Making the Most of Your Engagement During the Holidays

Tips enjoying your engagement during the holidays

Recently engaged? Tips for enjoying the holidays while engaged!

Did you know that 80% of all engagements happen between Halloween and Valentine’s Day! Enjoying the holidays while engaged can sometimes be hard, but you are not alone! Follow along for our tips to making the most of your engagement during the Holiday season!

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, and for engaged couples in Arizona, it’s an opportunity to create special memories together. While planning a wedding can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming. However, the holidays are the perfect time to relax, connect, and savor your time as an engaged couple. Here are some tips on how to enjoy the holidays while engaged in the Grand Canyon State.

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Enjoying the Holidays while Engaged!

  1. Embrace the Unique Arizona Winter

    Arizona offers a unique winter experience. Unlike many other parts of the country, you won’t find snow-covered streets, but you will find sunny days and comfortable temperatures. Take advantage of this and plan outdoor activities like hiking in Sedona, exploring the Sonoran Desert, or having a picnic in the many parks and botanical gardens.

  2. Attend Local Holiday Events

    Arizona has a vibrant holiday scene with numerous events and festivals. Visit the Luminarias Festival in Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden or the Glendale Glitters Spectacular, where you can admire thousands of twinkling lights. Maybe even pop a few fun local open houses, to get a jump start on your wedding planning, onto your calendar!

  3. Plan a Holiday-Themed Engagement Party

    🎉 Invite your closest friends and family for an intimate holiday-themed engagement party. Decorate with festive colors and add seasonal touches like pinecones and evergreens. Share your engagement story with loved ones and celebrate the joy of the season. This is one of our favorite tips to enjoying the holidays while engaged!

    couple that is enjoying engagement while doing an outdoor activity

  4. Create Your Own Traditions

    Start building your own holiday traditions as a couple. Whether it’s baking gingerbread cookies together, watching classic holiday movies, or volunteering at local charities, these shared experiences will strengthen your bond.

  5. Escape to a Cozy Cabin

    For a more secluded and romantic holiday experience, consider renting a cabin in Northern Arizona. Cozy up by the fireplace, go stargazing, or take long walks in the snow-covered forests. It’s an ideal setting for quality time together and maybe even a proposal beneath the starry skies.

  6. Budget for the Wedding

    Use the holiday season to discuss your wedding budget and priorities. This is the time to plan and set financial goals, helping you start your marriage on solid ground. A budget-friendly holiday doesn’t mean it can’t be festive and memorable. To start your budget – be sure to grab our free downloadable! 

  7. Explore Local Cuisine

    Arizona offers a diverse culinary scene, so why not explore local restaurants together? Enjoy a romantic dinner featuring Southwestern flavors or savor some of the state’s famous Mexican cuisine. Food is an excellent way to bond and create lasting memories.

  8. Reflect on Your Relationship

    The holidays can be a hectic time, but don’t forget to take a step back and reflect on your relationship. Talk about your dreams, what makes your partnership unique, and what you’re most excited about in the coming year. The holidays are an ideal time to strengthen your emotional connection.

  9. Personalize Your Gift-Giving

    Instead of traditional gifts, consider creating personalized presents for each other. These could include a scrapbook of your time together or a heartfelt letter expressing your love and appreciation. Personalized gifts can be more meaningful than store-bought ones.

  10. Plan a Getaway

    Sometimes, the best way to enjoy the holidays is to escape the hustle and bustle. Consider a short getaway to one of Arizona’s beautiful destinations. Whether it’s a weekend in Sedona, a trip to the Grand Canyon, or a visit to the historic town of Prescott, a change of scenery can rekindle your romance.

  11. Capture the Moments

    Take plenty of photos during the holiday season. Document your engagement, holiday traditions, and the time spent with loved ones. Years from now, you’ll treasure these snapshots of your life together. Book your engagement session!

  12. Stay Active and Healthy

    It’s easy to overindulge during the holidays, but staying active and eating healthily is important, especially when planning a wedding. Engage in outdoor activities, explore the local parks, and keep each other motivated to stay fit and energetic.

  13. Decorate Together

    Deck the halls and decorate your home together. This activity not only brings you closer but also sets the stage for a cozy and festive atmosphere during the holidays.

    couple attending a holiday party

  14. Plan a New Year’s Resolution Together

    As you approach the end of the year, discuss your goals and resolutions for the coming year. What do you want to achieve as a couple? Planning your future together is an exciting part of your engagement.

  15. Set Boundaries

    While it’s essential to spend quality time with loved ones, it’s equally important to set boundaries. Don’t overextend yourselves during the holidays. Balance your time between family, friends, and alone time as a couple.

  16. Get Creative with Date Nights

    Don’t let the holiday season monopolize your time. Continue to prioritize date nights, whether it’s a cozy evening at home or an outing to a local theater or art gallery. Keep your relationship fresh and exciting.

    fun couple enjoying the holiday season together

  17. Practice Gratitude

    During this time of year, it’s important to reflect on what you’re thankful for. Express gratitude for your partner, your engagement, and the support of your loved ones. A simple “thank you” can go a long way in strengthening your relationship.

Getting engaged is such a special and exciting time in your life, as a couple! We truly hope you will be enjoying the holidays while engaged! The holiday season provides the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories and deepening your connection. By embracing the unique Arizona winter, attending local events, and focusing on personal growth and relationship building, you’ll cherish this holiday season as you look forward to your future together. Enjoy the journey, and happy holidays!


Read our blog Engaged! What’s Next? For more tips on where to begin!


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