Why is Christmas such a popular time to propose?
For many couples, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It's a time when family and friends come together – when people are in high spirits, feeling festive and willing to take time to reflect on the year that has passed. There's an overall feeling of love in the air – so it's no wonder Christmas is such a popular time to get engaged!
According to research by Bridebook (a popular wedding planning app), more than 100,000 engagements occur during the Christmas season, with 40 per cent taking place between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day in 2020.
So why is getting down on one knee at Christmas time so popular?
Quality time with family and friends
Firstly, it's a time when many people have some time off work, which means there's more opportunity to spend quality time together as a couple. It's also an excellent opportunity to get all the family together to celebrate such a special moment.
Modern living is often fast-paced and relentless, with most communication between relatives taking place via Whatsapp, SMS or social media, however, Christmas is a time to put down the technology. Family members may travel from afar to be home for Christmas, so it's the perfect time to gather everyone (in person) to celebrate your engagement.
The festive atmosphere
Christmas is a happy time of year, and the festive cheer is somewhat contagious! The excitement can make people feel more romantic, which may be one reason many couples get engaged at this time of year. With twinkling lights, a cosy log fire and uplifting Christmas songs playing softly in the background, you can embrace traditional festive proposal ideas like hiding the ring in a Christmas pudding, stocking, personalised advent calendar or Christmas tree. Plus, what could be more romantic than getting engaged beneath the mistletoe?
Tips for a perfect Christmas engagement
Christmas is, of course, the season of giving. What better way to show your partner how much you love them than by getting down on one knee and proposing with a beautiful diamond ring? If you're thinking of proposing, we’ve added a series of top tips below, enabling you to plan your winter proposal to perfection!
Tip 1: Plan Ahead
The key to any successful proposal is planning ahead. Start by deciding on a location that has special meaning for both of you. Whether it's your favourite restaurant, at the top of a hill overlooking a scenic city, the place you first met, or even somewhere more unconventional, like a picturesque stretch of white sand in the Bahamas, make sure every detail is carefully thought through.
Tip 2: Make It Personal
One of the best things about proposing at Christmas is that it's all about making things personal and special for your partner. Go beyond just buying them a ring and put some thought into what will touch their heart. It could be something as simple as writing them a heartfelt letter expressing how much you love them or arranging for their family and friends to be there when you propose. Whatever you do, make sure it's something that will stay with them forever.
Tip 3: Set the Scene
You can make sure the setting is just as romantic as it is festive by decorating the setting with Christmas lights, candles or even a string of fairy lights. You could also bring along some mistletoe or holly to add to the festive feeling! Here at Diamond Rocks, we have a beautiful selection of engagement rings to consider, so let us delve into our top picks for your Christmas proposal!
A trilogy engagement ring is a stunning choice for those wanting to propose at Christmas, as it symbolises eternal love. It consists of three diamonds, one set in the centre of the ring and two smaller diamonds on either side. The three stones represent past, present and future and are said to bring good luck to couples who wear them. Trilogy diamond engagement rings have been popular for many years and are often chosen by couples who want an elegant and timeless ring that will last forever.
Our solitaire rings are classic and timeless if you're looking for something a little more understated. The solitaire engagement ring features a single diamond as the centrepiece and is often set in platinum or white gold. Solitaire is a classic style that will never go out of fashion and is said to represent the strength and beauty of the relationship between two people.
Dare to be different this Christmas and propose with a stunning halo ring. The twinkling diamonds around the central diamond will look amazing against the festive lights. This style of ring was first introduced in the 1930s and has since become one of the most popular choices for an engagement ring. Halo engagement rings are incredibly beautiful and often sparkle more than traditional solitaire rings. They also create the illusion of a larger diamond, which is perfect for any bride who wants to make her ring look bigger and more impressive.
If you want a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, why not create a bespoke engagement ring?
More and more couples are choosing to create their own bespoke engagement ring rather than a ring off the shelf, as it allows couples to personalise a truly unique ring, making it even more special and sentimental.
Our bespoke service allows you to design your own engagement ring to create a piece that is as unique as your relationship. Whether you have a specific vision or need some inspiration, our team will work with you to make your dream ring a reality! Explore our website to get started, or browse our beautiful selection of diamond engagement rings for some initial inspiration.
At Diamond Rocks, we understand just how important it is to find a ring that’s elegant, timeless and unique, serving as a symbol of your love and commitment.