23 Feb 2024

Taking the Leap: Why Proposing in 2024 is the Perfect Timing

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As we head towards the 29th February, we’re also approaching a special occasion that only comes around once every four years: Leap Year. Not only does this date in February balance our calendars, but it also presents a unique opportunity to those who are thinking of proposing. On top of this, 2024 is said to be a magical year, where the cosmos is set to align and the age-old leap year tradition comes into the mix. 

If you’ve been considering popping the question, we think 2024 is the perfect year to take the leap, quite literally, and here’s why. 

Embracing Tradition

The tradition of women proposing to men during Leap Year dates back centuries, offering a break from the norm where men traditionally take the lead in proposing marriage. While societal norms have evolved, the spirit of Leap Year proposals continues to inspire couples to defy convention and celebrate love in their own unique way. By embracing this tradition, you're not just proposing; you're honoring history and weaving your own love story into the tapestry of time.

A Good Luck Year

In the world of numerology, numbers are often attributed to profound meanings. This year, experts are saying that the numeric alignment itself does more than just hint at everlasting love. If you break down the digits of 2024 - 2 + 2 + 4  - the sum is of course 8. In numerology, the 8 symbolises infinity, an external loop that signifies boundless love, abundance and prosperity. 

Beyond numerical significance of 2024, this year also promises some major celestial events that will add an extra something special to the magic of the months ahead. Astrologers have pointed out that the alignments of planets in 2024 favour love and commitment. So, if you’re thinking of popping the question,sliding into their DMs or finally tying the knot, now’s the time. 

Making Memories

Leap Year proposals are memorable not just because of their rarity but also because of the thought and planning that goes into them. From choosing the perfect location to crafting the right words, every detail becomes part of your love story. And when you look back years from now, you'll fondly recall the excitement, nerves, and joy of that special Leap Year moment when you said "yes" to forever.


Leap Year 2024 beckons with its promise of an extra day, a blank canvas upon which to paint the next chapter of your love story. Whether you've been together for years or just starting your journey as a couple, there's no better time than now to take the leap and propose. So, gather your courage, follow your heart, and embrace the magic of this Leap Year moment.

Why not get ahead and book your first wedding appointment with us following your proposal this leap year? Our Hensol Castle wedding coordinators will give you a private tour of our spectacular 17th century castle, whilst you begin your journey of organising your fairytale wedding day.

Enquire by popping us an email at sales@hensolcastle.com or filling an enquiry form on our website.