Hello, hopeless romantics! So, you’ve decided to pop the big question in the most romantic city in the world: Paris. Congratulations! You’re in for a heartwarming, unforgettable experience that will be cherished for a lifetime.
But where do you start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in this ultimate guide on how to propose in Paris.
Chapter 1: Setting the scene
1. Choosing the Perfect Location
Before we dive into the details, consider whether you want to choose a public place, where your love story can be witnessed by the world, or a private spot, where your proposal will be an intimate, secret shared only between the two of you.
Paris has both, so you have the choice to create the perfect atmosphere for your unique love story.
Proposing at the Eiffel Tower area is a classic choice. If your partner doesn’t mind the spotlight, it’s perfect. The tower’s dazzling light sets a magical backdrop.
At Les Entremetteuses, we’ve selected the best private rooftops, each with its own special charm. Our favorite, the Terrasse Eiffel is the closest private terrace to the Eiffel Tower, which will guarantee your partner’s amazement at such a view. On the other hand, the Copernic rooftop is a very romantic spot offering a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower. You’ll find links to our various locations below: https://entremetteusesparis.com/tarifs/
2. Picking the Right Time
The magic of your proposal moment is significantly influenced by the time of the day. The City of light truly lives up to its name at sunrise, when Paris gently awakens; consider this time if you are really into proposing in public without having people around.
Sunsets bring a romantic glow, it is our favorite time of the day as you’ll have the most beautiful skies in your photos.
And of course proposing under the starry Parisien sky is pure magic.
We will help you keep an eye on the weather forecast to ensure your plans aren’t rained on, it is essential for the perfect atmosphere.
3.Picking the Right Date:
Choosing the right date for your proposal is key. Consider your partner’s favorite season or a special date for both of you.
Paris shines in the spring with blooming flowers and mild weather. Strolls along the Seine or through charming gardens like Luxembourg or Parc des Buttes-Chaumont are at their most enchanting during this season.
In the summer Parisiens embrace the sunny days with picnics, street Cafes and boat rides on the Seine. If you both enjoy outdoor activities, summer might be your ideal time for a proposal.
Paris transforms into a city of romantic hues in the fall. Leaves turn golden, and the weather remains pleasant. Fewer tourists provide an intimate atmosphere for your proposal.
If you’re looking for a cozy, intimate atmosphere, winter in Paris can be truly magical. The city’s holiday lights and festive decorations create a warm ambiance. Just remember to bundle up and prepare for occasional rain.
Ultimately, the choice of season depends on your and your partner’s preferences. Consider what resonates most with your love story, and you’ll find the perfect backdrop for your proposal in the City of Love!
Chapter 2: The Engagement Ring:
1. Buying the precious Ring:
Choose the The engagement ring is a symbol of your love and commitment. Before you embark on this journey, do some detective work to learn about your partner’s ring preferences. Pay attention to their style, and don’t hesitate to ask their friends or family for guidance.
Additionally, consider ethical options like lab-grown diamonds, which are not only sustainable but also equally as stunning.
2. Keeping the Ring Safe:
After selecting the perfect ring, it’s crucial to safeguard it until the moment you propose. Securing ring insurance should be a top priority, providing you with peace of mind throughout your journey.
It is essential to avoid hiding the ring in your checked luggage. Instead keep it close by, securely tucked away in a concealed zip pocket, ensuring it is always within your reach.
Chapter 3: Planning the proposal
1. Creating the perfect moment:
Crafting the perfect moment requires thoughtful consideration. Think about your partner’s personality, the story of your relationship, and what would make this moment unique and special. Include her favorite color or flower as part of the decoration. Incorporate shared memories or inside jokes that only the two of you understand – this personal touch will make the proposal incredibly meaningful.
At Les Entremetteuses, we understand that every love story is unique, which is why we’re committed to creating a setting that perfectly reflects your desires.
Imagine a romantic setting where every detail has been carefully thought out to amaze your loved one. Hundreds of red, white or pink roses, depending on your taste, accompanied by a heart-shaped arch and flickering candles would fill your future wife with wonder.
If you prefer a more intimate setting, we can organize a private dinner on the terrace of a beautiful hotel. The candles flicker, the table is elegantly set, and every dish is carefully prepared to make this an unforgettable moment.
