Holiday Wedding Proposals—3 Do’s and 4 Don’ts

The Holiday season has often been referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year.” If you’re deeply in love and looking to take your relationship to the next level, this might be even more true. Holiday marriage proposals are becoming increasingly popular — in fact, Christmas Day is the most popular day for couples to get engaged. Continuing with the Holiday theme, runners-up include Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.

Of course, it’s easy to understand why: The Holidays are a special, even magical time where anything seems possible…especially a “yes” from the love of our life. But how can you make such a popular proposal time special and unique? How can you carve out your own magical niche in your own Holiday wedding proposal?

That’s what we’re here for at Zillion. Well, that and helping you find an engagement ring insurance policy that you’ll also fall head-over-heels in love with. We love love and everything that comes with it, and we’d love to share a few helpful “do’s and don’ts” for proposing during the Holidays.

DO Plan With Your Partner in Mind

Is your beloved a “center stage” type of person…or are they much more private than that? It’s tempting to go all-out and pull out all the stops when proposing on such a big day — especially if you’re in the company of friends and family and have such a built-in and captive audience. But planning a grand wedding proposal in front of a large group of people might not suit your partner. Maybe something else is better suited for him or her.

Make sure you’re taking your partner into consideration when you develop your Holiday proposal plan — and regardless of how public you make it, make sure to also steal a few truly private moments to celebrate with just the two of you. After all, there’s only one time you’ll hear them say “yes” — though every now and then, some people do find real love…the second time around.

DO Take Advantage of the Season

If you’re lucky enough to live in a part of the world that gets snow during the Holidays, you can use your surroundings to create a magical experience your partner will never forget. Consider popping the question during a quiet, evening walk with the moonlight reflecting off soft, snowy banks, take a charming, peaceful sleigh ride while nestled under a pile of warm blankets, or plan a gingerbread house-making date…and hide the ring inside! Find out what your partner’s very own beloved Holiday traditions are, and incorporate them into the way you propose. Have some fun with it!

DO Plan Ahead

If you’re enlisting help from friends and family, make sure you plan your proposal date with plenty of advance notice. Folks pack their calendars with Holiday travel and other obligations. You don’t want to be left high and dry (or out in the cold), so break your calendar out months in advance and pick a date that’s perfect for you, your partner, and any partners in joy you might be recruiting to help you pop the question.

DON’T Go Into Debt

It’s easy for Holiday shopping and gift lists to overwhelm you — but now is not the time to go into debt buying a ring for your partner! Set a budget and stick to it, and take advantage of the Holiday sales that many jewelers have. Even if you find yourself shopping online, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a great deal on a diamond engagement ring. In fact, purchasing an engagement ring online can often work in your favor!

DON’T Pull a Clark Griswold

It’s important to properly store a diamond engagement ring, especially if it’s going to be a few months before you actually propose to your partner. But don’t stow the ring away so well that you forget where it is! Remember that scene in Christmas Vacation where Clark gets stuck in the attic and finds a gift he hid that’s now several years old and encased in dust? Yeah, don’t do that. 

DON’T Stress Out

With proper planning and execution, your proposal will likely go off without a hitch…but sometimes, things happen that are simply beyond your control. Snowstorms, flight cancellations, pandemics, and other unexpected challenges can sneak in and try to put a damper on your big day. Just remember to roll with the punches and pivot when and where it’s necessary. When all is said and done, what matters most is that your proposal is sincere, captivating, and straight from the heart. 

DON’T Forget Engagement Ring Insurance!

Last but certainly not least, don’t get so wrapped up in finding a great deal, planning your perfect proposal, and making the experience magical that you forget to protect your big investment with engagement ring insurance. Purchasing a comprehensive jewelry insurance policy – like the ones we provide at Zillion – will ensure that your partner’s diamond engagement ring is protected. Trust us. Jewelry insurance is what we do here at Zillion. Our engagement ring insurance and other jewelry insurance policies cover your priceless pieces in the event of loss, theft, accidental damage, or natural disasters.

With an engagement ring insurance policy from Zillion, your partner will do more than just wear their diamond ring — they’ll wear it with confidence. Now go deck those halls, mistle those toes, and get to planning. The Holidays are right around the corner!

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