From November through February, an estimated one-third of all couples become engaged in the US; that means that almost 1 million couples decide to commit to one another ‘til death do them part’. Next month marks the beginning of what industry specialists have unofficially deemed “Engagement Season.” Eran Ackerman of SmarterVegas.com gives Hg2 his ideas for the perfect Las Vegas event.
“The reason for this astounding number of proposals over the course of four months each year could have something to do with the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and of course Valentine’s Day provide ample opportunity for a truly special and memorable proposal. This time of year also is responsible for a large amount of travel, with couples and families taking time off to celebrate and enjoy the holidays in destinations all over the world. What better way to propose marriage than on a very special vacation with your honey?” said Ackerman.
So, if you’re thinking this holiday season is the time to pop the question, it’s time to start planning how you will do it. Go all out and plan a proposal your soon-to-be fiancée will never forget, starting with a trip to the most exciting city in the world, Las Vegas! Although most know Las Vegas, Nevada as the wedding capital of the world, this city can also be a great place for couples to get engaged. With countless options for entertainment, attractions, world-class dining, romance and relaxation, exclusive experiences, and hotels willing to oblige the most outlandish requests, it’s not hard to plan a truly special proposal. After all, this story will be told for the rest of your lives and you need to get it right!
Most Romantic Spot to Propose
Nothing says romance like Paris, but since you’re in Las Vegas, what better place to pop the question than the award winning Eiffel Tower Restaurant at the Paris Hotel and Casino. With a magnificent view of the strip at dusk, it is quite possibly the perfect setting for those looking for a more private and romantic proposal. Be sure to call ahead and inform the staff of your plans, as they are more likely to oblige to any requests for the most coveted table in the dining room, the northwest corner overlooking the Bellagio Fountains. If you’re looking to command attention, get down on one knee in front of the Bellagio Fountains at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. You are sure to have an audience at any time during the day, but for ultimate romance aim for the sunset or night shows.
The Most Thrilling spot to propose
Feel like adding a bit more thrill to your proposal? Vegas offers countless options for the adventurous couple. Shark Dive at the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef and surprise your significant other with an underwater proposal. Be sure to book your hotel stay at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino if you decide on this option, as the dive experience is only available to overnight guests. For an even more surprising and memorable moment, break out the ring at you are about to take off on The Big Shot at Stratosphere Hotel and Casino. The ride propels you upward to the steeple of the stratosphere, 160 feet in two seconds. Talk about a rush!
The Spot with the Best View
For an unforgettable experience and an amazing view, take your honey on a helicopter tour of the Strip at night. The thrill of the lights and being thousands of feet above the ground is sure to add to excitement and memories. The helicopter tour also lands at the bottom of the Canyon, where you and your soon-to-be fiancée can enjoy a secluded picnic. Several tour companies offer such rides and deals and discounts are available, so shop around to get the best price.
The Highest Spot to Propose
The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the U.S. and the tallest building west of the Mississippi, is the place to propose if you want a stunning view of the city as your backdrop. If those statistics don’t impress your other half, the Top of the World restaurant inside the Stratosphere Tower is sure to. World-class dining and service is accompanied by 360-degree views of Sin City as the restaurant revolves every 80 minutes.
The Most Surprising Way to Propose
With some planning and a budget, you can surprise your future bride or groom with an exciting and very public proposal at a Las Vegas show. Shows like the Blue Man Group and other stage shows that allow for improvisation are ideal for incorporating your big surprise. Not only will you have a cheering audience and a stunned girlfriend or boyfriend, you’ll also have quite the story for your grandchildren.
The Cheesiest Spot to Propose
The Gondola rides at The Venetian Hotel and Casino take the cake for cheesy romance in Las Vegas. Countless couples have gotten engaged and married in this spot, and if you both have a good sense of humor and don’t mind being cliché, pop the question while being serenaded by your private gondolier while you cruise the canal that runs through the middle of the shopping plaza within the hotel. Call ahead for reservations or plan ahead and stay at The Venetian so the hotel staff can arrange for the surprise to go smoothly and for other special touches even after the big question is asked.