How to plan your Valentine’s Day proposal

Valentine’s Day is popularly regarded as the most romantic day of the year, so it’s no surprise that it’s a favourite date for wedding proposals. Here are some ideas from event planners at Idle Winds restaurant and function venue near Johannesburg for making your proposal perfect.

  • Surprise her: Many partners expect a Valentine’s Day proposal, so try and think out of the box to make the event a special surprise. This year, Valentine’s Day is a Sunday – so why not make a weekend of it? You can go hot air ballooning, water-skiing and dine in great restaurants – and then propose as you walk into the honeymoon suite that you booked as a surprise.
  • Know your future spouse: If your partner loves being the centre of attention and the life of a party, a great idea would be to book a function venue and invite all your friends and family to share in your romantic proposal and celebrations. However, if your partner likes more intimate gestures, you can plan a romantic picnic for two in your venue’s private gardens or a secluded table in an acclaimed restaurant.
  • Get the ring: Whatever you do, don’t leave this till the last minute. This is a ring that symbolises your love for each other and future together, so spend some time looking at different jewellers and ring options. If you want the ring custom-made, it’s going to take a bit longer, so be sure that you have it well in advance of the big day.
  • Ask for help: Planning your proposal should be fun, not stressful, so don’t be afraid to ask for help from people who can keep a secret! Whether you need her best friend to help you choose a ring or an event planner to decorate your venue and organise the perfect getaway, there are plenty of people who would love to help you pull off this special occasion.

Idle Winds – Romance is in the air at our function venue and restaurant

At Idle Winds, a countryside wedding venue just 14kms from Fourways, we’re passionate about creating the perfect romantic atmosphere. Our award-winning restaurant offers a special Valentine’s Day menu developed by the head chef as well as an extensive wine selection – and bubbly, of course!

If you want to plan something a little different, we can offer you the use of our different function rooms – including a ballroom and a beautiful terrace – to accommodate gatherings of any size. We also offer well appointed on-site accommodation, including a honeymoon suite. Our staff is on hand to help you plan and pull off the perfect proposal, so contact us today.