The highest number of engagements take place between Christmas and Valentine’s Day with a huge number of people choosing a Valentine’s Day proposal. Just because we are in the middle of a pandemic, it does not stop couples falling in love and for proposals to happen. Whilst some may be happy to wait for their dream proposal and the perfect moment, there are going to be plenty who simply want to get down on bended knee and pop the question with a Valentine’s Day proposal!
In this blog post, I will be listing some alternative ideas to make that proposal just as perfect and romantic. As it will just be the two of you, take this opportunity to think about all the things your partner loves and your Valentine’s Day proposal as intimate and romantic as you want.
Picnic in a Park Valentine’s Day Proposal
Depending on where you are in the world, this is a great opportunity to get outside and a change of scene for Valentine’s Day. If the lockdown restrictions in your area don’t allow for this, get creative and create a beautiful outdoor setting in your garden. This could include an outdoor fire pit, toasted marshmallows, champagne, fairy lights and the list goes on!
Valentine’s Day Proposal with a Film
If you have a home projector you may want to think about creating photos and or a film of your life together, you could end the film with your proposal.
An alternative to creating your own film is to plan a marathon movie night of all your favourites watched together. Stock up on treats and make the setting as romantic and cosy as possible.
Proposal at your Favourite Restaurant
An at-home dining experience is a wonderful opportunity for that perfect proposal. So many of us are missing our favourite restaurants currently, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate their favourite dish or support your local eatery, especially if they are offering at-home dining experiences.
As you would in a restaurant, make sure the table looks beautiful, the setting is romantic, and you are dressed for the occasion as well!
As you might in a restaurant, you can still go down on one knee for that perfect proposal.
Romantic Treasure Hunt
This is a fun and creative way to show someone how much you really care. The ultimate prize will be the ring and your proposal. It might be as simple as using post-it notes, or you may want to use clues or riddles to make it more fun. This will need some thought and preparation but a great lockdown activity for your Valentine’s Day proposal.
Breakfast in bed!
Who doesn’t love breakfast in bed! You can make this as simple or elaborate as you want. You may want to order a breakfast hamper to be delivered that morning, lots of local eateries will be able to provide you with this. However, if you are a pro in the kitchen, nothing says love like a home-cooked meal. A stack of heart-shaped pancakes or a full English, this is a winner!
I am a huge fan of flowers; they always make me smile and the simple gesture of being given flowers always brings joy. This is a straightforward and fairly obvious choice, but sometimes simple is best. Flowers don’t need to be expensive, it’s the thought that very much counts on this occasion.
Virtual Proposal Celebrations
As we continue to get more creative during lockdown, there is no better time like the present in order to really show our loved ones how much we care.
Whilst you may not be able to share the wonderful news that you are engaged face to face, you may consider a post zoom party with your nearest and dearest to share your news and celebrate.
A virtual celebration may not be conventional, but we are getting pretty used to them by now! So, fire up the devices, pop the fizz and share the amazing news that you are newly engaged until you can all be reunited again!
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