Great ways to Propose
Great ways to Propose
So you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, and now you have to think of some great ways to propose! It will be one of the most memorable moments of your life, so you want to make sure it is perfect! Well I asked around and did some research to find some of the most fun, classic, creative, and all around great ways to propose and I wanted to share them with you! My own proposal from my husband was simple and sweet, having my then 2 year old daughter run up to me holding a ring box, and him around the corner on 1 knee, so cute and special!
Here are some of the great ways to propose that I have found:
If you want to propose in public:
- A treasure Hunt! A treasure hunt is a fun way to make your proposal a whole day event! This will take some planning and some talking to local businesses (or friends!) to help you out!
- A newspaper ad! In a paper your lover reads daily, take out an add in the paper and bring them the paper in the morning!
- Get in good with the DJ! If you love going out with your partner and have a favorite club, get in good with the DJ and have him dedicate a song and pass you the milk for the big question. (Make sure to invite all your family and friends!)
- Hire a Skywriter! You can’t really go wrong when hiring a skywriter to write “Will you Marry me?”.
- Wrap yourself up! Get a large box and wrap it like a present and “deliver” yourself to her office! (Make sure you clear this with her work first!)
- Take a Leap of Faith! Skydiving of course! Take your lover for a day of skydiving, and hold up a sign that says “Will you marry me?” Make sure the place you are going offers videos of your jump (most do) that way when you are on the ground you can watch the video!
- Get a Pet! Has your lover always wanted a pet? Take her to the pet store and let her pick one out,and from your pocket, pull out a collar with a ring attached to it, and ask if they are ready to start a family!
- Disneyworld! Who doesn’t want to get proposed to in front of Cinderella’s Castle!?
- Switch the Menu! Go out for a date to your favorite restaurant, and ask the waiter (before hand!) if they can slide in a “Will you Marry me?” Note into your partners menu! (You could also do the ring in the champagne glass, but make sure they don’t drink it!)
- Pop the question at 30,000 feet! If you are planning on going on a trip together, let the flight attendant know ahead of time, and tell you lover you are getting up to grab some water, then make the accountant on the loud speaker!
If you want to propose in private:
- A Morning Surprise- While you lover is sleeping slip the ring on their finger, and wait for the surprise when they wake up!
- YouTube it! Make a proposal video and upload it, then invite your lover over to watch a “hilarious movie you found” .
- Stay in for Takeout! Grab some Chinese food and create a personalized fortune cookie with your own proposal message in it for dessert!
- Make your own Crossword puzzle! You can make, and print one out HERE and help her “solve” it!
- Get the kids involved! If you have children, have them draw pictures or even bring the ringbox to your lover. You could also use your pets by tying the ring to their collar!
- Get Techy! Buy an old keyboard and switch the letters around to spell out “Will you Marry me?” and ask them to look up something on the computer for you.
- Read a Book! Slip a note into your lovers favorite book and wait for the reaction when they open the book to read it!
- Make it Glow! Grab some of those glow in the dark stars you stick on your wall (bonus points if you can find glow in the dark letters) and stick them in a pattern on your ceiling that says “Will you marry me?” and flick off the lights!
- Breakfast in Bed- Make them breakfast in bed and have the ring sitting on the tray
- Spell it out! Use refrigerator magnets, spell out “will you marry me?” and wait for them to see it!
How Did you propose? (Or get proposed to?)
January 25, 2014 @ 11:38 pm
My engagement ring was wrapped and wrapped and wrapped. It took forever to get to it.
Kimberly Parker Benton
January 25, 2014 @ 11:39 pm
I’m already married have been for 23 years now but thanks for the ideas.
January 25, 2014 @ 11:41 pm
no comment lol
January 25, 2014 @ 11:51 pm
cute ideas. I’ll pin this so my boyfriend might stumble upon it….
January 26, 2014 @ 12:35 am
He took me to this little secluded place where he had taken me on one of our first dates. Its a small place on the river with a waterfall called “rocky falls”. It was so sweet.
January 26, 2014 @ 1:02 am
I really like the crosswords puzzle idea. Creative!
January 26, 2014 @ 1:11 am
I’m a crossword puzzle junkie, so i love that idea- so creative and cute. Great post!
