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Valentines day engagement – tips and advice

Image courtesy of Wine Therapy, Cowes - they had a proposal in their shop!

Have you been planning on getting engaged on the Isle of Wight this Valentines day? We are sure there will be a few engagements announced on Facebook the evening of the 14th Feb 2013 and we hope those lovely nearly weds will be making their way to Wight Wedding Days to read our blog on ‘planning your wedding on the Isle of Wight’. But if you have been planning on asking that all important question next week but want reassurance or some optional added extras, we have a few.


On the topic of Public Displays of Affection (PDA’s) – if you know that your partner won’t be embarrassed or even mortified that you have popped the question in front of others then it can be a lovely gesture. To let people know without inhibitions that you want to spend the rest of your life with this person, can be quite romantic. However, some others find it all a bit too embarrassing and would prefer a private intimate proposal. You will know that person the best to make the decision.

Don’t get drunk, but maybe take their favourite tipple so you can relax in the moment and your tongue won’t get tied when trying to ask the question. Too much and the wrong words may come out.

If you aren’t opting for a public display of affection with the general public watching or even just family and friends, then make sure you choose somewhere memorable or with some meaning to you both. It will add to the moment and might be somewhere you go to again in the future.

Some people would like to be told why you want to marry them and what impact you have had on their lives. What you choose to say can be the dealmaker or breaker. Not to put too much pressure on you but try to have a think through what you might say and how that will be received. Sometimes a simple ‘will you marry me?’ is enough.

If you aren’t a very creative or romantic person normally then going out of your way to be creative in how you choose to propose can be just the gesture you need to get the result you want. Proving you are willing to go out of your comfort zone to tell them how much you love them and why you want to spend the rest of your life with them makes for a proposal to be spoken about past your wedding day.

Don’t forget to take an engagement ring with you, or at least the promise of finding an engagement ring together. Perhaps take something else to give as a substitute.

On the Isle of Wight there are lots of places you can go for a good view and there are even some venues with unique opportunities to gain access to private places to propose. Osborne House is offering that this Valentines day. You can go to the top of the clock tower for £60 with tours of the house and beach plus some champagne. This offers unique views of the grounds and the Spinnaker Tower. A unique one off experience makes for a great proposal story.


Valentines day is the perfect way to disguise a proposal as your partner will expect to be going out or doing something special. Takes some of the stress off of keeping it all secretive and your partner thinking you are acting out of the ordinary. Embrace the day as the perfect opportunity to propose and get engaged, and if you have been thinking about it then you could still turn the plans you’ve made into an engagement.

If you want any other help and advice getting engaged on the Isle of Wight then just get in touch, we’d be happy to help you.


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