11 Holiday and Winter Proposal Ideas for Your Bohemian Bride (and the Products to Pull Them Off!)

11 Holiday and Winter Proposal Ideas for Your Bohemian Bride (and the Products to Pull Them Off!)
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What better time to ask your love to be your love for life than at the holidays? Because warm-and-toasty-all-over vibes! We love the idea of giving her one more reason to cherish this season. So, we’ve put together our ultimate roundup of winter and holiday marriage proposal ideas and inspiration to get you excited to pop the question, and then, perhaps pop some champagne. Of course, you’ll want your proposal to be perfect and to speak to who she is as a person. If your GF is a Bohemian bride-to-be, you’ll love these special proposal ideas tailored to her adoration of all things free-spirited and flowery. Plus, we’ll share the products you’ll need to pull off each idea, from the perfect celebration outfit for her to don at dinner when you surprise her with an engagement ring, to props for creating a winter wonderland “proposalscape.” So, grab a cup of hot cocoa and get ready to start planning a holiday engagement that’ll be the best gift your hippie honey could ever hope to get.



How to Pull off the Ultimate Holiday Marriage Proposal



One word: plan! Winging it is fine for date night, but for a proposal? No way.  She’s going to remember every detail for the rest of her life. No pressure! We’re here to help. Start your holiday proposal planning by thinking about her unique personality. For instance, if your love is more of an introvert who doesn’t like a ton of attention, a private place might be the best location for asking her to be your wife. Perhaps in front of the Christmas tree? Would she want her family and friends to be involved? Consider all the special and personal attributes of your bride-to-be, and use them as a jumping off point. You already know she loves the holidays. Is she a chocoholic? Read on for a sweet idea to propose with treats. Maybe your free-spirited GF  has mentioned she’d love to visit a certain place this time of year. A “proposal-moon” might be in order. Just don’t forget to pack the engagement ring! In the end, whether you want to go big with a horse-drawn sleigh ride or keep it simple with candles and romantic music, planning the perfect holiday proposal is about making the experience special and personal for the woman you are asking to be your wife.



Bohemian Bride Proposal Inspiration


Where to Propose:

Nothing is sweeter and more personal than an intimate engagement at home during the holidays. But if she’s always dreamed of an over-the-top proposal, the engagement would be more fun for her if you did it on vacation. Don’t have a huge budget after buying that stunning engagement ring? Plan a day trip to the country or make a reservation at a restaurant she’s been dying to try. Ask her to marry you at a holiday lights event. As the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, during a Christmas card photo shoot, at the tree farm, at the Thanksgiving dinner table … see? There are so many places to propose this time of year, it’s giving us goose bumps. Or is that the chill in the winter air?



Type of Proposal:

It’s OK to get down on one knee and simply ask her to be your wife. However, if you want to get creative with your proposal, she will certainly appreciate your efforts. Again, the type of proposal you decide upon is going to be determined by your soon-to-be wife’s personality. Does she enjoy surprises? Maybe she has nieces or nephews who can accompany her on a fun or silly scavenger hunt to find her ring. Is she low key? A Love Actuallyinspired proposal with hand-written signs might make her cry (in a good way!). Or, does she respond favorably to grand gestures? Because there’s also that scene with the “All You Need is Love” orchestral flash mob. Read on for more holiday proposal ideas that may fit your vision from our favorite retailers, including Amazon, Etsy, William Sonoma and more.



Proposal Props:

Fake snow, silly photo booth props, candles, flowers, the perfect champagne flutes. Inspired by Bohemian vibes, we have curated a list of creative and romantic proposal props that will enhance your engagement. The only thing left to do is ask her!



Other Considerations:

Her Boho spirit is one of the reasons you love her, so let that be your guide. She’s bound to adore your holiday proposal as long as it comes from the heart.




1 of 11 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Proposal Idea

Ruby and Diamond Rose Gold Band


When it comes to a proposal, all you really need is a ring. Your Boho bride-to-be will fall in love with this antique-inspired ruby bauble, encircled with a halo of diamonds, and set in rose gold with ruby and diamond accents. Forty near-perfect reviews sing this stunning red and white ring’s praises, saying it’s gorgeous, the color is beautiful, and it really shines. Your love will remember your holiday marriage proposal every time the gemstones sparkle.

Ruby 1 carat
Diamond 1/5 carat
14k white, yellow or rose gold

What Reviewers Are Saying:
The ring arrived when they said it would and in great condition. It ran true to size and was exactly as pictured. I was not disappointed at all and I love it.

2 of 11 Image Credits: Amazon

Easy Proposal Idea

Benchmark Bouquets Fresh Floral Arrangement


This romantic, Christmas-y bouquet is all you need to set the scene for a simple, romantic proposal. She’ll think she’s just getting pretty flowers that appeal to her Bohemian side, but surprise! It’s a marriage proposal. Note that these flowers arrive in bud form, but they open up within a few days, so be sure to order in advance of the big day.

Arrives with vase

What Reviewers Are Saying:
They did come with all the lilies still in bud form but they opened after a couple of days, and over a week later, they are still looking beautiful, and smell even more amazing. I've had tons of compliments and people ask where I've gotten them. I don't know why anyone would spend twice the money and buy their flowers anywhere else.

3 of 11 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Romantic Proposal Idea

Free People Adela Maxi Slip Dress


If you will be proposing during a romantic dinner, she’ll need something memorable to wear. We love this lace and ruffle-embellished, Boho-chic maxi dress in raspberry or rose for a holiday proposal photo to cherish forever. If you live in, or have traveled to a chilly place, make sure she has a cardigan she can throw on over the breezy, plunge-neck, sleeveless dress. A scarf and boots may be in order, too! Either way, this sexy dress is the perfect outfit to match her new ruby engagement ring.

