February is a perfect time to plan your special and long-awaited proposal. Cold weather and the post-Valentine’s Day spirit will get you in the right headspace for engagement season. If you or a loved one is planning to seal the deal this month, check out these four romantic winter proposal ideas.

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Incorporate Roses

This first idea sends a message of love and romance, and even more-so during the month of February. So, think about incorporating your partner’s favorite color of roses into your proposal. Whether it be dark red, pink, white, or yellow roses, this romantic gesture sets the scene for a great proposal your partner will remember forever. However, if you plan to be super romantic, different shades of red roses are ideal for creating an intimate setting. Several big bouquets of roses that are decorated nicely will definitely boost the romance aspect of your ideal engagement. Not to mention, they also look beautiful in photos.

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Create an Intimate Setup

Decorate, dine, and red wine. This second proposal idea definitely provides a more private setting if this is your preference. You can always consider making this intimate setup an at-home proposal if necessary, too. Decorate the entire house with roses, flowers, candles, and a romantic home cooked meal for your significant other, and I promise, your efforts will be recognized. Don’t forget to add desserts and fruit! At-home setting are intimate and certainly more private, and it works if you choose to focus on yourselves as a couple rather than proposal photos. A romantic dinner at home also gives off major Valentine’s energy, which will let you take advantage of this month. Additionally, you can create a romantic at-home dinner night as your own private after-party after the main proposal scene. There are endless ways to implement a romantic dinner into your own, unique proposal.

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Make Your Own Outdoor Picnic

The third idea is a DIY picnic: Outdoor picnics are trendy, budget-friendly, and can be set up either in your backyard or a public park. My best friend who recently got engaged in January said her fiancée surpassed all expectations in creating this same type of setup. She says, “My favorite part of [my fiancée’s] picnic setup was how much thought he put into it. From the color scheme, all the way down to the location. It was also fun to have something cute to do alone after the proposal.” Clare’s proposal was in the middle of Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA and remained socially distant as two of her close friends and a photographer joined in this amazingly planned proposal. The photos turned out beautifully, and it was luckily a nice sunny day for the two.

“My favorite part of [my fiancée’s] picnic setup was how much thought he put into it. From the color scheme, all the way down to the location. It was also fun to have something cute to do alone after the proposal.” –Clare Jones, Atlanta, GA

The best part about an outdoor picnic proposal is how creative you can get with it. Implement your partner’s favorite color scheme into pillows, tablecloths, and decorations, and be sure to add an umbrella for shade!

Over-The-Top Surprise Proposal

Lastly, a well-planned surprise proposal can sweep your fiancée off their feet. Hire a planner who specializes in event or proposal planning to help set up this moment that both of you will remember forever.  You can also get creative by customizing the proposal decor to fit the occasion of February and Valentine’s season, or by adding your own special touch. These heart shaped balloons and red-carpet inspiration from Pinterest tie the big proposal together by giving movie star feel to the big day. Overall, you’ll go above and beyond with any of these lovely winter proposal ideas!