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Engagement Ideas

Updated on February 20, 2009

Engagement Ideas - How to propose marriage with Style

Getting engaged is more than just asking a question, it's a proposal for a life commitment. Make your marriage proposal even more special with these unique engagement ideas. Give her a marriage proposal she will never forget!

The 'traditional' engagement proposal simply consists of finding a special place at a special time and getting down on one knee, pulling out an engagement ring and asking her to marry you. There is NOTHING wrong with this. Women all over the world find this incredibly romantic and something they will never forget.

However, if you are looking for a different approach or something that will blow her off her feet then here are some great ideas for unique engagement proposal ideas.

Build-A-Bear Marriage Proposal

Unique Marriage Proposal Idea #1

What is sweeter then given her a cuddly bear? Given her a cuddly bear with a marriage proposal! Create a "Proposal Bear". With hundreds of Build-A-Bear Workshops around, getting a hold of one won't be hard. Stop by your local Build-A-Bear and pick out a bear. Before stuffing the bear you will be given the option to insert a message box. Select a personal message box and record your proposal. Place the box inside of the bear and then continue the process of it. Once your bear is created you can dress it however you would like to but keep in mine they do have wedding dresses and tuxedos. This way you will have a romantic proposal along with a keepsake!

Karaoke Marriage Proposal

Unique Marriage Proposal Idea #2

If you and your mate like to sing, then go out to karaoke night and sing her a romantic love song. At the end of the song propose to her. Not only will it be romantic but it will be in front of all those people. How could she resist?

Glow! That's Right! Make Your Marriage Proposal Glow

Unique Marriage Proposal Idea #3

Find yourself some glowing stickers, stars, or paint. Write your proposal message where ever you plan to be that night. For instance if you are having a romantic dinner a home, simply write the proposal above the bed on her ceiling. Stand out side her door and wait with the ring. Once she turns the lights off it will be moments before she comes to find you. If you are camping write them in the woods on a trail. Take her for a nice walk and stop near the spot of your proposal. Slowly point her attention that way! She will be left glowing with love!

Propose at Christmas Time With Christmas Lights

Unique Marriage Proposal Idea #4

If you plan on proposing during Christmas time, write your proposal in Christmas lights on the lawn. Take her outside after dark and tell her to plug in the lights!

Turn Your Marriage Proposal Into A Treasure Hunt

Unique Marriage Proposal Idea #5

Place small clues around the house using sticky notes. Make it out to be a game. Have the clues lead the way to your engagement ring! After a fun game of Treasure Hunt she will be thrilled to find her diamonds and gold!

Make Your Marriage Proposal Magic

Unique Marriage Proposal Idea #6

Hire a magician to entertain the two of you and maybe even a few friends. At the end of the performance have him pop out a box with the engagement ring in it. Have her take part in the trick so that she can open the box and receive her magical ring.

Score! Win Her With Your Proposal

Unique Marriage Proposal Idea #7

Go out for a sports game the night of your proposal. Make prior arrangements with the management to have your proposal flashed across the score board!

Decorate The Christmas Tree a Diamond Proposal

Unique Marriage Proposal Idea #8

Decorate the Christmas tree with lights and one single ornament- a velvet box or a trinket that can hold the ring. Have her come in and show her the new ornament and let her discover its hidden proposal!

Message in a Bottle Proposal

Unique Marriage Proposal Idea #9

While out fishing or sailing have a bottle prepared with your proposal message and your engagement ring. When she's not paying attention, slowly place the bottle in the water. Wait for the bottle to float a few feet away from the boat and then show her the bottle. Act surprised and encourage her to get the bottle out of the water. It will be like one of those sappy love stories she watches on TV!

This is also great if you plan on taking a stroll on the beach. Just have the bottle placed where you want it ahead of time. If you are in a crowded location place it away from people so it doesn't get taken. But it behind a sand dune or near a landmark then simply walk over and causually find the bottle.

A Marriage Proposal Vegas Style

Unique Marriage Proposal Idea #10

Go to your favorite casino and get a bucket full of coins, place the ring and a your romantic proposal among the coins. As she makes her way to the bottom she will find your proposal!

Radio Romance Marriage Proposals

Unique Marriage Proposal Idea #11

If your wife-to-be has a special station that you know she loves to listen to, call the DJ while she is on her way home. Ask the DJ if you can propose on the air. Not only will this be romantic, you will be confessing your love to her in front of thousands!

What Is Your Favorite Marriage Proposal Idea?

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      4 years ago

      I think you have observed some very interesting details , appreciate it for the post. cfeddfaccdbd

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      6 years ago

      I proposed to my partner instead of waiting for him to do it. I created a video, uploaded it onto our hardrive and proposed in bed. It was beautiful and he said yes!

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      7 years ago

      Proposing the right way is always difficult. To find the perfect timing and place. for great proposal ideas:

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      7 years ago

      Hehe i need to show this lens to my brother, hes been planning on asking his girlfriend for almost a year now.

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      7 years ago

      Creative ideas galore - great lens.

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      9 years ago

      My husband did it just right, even managed to completely surprise me when I *knew* the question would be coming, but these are some very interesting ideas. I must caution any hopeful grooms-to-be to know their beloved well enough to know if she'd love or hate a public display before committing to something grandiose!! Mine was perfect because it was exactly what I didn't know I'd love! LOL

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Happily married, I hope never to be proposed to again!

      Your lens though should prove helpful to those who are not married!


    • AlisonMeacham profile image


      9 years ago

      I think I prefer the traditional approach but you have some great ideas here.


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