Proposing on a holiday can be tricky. There’s already the expectation for an important day ahead, while plans with family and friends may take center-stage. However, there can also be a big payoff: it’s another layer to a fun-filled celebration, there’s lots of room for personalization, and it could be the perfect way to share your happy news with those you love.
Burst Of Color
It’s become something of a cliché to propose during fireworks – but we all secretly love the idea. There’s something very romantic about popping the question under that colorful sky! While she’s looking up in awe, get out the engagement ring and see her eyes get even wider.
Beat The Crowds
Alternatively, you may wish to propose privately. This is absolutely possible on a national holiday – it’s not as if you need to spend every second in the company of lots of people. Offer to make her a 4th of July breakfast in bed, or drive to a stunning part of town before the crowds start to gather. You can then announce your engagement to friends and family when you meet up with them!
Skeptics think that huge holidays like the 4th of July can’t be personalized; we disagree. Think back over the 4ths you’ve spent together. Is there a particularly memorable one? Recreate the happy memories as a way to show her just how much you’ve valued your years together. Then tell her you hope to spend the 4th with her for all the years to come.
Love You Like Apple Pie
We don’t typically love the idea of proposals that involve food. There can be exceptions, though, and that usually comes into play when there’s theme-filled eats galore! 4th of July calls for apple pie, colorful cupcakes and lots of delicious picnic snacks. If she’s a relaxed, casual kind of girl, tying the ring with ribbon around a bottle of beer you pass to her could be a really adorable proposal.
Were you proposed to on the 4th of July? We’d love for you to share your story in the comments below!