Romantic Christmas proposals

Romantic Christmas proposals

If you're planning on popping the question this Christmas, here are three romantic proposals they'll never forget.

Under the mistletoe, Scandinavia

A popular Christmas decoration and a romantic way of stealing a kiss from that special someone, mistletoe is thought to have originated back to Norse mythology, where kissing under the mistletoe in Scandinavia was seen as a symbol of peace and marriage. Take your loved one back to where it all began (with your mistletoe in tow) to one of Scandinavia's most romantic cities: Copenhagen. Climb to the top of the Vor Frelsers Church for breathtaking views of the city that will also offer the perfect backdrop for your romantic Christmas proposal. 

Proposal proposition: Tie the ring onto some red ribbon before attaching it to the mistletoe so it dangles in front of their eyes.

Hide it in a bauble, New York

For the ultimate Christmas proposal, take your partner to the world's biggest Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Centre in New York. Get a hinged bauble to place the ring inside, so when you're standing beneath the dazzling tree lights you can offer the bauble to your partner. But before you pop the all important question, make sure you plan a romantic day out together in the city. Take a peddle cab around Central Park, sail along the Hudson River and dine at the Gramercy Tavern, one of the best restaurants in New York. Check out our list of romantic things to do in New York for ideas!

Proposal proposition: Add a personal touch to your proposal and decorate your bauble with photos of the two of you together.

Light up the sky, Sri-Lanka 

If you're quivering in your boots and it's not just the nerves, head for warmer climates to Sri-Lanka. The island's sleepy beach villages, vibrant festivals and historic cities make it the perfect destination if you after a proposal with a difference. Planning how you're going to pop the all-important question can be stressful, so say it with a bang at Sri-Lanka's Reef Villa Spa - the Concierge service can organise for fireworks will spell out, 'Will you marry me?', so all you need to do is have the ring ready! 

Proposal proposition: Pay a little extra for Kandyan dancers and drummers to join you as you celebrate your engagement. 

Have you said the all important 'yes'?!

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Main image - Tim Parkinson

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