2016: The year of the proposal?

More often than not, the bride doesn’t have much of a say in the marriage proposal (unless you’re taking things into your own hands – good on you!) – but once you know what you want, hint dropping is an art we all need to have perfected.

The candle-lit dinner

This could be at home together, in a busy restaurant, or around a crowed family dinner table. If you want this moment to be a special, ‘just the two of you’ experience, then you need to 100% let him know how you feel. If you want it to be a surprise, then walking in on a romantic dinner could be a huge giveaway. Also, if it’s not like the two of you to take this type of romance seriously, then you might end up finding this way more funny than perfect.

*HINT: Put on a chick-flick with a proposal in the storyline – and then let it be known how much you would hate/love to be proposed to in front of a crowd.

That Special Place

Now, as a couple, you probably have a special spot somewhere – the place you first met, first date or where you said ‘I Love You’…he might have no idea where it is or why it’s special. So slowly but surely bring up memories from the destinations that hold a special place in your heart to remind him. You can really ask what you want whilst still letting him think it was all his idea. For example: ‘What’s you idea of the perfect afternoon….[his response]…Mine is a picnic on a warm summer evening, watching the sunset at that spot on the beach where we has our first date’. If his proposal cogs have already been turning (you’ll have a sneaky suspicion) then this should be his EUREKA moment.

On a Significant Day

We’ve all just finished celebrating Christmas – but did you know this is the second busiest day of the year for proposals…only behind Valentines Day. Men will always think this is the way to go. To them it means they have got you the best Christmas present ever – and completely surprised you (assuming they’ve done it more creatively than a present under the tree…). If you want your day to be special all on it’s own, then yet again you have to use a telling phrase such as, ‘I would HATE being proposed to on [insert holiday]’. On the other hand, if this is all you’ve ever wanted just reverse the saying and I’m sure it will stick.


If you have a hobby you love or something you’ve always wanted to try, like skydiving – then you can plant the seed of a unique proposal into his head. Think of what you’d like to be doing – at home or on holiday – and quite unsubtly drop the hint. Our favourite story was a couple who got engaged riding bareback horse on a Caribbean beach, coincidentally it was something she had always dreamed about….and how do you think he knew!

For Better of For Worse

You should never start a marriage without trust…so this is your test! Do you believe he can create that ever-lasting moment without any input? If you want him to plan (what he thinks) is the perfect proposal, then don’t drop the little hints and confuse him. If you’re really brave you could say ‘I know when you ask me to marry you it will be amazing’.


A massive thank you for providing an amazing and unique tent for our wedding. We were both so glad we went with the stretch tent for something a bit different and we couldn’t have been more pleased! All of our guests said how fabulous it looked! A big thank you also to everyone at Morton’s for helping and answering all of our questions in the run up to our big day. I definitely feel I know more about luxury toilets and generators! We would recommend Morton’s to anyone planning a wedding and wanting a tent which is a little different.

We were delighted with the marquee supplied by Morton’s Events.

Our guests were bowled over by the interlinking hexagonal “pods” (as we called them) and all commented on how special it made the wedding breakfast seem. We managed to accomodate 170 guests in plentiful space while making it seem intimate and cosy.

Mortons’ staff were incredibly helpful,flexible and obliging and decorated the marquee beautifully,with fairy lights and a fabulous starcloth ceiling over the dance “pod”.

Together with table decorations designed by my daughter,the effect created was magical,or as one guest put it “breathtaking.”

We would unhesitatingly advise any family contemplating a wedding in a marquee to opt for Morton’s.

Morton’s were professional, accurate, knowledgable and nothing seemed a problem.


The pods lend themselves in any situation and function and looked far better than we had both dreamed of.
Thank you Simon for making our day go without a hitch and for all your hard work and for what seemed like ours was the only function that year!

We had Mortons marques for our daughters wedding. With 200 guests we had 5 pods, a 5×5 square for the bar area and another as the entrance.

The seating for the guests wrapped round the dance floor giving a wonderful view to all and creating a great atmosphere. Mortons were so helpful always at the end of the phone and the whole day and all preparations went to plan. We would definitely use them again.