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3 More Holiday Wedding Proposal Ideas
Last week, I gave you three wedding proposal ideas for this magical holiday season. If none of those seemed quite right, I have a few more suggestions for you to consider. However, all of these wedding proposal ideas have a twist: they involve Santa Claus!
Santa can be the perfect accomplice in your proposal masterplan. He’s jolly, loveable, and just embodies Christmas cheer. You don’t necessarily have to be the one to dress up as Santa. You can always get a loved one to dress up in that red suit. Just a warning-- all of these suggestions are going to take some planning (but will be worth the effort!).
Proposing with Santa
1. Christmas Eve Delivery
This idea requires you to have a friend dress up as Santa. Late on Christmas Eve, ask a friend or a family member to make sounds on your roof. You’ll want to mimic what it would sound like if Santa was up there with his reindeer. Then, once your love is curious about what’s making that clatter, take her out in front of the house. When she goes outside, Santa should be in your front yard. To make this even better, you can hire a reindeer to be on your front lawn with him. Have Santa give you presents, handing you a couple of packages first. They can simply be wrapped boxes. Then, have Santa give her the wrapped engagement ring. As she’s unwrapping it and opening the box, get down on one knee and pop the question.
2. Mall Magic
Ask your local department store to let you play Santa for a short period of time. Get a friend or a family member to take your sweetheart shopping at the mall. When the time is right, your friend needs to convince your partner to sit on Santa’s lap for a photo. Once she does, give her one of our sparkling solitaire diamond rings and ask her to marry you. Even though the mall might be the easiest option, this idea can work in a variety of places. It will work wherever you know Santa will be (for example, a Christmas tree farm).
3. Mr. and Mrs. Claus
Convince your sweetheart that you both should dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus for a holiday event. One idea is to partner with a local business to give children another chance to sit on Santa’s lap. Another idea is to have her dress up under the pretense of taking a picture for a holiday card with local children or a local business. When you're ready, drop to one knee and ask your Mrs. Claus to marry you. Keep in mind that in the photos of her getting engaged she will be dressed as Mrs. Claus, so make sure you have a type of girl that wouldn’t mind that before putting this plan into action.
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3 Holiday Wedding Proposal Ideas
It’s the most wonderful time of the year...especially for proposals! The holiday season is the most popular time of the year to pop that all-important question, and there’s no question as to why. Everything and everyone seems more alive, and there’s a sense of hope, joy, and love in the air. This time of the year is truly magical-- just take a look outside! Lights are in the trees, snow is on the ground, and Christmas music is coming through every open doorway. All of these things combined creates the most romantic time of the year and presents the perfect opportunity to get on one knee. If you know you want to propose this holiday season, but you’re not sure how, check out these wedding proposal ideas:
1. Christmas Lights
Okay, here’s your warning up front: this idea is going to take a lot of work, But you know what they say: big risk, big rewards! Here it is-- write out your proposal with Christmas lights on your house. Start by making sure your sweetheart will be gone all day so she can’t interfere or spot what you’re up to. Next, you’re probably going to want to enlist some help. Think about whether you want the lights to be white, colored, twinkling, etc. Then get to work! You can spell it out on your house, her house, a house you share together, a family home, or maybe even a building that means a lot to her or you as a couple. Be creative! Just keep imagining her face when she sees her name in lights and you standing next to her on one knee.
2. In Flight
Will you be traveling this holiday season? If you want a memorable public proposal, consider proposing while you’re on the plane. That way, you’ll arrive to your destination as an engaged couple and can share the news with all your friends and family. Here’s how you do it. First, search our selection of diamond rings and pick out the perfect one. Then, talk to the flight attendants when you first get on the plane without making it obvious to your sweetheart. Ask them if you can use the speaker system to propose in mid flight. When you think the time is right, make sure she’s not sleeping and then tell her you have to go to the bathroom. Instead, you’ll go to the front of the plane and use the speaker system to propose.
3. Ice Skating
Even if you or your partner aren’t big ice skaters, this proposal idea can still work for you. I recommend an outdoor rink. There’s something really romantic about ice skating on a rink surrounded by lit trees while listening to Christmas music. If you want a more private proposal, you can call ahead and rent the rink for an hour or so. If you want a public proposal, just go for it. You can also call ahead and request they play her favorite Christmas song at a certain time. Then, when you hear it, take her to the middle of the rink and launch into your speech about how much she means to you. Then present her with a sparkling diamond ring. (You might have to forgo getting down on one knee with this option as it might prove difficult.)
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The Meaning Behind Promise Rings
Let’s talk about promise rings. If you’re like me, when you think of promise rings, you automatically think of a high school boyfriend giving it to his high school girlfriend as a pre-engagement ring. However, promise rings have the potential to be so much more. A promise ring simply represents a promise (that's right, it's not just a clever name!). It’s a symbol of commitment, and it typically holds the promise of the future in some way. There are two main types of significance for a promise ring: (1) to make a promise to someone else; or (2) to make a promise to yourself.
