The perfect vacation proposal

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Everything from taking an engagement ring on a plane to picking the right proposal spot!

It can be hard to come up with an idea for a creative proposal in day-to-day life. Therefore, many decide to pop the question while on a romantic vacation. Whether on a white sands beach or in the snowy mountains: There are some hurdles to be taken until the big moment.

In this article, we'll give you tips on:

  1. Receiving and storing the ring unnoticed
  2. Where to store an engagement ring while travelling by plane
  3. Checklist: Transporting your engagement ring on a plane
  4. Finding the perfect moment
  5. Vacation proposal ideas
  6. Additional tips

1. Receiving and storing the ring unnoticedly

Those who want to get married don’t only plan a holiday together, but usually also live together. Hence, it can be tricky to hide the engagement ring from its future owner!

How to make sure that nothing will spoil the surprise:

  1. When ordering online, consider having your ring sent to friend or family member.
  2. Make sure to hide all signs of your purchase!
  3. Find a secure place for hiding the ring until the big moment comes.

2. Where to store an engagement ring while traveling by plane

If you are planning to travel by plane, consider a few things:

Rule No.1:

Never put the engagement ring into your check-in-luggage! Better be safe than sorry – by simply putting the ring into your suitcase, you’re taking the risk of it being lost or arriving late. Hence, it’s recommendable to carry the ring with you at all times.

Best places to store your ring while travelling

  • A side pocket of your hand luggage
  • Inside pocket of a jacket*

*Careful:

When going through the security scan, it's not a good idea to keep wearing the ring close to your body – unless you're planning to propose right on the spot: The scans might detect the ring and expose you. Of course, the ring will also be detected by the scanner checking your hand luggage. At some airports, the scanner screens can be seen by passengers. To be 100 % sure she doesn’t get a hint, let your loved one go through the scan first!

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3. Checklist: Transporting your engagement ring on a plane

  1. Don’t put the ring in your check-in-luggage
  2. Don’t wear the ring on your body at the security check
  3. Let your partner go through the security check first to be 100 % sure she can’t detect the ring on the scanner screen

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4. Finding the perfect moment

A romantic vacation is the perfect time for one of the most exciting moments in life: A wedding proposal! But what exact point in time is the right one for the big yes?

The perfect timing for a holiday proposal

  • Before leaving, research the most beautiful beaches and romantic restaurants. (Don't forget to make a reservation!) She'll love so much thoughtfulness – that will set the right mood.
  • Make sure to have options: Even on the most precious of days, things can go wrong and moods can be ruined. Don't be too fixated on a certain spot or time – there might be several "right" moments during your vacay! Just have the ring ready and go ahead whenever it feels good.
  • Keep in mind that you might be nervous before asking the question. Very nervous. Therefore, consider proposing within the first days of your vacation – it will make the remaining days even more memorable!

5. Most popular vacation proposal ideas

Sunset proposal at the beach

After dinner, take her on a romantic stroll at the beach. Early bird tip: She'll expect the big question even less during a sunrise walk!

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At the restaurant

Look up the most beautiful restaurants around and make sure to book the best table!

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Sight-proposing

If there's a certain place at your destination she's been dying to go to, it might be the one to pop the question! Con: There might be lots of other people. Pros: There are going to be people to take cute engagement pictures!

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Breakfast in hotel bed

Treat your future fiancée and surprise her with a lavish breakfast delivered to your hotel room! That'll boost her morning mood and set the right mood for a sparkling dessert.

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6. Additional tips

  • Hire a secret photographer: You'll both love having pictures of this milestone moment! The photographer can perfectly disguise as just another tourist.
  • If your future fiancée loves dressing up, she'll probably not want to be sweaty or sandy when she says "yes". In this case, you should rather go for a proposal at a nice dinner than during a hike.

Most important of all:

Make sure to not only get the moment, but also the ring right!

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