In the winter, the air is crisp, snow is falling, and there’s simply a feeling of magic in the air. Winter is the most romantic time of the year, which means it’s the perfect time to propose.
If you’re thinking of popping the question this winter, know that there are so many ways you can incorporate winter’s magic into your proposal to make it even more special and memorable. To help you find a winter proposal idea that’s perfect for your love story, below our experts at Danhov take a closer look at six of our favorite snowy and whimsical winter proposal ideas.
1. Say it With Snow
For a memorable (and very photogenic) proposal idea, try writing your proposal message into a snowy bank. You can write your message with flower petals or twinkling lights, or you can simply carve it out. To make this sweet proposal idea even more memorable, try choosing a snowy area with special significance to you as a couple. For example, you could find a snowy spot outside your first date spot or choose somewhere near your home.
2. Snowy Getaway Proposal
If your sweetheart loves to travel, consider heading to a romantic winter getaway spot for your proposal. You can pick a place you’ve both been dying to visit or go somewhere completely unexpected and spectacular. We love this proposal idea because it’s fun, exciting, and incredibly memorable, since it creates a new destination in your love story. There’s the place you met, your home together, and, now, your proposal spot.
3. Capture the Moment
If you want to make sure you get great pictures of your proposal, this is the perfect idea for you: propose during a photoshoot! Hire a photographer to take some pictures of you and your partner. Then, during the shoot, get down on one knee and have your photographer capture every second of this magical moment.
If taking professional pictures isn’t common for you, you can easily come up with a reasonable excuse for the photoshoot. For example, you could say you want to get a nice photo for a Christmas card or you could say that you’re gifting her a photoshoot for her birthday. Or, if you want to be even sneakier, you could also have one of her friends get in on the idea. They could say that they want to do a fun photoshoot with their girlfriends for a special occasion. Then, you can surprise her during the photoshoot by coming out and getting down on one knee!
For this idea, make sure you choose a photographer who has experience shooting surprise proposals. That will help ensure they can coordinate with you seamlessly and get those amazing shots you’re looking for.
4. Say it With Coffee or Cocoa
For a cute, cozy, and romantic proposal idea consider popping the question with the help of her favorite winter beverage. You can use a latte stencil to write your message in cocoa or cinnamon, or you could get a mug with a hidden message at the bottom of the cup!
5. Head to the Slopes
If your partner loves to hit the slopes in the winter, try incorporating your proposal into a skiing or snowboarding expedition. You can propose in the resort’s lodge, at the top of a ski slope, or simply at any particularly pretty spot on the property. Or, you could ask the resort to help you propose by writing a message in the snow under the ski lift.
6. Write Your Message in the Heavens
If you want your proposal to have a serious “wow factor,” consider writing your proposal message in the sky with the help of a skywriter. Pick a clear winter’s day and hire a skywriter to write your proposal message in the sky above a favorite location. This proposal idea is a grand gesture that’s sure to set her heart on fire.