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Unique and Fun Proposal Ideas

Updated on December 17, 2013

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

Disney World

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.

Great Proposal

Balloon Ride

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.

Hotair Balloon

Ice Skating

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

Budget Proposals

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.


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    • Annette Hendley profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Hendley 

      5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      If you don't like heights it might not be the best idea. That said, it moves really slowly and the capsules are closed. My sister-in-law is quite scared of heights and she went on it with us, without any complains. The balloon is another story, though. Never tried it myself. Thanks for your comment.

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      Bradrick H. 

      5 years ago from Texas

      I like a lot of the tips you mentioned. I think that both the man and woman would have to have a stomach for heights if they decided to do the Ferris Wheel or hot air balloon ride lol. I enjoyed reading this. Well thought out hub.

    • Annette Hendley profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Hendley 

      5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Thanks Lisa.

    • LisaMarie724 profile image

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      These are some great and super romantic tips!

    • Annette Hendley profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Hendley 

      5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Thanks Laura. They sometimes need a bit of inspiration. Hope he will find an idea.

    • LauraD093 profile image

      Laura Tykarski 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      These are some of the most beautiful ideas -I loved the album . My friend Frank and his girlfriend are nearing the "It's Time" point I'm going to forward this hub to him.


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