January 26, 2014 @ 1:30 am
IT HAS BEEN SO LONG AGO I CANT REMEMBER HOW I WAS PROPOSED TO & I WAS PROPOSED TO 4 TIMES BUT ONLY MARRIED 1 OF THEM
January 26, 2014 @ 1:38 am
My husband did it in front of Cinderella’s castle at Disney World on our 10yr anniversary! We are HS sweethearts!
January 26, 2014 @ 1:43 am
My husband slipped the question into the middle of a conversation.
January 26, 2014 @ 2:53 am
These are great ideas. Maybe I should someday print this out and leave it lying around the house?
January 26, 2014 @ 3:14 am
my husband said we could get married on my birthday and he was the best present i ever received firstname.lastname@example.org
January 26, 2014 @ 3:18 am
some really cute ideas!
January 26, 2014 @ 3:51 am
pinning this for my boyfriend to find!
January 26, 2014 @ 4:00 am
I kind of like the treasure hunt idea.
January 26, 2014 @ 4:35 am
great ideas although i proposed to my husband wish hehad
January 26, 2014 @ 8:55 am
Been married 26 yrs
January 26, 2014 @ 1:37 pm
I’m sure lots of guys could have used this! These are great tips!
January 26, 2014 @ 1:58 pm
Nice ideas. I haven’t been proposed to yet. Maybe soon..??
January 26, 2014 @ 2:50 pm
My husband got down on one knee while I was getting into a car and I thought he fell so I was trying to help him up and I was saying….”get up you big dork”……classic for us.
January 26, 2014 @ 3:51 pm
Great ways to propose
January 26, 2014 @ 3:57 pm
Adorable! I remember my proposal fondly.
January 26, 2014 @ 4:05 pm
Great ideas! I would like to be proposed to someday. No rush. But, ultimately, anything would be sweet and memorable.
January 26, 2014 @ 4:13 pm
Sweet. I’ve been married for almost 23 years and it’s a life long work. I love it.
January 26, 2014 @ 4:50 pm
In the shower,oh don’t worry it was pretty comical:)
January 26, 2014 @ 5:40 pm
my husband asked me to get his medicine from the glove compartment and the ring was in the pill bottle.more comical than romantic,i know.
January 26, 2014 @ 5:43 pm
Oh man, the sky diving one would kill me! lol
Jill A. Collins
January 26, 2014 @ 5:53 pm
My husband has been watching You Tube videos of flash mob proposals. He told me yesterday if he could do it all over he’d love to be able to do that!
January 26, 2014 @ 6:08 pm
Interesting & enlighten post! I myself am past those day & settled into being an old maid. Still, it is sweet to hear about the joyous ways couples can become enaged!
January 26, 2014 @ 6:20 pm
What a lot of great ideas for someone to propose. My husband’s proposal was we’re getting married and that was that. That was over 30 years ago. But it worked.
January 26, 2014 @ 6:57 pm
tell it like it is
January 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
All really cute ideas. My husband brought me a ring and flopped it on the ironing board as I was ironing. Not the most romantic, but at least he took the plunge. This year it will be 25 years.
January 26, 2014 @ 7:33 pm
These are great suggestions but to be truthful I am not getting married again ever. Once was enough and the other I stayed with almost 18 years. The latest has been almost 6 years.
January 26, 2014 @ 8:50 pm
I’m engaged but I really didn’t get proposed to…. It didn’t bother me before it now I wish I had gotten a romantic gesture to remember forever. All we did was talk about getting married and buying a ring. Then we went to the store and he had me pick out what ring I would want,,,,then he bough it…then he said so you will marry me? That was it.
January 26, 2014 @ 9:52 pm
I think these could come in handy for other things too… Maybe
January 26, 2014 @ 10:26 pm
Never thought of going to Disney for a proposal.
January 26, 2014 @ 10:55 pm
These are some great ideas! I wish I could disclose how I was proposed to…it wasn’t very romantic, but it was definitely memorable.
January 26, 2014 @ 11:04 pm
Those are all good ideas but, I wouldn’t accept a ring with a diamond chip.
January 26, 2014 @ 11:30 pm
I didn’t have a fancy proposal but my friend did. In Ocean City Maryland they have planes that have ads on them and her boyfriend got one and asked her to marry him and he said Look up in the sky and there it was!! Too cute!!
