Post # 1
hi everyone. I knew new to this, I am hoping to propose to my girlfriend this winter. I have purchased her a tiffany ring and we are going to London for new year as we normally do to celebrate. I was going to pop the question there after a meal at Gordon Ramseys.
However, last week ewe booked 3 nights in Rome in February.
my question would be, where should I propose? no place has sentimental values so either would be fine. owe do go to london quite a lot so I’m not sure whether it would be ‘safe’ I just think Rome might have the edge?
but it just means I have to hold onto the ring for a little longer?
Post # 3
I, personally, love the idea of a proposal happening in Rome. It seems like such a romantic city. Best of luck to you!
Post # 4
I say London.
Then Rome can be a relaxed (belated) engagement celebration.
London around the holidays is such a magical place. Plus, it is already a special place for the two of you, so why not make it more special.
Which Gordon Ramsay restaurant are you going to? I took my Darling Husband to Petrus for his birthday and it was phenomenal.
Post # 5
I’ve never been to either so I have no actual advice, but are you sure you want to marry her? You can always ask me.. in either Rome or London with the Tiffany engagement ring. 😉
Kidding! Best of luck!
Post # 6
Rome sounds really romantic, but as a girl waiting for a ring myself, I’d rather get a propsal sooner since Rome doesnt hold any particular sentimental value
Post # 7
Darling Husband and I travelled from Vancouver-Sydney-Auckland wtith a few nights in each city; he’d planned to propose in Sydney on my birthday, but got nervous that either I would find the ring, or he’d lose the ring, so he proposed our first morning in Vancouver. You don’t have to have a sentimental attachment to the place where you propose; you’ll create your own. I’d say propose before your flight to London or upon landing, and unless your girl has already stated otherwise, I’d avoid proposing in the middle of a restaurant. It’s really awkward to be the center of attention like that, especially a place that gets as big a crowd as any of the Ramsay restaurants; something a little more private may be more special in the long run.
Post # 8
Hmm..I think London at Xmas time would be cute (& sooner!!). I’d say go for it in London! 😉 Then you can celebrate in Rome.
Post # 9
@jd188912: I say London, mainly because you often go there…and she will least expect it. Then you two can enjoy Rome as a newly engaged couple
Post # 10
i agree with the others who say london is sooner and lovely in the winter. why keep her waiting longer when Rome doesn’t have that sentimental factor?
Post # 11
Yep, the sooner the better. And then Rome will be an even more amazing trip because you’ll be celebrating 🙂
Post # 12
thank you everyone, well it’s not that it’s not sentimental, I just thought Rome may be more romantic what with new surroundings and sights. The Gordon Ramsay restaurant is the Maze grill, I wasn’t going to ask her there, I was going to wait until midnight somewhere near the fireworks.
she isn’t expecting the proposal at all, it will really be a surprise, so I don’t think she will have it in her mind that I will be asking, what do you think to Rome in the winter? Near the Pantheon or St Angelo castle? The Vatican…
thia is so hard
Post # 13
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I agree with others… London!! Then you can bask in your newly minted engaged status in beautiful Rome later. 🙂 Congrats to you both!!
Post # 14
I think it is a lovely idea but I just want to give you a word of warning, London on NYE is absolutly mental. It is a struggle to get anywhere as public transport is so busy and millions of people are pushing to get to the fireworks. It will be hard to find a quiet spot to even get down on one knee without having people rushing past you (I can just imagine someone ending up on their backside whilst on one knee because some drunk Londoner has accidently knocked them over).
However if you do want to propose on NYE it could still be completely romantic as there are so many beautiful squares and green spots in London. You could maybe walk her back after the fireworks to wherever you’re staying and find one en route (or google it beforehand). Most people do travel by public transport so above ground should be much calmer. You could also do it during the day instead and have the meal and fireworks as further celebration.
If you need some tips on good spots in London please feel welcome to ask!
Post # 15
Ohh just saw you said you normally go to London for NY to celebrate. In which case ignore my comment because you will already know what it is like
Post # 16
hmmm… thanks for the info.
i think I’ll think it through.. we stop every year at Hilton on Park lane every new year eve for past 6 years together.
i just think London wont have that ‘edge’ to proposing in Rome