Your engagement story is one that your significant other will repeat countless times throughout your marriage life. If you do not do it right, it will be retold to people reluctantly or worse still-in jest.
To cut a long story short; this is something you have to get right.
So let’s dive right into it. What are some exciting ways to propose to the love of your life? Well, here is the ultimate cheat sheet with everything from simple to extravagant ideas.
1. Set Up A Picnic
Planned correctly, a picnic can be a very romantic, intimate way to pop the question.
You can also make it as lavish or as simple as you wish, and as fits your pocket. The first thing to think about is location. Depending on what your sweetheart likes, or where you have created memories, you can set up a picnic on a mountain, by the lake, at the beach, near your favorite cabin, a park, and so on.
Next, think about other details like food, snacks, a bottle of wine, chocolates covered strawberries, and so on. Then figure out whether to hide the ring in the food, or whether to go down on one knee at one point during the picnic.
2. Take A Hike
Nothing makes for a more memorable proposal than getting down on one knee and proposing to your loved one at the end of a hike.
Both of you will be exhausted at the end, but pulling out a ring will melt away your tiredness in an instant. Most hiking trails are also picturesque, which offers the perfect backdrop for a proposal.
3. Rooftop Proposal
If you are lucky enough to have a rooftop, or a friend that has one, this could be an ideal setting for a proposal.
With a killer view in place, all you will need to do is dress up one corner of the rooftop. Think seating, floral bouquets, photos of your dating life, and other details.
You can bring your future spouse up here to watch the sunset, have a meal or snacks, and so on before going down to one knee. It’s simple, budget-friendly, and romantic.
4. Write It Down
If you and your partner have a close-knit bunch of people that love and support you, you can easily incorporate them into the proposal.
To do this, simply write down your proposal on placards and have your loved ones hold them up for your partner to read. If you already have kids, having your kids do this is extra special and will probably make your partner cry, which surpassingly gets you bonus points.
5. Take A Spontaneous Trip
Do you and your partner have a favorite vacation spot? Where did you go for your first vacation as a couple? Is there a place your partner has been hinting about visiting?
These questions should help you pick a location where you could whisk your future wife or husband away for a magical proposal.
If nothing comes to mind, the Caribbean and Mexico offer wonderful all-inclusive packages that pretty much set the stage for you to pop the question.
While being in an exotic location is half the job done, you still need to find the right time and setting to do the actual proposal. With the picturesque views, friendly vacationers, and so on, this shouldn’t be that hard to do.
6. Make It A Christmas Affair
Christmas is a magical time for most people. If your loved one loves the season, you can incorporate a proposal into the festivities.
One way to do this is to have a ring or a ‘marry me’ placard and attach it to a Christmas tree when you go tree shopping.
Another is to spell out your proposal in Christmas lights.
Not only will this make Christmas more special, but you are also unlikely to ever forget the date you proposed!
7. Arrange A Scavenger Hunt
With some creativity and space, you can send your girlfriend or boyfriend on a scavenger hunt. Have clues or tidbits of your relationship that they need to follow through to find you on one knee at the end of the hunt.
If you have no idea how to set it up, you can opt to find an entertainment spot in your location that offers scavenging excursions. If this is not available, find a spot with a maze and set up your proposal scavenger hunt there.
8. Get Your Pet In On It
If you share a pet, or one of you owns one, you can enlist the pet’s help in your proposal. This makes the proposal cute and personalised and bound to elicit the right emotions.
This needs not be complicated because pets have their way of not complying when you need them to.
So plan for something super simple like a ring or placard around their neck. Your loved one is bound to wonder what that is and go check it out, then voila! If you want to go all out, you can hire a trained dolphin and ask them to marry you on a scuba-diving date.
You best be on one knee when they figure it out.
9. Concert Proposal
Music speaks to us all. If your partner’s favorite band is coming into town, you can ride on the euphoria of the moment to propose to them.
Bring the ring along and enjoy the music, before dropping down on one knee as their favorite song is being played in the background.
If they love grand gestures, you can ask about having their name and the words ‘’will you marry me’’ flash on the stage. As they figure out what’s going on, ensure to pull out the ring and drop to one knee. Pure magic!
To Crown It All…
All these ideas around the proposal will make the event that much more meaningful for your soon-to-be spouse. There is just one more thing to do to crown the moment perfectly: an engagement ring.
At the end of the day, you need to slip that perfect ring on your loved one’s finger to make the moment official. Rad Fine Jewelry has your back on this. Take a peek at what we have on offer here. Ain’t no way they will say no!!!!