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Keemera

So, a Christmas marriage proposal is in the cards for you? Well, we’ve got a few tips and tricks you need to know. From timing it right to making use of the beautiful festive backdrops available, there a few little things that are sure take your engagement to the next level. If you’re looking to make this holiday season one to remember, read on.

Here’s how to nail your Christmas marriage proposal.

Time it right
As you may already know, timing is everything when it comes to marriage proposals. You don’t want your partner to be stressed when you get down on one knee, so make sure they’ve taken care of all those important holiday tasks (you know, present buying and whatnot) before you ask them to be your hubby or wife.

Take advantage of your holiday schedule
There’s a good chance you and your partner have a few days or even weeks off in the months ahead, so why not put that vacation time to good use? You may be able to squeeze in a destination proposal or go away on a little celebratory trip once they’ve said yes.

M Photography - Planning
M Photography - Planning

Get your friends and family involved
The holidays are awesome because they bring people together. Use this opportunity to your advantage and ask your nearest and dearest to play a role in your Christmas marriage proposal. Alternatively, if you’d prefer something a bit more intimate, you can ask everyone else to join you for a dinner or mini celebration after you’ve popped the question. P.S. You’ll want to make sure they know it’s a secret, and maybe keep your lips sealed around people who might spill the beans.

Use a festive backdrop
Snow and blinged out trees and roaring fireplaces, oh my! The holiday season has so many epic marriage proposal backdrops to choose from, and you should totally put them to use. Don’t forget to take a few photos when you’re officially engaged - you’ll definitely want to include them in your wedding album (and probably share a few on social media).

Canmore Photography
Canmore Photography

Don’t up the cheese-factor too much
It’s easy to really play into the cheesiness of the season, and while we support being a bit corny, we urge you to not let all the holiday craziness outshine the beauty of your Christmas marriage proposal. While you can totally surprise your partner by wrapping their engagement ring up in a flashy gift box, you may want to skip hiring a carolling group and dusting them with faux snow as you drop down on one knee.

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