over the holiday season, why not treat your other half to a festive date that ends in a beautiful, enchanting and memorable proposal? A Christmas market could be a great choice of venue, for instance. Browse the twinkling wooden stalls by night, sip hot cocoa and buy some Christmassy trinkets before finding a quiet corner to ask that all-important question – perhaps over a much-needed mug of mulled wine. If the market is a little on the busy side, you can always map out a calmer spot in advance where you can have some privacy.

Proposing at one of the many pop-up ice rinks around the country could also be a wonderful experience or hopping on a colourful Ferris wheel at a Christmas fair. If you and your partner like things a little more lowkey, how about planning a morning of Christmas baking before a cosy, homely proposal? Or, having a romantic movie night before pouring out your heart and presenting a ring. The choice is yours but think carefully about what sort of atmosphere your partner may prefer.

Propose on Christmas Day

If you love that feel-good feeling on Christmas morning, you may decide that December 25th is the right time to propose. That’s all well and good, but make sure you plan everything out carefully and don’t let nerves get the better of you. There are several ways to go about a Christmas Day proposal. Firstly, wrapping the ring and putting it under the tree is a great idea. The nerves will build as the love of your life picks up that special package and realises what’s happening. Secondly, you could hang the ring on the tree with festive ribbon and ask your partner to find a special Christmas ornament. Thirdly, if you do a Secret Santa around the dinner table with family, you could strategically arrange to buy for your other half and then pop the wrapped ring on her table setting.

Choose the right ring

If your partner has already been browsing wedding venues in Kent or talking about the perfect honeymoon, they’ve clearly been dropping serious hints. But what have they said about the ring? If your loved one has already given you clear instructions, great. Follow them and make life easy for yourself. If they’ve not, look at their existing jewellery collection to see what type of materials they like. From rose gold to silver there are many different kinds of wedding rings, so it’s important to know your partner’s taste. You can also borrow a ring in secret and take it to a jeweller, who will help you see what size you should buy.

Once engaged, you can then start looking into the finer details of your wedding day. The Hythe Imperial Hotel offers luxurious wedding packages, Kent for anyone looking to tie the knot in the South East. These include The Imperial Package, Sunday Weddings and December Weddings, all at an affordable price. Here, you can also enjoy special extras such as an afternoon tea, Hythe and a luxurious champagne bar.