10 Creative Proposal Ideas
14 Oct 2014
Spring is upon us, which means that wedding season is in full swing. Many are dreaming about whether it will be their turn next whilst others are preparing to pop the big question and make their partners’ dreams come true.
For those out there who have made the decision to ask for your partner’s hand in marriage, the time has come to start planning exactly how and where you will carry out the surprise.
For some the traditional, romantic candlelit proposal is timeless and special. However, as some search for the perfectly unique and original engagement ring, there are many who strive to come up with a unique and creatively original proposal to match. Once she accepts and her hand is adorned with the beautiful engagement ring the first thing everyone will ask is how you proposed. This story will be told for the rest of your lives, to your children and then to their children.
These days there are many different and sometimes surprising proposal stories being shared around the world; from proposing under water to jumping out of a plane. Some may say that the bigger the statement the more memorable the proposal. If you are one of these fiancées in waiting, preparing to get down on one knee, we have put together a list of 10 of our favourite inspirational proposals:
1. Make It Public
Surprise your girlfriend when she is least expecting it in a public place. Perhaps a location or event that is significant to you both.
2. The Underwater Proposal
If you are both water babies, then popping the question underwater may be the most fitting option for you. Propose whilst diving, snorkeling or paddling in the waves or go to an aquarium and have a diver hold a sign whilst you swim by.
3. The Ultimate Romantic Proposal
Pop the question whilst on vacation. Whisk your partner away to the destination of their dreams and get down on one knee with a rose in one hand and a diamond ring in the other!
4. Say it in the Sky!
One of the oldest methods, yet still ever so popular, is to have your proposal written in the sky for all to see!
5. For the Game Player!
Create a scavenger hunt with a sequence of clues that lead to the big question.
6. Get Your Dance On!
Take up dance lessons and organise a group of flash mob dancers to surprise her on a busy street corner. Take the lead and have all the dancers hold signs that spell out “will you marry me?”
7. Surprise Her on a Plane
If you’re planning a holiday together you could arrange to have a special proposal video played after the safety instructions. You could arrange with the hosts to ‘coincidentally’ be in the bathroom when the video starts playing then suddenly you appear, flowers in one hand, a microphone in the other and walk down the aisle to ask her to marry you.
8. The Surprise Get Away
Plan a surprise trip! Whisk her away at a moment’s notice with every single detail previously arranged. From organising time off work, to booking flights and hotels and having the neighbours water the pot plants. Take her to the airport without giving away any hints as to where you are going for the ultimate romantic getaway.
9. The Mountain Proposal
Perfect for the outdoor lovers, climb to the top of a mountain and when the sun rises/sets get down on one knee and ask her to marry you.
10. The Music Lover
Take her to the concert of her favourite singer, band or DJ and organise to jump on stage mid-performance and ask for her hand in marriage!