Valentine's Day Proposal Tips

Create a moment made for "YES!"

Why Propose on Valentine's Day?

Valentine’s Day is always the best day of the year to celebrate love—with heartfelt words, bouquets of roses, boxes of chocolate, and of course, jewelry! The love-filled atmosphere makes Valentine’s Day a natural opportunity to take your relationship to the next level. If you’re thinking of proposing to your significant other on Valentine’s Day, start here first with our top tips for making your proposal unforgettable and YES-worthy.

TIP 1: WHO will be there?

Consider the audience. Will other loved ones be involved, or will it just be the two of you? If your partner would love a big surprise with family and friends there to witness the big moment, you can involve them to create a truly special surprise—with plenty of Valentine’s Day partygoers ready to celebrate after the big YES.

TIP 2: WHAT will they say?

Before you ask on Valentine’s Day—or any day—try to anticipate what your partner will say. It’s always a good idea to talk about getting engaged before you pop the question. Drop hints, test the waters, take a temperature on the topic. Little by little, you can be sure you’re both ready without giving away that you’re planning to propose soon.

TIP 3: WHEN will they pop the question?

Think about planning a special Valentine’s Day date to create a YES-worthy atmosphere. This gives you some options—you can propose at the beginning of the date to get to the excitement right away, or you can create the perfect moment by planning the question session midway through or at the end (though your stomach might be in knots by then). It’s up to you how you want to make the magic happen. Asking at the top of the date creates a heightened romantic vibe all evening long, while ending the date with the big question can be a joyful surprise that concludes the night in an unforgettable way.

TIP 4: WHERE will they say?

Will you propose in a bustling public place, or during a quiet moment at home with just the two of you? You could plan a fun Valentine’s Day date and propose at a location that’s special to you both, like where you had your first date, or you could create an intimate evening at home and surprise them with a ring while you’re all cozied up. There is no right or wrong answer here—the style you choose all depends on your style as a couple and what you think your partner would like best.

TIP 5: HOW will you phrase the questions?

Have you thought about how you’ll ask? There’s no right or wrong way, as long as your proposal comes from the heart. Whether you have the chef at the restaurant write “Marry Me” on a dessert, or you drop to one knee at the site of your first kiss, just make sure you stay focused on your love for each other. That’s always what matters most!

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