10 February 2023
There is a new travel trend: the Engagement Holiday! Chances are, like us, you know someone close to you who has been proposed to on holiday! Because what could be more romantic than going on holiday with your love, and being asked to marry there at sunset? This phenomenon is becoming increasingly popular, and is also known as the Engagement Holiday!
The Engagement Holiday trend emerged after Prince William's proposal to his beloved Kate during their holiday in Kenya. Which other celebrities followed in this trend? Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian during a weekend getaway in San Francisco, Johannes Huebl proposed to Olivia Palermo in St Barts and Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross got engaged in Hawaii!
Besides the request for champagne and rose petals, when booking romantic holidays, people are also increasingly asking about unique locations for a marriage proposal. Especially in America, there was a growing demand for special locations where someone could be proposed to. Some smart holiday providers, such as the Gaylord Palms Resort in Florida and the Montage Laguna Beach resort in Los Angeles, are capitalising on this trend by offering their so-called 'Engagementcation offers'. Here, men & women are helped by the hotel staff to plan their proposal to perfection! All that is then left for you to do is get down on your knees and propose (AND pay the fairly pricey bill, of course).
However, relationship experts are not very enthusiastic. Indeed, they claim that the high cost of yet another wedding item (besides the wedding, the dress and the honeymoon) can create stress in relationships, which can strain relationships. So, if your discussions are already often about money, it does not seem smart to us to book an EXTRA holiday purely for the sake of your marriage proposal.
But where do you leave the ring if you share one suitcase together, or if your partner always packs everything and knows where to find it? At TravelSupermarket, they have come up with the perfect invention on this: the I do-derant... This packaging looks like a deodorant, which is smaller than 100ml and therefore allowed in hand luggage, has a secret 'compartment' where you can safely hide the ring.
No one will expect a ring in a deodorant bottle, but whether it's really inconspicuous to suddenly carry a completely different kind of deo we wonder. Hopefully, while packing, your girlfriend won't swap that weird deo for your normal one last-minute without you knowing anything about it.
A proposal on your holiday will make it unforgettable! Are you going on holiday with your boyfriend or girlfriend and have you been thinking about a proposal? Order your engagement ring NOW at DiamondsByMe and we'll put the icing on the cake!