Valentine’s Day. A celebration of love and what better way to honour that than by proposing? This special day means a lot to so many people around the world and whilst your partner may expect a world-class gift, they may be even more surprised when you get down on one knee and pop the question.
There is no better way to say ‘I love you’ than by asking your loved one to marry you but with so many different ways to do it, you’ll want to make sure you get it right. If the proposal is a little spontaneous, there’s no pressure to go out and spend a fortune; consider vintage or cheaper engagement rings featured in the new year sales.
To help, we’ve put together a list of the best ways to propose on Valentine’s Day.
Propose over dinner
Nothing says romantic like a quality home-cooked meal – especially when you cook their favourite dish. This is a great choice for people who aren’t the best chefs too as you can follow a simple recipe online which will ensure your food looks and tastes delicious.
Once you’ve cooked, it’s time to set the mood. Light a candle and place some flowers on the table – preferably their favourites – then put on a pre-made playlist of all your beloved songs. When the moment feels right, you’ll be ready to surprise her with a first-class proposal.
Create a romantic treasure hunt
A child-like activity but one that proves fun for adults – especially when you get to the end. With this treasure hunt, you may hide smaller gifts or maybe framed photos from the significant events in your relationship.
Lead them all around the house until finally you arrive in a room filled with roses. As they turn to you, you’ll be down on one knee with a beautiful ring ready.
Recreate your first date
Was your first date wonderful or a complete disaster? Whatever the answer, it won’t matter. First dates are sentimental for so many reasons and recreating it is one of the most loving things you can do.
Take them to the first date location and show them a great time before finally popping the question and making them the happiest person in the world.
Ask using their favourite flowers
A simple trick that will show them just how much you want this future marriage to work is to swoop her off her feet with a flower proposal.
As they are getting ready, spell out ‘will you marry me’ using their favourite flowers in your garden or a room around the house then invite them to take a look. Right next to the flowers will be you with an engagement ring on one knee.