Choosing the right time of year is a key element for creating the perfect proposal. Similar to the art of choosing engagement rings, finding the right time of year must be special to the both of you, because it can create a memory that lasts a lifetime.

Many people prefer to propose in winter, especially on holidays or celebrations like Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, while others feel that the greenery and sunshine in spring and summer make the ideal setting for popping the question.

However, autumn is an ideal time for proposing too, for a number of reasons.

Beautiful Weather

Who can deny the charm of cool winter winds and sunny days? Autumn often has some of the best weather throughout the year and with the beautiful hues of red, orange, and yellow falling from the trees, a picturesque setting is unavoidable. To ensure that you make the most of the season, try taking her to an area filled with maple trees for that magical fall atmosphere.

No Crowds

Summer months and winter holidays are the busiest times of the year, not just for proposals, but for tourists and crowds. That means, if you’re planning on pulling out the engagement ring in a scenic area, you may have some company. If you’d like a little privacy, autumn is your best bet of the year because tourism is at its lowest.

More Time to Plan Your Wedding

Autumn proposals offer more time for couples to plan their nuptials, especially if they would like a summer wedding within the same year. Additionally, if you start planning earlier in the year, you’ll get first dibs on your favourite caterers, wedding planners, venues and more.

Access to Your Friends and Families

One of the biggest drawbacks of proposing during the busier times of the year is the lack of access to your friends. After you propose, you’ll want to celebrate with them for engagement parties, wedding showers and more, but if they’re spending the summer at the cabin, or away for Christmas holidays, then you may be out of luck. During autumn, people generally hunker down and stick around, so you’ll be able to celebrate with all your favourite people and get a head start on planning all those parties too.

So go ahead and take advantage of all that autumn has to offer you and your gal, it could create the best memory of your lifetime.