January 27, 2014 @ 12:54 am
My brother put the ring in the dessert and my sister in law almost ate it! A little silly, but she said yes!
January 27, 2014 @ 1:02 am
Some great ideas!
January 27, 2014 @ 2:40 am
Too bad I am already married, would of loved one of these proposals
January 27, 2014 @ 3:02 am
i got proposed to at a dinner where the ring was hidden inside the desert (with the help of the restaurant server)
January 27, 2014 @ 3:13 am
Because we first met on the front porch of the local Cracker Barrel restaurant,, my then boyfriend called me at work one day and asked me to meet him there and sit in the rocker I sat in that day When he arrived, he got down on one knee and proposed in the same spot where we first met.
wendy c g
January 27, 2014 @ 3:16 am
my husband proposed to me on the beach on a beautiful night
January 27, 2014 @ 4:56 am
Pretty creative! I was an older bride so my boyfriend just got down on one knee and proposed. We’ve been married 18+ years so it worked.
January 27, 2014 @ 5:05 am
I love all the great ideals for proposing thanks . love the treasure box one
January 27, 2014 @ 7:32 am
Love the treasure hunt idea!
January 27, 2014 @ 9:34 am
I love the idea of just slipping a ring on their finger as they are sleeping. That sounds so sweet!
January 27, 2014 @ 1:35 pm
Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
January 27, 2014 @ 2:58 pm
these are all so amazing…now if I could get the other half to actually propose…lol..It would be great to have it done one of these ways…
January 27, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
i love great ideas for proposing. too bad i couldn’t have given them to my soon to be brother in law! they will be getting married in September and I am so excited to be in the wedding. so much fun. me and my husband were just laying in bed when he asked me. nothing romantic but it was sweet. spur of the moment.
January 27, 2014 @ 9:52 pm
I love all of these ideas, but the treasure hunt has to be my favorite!! I had just the normal kind of proposal, if I ever had it to do again, I would definitely want something more special.
January 28, 2014 @ 12:28 am
Something that you do together and love to do then incorporate the proposal.
Anne Marie Carter
January 28, 2014 @ 1:43 am
Cute ideas that I am going to have to share with a friend who is getting ready to propose.
January 28, 2014 @ 3:51 am
Great ideas for proposals.
January 28, 2014 @ 5:17 am
We’ve been married for 49 years and we got engaged at 16. We were childhood Sweethearts. We were so young and so much in Love I don’t know if he asked me or if I asked Him? Lol! We went to the Jewelers and picked out my engagement ring and I wore it proudley. Got married at 18..Things were so different way back then.. :0)~~~
January 28, 2014 @ 8:24 am
I’m not married but I’d love to get proposed to in front of Cinderella’s Castle!
January 28, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
my proposal was sweet
January 28, 2014 @ 8:24 pm
those are some great ideas!
January 28, 2014 @ 8:39 pm
These are really great ideas!
January 28, 2014 @ 10:22 pm
nothing special. just a “should we” convo
January 28, 2014 @ 10:24 pm
These are really good ideas. I like how my husband did it…in Jamaica on the beach
January 29, 2014 @ 2:56 am
i love the treasure hunt idea.. im going to have to send this link to my boyfriend..give him some ideas!!! lol
January 29, 2014 @ 4:37 am
These are all very creative ways to propose. You forgot via the Jumbotron at the game. Thank you for this post, I found it very entertaining.
January 29, 2014 @ 8:51 am
My proposal seemed more like a business decision. I have no regrets but a little romance would have been nice.
January 29, 2014 @ 12:48 pm
I very doubt ideas of proposing right after waking up in the morning while everyone’s breath smells awful 🙁 Other ideas are cool though.
January 29, 2014 @ 9:25 pm
I love the treasure hunt idea. Gives it a little more surprise to it.
January 29, 2014 @ 9:30 pm
I like the idea of a simple proposal. Of course what girl doesn’t live the idea of a grand gesture. But let’s be honest, as long as we’re getting a pretty ring from the guy we love, he can’t really go wrong.
January 30, 2014 @ 4:56 am
Boy, I’m so glad I’m past those days, some very good tips, I still have a single son, so they could still come in handy.
