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How to pull off a perfect Valentine’s Day proposal in New York?

This Valentine’s Day surprise your partner with the proposal of her dreams. It is always tricky to propose on a day like this, but on the other hand, this day was made for love and romance so why not embrace it?  Here are some tips and tricks on how to make this day memorable and free of cliches.

Go over the top

Most likely your partner will be expecting some sort of surprise on a day like this, so the best way to beat the cliche is to make a proposal as grand as possible. This is the only day when the heart arch with red flowers would look like a part of the bigger holiday. Add candles, rose petals, and live music and she would remember this proposal forever.  This type of proposal would be done better during the day or sunset so that you can see the flowers and the skyline views. This is not a night decoration so if you want to get the best of it, propose during the day.

Make it personal

The best way to break Valentine’s day cliches would be to make it as personal as possible. Create a custom neon sign,  order her favorite flowers ( it doesn’t need to be red roses),  bring pictures, and invite her friends and family. We would highly recommend planning in advance as custom things usually take longer to create. The best custom neon signs we saw so far had ” You are my fiance now”, ” If it’s not you it’s not anyone”, and “I will always choose you” written on them. Want to make it even more special, propose with the heart-cut diamond ring or pink sapphire ring. Or order the heart-shaped engagement ring  box for the occasion.

We also love when clients incorporate their dogs into the proposal, so if you have one definitely find a way to bring him over.

Surprise after surprise

Valentine’s Day is a perfect day to be extravagant and grand. Instead of creating one big moment, you can keep surprising your partner over and over again. Imagine getting home after the proposal and finding your apartment completely transformed, with flowers and a personal chef waiting to cook for you. Or if you go to the restaurant after make sure the waiter knows you just got engaged and order a celebratory dessert. Or suggest going for a drink and stumbling upon all your friends at the bar.

The main thing to keep in mind is that you need to have plans after the proposal so that you keep an exciting mood throughout the day. From what we see, a lot of clients are renting bigger venues right away, doing the proposal, and then having a huge celebration with friends and family. This is a perfect way to celebrate the brand-new engagement and have no worries about the further plans for the day.

Photography and Video

It goes without saying that you need to have a secret photographer for your engagement. In the era of Instagram, couples usually announce their engagement within the first 2 hours, so professional photos are a must. We always recommend to work with the professional team who can take secret pictures at the beginning as not to give away the surprise and give the couple a little more privacy. For the video, we would recommend asking your videographer to record the sound as its the second most important part of your proposal.

Overall, proposing on Valentine’s Day is a wonderful way to surprise your partner with a marriage proposal. This day was made to celebrate love and relationships, so why not make it extra special? But if you feel that your partner won’t appreciate sharing her engagement day with this big holiday, propose around the date. In this case, you can propose first and a couple of days later, celebrate national love day with your fiancee.

If you are planning to propose and don’t know where to start, contact us now at and our experienced team will help you to create the most unforgettable marriage proposal experience in New York.

Tatiana Caicedo

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