Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most popular times to get down on one knee. If you’re thinking about harnessing holiday cheer to pop the question to the woman you love, here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind.


DO use the season’s strengths to plan your proposal.

Twinkly lights, pure driven snow, and mistletoe all add up to a very romantic atmosphere during the holiday season. Use these to your advantage as you set the scene, whether it’s writing your question in the snow or proposing at a festive tree-lighting ceremony just as the With ready-made romance and cheer at this time of year, it’s easy to get a bit lazy with your proposal. After all, you already have a postcard-perfect backdrop, right? Wrong. Find a way to personalize the proposal – think about how you met, special moments you’ve shared, and your bride to be’s personal interests to make it unique.

DO make the announcement at a family gathering.

Hold off on flashing photos of the ring on Instagram until you’ve had a chance to tell the family. Family Christmas gatherings provide the perfect occasion to share your good news, so that you can all celebrate together.

DO have an engagement timeline in mind.

Be aware that one of the first questions you’re going to be asked at that family gathering is if you’ve picked a date or not! Start your planning early.

DON’T forget to take photos.

It’s easy to get caught up in the moment with so much going on at this time of year, but don’t forget about capturing the moment.

DON’T forget to shop around for the ring.

You’re spoiled for choice at this time of year, as jewellers compete for holiday business. You can hit the high street for inspiration and shop online for preset engagement rings or design your own on websites like Vashi. Take your time, and don’t forget to think about her sense of style. This might mean lurking on her Pinterest page or asking her best friend for ideas!

DON’T neglect to buy a Christmas present.

Ok, engagement rings cost money, so it’s natural to feel a bit miserly when it comes to shelling out for a separate Christmas gift. But these are two separate occasions, requiring two separate gifts. Plan ahead and budget for both.