January 31, 2014 @ 2:48 am
My husband proposed during my college graduation party in front of over 100 of my family. He wrapped a washing machine box and when I opened it a bunch of helium balloons come out and tied to the bottom balloon was my ring. I turned and he was kneeling down to propose. (FYI – the balloons were tied to the bottom of the box so there was no chance of them and the ring floating away.
January 31, 2014 @ 3:19 am
We went out to eat and before dessert came to the table, he asked the server for some ice. She came back with a glass of ice and a ring on a plate. SO cute and loved it.
January 31, 2014 @ 4:16 am
the old fashion way on one knee holding a ring in on hand and his heart in the other
January 31, 2014 @ 5:36 am
I love all of these ideas. My favorite was the treasure hunt. I really didn’t get proposed to. We moved in together and then all of a sudden my parents start planning a wedding. We’ve been married for 16 years and have three beautiful kids. I love him now more than ever!
Christy Peeples DuBois
January 31, 2014 @ 2:22 pm
Such clever and romantic ideas!! The lucky girl would have to say yes. Great post.
January 31, 2014 @ 4:19 pm
Some really good ideas here, thanks
January 31, 2014 @ 7:09 pm
super cute. passing this along 😉
January 31, 2014 @ 11:13 pm
I’m a private person and would not be happy with the public. I’m 48 and have been a widow for 10yrs, I don’t plan on getting married again (never say never) LOL I like the breakfast in bed one.
February 1, 2014 @ 7:55 pm
All of these are great ideas! Now I need to find a great man to go with them’ lol:-)
February 1, 2014 @ 9:39 pm
Great ideas! I think the pet idea is especially sweet!
February 1, 2014 @ 11:58 pm
Some great ideas! Hopefully I won’t need them. Been married for 29 years and not planning on getting divorced. LOL!
February 3, 2014 @ 4:51 pm
Great ideas! My husband proposed to me on the beach in Hawaii!
February 6, 2014 @ 4:57 am
great ideas… thank you
February 7, 2014 @ 3:27 pm
I sure wish my hubs did something a little more romantic like these…but he’s made up for it over the years! 😉
February 7, 2014 @ 6:41 pm
hmmm I should print this and slip it under someones pillow 🙂
February 7, 2014 @ 8:21 pm
OMG. I saw a guy propose to his girlfriend at hooters once while she was a waitress there and I was like omg what a story to tell your kids. LOL
February 8, 2014 @ 2:59 am
I love the skydiving idea… but it wouldn’t work with me…. My eyes would be closed so tight that I wouldn’t see it!!! haha
February 9, 2014 @ 12:01 am
Disney World sounds like a great suggestion! Guys, pay attention!
February 9, 2014 @ 3:28 pm
I want my bf to propose in an all out romantic way but he said he plans to just as me one day then we head on to the courthouse. 🙁
February 9, 2014 @ 11:51 pm
Great tips! maybe someday someone will want to marry me 🙂
February 10, 2014 @ 3:23 am
My husband proposed with the one on the top of the list. He did a scavenger hunt of all the places we had our “firsts” while we were dating. The hunt ended in the church we would get married at!
February 10, 2014 @ 6:50 am
I like the newspaper ad proposal.
February 11, 2014 @ 1:11 am
wish they had some of these creative ways when i got engaged
February 11, 2014 @ 1:21 am
there are definitely some cute ideas there!!
February 11, 2014 @ 1:24 am
I will get married again and the way I want this new love of my soul to propose is no fan fair no bells and whistles just him looking into my eyes with respect love and sincerity and of course the perfect ring.
February 11, 2014 @ 2:15 am
I love the treasure hunt idea! I used to love doing the whole treasure hunt with my parents when I was a child and had totally forgotten about it! Thank you for reminding me of such a fun way to discover a special gift!
February 11, 2014 @ 2:28 am
I have never been propsed to but these are such good ideas
February 11, 2014 @ 3:03 am
I still like the idea of a simple proposal without the extravagance.
February 11, 2014 @ 4:16 am
Cute proposal ideas!!! I think the treasure hunt sounds fun and practical while Disney sounds magical but a tad more expensive! Now, skydiving is on my bucket list and if I wasn’t already married, that would be an amazing way to propose!!