How to Propose On Valentine's Day

How to Propose On Valentine's Day

February 08, 2018

It sounds cliche, but there are SO many people that get engaged on holidays — especially Valentine's Day. Believe it or not, according to WeddingWire, Valentine's Day is only the second most popular day to pop the question, right behind Christmas Day.

Professing your love and asking your significant other to spend the rest of their life with you is no simple task. What better day to ask than the one day a year that is meant to be expressing your love to others?

Even still, it's not as easy as it sounds, especially with all the pressure that people already put on Valentine's Day to be a day filled with nothing but romance and expensive gifts.

I'm sure we've all seen the extravagant proposals with whole movies made to help ask the question, flash mobs, and thousands and thousands of flowers. Of course there is no wrong way to propose (obviously you can never go wrong with a flowers), but that moment marks the beginning of the rest of your lives together so you want it be special, romantic, memorable, and perfect. Simple right?

Don't worry, we get it. Deciding how you're going to pop the question is no easy task, which is why if you're thinking of putting a ring on it this Valentine's Day we're here with some simple ways to have the perfect proposal.

 Cartoon tree with green dots for leaves and family written inside the leaves

Get Permission

This is one step that is so often missed, especially in today's society. But, unless your partner has some serious hatred for their family, it's highly likely that their support is really important. Plus asking for your partner's parents permission is a sign of love and respect for both the parents, and your partner!


Silver diamond engagement ring

Have the Bling

Whether your partner helps you pick out the ring or you go in for a total surprise, you gotta have something. Trust us, while "no-ring proposals" sound spontaneous and romantic, more often than not they're simply disappointing. Who would want to have to explain over and over why they're engaged but still waiting on a ring? You don't have to break the bank either, when it comes to engagement (and wedding) rings, quality is just as – if not more – important than carats. Pick something that matches your partner's style, even if that is a simple, sustainable ring from Etsy.


Cartoon boy flying a kite

Make it Unique

And when I say unique, I don't mean do something that nobody has ever done before. It's better to stick with what you know and focus on the things your partner loves rather than some kind of treasure hunt that neither of you care about. Don't get me wrong, surprises are great! In fact, most people do not want to know when exactly their partner is going to propose. But that doesn't mean it has to be unfamiliar. If your partner absolutely loves the beach, leave it simple and take her to her favorite spot. Or if your partner loves art, try making something for him or even doing one of those paint nights. You are the only one in the world who knows your partner the way you do, use that to your advantage!


Will you marry me flashing text

Ask: "Will You Marry Me?"

It can be easy to get caught up in the moment and forget to actually say the words "Will you marry me" but these words are SO important. It sounds small, but if nothing else these words are what shows your partner that you love them and want to spend the rest of your life with them. You want to be perfectly clear (plus you wouldn't want to miss out on getting that amazing "they said yes" moment). But, most importantly...


Cartoon group of young people with balloons

Be You!

You don't have to be super charismatic or rich to have the perfect proposal. The best proposals are the ones that clearly come from the heart and stays true to who you are as an individual. Your partner fell in love with you...YOU. Not some overly-romanticized version of what they think the perfect partner is supposed to look like, and the same will be true of your proposal! It has to be something that suits you and the two of you as a couple, something that you will remember fondly as the rest of your life unfolds together.

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