Romantic Winter Proposal Ideas

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As the winter season wraps up (a little later than we were hoping, thanks to the groundhog’s prediction), we look back at some of the most romantic proposal ideas that came up this winter. Our team at Shane Co. happens to love proposals, so we collected a few of our favorite ideas to inspire you for the next winter season. If you’re starting your proposal plan now, keep these in mind. Some proposals take a lot of planning, so you can never start too early. Check out six awesome winter proposal ideas below!

engagement ring in the snow

Hit the Ski Slopes

Proposing while skiing is a romantic option for anyone who loves the great outdoors. It’s a great idea whether you’re an active couple who enjoys the sport or more of a cozy-at-the-lodge kind of couple. If you live in the mountains, make a special weekend out of it. Or, if you live far away, take your partner for a quick getaway trip!

There are several incredible options for proposing while skiing. You could get down on one knee at a nice dinner after a long day out on the slopes. You could also go for a big proposal at the top of the mountain as soon as you get off the lift. The possibilities are endless, and the snowy scene in the background of wherever you propose is sure to be magical.

Go for a Carriage Ride

Perfect in a larger city or a cute small downtown, a carriage ride is sure to make your soon-to-be spouse swoon. Taking a ride in the fresh fallen snow with a horse-drawn carriage is like something out of a fairy tale. Who could say no to a proposal that takes place in such a picturesque scene?

Ask your carriage driver to stop in front of a romantic setting, like a view of the city or a spot that means something to you as a couple. Pop the question while cuddled up under cozy blankets, sipping a beverage. The moment will be special and intimate.

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Re-create a Winter Scene

If you don’t live in a cold climate, you may want to create a wintry scene to fit the mood. One option is to buy an inflatable igloo online and decorate it with photos of your relationship. Another option is to beautify a cute area, like a gazebo, with twinkling holiday lights. You could even try a snow machine.

In this approach to proposing, your own personal winter wonderland is going to show them just how much they mean to you. Make sure to get their favorite food and drinks to go along with the scene, and get down on one knee when it feels like the right time. We’d also recommend getting an amazing photographer to help capture the moment.

Skate the Night Away

Next to nothing is as romantic as ice skating under the stars. You can show off your skating skills at your local rink or a famous one like The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Tell your partner to wear their favorite scarf and skate side by side while holding mittened hands.

If you don’t feel like you have the skating chops to kneel down on the ice itself, we suggest taking a break to take in the scene. As you watch everyone else skate the night away, ask your partner if they want to spend the rest of their life with you.

Cozy Up by the Fire

A warm fire is the perfect proposal place for a homebody or anyone who loves sitting outside. Either crank up the fireplace at home, stow away in a cozy cabin, or set up an intimate bonfire somewhere special. Drink hot cocoa in front of the fire and, if you have the right firepit for it, make s’mores for an added touch of cuteness.

We recommend snuggling up in a blanket by the fire, talking about your love story, and popping the question when the time feels right. We like this option for people who don’t want a grand, public proposal but love spending quiet time with you instead.

winter engagement ring

Propose on a Holiday

Finally, you can’t go wrong with proposing on a winter holiday that means something to both of you. If you celebrate a holiday like Christmas that has a tradition of giving gifts, wrap their ring up as a present and put it under the tree. New Year’s Eve is another great time to propose in the winter. Propose at midnight to start your year — and the rest of your life — off right with your partner by your side.

Proposing around the holidays is great no matter what you celebrate, because it’s typically a time with family around and, in some cases, days off work. This will give you more time to plan and focus on your proposal, plus everyone will be around to celebrate the happy couple!

If you’re looking to propose, Shane Co. can help you find the perfect ring for your partner. You can choose from any of our ring designs, or build on your own inspired idea by starting with a lab-grown diamond, natural diamond, or colorful gemstone. Our expert jewelry consultants will assist you in choosing a setting and stone to make sure your partner absolutely loves their ring. To get started, book an appointment and meet with a consultant online or in a store near you.

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