Sizes XS - L
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
This dress looks absolutely amazing on, and is extremely flattering and sexy! It runs true to size.

4 of 11 Image Credits: Etsy

Cute Proposal Idea

Holiday Engagement Ornament


Wait, what’s that on the tree? It’s a Christmas ornament that says you’re engaged! And there you are, on one knee. You’re so cute! Yup, she will adore the forethought you put into ordering a personalized memento of your proposal. We love the flowers and feathers on this rustic ornament and know any free-spirited gal will, too. Congratulations.

Gold loop for hanging
3 inch diameter
1/8 inch thick

What Reviewers Are Saying:
The ornament is very pretty and nicely packaged. This will be great for an engagement gift!

5 of 11 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Proposal Idea at Home

Battery-Operated Flameless Candles


With over 1,200 favorable customer reviews, we are confident these flickering, LED battery-operated candles are just the ticket to set the scene for your at-home holiday engagement. She'll melt (pun intended) when she sees you down on one knee by (safe) candlelight in a place that's close to her heart. Good luck!

Package includes two each 4, 5, and 6-inch candles, and one each 7, 8 and 9-inch candle
2.2 inch diameter
10-key remote
2 AA batteries not included

What Reviewers Are Saying:
The different sizes as well as the flickering give a feeling of real candles. They have a kind of waxy touch! If you hold them without checking the bottom or top, you could say they are real wax candles! If you do not want them to flicker, you can also choose to have them with standing light.

6 of 11 Image Credits: Etsy

Sweet Proposal Idea

Will U Marry Me Chocolates


If your love has a sweet tooth, she'll be delighted when you propose with candy! These homemade chocolates spell out "Will U Marry Me?" and the white gift box even has a cushion for you to place the ring (size is customizable). Your boho bride-to-be is sure to appreciate the artistry behind these one-of-a-kind, super-decadent goodies. Hopefully she remembers to say "yes" before sampling!

17 chocolates
Milk, dark or white
Box size 7.5 x 4 inches
Each candy 1 inch

What Reviewers Are Saying:
This is a great item that looks just like photo. I can't wait for my son to give these to his fiancé!

7 of 11 Image Credits: Williams Sonoma

Unique Proposal Idea

Vintage Etched Coupe Glasses


Take her back in time with these vintage cocktail glasses that help infuse any engagement with romance. Perhaps your toast turns into a proposal in front of family and friends who are gathered for what your GF thinks is a holiday party. But, surprise! This is her engagement party. And she'll have a special, pretty glass with an antique-inspired floral motif from which to sip her celebratory champagne, and then keep as a memento.

Set of 4
Pedestal stem
Dishwasher safe

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I was looking for something prettier and more old-school than ugly champagne flutes. THESE were the ticket! They are beautiful and have a nice weight and feel to them. They are not flimsy. It’s like drinking prosecco at Downton Abbey. I have used them for many parties. My neighbor saw them at my house and now owns her own set.

8 of 11 Image Credits: Etsy

Funny Proposal Idea

Matching Wifey and Hubby Pajamas


Gift her with matching PJs that kinda give away she's about to be proposed to. At first she may wonder, um, why? Until she sees you with the ring! This cute holiday sleepwear with plaid bottoms and message tees that say "Hubby" and "Wifey" are ideal for a photo op post-proposal. And then you can wear them, well, forever. Egg nog optional, but recommended!

Men's sizes XS - XXL
Women's sizes XXS - XL
Bottoms cotton flannel with elasticized waistband

What Reviewers Are Saying:
This is a great item and the seller has excellent communication!

9 of 11 Image Credits: Amazon

Surprise Proposal Idea

Fake Snow


Can't quite make it to the mountains to propose? Bring the snow to you and set up a wintery scene to sweep her off her, er, skis. Just add water and watch your wintery landscape come to life. She will be enchanted and impressed by your gesture. We suggest making a snowman and then hanging the ring on his carrot nose!

4 - 60 gallons
Makes 4.8 square feet x 1 inch deep

What Reviewers Are Saying:
My son wanted snow for Christmas and we live in Texas. This was the closest thing we would get and boy was this a hit!!! It was 80 degrees and the kids were in shorts but they didn't care or know the difference. It was easy to mix up, didn't smell weird, is nontoxic, and looked like real snow.

10 of 11 Image Credits: Amazon

Creative Proposal Idea

Holiday & Christmas Party Photo Booth Props


Have some fun with your proposal. While hamming it up in a photo booth with props that say things like, "Dear Santa it was her," and "Meet me under the mistletoe," you pull out the ring. Her emotional reaction to your holiday proposal idea is caught on camera! This is the perfect social media-ready engagement. And remember, the couple that laughs together, stays together.

10 pieces
Wooden dowel sticks
Assembly required

What Reviewers Are Saying:
These are great. They are bigger than normal photo props but it was perfect because the signs were really easy to read in photos. I loved the variety in shapes and size, and they were so fun to take photos with. They were also a great quality, and didn't bend or rip easily. They came with wooden sticks and a little glob of sticky putty, and then you could put a sticker over it to attach it more securely to the sign.

11 of 11 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Modest Proposal Idea

Kate Spade Simply Sparkling Frame


For a sweet and simple holiday proposal idea, wrap up this glittery frame and say you have an idea for a photo she can place inside. Then, yeah, you know what's coming. You get down on one knee, and she's crying. Congrats on pulling off an engagement story she'll be telling for years to come.

Holds 4 x 6 photo

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I absolutely love this frame! It really added to the photo, and yet it wasn't too much of a distraction. It’s very well made and makes a really nice gift.