Wedding Proposals: Popping the Question
When it comes to proposing marriage are you confident and self-assured or shy and reserved? Are you enthusiastic and eager to pop the question or cool calm and collected? Want to make it creative? Adventurous? Thrill seeking? Humorous? Cute and quirky? Classically traditional?
There are so many ways you can propose to the love of your life, all can be equally romantic. What would take your partner’s breath away?
Classic and traditional
Whether it’s proposing with flowers, on bended knee, with permission from the bride’s father, or proposing at a family gathering – these are some of the more classic or traditional ways of asking for your partner’s hand in marriage. Consider what your bride-to-be considers special and what is important to her. She may well want to share that special moment in your lives with all your loved ones.
Consider proposing during a romantic getaway. There are many beautiful and picturesque locations at your doorstep – and a whole world of locations internationally! If cost is no issue, proposing during a gondola cruise in Venice, or at the top of the Eiffel Tower would be sure to set of the romance!
Do something different - Get creative!
Hot air ballooning; romantic scenic flights for two; twilight sailing; a river cruise... Propose during a romantic dinner on a secluded beach, a picnic in the country or on a horse drawn carriage.
Attention thrill seekers! – Be adventurous
Tandem bungy, parasailing or sky diving, the sky’s the limit. If you’re both the adventure or thrill seeking types of course! Get the adrenalin flowing and pop the question while both on a natural high!
Put her in the spotlight!
If your partner doesn’t mind being in the spotlight, you can propose – and make it public! With a message on the radio; a skywritten message of love; on the half time scoreboard at her favourite sports match or with an ad on the big screen at the movies or drive-in.
Cute and quirky
Write a song for her or have one composed and play it to her or have it performed while you are on a night out! Emotions would soar!
If your partner loves pets imagine her reaction to a new puppy or kitten with the engagement ring tied on a ribbon around its collar.
Recreate your first date or take her to the place you first met. While she is living in the moment, take her by surprise and pop the question!
Write her a romantic letter; create a personalised book or album ending with your proposal, or her discovering the ring.
Capture the moment while in the holiday spirit. Consider decorating your Christmas tree with only one ornament – the ring! Ask her over for a Christmas celebration for just the two or you and imagine the surprise and excitement when she sees it – no words would be required!
Happy New Year!
Start the New Year – with an engagement! Catch her by surprise by the ending the countdown to the New Year at midnight with a “Will you marry me?” With or without the ring, this proposal is sure to make an impression.
Valentine’s Day Declaration of Love
Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, when emotions of love, adoration and devotion are at their peak. Capture this moment of love with your proposal!
Remember, marriage proposals don't have to be elaborate, or cost a fortune. As long as you find a way that expresses your love and your intention to share your life with her, that is meaningful to her – something unique and memorable – that will remain a beautiful memory you will both reflect on for the years to come.