For many women, imagining the perfect wedding has been something that has been ongoing for quite some time- often well before the proposal even takes place. Where will it take place? How will he/she do it? What time of year will it be (and thus, what will I be wearing and how will the photos look)?
In case you need some extra inspiration, or just love hearing about other proposals, we put together this list of the most popular places and times to propose.
Let’s start with the Top Five Most Instagrammed Proposal Spots:
Paris. Not surprisingly, Paris is the most Instagrammed proposal spot in the world as of June 2021. The Eifel Tower + A sparkly ring = Swoon.
Bali. A wanderlust worthy spot with ample opportunity for the perfect proposal picture, we can see why this beautiful spot grabbed the second spot.
New York City. With the amount of people in the city that never sleeps, of course NYC made the list!
London. Big Ben and a big diamond, anyone?
Rome. With the perfect mix of history and romance, you can’t go wrong with a Rome proposal.
Would you have been able to guess the Top 5 Instagram proposal spots? If not, maybe you can guess the most popular day and the most popular time of year to pop the question. Some people are surprised by the day with the highest proposal rate, while others are not shocked at all.
Just like with the fact that there are certain places in the world where people agree that it would be a magical place to propose, there are also certain times of year and specific days that are favored for engagements.
The Most Popular Day & Season For Engagements
On average, nearly 40 % of all engagements occur between November and February. With all the gratitude, holiday cheer, and love in the air, it’s no wonder that men and women alike feel compelled to get down on one knee during this time of year! This time of year is also a great time for proposals because family and friends are all in one place for celebration, which makes planning much easier!
As for the single most popular day for a proposal? Christmas! That’s right, December 25 is the most popular engagement day according to the popular wedding planning website, The Knot. Valentine’s Day comes in second behind Christmas which is not a shocker, of course, and Christmas Eve slides into the number 3 spot on the list of most popular times. Looks like Santa isn’t the only one bringing the goods during the holidays…
And there ya have it!
The “it” places and times for engagements to take place. Similarly, the most popular “ways” to propose often are centered around holidays, birthdays, or anniversaries.