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WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS PROPOSALS DESTINATIONS


Nail the perfect proposal with our guide to the best places to get down on one knee, writes Katie McGonagle


@katie_mcgonagle


I


f there was no little blue box on Valentine’s Day last week,


fear not – Christmas Eve has overtaken the February festival as the most popular day to get engaged, so there’s still time. But did you know more than


a third of couples decide to tie the knot on holiday, according to a survey of more than 2,000 readers of You & Your Wedding? So what better way to make sure you win that wedding booking or get a head start on crafting the honeymoon, than by showing your skill in making sure the proposal goes to plan? Discretion is key here – there’s no point putting the perfect proposal in place if you let the cat out of the bag with a confirmation email or follow-up call. But why not draw your customers’


attention to the fact you can book romantic extras, and see where it might lead? We’ve worked out some of the


best places to propose, so you can concentrate on getting the details right.


w ON THE BEACH Writing the words ‘will you marry me’ in the soft Caribbean sand is about the surest way to get the answer you’re after, so a romantic beach proposal will be many people’s idea of the ultimate engagement. That’s why it’s the central part of the ‘pop the question’ package at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, free to guests booked into a Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View or higher room category ($299 otherwise).


Staff will scatter rose petals and candles in a path to the beach, where the couple will find those magic words written in the sand, with a bouquet of roses and bottle of sparkling wine to toast the occasion, and an engagement photoshoot to bring back happy memories. Book it: A week in a Double Junior Suite Ocean View starts at £2,140 with Funway Holidays, including flights from Gatwick with Tui Airways, departing November 15. funway4agents.co.uk Or try: Overwater villas are often reserved for the honeymoon, but those sea views and seclusion work as well for wooing. Book a bure (wood and straw hut) at secluded Likuliku Lagoon Resort in Fiji and there’ll be plenty of


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