WHEN TO PROPOSE – PLAN YOUR ENGAGEMENT AROUND THE PERFECT OCCASION

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Asking your soul mate to spend the rest of their life with you will be one of the most memorable and meaningful moments you will ever share. It is therefore important to plan it properly. Planning a special engagement starts with choosing a date or occasion around which this magical moment will take place. Let’s explore some of the best proposal ideas that will help you decide when to get engaged.

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best time of year to propose | Shimansky

WHEN IS ENGAGEMENT SEASON?

Proposal season is a peak time during which an estimated third of couples get engaged. When is proposal season? And is this the right time to propose? Engagement season is usually from November through to February. The reason so many couples betroth themselves to one another during this time of year is most likely due to the joy, excitement and romance of the festive season, New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. Although this is a popular time for couples to get engaged, it does not mean you have to follow suit.

So when should you get engaged? Deciding on when to propose will depend on many factors. Would you like to be surrounded by family and friends or do you prefer a private, romantic setting? Men and women have different ideas on marriage proposals, however, there is one thing both agree on – the moment must be right. Let the unique nature of your relationship guide you in planning your proposal. This will ensure that this significant moment is truly special and memorable.

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SURPRISE HER WITH A CHRISTMAS ENGAGEMENT

A Christmas engagement is magical. Not only does the festive season give you more free time to be creative and embellish the surprise, but you also get to celebrate the exciting news with family and friends. There are many Christmas proposal ideas that are sure to put a sparkle in the eyes of your soon-to-be wife. Whether you wait for the sun to set, pour her a glass of wine and get down on one knee in front of the Christmas tree, or surprise her on Christmas morning with a beautiful diamond ring wrapped inside a slightly bigger gift box – the festive season has plenty of opportunities for the perfect surprise proposal.

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SWEEP HER OFF HER FEET WITH A NEW YEAR’S EVE PROPOSAL

New Year’s celebrations are known for toasts, cheers, excitement and anticipation; the time when we turn over a new leaf and focus on the future. What better way to ring in the New Year than by taking the next big step in your relationship? Add some sparkle to your celebration with a beautiful diamond engagement ring and pledge your eternal devotion against a magical firework-lit sky. A New Year’s Eve proposal will be a beautiful way for the two of you to start the next chapter in your relationship and build a lifetime of memories together, starting with this one.


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MAKE HER SWOON WITH A ROMANTIC VALENTINE'S DAY PROPOSAL

How do you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day proposal? How do you approach the big moment and when should you propose? Whether you hide the engagement ring in your loved one’s breakfast, go down on one knee during an afternoon wine and chocolate tasting or recreate your first date with a special twist, it’s completely up to you. Remember that the best proposal ideas are those that truly capture the couple's relationship. There are countless romantic proposal ideas to make the next Valentine’s Day one she will never forget.

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PLEDGE YOUR EVERLASTING DEVOTION ON VACATION

Proposing on vacation is a romantic option for couples who enjoy travelling together and experiencing new places and activities. A proposal is the start of a new chapter of a couple's relationship, and asking for your loved one’s hand in marriage while visiting a new destination is highly symbolic of the new, exciting paths your marriage will lead to. If you propose on vacation, it automatically makes this destination special, adding a new location to a lifetime of vacations to come – creating a new tradition for the two of you. Whether you propose against a dreamy sunset on a Caribbean beach, while trekking through a tropical rainforest or at one of Cape Town’s many romantic places – a vacation proposal will leave you with many beautiful memories that you will treasure forever.

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GET DOWN ON ONE KNEE ON A SPECIAL OCCASION

Every couple’s proposal is different – the setting, his approach, her reaction. For couples who are sentimental. the best time to propose might be on a special occasion like a birthday or the anniversary of when you first started dating. Proposing on a special occasion enhances the element of surprise, since the bride-to-be won’t think twice about secretive plans, giving the groom more leniency to coordinate a surprise proposal. In addition, coinciding an engagement with a special day makes it easier to include the people that matter most to her without her getting suspicious. Just imagine her surprise when she opens a birthday card and reading “Will you marry me?”

best time of year to propose | Shimansky

FIND THE PERFECT ENGAGEMENT RING AT SHIMANSKY

All the best ways to propose have one thing in common: the perfect engagement ring that will sweep her off her feet. Shimansky understands the importance of the special moment when she says “yes”. That’s why every Shimansky masterpiece is crafted with attention to detail to celebrate your love in style.

If you are planning to propose, you might be wondering when is the best time of year to buy an engagement ring. At Shimansky, you will receive outstanding service and expert guidance in finding the perfect diamond engagement ring for your budget, every day of the year. We invite you to visit one of our jewellery showrooms ; we look forward to assisting you as you prepare to begin a new journey as a couple.


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