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Planning the Perfect Festive Proposal

15 Dec 2017

Christmas is a time when you’re surrounded by family and loved ones, and for many, this seems like the perfect time to plan a festive proposal. Planning a proposal at any time of the year can seem daunting and intimidating to many, but it doesn’t outweigh that it is such a joyous occasion that will remain a treasured memory. Christmas day has long been a popular day for asking the big question, with more engagements happening on this day of the year than any other.

But, how do you plan such a romantic and memorable day? At Smart City Weddings, we have compiled a list of tips and ideas to help you plan the perfect festive proposal.



Tips For the Perfect Festive Proposal

The Perfect Location

London has endless amounts of locations for you to choose from when deciding to ask the question to your loved one, and you can make these romantic in a way that is special to you both. From places such as The London Eye and Trafalgar Square, to the Tower Bridge, there are many places you can visit to make a memorable proposal.

At Smart City Weddings, our special occasion car hire London can help you reach you chosen location, as you prepare for your proposal. Christmas in London is awash with romance, and getting engaged in the capital is sure to be an unforgettable event.

Romance in the City’s Restaurants

Create your own romance in the city by planning a perfect and romantic meal for your loved one. There are many restaurants offering stunning views for you both to revel in, and it truly sets the scene for the occasion. Take time to enjoy the simplicity and magic of London whilst dining in beautiful settings. Here are some of the most romantic restaurants London has to offer:

  • Aqua Shard offers stunning 360-degree panoramas of the London skyline from the 31st
  • Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden allows you to experience an intimate dinner surrounded by candles and a shimmering canopy of white blossom and fairy lights.
  • Marianne in Notting Hill is a perfect intimate location, seating just 14 customers. With elegant style, it is an ideal restaurant for loved-up meals.
  • Aurora in Soho offers an incredibly cosy and intimate atmosphere in the evenings, perfect for a romantic meal.

Surprise Gift in the Tree

There are numerous different ways to propose during the festive season, and you can get creative with the Christmas decorations available to you. An idea could be to hide the ring in a bauble on the tree, surprising your other half with this sentimental gift. This classic, simple and truly romantic proposal can be the perfect choice for you. Or, if you prefer, you could choose the most sparkling decoration of all, and hang the ring itself on the tree.

Another idea can be disguising the ring in a wrapped present. Many individuals tend to wrap a very large box, hiding the aspect of a ring inside which is cushioned safely within. Have fun with your ideas by even adopting the Russian doll tactic.


Are you thinking of planning the perfect festive proposal this Christmas? Smart City Weddings can help with our chauffeur service, helping you get to the locations in London of your choice. This is one of your most memorable occasions, and we want to help you make it perfect.

If you would like to arrive in style with our special occasion car hire in London, or would like to find out more about our services, please get in touch with us today by calling 02077921191, or emailing

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