A closeup of a couple wearing Birks Bridal jewellery.

Plan the Perfect Proposal

For 140 years, Birks has been accompanying Canadians on their love journey by creating masterfully crafted engagement rings in a plethora of styles ranging from classic to imaginative. From diamond basics to setting a time and location, this guide helps take the guesswork out of planning the perfect marriage proposal.

A Birks Deco diamond engagement ring on a white background.

Decide to Propose

First, it’s essential to make sure both you and your partner are aligned in terms of your life goals and that you both want to get married. If you have already discussed it and agree that getting engaged is the next step in celebrating your love, you are ready to start planning your ideal proposal. Now is also the time to think about your partner’s relationship with their parents and siblings and decide whether you’d like to get their blessing before moving forward.

A Birks North Star Round Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring in a Birks Bell Box.

Finalize the Details

Think of somewhere meaningful to take your love, whether it’s a place you’ve always wanted to visit together, where you had your first date, or a location tied to a common passion or interest. Although proposing during a trip or near an iconic landmark—such as the historic blue Birks doors in Montréal—is a popular choice, popping the question in a location near home can also feel right depending on your preference. Also think of ways to make the experience even more special, like getting the ring engraved for a personalized touch, or making reservations at your favourite restaurant, or procuring champagne to celebrate. Don’t forget to think about how you’ll store and carry the ring: the silver Birks Bell Box, in which all Birks engagement rings are housed, adds an additional touch of refinement to the big moment. Ensure someone is on hand to capture the moment so you can truly enjoy the start of the next chapter of your love story.

As you embark on this journey of love and commitment, make the moment unforgettable with Maison Birks by your side. To discover how we can enhance your special day, explore our comprehensive Engagement & Wedding Guide. Let us be a part of your unique story, ensuring your proposal is a moment to cherish forever.