The holiday season is upon us. With it comes cooler temperatures and festive energy. It’s certainly a special time of year, especially up here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Watching the first frost of the season transform the mountains into a shimmering fairyland is always surreal. A sure sign that it’s time to pull out your cozy knitted sweaters and maybe a thick scarf or two. It’s the time of year that you want to cuddle up next to that special someone and soak it all up before it slips past. Am I the only one that thinks the end of the year flies by as soon as November comes around?!? If you’re thinking about popping the question, now is a great time to do it. Here are 3 reasons why you should consider a November proposal.
1. You’ve got extra time off around the holidays.
There’s no better way to enjoy your engagement than with family and friends by your side. Chances are you have some extra time off around the holidays, so this makes it the perfect time to propose. You’ll have extra time to relax with your sweetie and plenty of time for celebrating. Most likely you’ll have family in town, and you’ll get to share the news in person, which makes it that much sweeter.
2. Cooler temperatures mean more cuddles.
Frosty nights, bonfires, and the crunch of colorful leaves under my boots. These are a few of my favorite things about November. Propose in November and you’re guaranteed to get extra cozy with your honey. Depending on where you live, you have plenty of proposal options for November, too. Perhaps the leaves are just starting to change color, providing the perfect backdrop for a glowing proposal. Or maybe you’re planning to propose somewhere with a higher elevation (think NC mountains), and the leaves have already dropped. Consider taking a hike, popping the question, and enjoying a view for miles. There are so many great proposal spots right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
3. A slightly longer than average engagement period has its perks.
If you propose in November, you can hold off on the planning for a little longer and really just enjoy being engaged. The average engagement period is roughly 14.5 months. If you pop the question in November, but still want to have a spring or summer wedding, you’re giving yourselves about 5 extra months. Five extra months sounds like a lot, but in the grand scheme of things it can really help reduce the stress of wedding planning. After all, you’ve got your whole lives ahead of you… why rush it?
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Author: Megan Biddix