Making a Promise to Someone Else
Over the years, the time spent in average relationship before an engagement has gotten longer and longer. People have become more career-oriented today than in the past. This is especially true for women since it wasn’t that long ago that females weren't often a part of the work world and were expected to be stay-at-home wives and moms. Because our current culture is so focused on career advancement, there are bound to be times that are simply not ideal to be engaged. For example, you could be in a serious relationship, but because you’re going through a transition at your job, you’re not able to devote time to planning or even thinking about getting married. However, you still want to express your love and commit yourself in some way to your partner. That’s where one of our diamond promise rings can sweep in and save the day!
And promise rings don’t just have to be a promise of future engagement. Instead, a promise ring could signify a commitment to anything important to you and your significant other. Maybe you present the ring to your love with a promise to stop smoking, to cutback on your hours at work, or simply to appreciate your partner more.
Making a Promise to Yourself
Recently, the idea of having a ceremony to recommit to loving yourself has gained some traction. Just look at I Married Me, a website that sells kits for having a self-wedding complete with vows and daily affirmation cards. The idea of taking some time to focus on yourself is not a new idea. In fact, I’m sure you’ve used that in a break-up speech before, right?
I think a lot of us get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget to take time to appreciate ourselves. It’s not easy to truly know, embrace, and love who you are. That can take time and a lot of soul-searching. Maybe you’ve just gotten out of a long string of bad relationships. Or maybe you’re moving to a new city with a new job and just need some “you” time. Whatever the reason, a promise ring is the perfect way to remind yourself of your commitment to putting yourself first for a little while.
If you’re ready to make a promise to your partner or to yourself, check out our collection of diamond promise rings.
Why Gold and Diamond Rings?
Have you ever wondered why engagement rings are typically made with gold and diamonds? Think about it: gold and diamond rings are practically synonymous with engagement rings. But why gold when it could be any other metal? And why diamonds when there are countless other gemstones available? I wondered about the significance of this and decided to do some research. I think you’ll be interested in what I found:
Diamonds in Engagement Rings
1. Diamonds weren’t always the gemstone of choice for engagement rings. Emeralds, sapphires, and rubies were more commonly used in and before the 17th and 18th century.
2. Diamonds are thought to be the hardest and most unbreakable mineral, which is why it easily became a symbol for the bond created in marriage.
3. The first record use of a diamond engagement ring was in 1477 when the Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy.
4. The traditional use of diamond rings as engagement rings is actually related to a the success of De Beers, a company which launched in the 1930s. De Beers inspired the enthusiasm of fashion moguls, who decided diamond rings were the new trend, and even major Hollywood stars began to wear them. In 1947, De Beers rolled out its now famous tagline: “A Diamond is Forever.” Sales of diamond engagement rings skyrocketed, and within just a few decades, over 80% of engaged American women wore diamond rings.
Gold in Engagement Rings
1. The use of gold in a token of love or betrothal goes all the way back to the BC era. According to Pliny the Elder, Roman grooms gave their brides a gold ring and an iron ring. The gold ring was to be worn during the wedding ceremony and at special occasions. The iron ring was to be worn at home.
2. By an overwhelming margin, the most popular metal used to make engagement rings is white gold. Just look at our diamond wedding sets for proof -- the most popular sets are made with white gold.
3. Over 90% of the world’s gold has already been mined, which makes it rare and extremely valuable.
4. Gold is durable and malleable, which ideally represents your bond as a couple. That’s why gold is the predominant metal of choice when it comes to engagement rings.
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Best Places to Propose in Boulder, Colorado
The holidays are here, and if you’re looking to propose to your sweetheart in a winter wonderland, we’ve found the ideal place for you: Boulder, Colorado. This beautiful city sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains, which provides spectacular views no matter where you are in the city. Those views, combined with the snow that blankets the ground during the winter months, transforms this city into a magical holiday getaway. Here are some of the best places to propose in Boulder:
If you two are big nature and hiking fans, you should take advantage of all the trails Boulder has to offer. Of course, this time of year, it will be cold - so make sure you and your partner are bundled up. You can even scout out the trails before and pick out the spot you’ll present her with one of our sparkling solitaire diamond rings. The views will be breathtaking and will make your proposal one to remember!
If you’re opting for a restaurant proposal, then you should check out Flagstaff House Restaurant, which is one of the most popular places to propose in Boulder. This restaurant is built into a mountainside and overlooks Boulder at an elevation of 6,000 feet. The whole restaurant uses windows for walls, so you have a fantastic view no matter where you sit inside. It is only a five-minute drive from Boulder, so it's convenient and memorable.
University of Colorado Boulder
This is for all you alumni out there. University of Colorado Boulder is the main campus of the University of Colorado, the state’s largest college. It’s also considered one of the best colleges in the country. If you and your sweetheart met here, take a trip down memory lane and visit all the spots that are meaningful to you on campus. Even if the college doesn’t have any special significance to you or your partner, there are several beautiful spots on this campus that would make a great place for a romantic proposal.
Winter Outdoor Activities
Boulder really is a winter wonderland, and it has the outdoor activities to prove it. You can take your sweetheart skiing or snowboarding down the slopes. You can take her ice skating. You can even take her on a sleigh ride. (How adorable would that be!?) Any of these winter activities would present an opportunity for an unforgettable proposal.
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