Marriage Proposal Trends 2024

Marriage Proposal Trends 2024

Ever wondered how to have the perfect, unique proposal? We know everyone likes to be original, which is why Enchanting Engagements always strives for personalizing and customizing pieces to add in your proposal. If you were to google search “proposals”, I’m sure the first thing you notice would be roses. Roses are a staple piece that symbolizes love, passion, and romance. Roses are a big part of our proposals, but we use them in different ways that are conducive to our couple/client’s story, relationship, and overall journey together. We use roses as individual stems, petals, and bouquets, and incorporate them into our aisles, red carpets, heart-shaped pieces where our clients get down on one knee, in vases, in centerpieces, and even as a mantle to decorate our sweets and champagne tables.

nyc proposal ideas

In addition to roses, we like to work with all types of flowers. Some of you may want to gear away from roses because you may think they’re too generic, or too basic and you may be looking for something more original for your partner. We’ve taken our time to study the maintenance and needs of many flowers to make sure you get the best of the best during your proposal day. We notice that other popular flowers we get requested are peonies and tulips. Peonies look super gentle, pure, and innocent, which adds a level of class and intimacy to our setups. Tulips are definitely an attention grabber! These flowers don’t need much support from other decor pieces, as they pop on their own. We love to use them in individual vases, as their size and look flourish enough by themselves.

You may ask how else can I be more original and less generic. We always recommend playing with color and certain themes. We have been mixing popular themes this year with timeless elements, like roses, to give our clients the ultimate romantic scene. For example, you can use roses but mix them with pampas grass and give it a more boho, beachy feel, and/or use colored tulips to give your proposal a more tropical, bright energy, especially for a partner that has a super bubbly, outgoing personality. Overall, the best-recommended way to do a proposal is to use a mix of timeless elements with a trendy theme and always, always add touches that are personal to your partner, such as their favorite hobbies, flowers, activities, shows, etc that’ll show them you thought with intention and purpose to make this proposal an unforgettable experience!

proposal ideas in new york city, enchanting engagements lead proposal planner

How to Plan a Romantic and Effortless Surprise Marriage Proposal?

How to Plan a Romantic and Effortless Surprise Marriage Proposal?

You’ve found love, whether it was in high school, college, or through your dating app.
Now it’s time to make it stick – but planning the perfect proposal is no mean feat.
What is the Process of Planning a Marriage Proposal?
When it comes to marriage proposals, there are no set rules. It’s about the person proposing and their partner. Some people might want a big proposal with a romantic dinner and an engagement ring, while others might prefer something more low-key.
A marriage proposal should be thoughtful and well-planned for maximum success. It is a magical moment where you get to ask the one you love to spend the rest of their life with you. You can ask friends and family for help in executing the plan or help with finding the right ring. Or, if you’re planning a surprise proposal, ask us!

Tips For The Best Way To Ask Someone To Marry You

Planning the perfect marriage proposal can be a daunting task. There are many things to think about, and you want it to be perfect.
The first thing you should do is decide on the location for your proposal. This can be tricky because it needs to be somewhere your partner will love but also somewhere that you feel comfortable. If you like a public or touristy place, ensure that it doesn’t make your partner uncomfortable or put them on edge. You should also consider what time of day is best for the proposal – this will depend on what season it is and how long they usually take to get ready if you’re thinking of morning. You may also want to think about what you want to do after the engagement to decide the time. You can plan your surprise proposal to be followed by dinner or lunch to call it a day.

proposal planning in new york city

5 Expert Tips from Enchanting Engagements on How to Plan the Perfect Marriage Proposal

Pick your location:
New York has some amazing proposal locations, and we can help you pick one that suits your preferences. If you’re comfortable with a public proposal Central Park has some of the best locations like Bethesda terrace, summerhouse, cop cot, and ladies’ pavilion. Simply let us know the location of your choice!
Before you pick a location, you must ensure your partner is comfortable too. Since you’re the one who is planning, don’t forget to incorporate their preferences too, cause at the end of the day, you’re doing it for them.

