How to propose in New York this summer
Summer in New York is no joke with the temperature going as high as 98′ F degrees you need to think through your proposal plan carefully. It is also the busiest season for the rooftop bars and the boat rentals. So here are some of our summer proposals tips that you can use right now.
Choose the proposal spot by the water
It is very nice to have this cold breeze coming from the river or the ocean, so try to choose a spot that will work for your benefit. First of all, it’s nice and cool and second, it will look great on the pictures. The best proposal spots will be Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier17, Pier 25, Pier 84. Those places have great views and nice to be around. You can also try the New Jersey side and propose at Pier A, which has a beautiful view of Manhattan. We love making our candlelight heart proposals on the piers with the great city views and musicians. It is very romantic to hold hands in the middle of the heart and listen to your favorite song.
Timing is everything
Look for the inside options
Look for a shade
If you looking to propose on a private rooftop or a terrace, consider taking a space with the inside room. It will be a great option to cool off and enjoy a glass of cold champagne. If, however, you propose on the open terrace with no cover, ask your planner to bring paper umbrellas. They look great on the pictures and will protect you from the UV lights.
This might sound strange, but when you thinking of your engagement outfit try to choose the light colors and materials. Light colors look great on pictures, especially if you proposing by the water or in a green park. Light materials, well, because we don’t want you to burn in your suit. If you still want to wear a suit, just in case pack an extra shirt with you.
We always recommend our couples to substitute champagne to the non-alcoholic beverages. Especially if you proposing during the day and outside. It is not a secret that sun and alcohol is a dangerous cocktail. So consider changing it to some sparkling juice or chill apple cider. You want to look good on the pictures, not drunk.
Use only fresh flowers
This is summer, you have so many fresh flower options. We witnessed a couple of times, clients using the plastic rose petals for the decoration and it was awful. It looks horrible and on the sun they start to smell, like plastic. So please, do not use the plastic rose petals. Be green.
Think of transportation
If you know that your partner will not be comfortable walking on a heat, think in advance and get the car service. You can take a fancy limo or stylish vintage car. It will be a great surprise for your partner and you both will be comfortable. If you proposing in central park, use the Hose and carriage ride as your way of getting around the park. Take an evening stroll around the park, propose and make your way to the restaurant for a champagne celebration.