The holiday season is prime time for asking your special someone to share the rest of your lives together.
But when there's so much else going on, how do you break through all that busyness and make the proposal memorable?
Don't worry -- you've got plenty of perfect Christmas proposal ideas to choose from.
There's anything from cozy (proposing while snuggled up in front of a fire) to cute-but-kind-of-cheesy (like hiding the ring in the last of several nested gift boxes).
These 3 Christmas proposal ideas are ones you and your significant other aren't likely to forget in the midst of the holiday buzz:
"Marry" Christmas Lights
Okay, so this one may be bordering on the cute-but-kind-of-cheesy idea, but it's perfect for that kind of couple.
The whole idea here is to incorporate seasonal, festive lights with your special moment. Start by purchasing a few boxes of cheap Christmas lights. If you can get them in your significant other's favorite color, all the better.
Next, decide what you're going to "write" with the lights on your lawn, and lay out the lights to form that message. You could make the usual question of "Will you marry me?" or you could simply write "Marry Christmas" (misspelling intentional!).
To make sure your proposal is a surprise, wait until it's dark out to turn the lights on and take your significant other outside for a good view of the message; using a balcony or higher-level porch is useful. Get down on one knee, and get ready to celebrate.
Sometimes the reason proposals are so memorable is because of their setting. And during the winter months, you can find plenty of beautiful indoor locations that are prime spots for your knee to touch the floor.
One great option is to choose an estate or privately-owned home for your proposal. This is a great option for the couples who love opulence but still like their privacy; some estates will let you rent out the location for a day if you want to ensure you're completely alone.
This is the route my husband took when he proposed to me. Under the guise of looking for a future reception venue (since we knew we wanted to get married), he took me to a privately-owned, Southern plantation-style mansion that his friends owned and proposed to me in the gazebo. I still remember it all!
Choosing to propose at an estate ensures that you have a luxurious, unique setting that neither of you will soon forget.
If you're the romantic couple who really wants to tie in a Christmas tradition to your proposal moment, you can't go wrong with mistletoe.
There are a few different ways you can use mistletoe in your proposal. You can tie the ring to some mistletoe that you present to your significant other as you ask them to marry you and have your first kiss as an engaged couple.
Alternatively, you can present the ring separate from the mistletoe and then go kiss underneath it once the ring is on the finger.
This is one of the Christmas proposal ideas that's not wholly unique -- lots of people think it's a cute and romantic way to ask someone to marry them. But that's also part of this idea's charm, so if it's what you'll both remember the most, don't hesitate to do it!
Just like having a wedding, you're only going to have one chance to propose to your significant other. Make sure that you pick the most memorable Christmas proposal idea that you're both going to remember in years to come.
Which proposal idea would best suit you as a couple? Is there another idea you prefer instead?