The Do’s & Don’ts of Proposing During the Holidays

Holiday proposals are becoming increasingly popular — in fact, Christmas Day is the #1 most popular day on which couples get engaged. Runners-up include Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. It’s easy to understand why: The holidays are a special, 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? We have a few 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 more private? It’s tempting to go all-out when proposing on such a big day — especially if you’re in the company of friends and family. But planning a grand proposal in front of a ton of people might not suit your partner.  (Even if those people are only present via a Zoom call. It is 2020, after all.)

Make sure you’re taking your partner into consideration when you develop your plan, and regardless of how public you make it, make sure to steal a few private moments to celebrate with just the two of you when they say “yes.”

DO Take Advantage of the Season

If you’re lucky enough to live in a park 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 sleigh ride nestled under a pile of blankets, or plan a gingerbread house-making date and hide the ring inside! Find out what your partner’s beloved holiday traditions are and incorporate them into the way you propose.

DO Plan Ahead

If you’re enlisting help from friends and family, make sure you plan your proposal date with PLENTY of notice. Folks pack their holidays calendars with travel and obligations. You don’t want to be left high and dry, so break your calendar out months in advance and find a date that’s perfect for you, your partner, and any partners in crime you get 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 sales that jewelers have. Many consumers in 2020 are doing the bulk of their shopping online due to the coronavirus pandemic, but 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 covered 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 beyond your control. Snowstorms, flight cancellations, PANDEMICS, and other things can sneak in and try to put a damper on your big day, but just remember to roll with the punches and pivot when necessary. When all is said and done, the thing that matters most is that your proposal is sincere and from the heart. 

DON’T Forget to Insure the Ring!

Finally, 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 purchase. Buying a comprehensive jewelry insurance policy — like the ones we provide at Zillion — will ensure that your partner’s diamond engagement ring is protected. Our insurance policies cover jewelry in the event of loss, theft, accidental damage, or natural disasters. With a jewelry insurance policy from Zillion, your partner will do more than just wear their diamond engagement 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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