The holidays are approaching, and you know what that means: it’s time to plan your perfect proposal! No matter what holiday you celebrate, there is something magical about a festive proposal. There is a reason why many couples choose to mark this memorable event at an already wonderful time of the year. If you are planning on proposing this holiday season, here’s what to do to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.


Since the engagement ring is usually the star of the show, don’t wait until the last minute to shop around! If you haven’t started the process yet, now is the time to do so. Give yourself time to find something she will love instead of rushing to get one on short notice. Visit Stephen Allen Jewelers to see our collection of stunning engagement rings in person. We are here to help you find the perfect ring, so don’t hesitate to get started today before the holiday rush.


Another important aspect of any proposal is the location. Do you have a specific spot in mind? Make sure you have the details of where and how squared away. Public and/or outdoor venues are more flexible than private options, so it’s a good idea to be prepared if need be. While you probably want to avoid a rigid or forced environment, it’s a good idea to have the location details set up well in advance of the proposal to ease your stress.


The holidays are busy for everyone. If you plan on incorporating a surprise celebration with her friends and family after the proposal, advance notice is imperative. Take the time now to gauge availability and schedules to find a day and time that works for as many people as possible. While schedules are difficult to match up any time of the year, the holidays are even more challenging. The more notice you give, the better. 


This might seem obvious, but this may be the most important tip of all: enjoy yourself the moment! Everything might not go perfectly – or maybe it will! – but at the end of the day, your holiday proposal will be a moment you will remember for the rest of your lives. Flexibility is helpful with holiday proposals, especially since factors like weather and schedules play an important role. As much as it is helpful to prepare, it’s most important that you enjoy every moment of your proposal during this holiday season. No matter how, where, or when you propose, it is a beautiful and lasting memory you will cherish forever.

Let us help you find the perfect ring for your holiday proposal in Western Massachusetts! Stop by our East Longmeadow location or call (413) 525-9090 to shop or learn more about our engagement ring collection today.


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