Tis the season – engagements are rife between now and Valentine’s Day. If you’re thinking of popping that all-important question while on a romantic getaway, here’s a quick how-to guide to ensure any mishaps are avoided…
Pick A Special Location
A meaningful location that holds great memories for both of you will make the moment extra special. Maybe it’s the first spot you went on a mini break together or your favourite view-point. Of course, you may want to make new memories to signify the next chapter of your lives together by going somewhere totally new.
Ask For Advice
Popping the question is daunting enough – and that’s with the help of your nearest and dearest! Preparation is the key to success before you leave. Ask your loved ones parents and closest friends for advice on the ring and proposal ideas ahead of your departure.
Depending on how you’re planning to ask for your other half’s hand in marriage, the world wide web will become your new best friend. Whether you’re hoping to book a deluxe hotel or an intimate country house for your break, checking it out online is a must to ensure the atmosphere and facilities are picture perfect. Our top pick for something really unique is Flemings Country House and Restaurant. You’ll have the best of both worlds at this Cork gem. Sporting chic vibes in the suburbs of the city centre, yet utterly private, the historic Georgian house is surrounded by five acres of beautiful gardens.
Enjoy a romantic meal for two cooked by Munster’s Best Chef, Michael Fleming. And choose from four elegantly decorated guest rooms where ultimate relaxation awaits you. Call Eileen on 021 4821621 for information on their seasonal menu or to make a booking.
It’s always worthwhile informing staff of your upcoming plans. This way they can pull out all the stops to really make an impression. They will be able to advise you on local amenities to organise a day trip or couple’s activity. They can also help provide the little details which you will be to busy to worry about such as champagne on ice, chocolates or simply ordering a bouquet of flowers.
Take It All In
Don’t forget to savour the moment. Between all the excitement and ringing family to tell them your wonderful news, it can be easily lost. Take a break and book some spa treatments nearby or go for a stroll together – just the two of you.
Ask For Details
If your stay has really left an impression on you, always ask for details of the venue’s Wedding Planner. Many couples often choose to celebrate their big day at the same location they got engaged, so these details will come in handy when you begin planning your journey to the altar.
It is also worthwhile to ask when they will be hosting their next wedding event, this way you can see the venue dressed for a wedding and make a final decision before booking.
Flemings Country House is delighted to invite you for mulled wine, canapés, open fires and a magical experience on December 27th from 2:00-6:00pm. Tour the house, taste our food and meet with Eileen and Michael Fleming who specialise in creating unique and intimate weddings in the beautiful setting of their historic Georgian house.