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Planning to Propose on Valentine’s Day? Here are some tips!

Are you planning on a Valentine’s Day Proposal? What better way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year than getting down on one knee and proposing?

Although Valentine’s Day proposals are extremely romantic. But is this the day you want to get engaged? There are still a few things to keep in mind when deciding.

Planning is key.

You must plan very far in advance to make this day perfect. You’ll need to get the engagement ring weeks or even months before your proposal to ensure that it’s in on time. Give yourself enough time to beat the holiday rush.

Keep in mind that love is in the air and this is proposal season. About 10% of couples get engaged on Valentine’s day. Don’t wait until the last minute to start looking for a professional photographer. You may end up with blurry photos taken on your friend’s iPhone.

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Know your sweetheart.

Valentine’s Day proposals don’t have to be huge events for them to be romantic. If your fiancé-to-be is more low-key, consider proposing over a quiet dinner at home. If they’re family-oriented, propose in front of all her loved ones.

Any proposal should be creative and personal. When you plan to propose on a national holiday, you should really get imaginative. Use candy hearts that say “Will you marry me?” If your loved one likes grand gestures, put together a flash mob to her favorite love song. You only have one shot at this. No matter what you decide to do, make it a moment she will never forget.

It’s important to know what kind of ring your bride-to-be likes. Check out this blog with tips about what to look for and visit her Pinterest when she’s not looking. Trust us, she’s saved some pictures of what she likes.

Don’t act suspiciously.

So many couples get engaged on this day that your significant other might be expecting or anticipating it. You want her to be surprised, so try to act like it is any other date night. If you don’t typically go to dinner out, consider proposing at home. If you normally catch a movie, try to tie your proposal into that.

While you’ll want to seem like everything is normal so he or she won’t suspect a thing, throw them off a little bit. Keep the dinner reservations you always make, but take a detour on your way there. Stop at a park where her friends or family are waiting. Or, swing by the place where you first asked her to be your girlfriend on the way home from dinner. Be creative and make it unique for your love story, but don’t give it away.

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Have a back-up plan. 

Planning to propose on Valentine’s Day runs the risk of being upstaged. If you’re proposing in a public place, be prepared to have a back-up plan in case someone beats you to it. You wouldn’t want to pop the question 5 minutes after another couple just got engaged, would you? In case that does happen, have a contingency plan – like taking a stroll along the waterfront or stopping for dessert at your favorite bake shop.


While every proposal requires a lot of planning beforehand, this is especially important on a holiday proposal. While they are guaranteed to be romantic, they risk being expected. There are a lot of variables that are hard to plan for that you must be prepared for in advance, but if it’s done right, there is nothing more romantic than a Valentine’s Day Proposal.

Now that you’re engaged, this blog can help you out with what comes next!

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