The time has come! You’re thinking about popping the big question. Through the ups and downs, you two remained stronger than ever and are now sure you want to spend your lives together. Hopefully, by now you’ve picked out the perfect ring that radiates beautifully to match your partner’s personality.
Now, there’s only one thing left to do.
It’s time to ask one important question— "Will you marry me?"
This life-changing question requires a creative and unique proposal that will leave your lover speechless (other than saying “YES!”).
The right proposal will make them especially excited to spend the rest of your lives together. If you’re looking to find some proposal ideas, then we’ve got some great ideas for you to consider that will make your babe’s heart flutter like never before!
Public Marriage Proposal Idea
If you two aren’t afraid of the limelight, then a public proposal is definitely something to consider.
You can choose a romantic location like a beautiful national park, a dreamy hotel rooftop, or a five-star restaurant with a gorgeous view. It could add a touch of sweetness if the location is the place you two met or favorite spot you both love. To document the moment, hire a photographer or videographer in advance to hide out and capture it all. Have that sparkly ring out and ready!
If you want to get fancy, hire a skywriter to spell out a proposal for everyone to see.
For a simple but fun proposal idea, go out for a night of dancing and ask the DJ to pass the mic over to you so you can dedicate a song to your babe and propose on the dance floor.
If you’re more of a dare-devil and happen to love sea animals, consider diving into an aquarium and holding up a waterproof sign that says, “will you marry me?” Although we recommend leaving the ring outside of the tank. 😉
Another unique idea is to send your significant other on a treasure hunt that has them traveling through special locations you two love. The final stop will lead to the marriage proposal.
With all these public proposal ideas, we’re sure you’ll find something that will make them say “YES!”
If your significant other loves to travel, then a destination proposal is the way to go.
Consider renting a Vespa or scooter and inviting your partner for a ride through the city during the golden hour. Before taking off, hand the helmet to them with the ring inside. After the smiles and tears, zip around town to celebrate!
If you want to get adventurous, you can go on a hike together and pop that pretty question once you reach the top of the mountain.
If you love the ocean, you two can go to the beach and build a sandcastle together. When they aren’t looking, put the ring on the highest tower of the sandcastle. When they turn around, they’ll be in for a special and completely unexpected surprise.
If you want to get cozy and romantic after a long day of sightseeing, take your partner to a hotel bar for a drink. Have candles, flowers, and champagne set up in the hotel room so when you two go back up, the mood will be set for you to get down on one knee and pop the question.
Use Your Dog in Your Proposal
Your dog is your best friend, so he or she deserves to help you ask the big question. Luckily, there are various ways that you can include your dog in playing their part in your proposal plan.
You can dress your pup up for the occasion with an adorable bowtie collar as they stand by your side while you get down on one knee.
A simple idea is to customize a proposal dog tag for your four-legged companion to wear. Ask your sweet babe to check out the dog’s new tag, and watch her face light up when she reads, “Will you marry me?"
If writing is your strong suit, consider writing a very romantic love letter, then have your four-legged pal deliver the note to your future wife.
An impressive trick to teach your dog is to have them fetch the ring. This cute proposal idea requires some extensive training. Once your dog gets it down, all you’ll have to do is tell your significant other that you have taught the pup a new trick. If your dog is too stubborn to learn how to fetch, you can always purchase a doggy ring bearer collar to keep the engagement ring safe and snug.
Whatever proposal you use, it will be that much more special if your canine friend is involved in the plan.
Proposals at Home
Private proposals are no less memorable than grand gestures in public. Being surprised and cozy is the best combo!
If you want to keep it simple, you can slip the ring on to your future wife’s finger while she’s sleeping, then romantically wake her up with a gourmet breakfast and a glass of champagne.
Another option you can consider is to fill one room with memorable photographs of your relationship together. You can hang them from balloons or cover the walls with them for a heart-warming surprise.
Another idea is to turn off all the lights in your home and leave a trail of rose petals and candles that leads to a circle of votives with the ring in the center.
Something sweet would be to tie a red ribbon throughout the house and attach love notes and favorite memories to it. At the end of the ribbon, you can be there with the dream ring in hand.
If you want to get creative in the kitchen, you can cook (or hire a professional chef to cook) a five-star meal and propose over dessert. Or if you want to wait a little longer before proposing, you can spell your proposal in glow-in-the-dark star stickers on the ceiling, and turn off the lights when you two go to bed together.
If your significant others love puzzles, prepare a custom-made jigsaw puzzle with your favorite photos together and words that spell out "Will you marry me?”
The best part about doing a marriage proposal at home is that you can ask for your loved one’s hand in marriage and snuggle right afterward.
Tech Proposal Ideas
If your significant other is very tech-savvy, here are some perfect proposal ideas to consider.
Send your sweetheart a link to a special Spotify playlist that’s filled with proposal songs. Or you can personalize it even more by recording a proposal podcast with the songs just for your loved one to hear.
If you know your way around making a website, you can craft a unique one declaring your love with the big question. You can also set up live-stream channels to invite all your friends and family to watch the proposal from wherever they are when you ask her those magic words.
With these creative tech proposal ideas, your significant other will say yes faster than the speed of light.
Foodie Proposal Ideas
If your significant other and you are all about gourmet meals and sweets, here are some amazing ideas that you’ll both want to indulge in.
You can place the ring in a box amongst various selections on a dessert tray from your favorite restaurant or patisserie. Alternately, you can create a gift basket filled with delicious treats like fruits, chocolates, and candies, then hide the ring in there as you present her with her favorite goodies.
If you know any chefs, ask one of your favorite ones to write the proposal message in chocolate sauce on a gateau or on top of a crème brûlée. For a similarly memorable proposal, you can have a baker create a customized cake with the proposal written in frosting. Then have the cake displayed in the storefront, and take your partner window-shopping for something sweeter than what she could ever expect.
Another idea is to print a custom label with the engagement proposal and stick it on a fancy bottle of vino to toast.
For one last cute foodie proposal idea, create a special handwritten note with the big question on it and ask the waiter to set it aside in a dessert menu for later. After you’ve eaten, ask the waiter to bring over the dessert menu and watch her eyes light up with joy!
These marriage proposal ideas serve up a delicious way for your future wife to say yes.
Catch it on Camera
A picture is worth a thousand words, and you want to capture every second of it during your proposal.
You can hire a videographer or photographer to capture your proposal. If you want to ensure that your partner is dressed for the occasion, tell them that you have a romantic photoshoot planned. This is also a great line if your photographer won’t be able to be discreet.
These suggestions are definitely a picture-perfect way to ask your lover to marry you.
What Are You Waiting For?
For the right one, simply getting down on one knee may not feel like enough. You love your significant other so much and you want this moment to be remembered for years to come. Take inspiration from the ideas here for a memorable day, and she will say yes from the bottom of her heart.
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