Incorporate music:
Every romantic scene is incomplete without background music, or so we say. If you wish to take the surprise proposal to a whole different level, ensure both of your favorite melodies are playing when they arrive. Many of our couples have live musicians and believe us, it’s the final flourish.

Make sure she loves how she looks:
This one is important since it’s a memory both of you will cherish forever. You may have to lie, but it is for the greater good!
One of our clients had their partner think they were going to the Fireman’s Ball. Her reaction was priceless, and most importantly she was dressed for it.

Hire an Engagement Photographer:
Hiring a professional photographer will ensure you capture every moment of your proposal. If your partner has no idea, you will treasure epic reactions. We repeatedly say, please don’t trust your future sister-in-law and her iPhone!
Believe us, your partner will love you more for finding somebody to document this special occasion. Visit our Instagram to see some epic reactions and photos from surprise proposals.

Personalize for your partner:
Remember, it is about the two of you. You will ask them to marry you, but tell them why you want to marry them.
Reference to things that are just between the two of you like a special memory, or words. You can also include her favorite song or movie reference. Recently, one of our clients incorporated Harry Potter references into their surprise proposal as their partner is a huge fan. They also had a live musician playing Harry Potter music in the background, while we included fog and the train for the feel.

Finally, Enchanting Engagements can help you plan the most Romantic Marriage Proposal that you and your partner will cherish forever. We are expert surprise proposal planners in New York and also cater to personalized and customized preferences.

rooftop proposals nyc

The Ultimate Guide to Celeb Engagement Rings: Here Are The Best Ones

The Ultimate Guide to Celeb Engagement Rings: Here Are The Best Ones

The engagement ring is a symbol of love, commitment, and eternal love. It is the most precious gift that a man gives to his woman. The engagement ring is not just about the size and the design, it also has a lot to do with the type of metal used.

Some people prefer gold because it is considered to be more valuable, and more durable. But others prefer platinum because it is less expensive and less likely to tarnish or become scratched over time.

As you know, many styles have risen in popularity over the years. It is due to several factors, including celebrity engagement trends such as the Bennifer (Ben and Jennifer) wedding or simply thanks to a surge of individual style influencers. Although celebrity engagements might not be forever, it is still nice to be able to look towards them for inspiration. Celebrity engagement rings are a great way to show people what you find aesthetically pleasing. Even before social media, celebs were always admired for their style and trends.

Getting engaged can be a time of excitement and also butterflies. While it’s always fun to pick out rings, finding the perfect one can be intimidating, to say the least. Here are some uniquely gorgeous and our favorite celebrities’ engagement rings to inspire you.

Jennifer Lopez
An 8.5-carat green diamond ring

Kourtney Kardashian
An elongated oval-shaped solitaire diamond ring on a pavé band, between 10 to 12
An 18-carat diamond ring

Ariana Grande
An oval-shaped diamond with a single pearl, 5 to 7 carats

Lily Collins
A unique bezel-set rose-cut diamond ring

Kate Middleton
An 18-carat sapphire and diamond ring

Megan Fox
Ahe emerald (her birthstone) and the diamond (his birthstone) set on two magnetic

Cardi B
The oversized, pear-shaped eight-carat diamond in a halo setting is surrounded by smaller tapered diamonds.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas
A cushion-cut diamond set in a silver or platinum band, surrounded by smaller tapered baguettes.

Hailey Bieber
An oval-shaped diamond set on an 18K gold band

Julia Stiles
A simple round diamond set on a slim gold band

Jamie Chung
A classic round-cut diamond engagement ring paired with a pavé split-shank band

Olivia Wilde
A round-cut diamond surrounded by an emerald-colored halo of diamonds, set in a yellow gold band

Blake Lively
A large oval-cut center stone with a light pink oval diamond, set in rose gold with pavé diamonds

How Much Do Celebrities Spend On Their Engagement Rings?

The average person spends about $5,000 on their engagement ring. However, when it comes to celebrities, the price can go up as high as $250,000. Some of the most expensive engagement rings belong to celebrities like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who spent $10 million on their rings.

