Engagement, Proposal Ideas

3 Tips to Make Your Holiday Proposal Unique

by Haley Anhut
Posted November 1, 2018

Last updated on January 14, 2022

As nature’s colors start to change around us and families begin to prepare for visitors and parties, many couples out there have one very specific question on their mind…or they’re thinking about when that question will be asked.

Although an engagement on the beach during the dog days of summer can be nice, many couples wait for the most wonderful time of the year (biased, we know). Not only is there a magical hint of love in the air, but it’s usually a time when families have already planned to come together. This can make the celebrations after a proposal extremely easy to organize and accomplish.

But, it seems like everything has been done, right? From proposing under the mistletoe to getting down on one (very cold) knee at an ice skating rink, there’s got to be a way to make your proposal stand out and really ‘wow’ your significant other. We have a few tips that we think will help!

Incorporate Something Personal

Every love is unique. Whether it’s weekly brunch traditions or a TV show that you’ll never watch without the other, there are rituals in every relationship that make it special. Maybe it’s an inside joke or simply the fact that you noticed she really loves rose gold — including a small detail in your proposal could mean the world and show that you’ve been listening.

The same goes for the ring. You don’t want your significant other to have the exact ring that all of her friends have. Look for rings that fit her style and personality. Use your resources (her best friends) and find something that shows you put extra thought and effort into the ring search. Sometimes people can find it difficult to show their love. An engagement ring is a universal sign of love and commitment.

A Post-Proposal Getaway

So you want your family to be around after the proposal to celebrate, but you also want to spend quality time with your new fiancé. Why not plan a trip after the proposal? Even if you can only get away for a few days, it will give you time to relax together before the whirlwind of wedding planning begins.

Proposing with a Lab-Grown Diamond

It’s no surprise that lab-created diamonds are the new kids on the block in the diamond industry. Their benefits are catching the eyes of many couples who care about choosing products that are sustainable and eco-friendly. If this sounds like you, a man-made diamond could be the right choice.

Lab-grown diamonds are both eco-friendly but ethically sourced so you can cherish your proposal with peace of mind. With diamonds 20-30% less expensive than those mined from the ground, you can either use the saved money for that weekend getaway or buy a diamond that’s 20-30% larger!

No matter how, when, or where you propose, the holidays are a great time to gather family and friends to pop the big question. Our advice? Incorporate something that’s special and symbolic to you, take her away to celebrate alone after the proposal, and mark the occasion with a stunning lab-grown diamond.