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Planning to Propose? Here are some TIPS!

November 26, 2015

To most of the world, November, December, and even early January are considered the Holiday Season. But to couples in love, this time of year is more known as the Engagement Season. Nearly 1/3 of all proposals happen over the holidays.

Here are a few things you should know if you are a bride-to-be, a groom-to-be, or if you are planning to propose!

  1. Planning to buy an engagement ring? This may not be the best time to shop, at least not in a traditional retail store. Sure, you probably have a holiday bonus in your hand, and the stores have a ton of rings in stock and financing available. Which is why it’s a great time to propose, but not the best time to buy. Instead, take your time to visit as many retail stores as possible, look into online options, and work with a diamond broker to educate yourself and secure your stone before the rush, when the deals and the customer service are undoubtedly better.
  2. Making an announcement should be easy, as your nearest and dearest will naturally be coming together to celebrate the season with you.
  3. Along those lines, don’t rush and try to jam an engagement party into the season. There are so many other events taking place, an engagement party will feel like a burden when squished between office parties, family get-together’s, and dinners with your best friends. Hold off on an engagement party until a few weeks into the New Year, giving everyone a chance to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and to catch their breath.
  4. Your Big News may get lost in the holiday shuffle! Don’t feel bad if you don’t immediately hear back when you text or post your big news. Early holiday engagements are great, but don’t allow your happiness to take over the season! Enjoy your newly engaged status, but don’t let the meaning of the season get lost in your love.
  5. Not everyone will share your joy. Heartbreaking, isn’t it?!? But the truth is, as wonderful as the holidays are, and as truly happy as your friends and family are for you, this is also a reflective time that gives many people the blues. From mild annoyance to major depression and every emotion in between, try to remember that someone’s lack of enthusiasm has nothing to do with you (or their love for you) and everything to do with something going on in their own lives. As tempting as it is to lose yourself in the moment – or to beat them up over it later – know that they love you and that once the craziness of the holiday season passes they are sure to come out of their funk and enjoy your new status along side of you.
  6. Whether it’s an outdoor fall shoot or indoor winter castle venue, your Engagement Photos should look awesome!
  7. Be prepared for the questions! As soon as you announce your engagement, expect the BIG question, “So when is the big day?” When you have a moment alone together think of a game plan, an idea of when you would like to tie the knot.

If you or a loved one got engaged on a holiday of the past, I would love to hear your stories and see your pictures. Planning a holiday proposal, but not quite sure how to do it? Contact me here for proposal planning ideas! And if you do happen to receive a proposal over the holidays, I want to hear your story and feature your engagement here on the blog! Tell me all about it.

Until then, be sure to keep up on your manicures! XO


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