12 Oct 2012

How To Propose In Winter

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For some couples, the question of when a proposal should be made is not a matter of choice. Working out the timing for the wedding that will follow is important, and some eager to be newlyweds don’t want to wait for any reason. If you have decided that winter is the time for you to pop the all important question and propose in winter you have some considerations to think about and decisions to make. There’s nothing wrong at all with proposing in the autumnal or wintery part of the year, and in fact you and your fiancée may have very good reasons to prefer it. But such a proposal demands some additional thought. Here are some tips on how to go about it.

Autumn and Winter Marriage Proposal

Propose In Winter 101

1. What’s The Difference?

It all depends on where you are in the world and in the country you live in, naturally, but we’ll assume that you actually have the fall and winter seasons. There is less light as the cooler weather starts to come along, and for some, the somberness of autumn is depressing. For others, however, the change of seasons is invigorating and something to look forward to. Certainly the cooler temperatures make it harder to plan an outdoor proposal, but again, it all depends on how you and your fiancée feel about it.

If you are active skiers or snowboarders you could take a leaf out of this guys excellent proposal video at the top of the mountain.

2. Who Will It Suit The Most?

It may be hard for some to accept, but many people really love fall and even winter. The crisp air and vivid colors of fall are cheery and inspirational, and romance seems to be somehow more alive and insistent. If you are one of those who enjoy the season, by all means take advantage of your preference and propose in winter.

In the following example you’ll see a perfect example of a winter proposal as a guy gets down on one knee on the ice rink out front of the Rockefeller Center in New York. Such ice rinks spring up all around the country during the winter months so you could either go local or go to a famous one like this in New York or the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

3. Where In The World?

One of the previously mentioned considerations for a fall or winter event is where to do it – indoors or outside. Much will depend on your personalities and likes and dislikes obviously, but daytime or nighttime outdoor proposals can be dramatic, fun and memorable. If you both have a favorite recreational activity like hiking, skiing or skating, you can use a setting that involves your pastime. If you’re going the inside route, you have many options, and the season is less of a problem as you can see in this cosy Christmas proposal surrounded by friends and family.

4. How It Should Go

You have a couple of choices when planning a proposal during this time of the year – you can plan a contrasting event, or use the characteristics of the season and make it a part of your plan. Being inside under bright lights and maybe having a roaring fire going is the idea here. Make the setting irresistible and it’s sure to be a successful and memorable time for all. If you take the other way, you’ll be looking for an outdoor setting with all the characteristics of the season to enjoy.

5. When To Do It

Your final plan for a proposal in fall or winter will be based on all of the above considerations, and on your creativity of course. Be sure to involve your family and friends if you want to have a party atmosphere, and ask for the assistance of friends for a more intimate affair. Any way you finally decide to conduct your proposal, autumn or winter are both great times for romance.

Autumn and Winter Marriage Proposal ideal

 Pros and Cons of an Autumn and Winter Marriage Proposal

What Next?

Now that you’ve chosen your location and season you probably don’t want to consider anymore marriage proposal ideas and so it’s time to get down to the planning for buying the all important ring. Don’t be daunted by the prospect as we have built a really easy time and money saving guide so you know exactly what to look for without having a major stress on. You can visit the engagement ring buying guide section here.


Grace Pamer is a full time romance and relationship writer. She writes romance and marriage proposal tip columns for various publications including YourTango.com and GalTime.com. As seen on FoxNews.com, Cosmopolitan.com, DivineCaroline.com and CanadianLiving.com to name but a few.

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