Portsmouth, NH (PressExposure) December 04, 2006 -- December is here, and not only is it the most wonderful time of the year; it's also the most popular time to pop the question. Almost 1 million couples will get engaged this holiday season. Many of those pre-engaged men and women will turn to the web for a creative holiday-inpsired proposal idea. To help them get started, Elegala.com, a comprehensive ad-free wedding planning resource, has released a list of the top ten ways to pop the question in true holiday style.
1. Silent Night
Ah, the first snowfall...the sparkling white silence, the blanketed landscape catching the glow of the twinkling lights and stars above. The season's natural landscape sets the perfect ambiance for a romantic marriage proposal. Take a moonlit stroll through the new fallen snow, and ask her to be your wife.
2. Jingle Bell Rock
Arrange for the two of you to put up the holiday decorations together. Carefully attach a sparkling rock to her favorite ornament, and give it to her once all the rest have been placed on the tree.
3. And a Happy New Year
Ringing in the New Year goes hand in hand with a glass (or two) of the bubbly. Make hers extra sweet by dropping a dazzling diamond in her glass, and present it to her at the stroke of midnight.
4. Let it Snow
Ask her in a winter wonderland; write "Will You Marry Me" in fresh snow.
5. All She Wants for Christmas
If you suspect she may be on alert for a marriage proposal this holiday season, throw her off track during your gift exchange. Give her a typical present, and when she starts to think that it's not happening this time, suddenly remember another gift - and surprise her with the ring.
6. Home for the Holidays
Dreading the annual day of airport mayhem required to visit your families for the holidays? If you'll be traveling together this season, make it a trip to remember. Stowe the engagement ring in your carry-on (un-wrapped of course), and have the boarding attendants announce a message for passenger (her name). Then pop the question just before you're about to board. Hey, they may even bump you up to first class.
7. Caroling, Caroling
Have carolers come to the door and sing her favorite holiday tune - modifying one of the verses to say "will you marry me."
8. Hooray for "Christmas Vacation"
Plan a night in to cuddle up and watch your favorite holiday film. Make a bowl of popcorn and place the ring at the bottom. When the popcorn's almost finished, grab the ring and propose. (just don't eat the ring!)
9. Santa Baby
Arrange to play Santa at a family or social Christmas party you'll be attending with your honey. Have one of your friends convince her to sit on Santa's lap. Be sure to tell her what Santa wants for Christmas - for her to be your wife!
10. Sleigh Ride
Many towns and cities offer carriage rides or tours to view the festive holiday regalia. On a particularly chilly evening, take your sweetie on a ride under the holiday lights. Propose while snuggling together under a blanket on a romantic "sleigh ride" through town.