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Proposal Advice

New Hampshire’s 8 Best Locations To Propose

Picking out the perfect engagement ring will require a lot of thought and planning; but second to that is thinking through the proposal itself! You want to make sure where you propose is a location that is both special and unique. This will forever be "your" place, the one you always come back to and remember the time you got down on one knee.

We've given plenty of advice on where to pop the question in Boston, but now that Long's is back in Nashua, NH, we wanted to help out our friends in the New Hampshire area as well.

We teamed up with some of the top local wedding photographs that have a lot of experience helping couples choose the perfect locations in New Hampshire. Check out these 8 proposal spots across the state, some of which you may not have ever thought about.

4 Colorful Fall Proposal Ideas That Will Leave Her Speechless

You know you want to pop the question before the holidays and with fall just around the corner, it's time to come up with a proposal plan that will sweep her off her feet. For all the outdoorsy/nature-loving Boston couples, let Massachusetts' natural beauty set the stage for this special moment.

There really is nothing like fall in New England. The cool crisp air, the return of our beloved Patriots, and of course, the breathtaking Autumn foliage. It doesn't matter how long you've lived in Boston, seeing the leaves transform to paint the trees a variety of reds, oranges, and yellows will always be sort of magical, which is why this is the perfect way to enhance your proposal!

From getting the ring, to proposing, to saying "I Do," and for every anniversary after, at Long's we take enormous pride in being there every step of the way to celebrate these life changing events with you. Here are our top four New England fall proposal ideas that we've seen over the years: 

Boston's 8 Best Hidden Gem Proposal Locations

After the ring, choosing a location is one of the most important and difficult proposal decisions you'll have to make. You want it to be perfect! Something special. Something she'll remember forever.

This is the moment the rest of your life changes, the one you'll be telling your children and grandchildren about. You need a location worthy of that importance. So to help you out we've come up with a list of 8 unique Boston proposal locations that will be sure to blow her mind.

Make the day even more memorable by popping the question at one of these hidden gem locations in Boston. 

6 Unique Ways To Announce Your Engagement On Social Media

Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter are instant networks that allow you to reach all your friends and family at once. So when something major happens, like let's say getting engaged (congrats!), you have to find the cutest, most creative way to post this exciting news with everyone! 

You don't want to just change your relationship status on Facebook; you want an amazing picture that will catch everyone's attention.

So whether it's getting creative with a caption, prop, or finding the perfect way to take the photo, you'll want to find a fun way to share your engagement with the world. To get you inspired, we've come up with the top ways to creatively announce your engagement on social media. Check out some of these adorable engagement announcement ideas:

6 Adorable Ways To Include A Dog In Your Proposal

So your girlfriend is a total dog lover. Her pup has always come first and you not only had to win her heart, but her dog's heart too. Or maybe she's always dreamed of owning her first dog. You bought her the ring of her dreams and are ready to make that major leap and propose. But there's one thing... you know you HAVE to include a furry friend in the proposal. 

Sometimes it can be hard to get a dog to cooperate exactly how you've planned. You want the proposal to go as smoothly as possible and using animals can be tricky, we get it! To help you out, we've curated a list of the top six easiest and cutest ways to include a dog to make the proposal that much more special. Check out these adorable and simple ways to create the proposal of her dreams:

5 Tips For Hiding That Bulky Engagement Ring Box

You've already spent the time picking out the perfect engagement ring. You go to pick up the ring, and it looks stunning in the box given to you by the jeweler. But when it comes time to put the ring in your pocket and pull of the best proposal ever - you panic!

How are you supposed to hide this bulky engagement ring box in your pocket? It looks like you're trying to hide a giant, not-so-subtle rock. You might worry that all the planning and the surprise that you've planned for her will be completely ruined unless you get rid of the box. 

Don't panic just yet! We've heard our fair share of amazing proposal stories, all of which included the opening of the stunning Long's engagement ring box. Here are five fool proof options for hiding the ring so that you can still have the ultimate proposal moment without her finding out: