In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. –Lord Tennyson
Due to the pandemic, the past two years saw many wedding plans cancelled or delayed. Some couples altered their plans and had Zoom weddings instead. But despite pandemic-related chaos, or perhaps because close quarters quarantine sparked some romances, many couples got engaged during the pandemic and are now planning weddings. The new year is seeing a boom in the wedding industry. There will be an estimated 2.5 million weddings in 2022, which is the most the U.S. has seen since 1984.
As businesses open up it becomes easier to plan an engagement, so there’s no excuse for not doing something creative and memorable. Here are some ideas to inspire those thinking of tying the knot:
- Create a scavenger hunt and be waiting at the final location with the ring.
- Write a poem or song.
- The tried but true hide-the-ring-in-the-dessert.
- Write a message in the sand on a secluded beach and then bring your loved one back to that spot.
- Hire a small plane to fly a custom banner.
- Propose on vacation. This works not only for romantic destinations like Paris or Hawaii, but also unexpected places and times like on a winter hike in a national park.
- Incorporate the proposal into a board game or other fun activity with friends.
- Propose at an Escape Room.
Red Lantern Escape Rooms in Brea has had the privilege of hosting several engagements over four years of operation. Their award-winning game, Midnight on the Bayou, offers a customizable proposal experience by incorporating the couple’s special song into the game, and by altering the recorded dialogue so that the person doing the proposing is handed the spotlight. A video is taken of the special moment and the couple is congratulated with confetti and flowers when they exit the game.
Businesses are opening, restrictions are dropping, the weather is warming, spring is…springing, and it’s a great time to get engaged.