The engagement rings that celebrities wear are often worth more than what the average person can afford, but the most expensive one is not always the most popular. For example, Beyoncé’s $5 million ring was beaten by Tom Cruise’s $10 million ring.

The world’s most expensive engagement ring belongs to a billionaire diamond merchant Laurence Graff and his wife Anne-Charlotte. The ring cost $48 million, but they have only worn it once because it was too uncomfortable to wear daily.

Lesson – Don’t go by the price, but pick what you love!

Did you know that Enchanting Engagements can help you find the ring of your dreams, too? Contact us to find out more!

Final Thoughts

The idea of getting an engagement ring led by your favorite celeb can be tempting, but if you’re not 100% set on the type of ring or have no clue what type to get, it might be best to avoid making a purchase yet.

Wedding rings are not cheap, and while you would need a lot of money for the same engagement ring as a celeb, you can always go for look-alikes that fit your budget. Remember, an engagement ring is only the beginning of the many expenses to follow.

















Romantic Ways To Show Your Partner Appreciation During The Thanksgiving Season

Romantic Ways To Show Your Partner Appreciation During The Thanksgiving Season

It’s easy to get caught up in our daily routine, which can sometimes blind us from appreciating those around us. As we enter the holiday season, this is the perfect time of the year to display love and gratitude to our partner. Our fairies at Enchanting Engagements have come up with romantic ways to show your appreciation to your partner, so sit down, relax, grab that warm cup of cocoa and allow us to present to you what could possibly make your partner feel the most loved.

One way to show your gratitude towards your partner is by displaying affection such as getting them a bouquet of flowers. Flowers are a great representation of showing that your partner is not only in your heart but in your thoughts. It’s safe to say that we all live busy lives, whether we put a lot of focus in our workforce or studies, so with a simple gesture, your partner will feel warm and blissful. 

Another way to show your gratitude is by taking something off your partner’s plate. Perhaps there is a chore they do daily in which they don’t necessarily enjoy, step in and give them a hand! Not only will you help them do something that will be a relief to them, but you’ll show your partner that you’re thinking about them and grateful to be with that person. 

Lastly, a great way to show your gratitude is to tune into your emotional side and leave them a note. This note could consist of the reasons why you love your partner, the reasons why they make you smile, or why you are grateful for your partnership with this person. The note could be left on top of their pillow, in their car, in their bag, or even in their mailbox if they live somewhere else. This is one of the best ways to show your gratitude because just the thought you put into writing the note will speak volumes from your partner’s perspective.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving from our fairies at Enchanting Engagements. 

Women can propose too

Women can propose too

It’s okay to break out of societal expectations, it’s the 21st century! Marriage is one of the most important, yet memorable milestones in your life. Everyone has different ways and perspectives on how a proposal should go, but there are no rules when it comes to spending the rest of your life with your significant other. Love is love and love wins. 

The toxic trend of only one partner proposing to the other based on gender has been holding us back for way too long. According to The Atlantic, 97% of men propose to their female partners, which means that only 3% of women are open-minded to plan a proposal themselves. Today, many stereotypes are being challenged to transform people’s minds, so it’s a perfect time to challenge this one as well. 

One reason for women to propose first is because proposing is a huge decision that can shape the rest of your life, so why would 97% of women who are certain about getting married just wait around for it to happen? The answer is quite simple. Women are still being ostracized for breaking traditional relationship norms. However, as times are changing attitudes towards women proposing bring one clear insight: if you want to, go for it

There are a plethora of famous women who have proposed to their significant other, such as award-winning actress Kristen Bell. Her husband, Dax Shepard, had proposed to her in 2009, but the couple pledged not to get married until everyone legally could. The Supreme Court then ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which states, “that no State, territory, or possession of the United States or Indian tribe shall be required to give effect to any marriage between persons of the same sex under the laws of any other such jurisdiction…”. Bell celebrated marriage equality by asking Shepard to marry her. 

The American singer-songwriter star P!nk, took her marital status into her own hands by proposing to motocross star Carey Hart at the Pro 250 class finals. Six months later the couple tied the knot, and now share a daughter and son. 

Be the captain of your fate, don’t wait.