Did you know that nearly 40% of marriage proposals take place in the magical time between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day? As Engagement Season approaches, here are some tips for executing a successful marriage proposal that is memorable for all the right reasons.

A man proposes to a woman in the snow.

The holiday season is a great time to propose because
of the excitement and magic already in the air.

Pick the right place

One of the most important aspects to consider when planning a marriage proposal is the location. When deciding where to pop the question, consider places that are significant  in your relationship and where you and your partner share joyous feelings. 

Some people would love being proposed to in public around family and friends, while others would much prefer being in the privacy of their own home – prioritize your partner’s comfort when choosing the setting for your proposal.

Capture the moment with pictures or videos

To make sure this important moment is captured forever, consider asking a friend, family member to take pictures or videos during the proposal. You could also consider hiring a professional photographer or videographer for a more refined final product. 

Whether you plan on sharing the pictures with your social media followers or just keeping them for yourselves, you won’t regret having a permanent record of the sentimental day.

A man proposes to a woman in front of the Eiffel Tower.

The photos taken on the day of your proposal are ones you and your future spouse will keep forever.

Plan something fun for afterward 

Although you may feel incredibly nervous just focusing on the proposal itself, the excitement doesn’t have to end right after you get engaged.

Celebrate your future marriage during the rest of the day doing something the two of you love. This could mean throwing an elaborate engagement party to celebrate with family and friends, or it could be as simple as having a picnic at your favorite outdoor spot. 

Choose the right ring

The engagement ring is an incredibly important part of the proposal because your partner will be wearing it for the rest of their life. As this will likely become one of the most important pieces of jewelry in their life, pay attention to what they like ahead of time. 

Triangle-based Anfesa’s Jewelers is the perfect place to search for the right ring. A long-time vendor of Forever & Company, this family-owned jeweler has been serving the community of Garner and south Raleigh since 1994. Anefsa’s Jewelers offers an extensive ring selection with luxury brands that will impress your partner. 

Their diamond search feature allows you to select your desired shape, carat, cut, clarity and color, making it easy to narrow down the perfect ring. Take note of what kinds of jewelry your partner is drawn to, and ask for advice from one of their close friends to make sure you pick a ring they will be proud to wear.

A group sits around a table for an engagement party.

Engagement parties are a great chance to include family and friends in the celebration of your engagement.

Make it Personal & Sincere

Most importantly, stay true to yourself and your relationship when planning for your proposal. The best way to make your proposal romantic and meaningful is by making it authentic to your relationship and drawn from the heart. 

As you look toward your wedding, our vendor directory can help you navigate planning the next big event in your journey together.