New Year’s Eve is a moment brimming with excitement—is there really a better time to start the next chapter of your life? Bring your partner close and begin the new year with one of these fun and romantic New Year’s Eve proposal ideas.
Many couples come together in an intimate setting to tell each other their resolutions for the coming year. This is a wonderful, quiet moment where you and your partner can talk about your hopes and dreams for the future—and you can show them that your biggest resolution is a lifetime of happiness together.
Make sure you set up the ambiance just right, with low lighting and the perfect music in the background—bonus points for candles!
Under the Fireworks
As the fireworks crackle in the sky above you, tell the love of your life why you want to spend every moment with them. This makes for a picturesque way to pop the question, especially if you take this as an opportunity to travel! Head to a city with a stunning fireworks display like New York, London, or Paris and enjoy a romantic trip with your future spouse.
New Year’s Eve Party
There’s no need to be home alone for a fantastic New Year’s Eve proposal. Parties come with built-in energy and excitement, which make them the perfect place to get down on one knee. As soon as you do, everything will go quiet (especially if you get the other partygoers in on the surprise), creating a moment you and your new fiancé will never forget.
Forgotten Christmas Gift
If you’ve seen A Christmas Story, you’ll know to always save the best gift for last! On New Year’s Eve, you can set up a perfect evening and then cap it off by saying something like, “actually, you haven’t gotten all of your Christmas presents yet… I forgot one.” With your partner feeling excited to be let in on the surprise, you drop to one knee and give them the best gift in the world!
At the Stroke of Midnight
No list of New Year’s Eve wedding proposals would be complete without popping the question at the stroke of midnight. We know it’s been done before, but there’s a reason! Asking someone to marry you right as the New Year dawns is symbolic of your new journey—and it makes for an unforgettable start to the new year.
Remember to tell your loved ones about the new engagement! We know you just sent out Christmas cards, but a proposal deserves announcement cards, too. Once your partner has said, “yes,” it’s time to start thinking about wedding dresses! Find out everything you need to know, from dress trends to bridal appointments, with the Wedding Shoppe.
Now that you have these New Year’s Eve proposal ideas, figure out what feels right for you and your relationship. The best tip we can give is to make your proposal personal to who you two are.