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13th Oct 2018

These are the most popular places in the world to get engaged

Keeley Ryan

At least, according to Instagram.

When it comes to proposing, managing to find the perfect location is at the top of the ‘to do’ list.

After, of course, getting the ring.

Sometimes that means a more intimate setting, like a cosy night in at home (à la Meghan and Harry). Other times, that means going all out and going on an ‘engagement trip’ to get to the perfect destination.

Well, if you’re thinking of heading abroad to pop the question (or are simply dreaming of your dream proposal), you’ve come to the right place.

Celebrity Cruises analysed more than a million Instagram posts from over the last year, which included the hashtags #shesaidyes, #hesaidyes, #isaidyes and #proposal – all in an effort to find out where the most popular proposal locations are.

Eventually, they narrowed it down to a list of 16 places throughout the globe, according to Brides.

The most popular place is Central Park, with 1,789 engagement posts on Instagram, with some very familiar sights making the list.

Although some of them are pretty far for a weekend break away…

Here are the top 16 proposal spots in the world.

  1. Central Park, New York

  2. Eiffel Tower, Paris

  3. Brooklyn Bridge, New York

  4. Grand Canyon, Arizona

  5. Oia, Santorini, Greece

  6. Colosseum, Rome

  7. Tower Bridge, London

  8. Sydney Opera House, Sydney

  9. Louvre, Paris

  10. Lake Louise, Banff, Canada

  11. The Shard, London

  12. Spanish Steps, Rome

  13. Taj Mahal, Agra, India

  14. Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles/ Trevi Fountain, Rome

  15. Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

Keeley and Sam are saying ‘I do,’ in May 2019. And with less than a year to go, this bride-to-be admits she’s still learning the ropes. In the run-up to her Big Day, Keeley will be writing a weekly blog about all things wedding-related… from the start of planning, to walking down the aisle.