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10 Romantic Ways to Propose to Your Girlfriend

Updated on December 7, 2010

1. A Choir Proposal

With the popularity of choirs thanks to shows like "Glee" it should come as no surprise that many dream of a romantic proposal performed by a choir. There are a number of ways to propose with the aid of a choir:

-If you're a member of a choir or an acappella group convince them to perform a private concert for you soon to be fiancée where you take the solo. You can compose your own song that specifcally asks her to marry you or one of your soon to be fiance's favorite songs.

-Hire a choir. Local church groups and high school choirs will often perform special requests or private events for as little as $100. Bonus points if you can convince the choir to wear t-shirts that spell out your marriage request.

-If she's a member of a choir; work with her choir behind her back and while they're rehearsing her favorite song come in with a bouquet of flowers and the ring.

2. Spell it out in Candles

Candles are one of the quintessential elements of a romantic evening; use them to spell out "Will you Marry Me?" blindfold you intended with a satin scarf and lead her to the message.

-Generally the best place for this is outdoors on a hard surface away from anything flammable or strong winds. Have a cellphone handy in case anything goes wrong.

-It's best to use unscented candles as the number of candles needed may make the scent overpowering. If you're going to use scented candles make sure they're the same scent.

-To minimize fire risk use tealight candles; to eliminate any risk of fire use led lights shaped like candles.

3. A Winter Proposal

If it happens to be winter and there is plenty of snow when you are proposing, build your loved one an igloo. To build an igloo quickly gather friends and family to help; snow block makers will insure uniform sizes and stability for your igloo. Once you've built your igloo lay a waterproof tarp on the floor and then cover it with cozy blankets and pillows. Prepare food and drinks for your fiancé to be; after a glass of champagne pop the question.

4. A Novel Idea

If you're beloved loves reading and romance novels write a short love story starring the two of you; at the end write "Will you marry me?" or tape the ring to the back jacket of the book.

-If you're completely stumped and have more time than money, you can always hire a professional writer from a site like to write the story for you.

5. A Special Landing

 No one enjoys waiting for their luggage at the airport but you and your fiancé could be the exception to that rule. Wait for your bride-to-be at the airport with a bouquet of flowers and the engagement ring safely hidden away in your pocket. Get down on one knee once you see her leave the terminal and wait for her to approach you.

Another way to approach this is to pick your girlfriend up from the airport, tell her to go and rest in the car while you get her luggage (have her favorite food, music or magazines waiting in the car to occupy her). After you get her luggage put the engagement ring (inside it's box) on top of her clothes, if you have time attach a note that asks the question. Put the luggage in the trunk of your car; tell your girlfriend that TSA went through her luggage and that she should make sure nothing is missing as soon as you get home.

6. A Night Out

 Rent a suite at a fancy hotel or an historic bed and breakfast, depending on your girlfriend's preferences. Prepare the room by buying satin sheets and putting them on the bed, cover the bed in rose petals, place flower bouquets around the room and put champagne on ice.

-This will take at least a few days of notice but to make it even more romantic buy her the dress she wants but says that "I have no place to wear it", if you don't think there is a dress like that check with her mom or best friend. On the night of the proposl you should dress up as well and take her to her favorite nice restaurant or a fancy restaurant she has always wanted to try. Afterwards take her to the hotel room and propose.

7. A Christmas Special

If you're planning on proposing on or near Christmas a special way to propose would be to decorate the Christmas tree in a manner that spelt out "Will You Marry Me?". The easiest way to accomplish the decorations would be to buy plain ball ornaments and using a stencil kit paint each letter on a ball or adhere alphabet stickers that spell the question. Hang the engagement ring from ribbon near the top of the tree and lift her up to get the ring.

-Tips: If you're using dark colored balls use light colored paint; if you're using light colored balls use dark paint as these combinations will be the easiest to read.

8. For the Animal Lover

If your fiancé to be is an animal lover, tie the ring or a note asking her to marry you to her pet's collar. If it's a cat bring it to her, if it's a dog call the dog over and tell her that there's something weird on the pet's neck, would you look at it? Wait for her reaction.

9. The Vacation Proposal

 Take your girlfriend on the vacation of her dreams, find out the location she's been dreaming of visiting since she was a little girl and propose to her there.

10. A Private Picnic

 Prepare your girlfriend's favorite food (or buy it from her favorite restaurant); put the food and some champagne or wine in a beautiful picnic basket and take her to a scenic vista, the beach or a local garden. Be sure to bring blankets to lay on. Don't let her look inside the picnic basket until you've finished eating (you will have hidden the engagement ring inside the basket). Get up for a moment and ask her to get the dessert ready, while she looks for the desert and finds the ring get down on one knee and prepare to propose.


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      Frank chiwawa 5 years ago

      The best of the best i like it and it has realy worked for me

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      Joshua526 7 years ago

      Awesome and very cool!

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      Jo Deslaurier 7 years ago

      Thanks to all of you! And Congratulations The Siebert!

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      The Siebert 7 years ago

      #7 is the best idea ever... I am planning on proposing this weekend and writing" will you marry me" on a oranament is the perfect way... THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT IDEA!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You certainly came up with some ingenious ways of popping the question. Building an igloo.....WOW! Impressive!

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      Anna Johnston 7 years ago from Canberra, Australia

      Fabulous Hub! Which one have you experienced?

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      Jackie Paulson 7 years ago from USA IL

      Great hub, and might I add, that I saw a utube video where the bride and groom and all the wedding party, DANCED into the really should see it it's amazing and uplifting. Great idea for a wedding on originality.