Or perhaps you’ve always dreamed of declaring your love on the big screen? We can reserve a private cinema room just for the two of you. The lights go down, making way for your love story projected onto the screen, and it’s there, surrounded by the magical atmosphere of a cinema, that you pop the question.
2. Your suppliers:
Hiring a professional photographer and a videographer is very essential. Capturing the genuine reactions from the moment she realizes what is happening, to the moment you put the ring on her finger is a lifelong souvenir. Their expertise will ensure that every emotional detail of the moment is immortalized. These photographs will be treasures that you and your partner will cherish forever.
The presence of the musician is an added value, having someone playing your song and her favorite love songs is very touching and exclusive, it will add a special feel to your event.
Chapter 4: The Big Day:
1. Dress to Impress:
On this big day, dress to impress! Choose an outfit that makes you feel confident and represents your unique style. Keep in mind that you’ll want to look your absolute best in your proposals photos that will capture the moment you both say “yes”!
2. Excuses to Make her Dress Up:
Without ruining the surprise you can encourage your partner to dress up to add an extra layer of magic to the moment, and to make sure that she will love her looks in her proposal photos.
Plan an evening out:
Suggest a romantic evening out in Paris. Mention that you’d love to have a special dinner at a charming Parisian restaurant after enjoying a day exploring the city. This will naturally prompt your partner to think about dressing nicely.
Mention the Photography:
If you’ve hired a photographer for the proposal (as suggested in Chapter 3, explain how beautiful the photos will be and how they’ll be cherished forever. Knowing that these moments will be captured may encourage your partner to put some thought into their outfit.
“Hidden Bar Scenario”:
Les Entremetteuses always suggest this scenario that fits perfectly well if you’ve booked a private rooftop. Hidden bars and gems are very common in Paris, and having this immersive experience is on everyone’s to-do list when visiting the city. So tell her that you have found the most secretive bar and you are very excited to experience this with her.
Practice your Speech:
Crafting a heartfelt speech is essential for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Practice speaking your words confidently but naturally, so you can express your love and commitment eloquently. Consider writing down your thoughts, refining them, and rehearsing in front of a mirror to ensure you convey your emotions seamlessly.
Chapter 5: The Grand Finale:
1.1 Pop the question:
As we approach the grand finale of your meticulously prepared Parisian wedding proposal, let’s take a look at the art of popping the question:
Imagine yourself hand-in-hand with your beloved, bathed in the glow of Parisian lights. For this cinematic moment, position yourself facing each other (in profile so we can see both your faces in the photos), making sure to capture the backdrop of your chosen iconic location. As you feel the anticipation building, express your love in heartfelt words, recounting the journey that brought you both to this remarkable point.
Then, as the magic lingers in the air, let the timeless tradition unfold – gracefully take a knee, symbolizing commitment and love. This singular act, a gesture as timeless as the city itself, will engrave your proposal into the cherished memories of your shared history. Let the nervousness overwhelm you, savor the connection and let your love shine as bright as the stars.
Right now, surrounded by the romance of Paris, you’re not just asking a question; you’re creating a memory that will be happily recounted for years to come.
1.2 The Beginning of Forever in the City of LOVE:
Congratulations on reaching the end of our guide to proposing in the City of Love – Paris! As you prepare to take this momentous step, remember that Paris is not just a backdrop; it’s a witness to the beginning of your journey together. With each detail carefully considered – from the location and time to the ring and attire – you’ve crafted a proposal unique to your love story.
Now, as you stand ready to utter those significant words, take a deep breath and soak in the magic of the moment. Paris, with its timeless charm, is ready to embrace the beginning of your forever. May your proposal be filled with love, joy, and the promise of a lifetime of shared dreams.
As you navigate the charming streets, sail along the Seine, and bask in the glow of the Eiffel Tower, cherish every step and savor every glance. Your love story, intertwined with the spirit of Paris, is a beautiful journey in the making.
Here’s to the love that knows no bounds, to the promises shared beneath the city lights, and to the beginning of your forever in the City of Love. Bon voyage, dear romantics, and may your love story continue to unfold in the most beautiful chapters imaginable. 💖💍