- Gender and Relationships
Unique and Fun Proposal Ideas
Every groom or sometimes bride wants to propose in a way that is truly unique with a story that can be told for many years to come. Some proposals are planned to the last letter while others are spur of the moment affairs, but nevertheless each has its own story to tell.
Book a Trip
Book a trip for two to the world’s most exiting city with a ride on the tallest Ferris Wheel in the Western hemisphere – the London Eye – and while high up in the sky with a unsurpassed view of London and the Thames ask the big question.
London Eye in Action
For a fairytale proposal nothing can beat Disney World where all the storybook characters are ready to assist you. With the help of a travel agent you can book a dinner at the Castle. Arrange for the Walt Disney World cast members to bring out the ring on top of a glass slipper just before the start of the fireworks. It will create that perfect magical moment for your proposal.
A hot air balloon ride is always very romantic and different especially if both of you like adventurous outings. To make it even more exciting you can get four boxes from small to big. Put the ring in the smallest box and then put the wrapped boxes into each other until you have a large box to wrap. Take the box along and give it to her while you are marvelling at the beautiful scenery. For a less expensive proposal you can also use the box idea as a Christmas gift.
If you both enjoy ice skating, a trip to New York’s Rockefeller Centre can create the perfect proposal opportunity. If you plan it well you can be alone on the skating rink when you present the ring.
If it is within your budget a trip to New York would add to the romance. If you, however, do not live in New York, it doesn't mean you can't still use the ice skating idea. Find the best ice rink in your area and if the budget allows it and you can organise to have the rink to yourself for an hour or so, it can just be as romantic as a New York ice rink.
Christmas Time Ideas
During Christmas time you can also use your holiday lights and assemble them outside your house to create your proposal. Christmas time is always special for proposing, so get some carollers to sing the big question or Santa to deliver the ring personally.
If you are sure that your beloved will accept your proposal, you can also choose a more conventional approach and propose during the Christmas celebration. This will allow the family and other loved ones to share in your big moment. It can, however, be disastrous if you are not entirely sure that the answer will be "yes".
A Christmas Proposal
If your budget won’t allow for extravagant ideas there are many other less expensive, but equally creative ideas. Use a themed puzzle that is not too busy and once she has compiled it the words “Will you marry me” should stand out.
If you are a computer wiz you can create a slide show of your special photos and at the end have the words “Will you marry me” appear on the screen.
Be different and instead of popping the ring in a glass of champagne, as in the movies, get her favourite romantic movie and pop the ring in the popcorn.
If you live close to the beach you can use driftwood or shells to write out your proposal. You might need to call in the help of some friends to set it up and keep an eye while you fetch your partner. Combine this with a lovely picnic on a warm summer eve and you will create the perfect memory without spending an arm and a leg.
A Special Album
Create an Album
Create an album with memories, letters or notes and photos of the two of you. At the back of the album you can cut out a section for the ring. Once she has worked her way through the album a dazzling ring will await that she won’t be able to resist.