The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, and suddenly everything is pumpkin spice-flavored. Fall is in the air, but leaves are all that is changing. If you are thinking of taking your relationship to the next level and proposing, you want everything to be perfect. Planning a wedding takes time, and many engagements last between a year and a year and a half. That means fall is the perfect time to propose if you want a fall, winter or spring wedding. Read on for some of our favorite romantic fall proposal ideas.
If you and your partner are both wine lovers, consider proposing at a winery. Wineries are another great potential proposal site. Can you imagine a more fanciful setting than watching the sunset over a vineyard? If not, this is probably the proposal idea for you. Think about scheduling a private tasting for an even more intimate experience. It does not have to be just about the wine either. Some wineries also operate a bed and breakfast, so you can turn your romantic moment into a romantic weekend. Others have restaurants ideal for a candlelit meal with your newly-minted fiancée. Do your research and find the perfect winery for your proposal.
At a Pumpkin Patch
It has been done before, but proposing at a pumpkin patch is a classic for a reason. Perfectly seasonal and just a touch rustic, spelling out “will you marry me?” with pumpkins, either painted or carved, will make for an Instagram-worthy proposal. For a less flashy option, wait until you have picked out the perfect pumpkin together and then get down on one knee. You can enlist members of the pumpkin patch’s staff for assistance and to ensure the moment is really a surprise. Consider making a reservation at a restaurant to celebrate afterward, and have a back-up plan if the weather does not cooperate.
In an Apple Orchard
Nothing says fall the way that picking apples does. Between the crisp air and the promise of apple pie, it is no wonder that apple orchard proposals are so well-loved. The orchard will provide a picturesque background for any pictures you want to take, so be sure to hire a professional photographer to take full advantage of the scenery. Orchards are spacious and outdoors, so if you are looking for a private place to propose an apple orchard is a great option to consider. As with any outdoor proposal setting, have a back-up plan if the weather is too cold or rainy. Have a plan for what you are going to do with the apples you picked as well. If your partner has a favorite apple-themed dessert, this would be the ideal time to make it.
Is Halloween your partner’s favorite holiday? If so, proposing on Halloween might be for you. It might not seem like the most romantic holiday, but a small party with close friends and family might be the perfect spooky occasion to pop the question. With a Halloween party, you can invite the people you care about to witness your special moment without arousing your soon-to-be fiancée’s suspicions. If a party isn’t your style, consider hiding the ring at the bottom of a bowl of candy. You can dig through it under the guise of looking for your favorite candy bar and pull out a ring instead.
Seeing the Colors
You do not have to be a nature lover to appreciate how beautiful the leaves are in the fall. A hike somewhere scenic is a great option for a lowkey, outdoorsy autumn proposal. If you do not want to hike or you are afraid the weather will not cooperate, go for a drive to see the leaves instead. Pack a picnic either way. If you cannot get out of town for whatever reason and are set on this proposal idea, think about a walk around your neighborhood to see the most colorful trees and then a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant.