Proposal Ideas for New Year’s Eve
If you like the idea of a holiday proposal, but didn’t feel that Thanksgiving, Hanukah, or Christmas were the right time to make such an important gesture, consider a glamorous midnight proposal as you ring in the new year. Unlike other winter holidays, New Year’s Eve is not religious in origin or considered overtly family-oriented, and as such it’s a much better time for many people who feel conflicted about an occasion personal to the couple mixing with these other celebrations. For these couples, a New Year’s Eve proposal is an excellent idea.
The anticipation, spectacle, and merriment of New Year’s festivities are simply an engagement party waiting to happen, as the countdowns, confetti, and champagne toasts provide the perfect backdrop for immediately celebrating this new step in your relationship. Tapping in to this wonderful celebration of new beginnings in order to celebrate the beginning of your lives together is sure to leave you with an engagement story worth telling and retelling.
Your sense of romance and creativity on this occasion will make it a night to remember, and in this post we’ve put together some sample New Year’s Eve proposal ideas to encourage and inspire you as you prepare for the big night.
A New Year’s Eve Proposal Out On the Town
New Year’s Eve parties are intensely celebratory and upbeat in nature as everyone focuses on wrapping up the last year and starting the new one on a positive note. Everyone dresses beautifully, the entertainment and refreshments are top-notch, and many cities have their own special way of marking the turn of the year. From the famed ball in Times Square to small town fireworks displays, dropping to one knee and making your proposal at the stroke of midnight with a stunning spectacle backing you up makes an unforgettable impression (not to mention a fantastic photo op).
Set the tone for the night by buying your sweetie a dress for the occasion, or treating her to professional hair and makeup services, and tip the DJ to play a few of “your” songs throughout the night. If the party host or venue owner where you and your beloved choose to celebrate is a good friend, you could even enlist their help in making a special announcement for you just before midnight, or including a blessing for you and your new fiancee in the champagne toast.
A Romantic Getaway
Some couples prefer to go on relaxing vacations together to celebrate New Year’s Eve, away from crowds and winter weather and surrounded by creature comforts like a roaring fireplace and room service. Superstition dictates that the way you observe the change of the year influences how you spend the year to come– with that in mind, you can’t go wrong by sharing an intimate moment with your special someone and becoming engaged at midnight in a private or semi-private setting. A romantic dinner in a nice restaurant or delivered to your suite, followed by your New Year’s Eve proposal on a moonlit terrace just as one year passes into another is the height of romance.
What qualifies as a good New Year’s Eve getaway is as unique as the love and memories the two of you share. You could return to the site of a previous trip you took together, or to her hometown for a nostalgic touch. If you both like the outdoors, you could rent a cabin in the mountains or spend the holiday camping in a warmer climate. If it’s in your budget, whisking her away to a romantic city like Paris or Copenhagen is almost guaranteed to make your proposal a solid yes.
The Year Ahead
The glamour of the night itself is enough to make any proposal shine, but the right words make a difference. To make your New Year’s Eve proposal even more surprising and exciting, tie it in with the expected conversations that take place this time of year. Strike up a discussion of the previous year’s high points or, if it was a difficult year, the ways you supported one another and overcame obstacles together, and ask your intended about the things she hopes to do or to have accomplished by this time next year. You can then launch into your proposal, explaining that you want to be celebrating your engagement or newlywed status and naming assorted things you want to share every year after.
Another subject that naturally comes up is the practice of making New Year’s resolutions. It’s likely that you won’t even have to wait long for someone else to bring it up, but you can always start the conversation yourself. When it’s your turn, you might say that you still have an unfulfilled resolution from the previous year that you need to take care of first: a resolution to ask for your sweetheart’s hand in marriage. Other ways of making a clever proposal through this tradition include nonchalantly listing “get married” among your new resolutions, or adding “marry me” to your beloved’s list.
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As we close out 2014 and turn our attention to the beginning of a new year, we hope that you’ll continue to choose Adiamor for the perfect gifts, engagement rings, and wedding bands that make all of life’s important moments. For assistance in choosing the perfect ring for your New Year’s Eve proposal, selecting a loose diamond to pair with a setting, and ensuring that the ring you choose arrives on time, contact us by phone or e-mail.
Happy New Year from Adiamor!