Proposal trends

Inspire | 07.01.21

December and January are quite possibly our favourite months of the year… why you might ask? Well, because for us in the wedding world, it is what is known as “proposal season”. Did you know that the most popular days to propose to a partner include Christmas Day, New Years Day and Valentines Day?  What a special way to start the new year! It is no secret that we love hearing about these unique proposals that have ultimately prompted the journey to planning a wedding. We are suckers for a good romance… So, as we enter arguably the most romantic time of year, we thought we would share some beautiful proposal trends that we have seen emerging throughout the year for a little inspiration 😉

P.s. if you’re waiting for that diamond ring, you might want to send these on…

Proposal planners

You may or may not have heard of the proposal planner trend that is quickly sweeping across the industry. That’s right, if the little details aren’t your thing, you can now hire a proposal planner to come up with a proposal concept that is unique to you and your partner. Not only that, but they will deliver the whole thing for you! They handle anything and everything from the classic hotel room, including red rose petals to set the mood to a private rooftop with a serenading violinist. If you’re looking for a planner to manage this milestone our top pick is My proposal co 

Beachfront proposals

Nothing says romance quite like a beachfront proposal. This year we have seen some amazing set ups on the local beaches, including intimate grazing boards and picnic hampers with a bottle of the finest champagne waiting to celebrate the big YES. If you’re thinking about a beach front proposal be sure to plan ahead and find a secluded spot for you and your loved one to watch the waves crashing in while you revel in the moment. Our hot tip for this proposal is to check in with the local council to ensure there are no private events booked in your favorite places.  If that all seems a little hard, Wild Goat events specialize in beachfront proposals in Byron Bay and they are well worth a follow on insta!

Home style proposals

This year has certainly presented some challenges when it comes to proposals but as the saying goes, love conquers all, and we have seen some very imaginative solutions emerge.

The home cinema

One pro to proposing at home is the intimate moment you spend with your partner – without an intruding audience watching it unfold. A home cinema set up is the perfect way to celebrate the engagement. Pick her favorite rom com and settle in for a night under the stars with some popcorn.

The scrabble board

Who said that a proposal has to be extravagant? If you’re all about the simple life, this is a cost effective yet romantic way to propose and best of all, she won’t see it coming! We have seen this used quite a few times throughout lockdown and the personalization of this moment is really heartwarming.

A balcony proposal

Proposing on a balcony with a city backdrop is a popular choice for Melbourne residents and a moment she will never forget. Josh proposed to Monique, on our fabulous balcony with a scenic view of the Yarra River. If you want to read the full story CLICK HERE. Not only were we privileged to host the proposal, but we will also see the journey through, hosting their wedding in 2022. This tale is sure to inspire the romance!

A weekend getaway

Why not make a weekend of it and escape to our spectacular wine country? This is a day that you will remember forever so it’s worth every penny to create a cherished memory. You’ll get a few extra days in your little love bubble before you have to come back to reality.

We truly love all things proposals, so if you have something special in mind, speak to us about using the beautiful Metropolis Events space as a backdrop for your special moment. Otherwise, if you prefer to opt for one of the classic proposals above, we will be here waiting with a glass of bubbly to celebrate and get to planning your perfect day!  

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