Asking the person you love to marry you is one of the most important and stressful moments of your life. Even if you’re sure you’ll get the answer you’re looking for you’ll still probably worry about making the whole thing as romantic and memorable as possible. There are so many scenarios in which you can propose to your significant other and each one may appeal to them or completely turn them off. Take their personality, likes, and dislikes into consideration when planning your proposal and go from there. If you’re completely at a loss for ideas, browse these proposal ideas and see if any of them fit the bill.
The Family Gathering
If your significant other has a strong family support system and they don’t mind being put on the spot in front of their loved ones, you can propose at a family gathering like a birthday or holiday party. You’ll be able to share your special moment with all of your loved ones. However, if your significant other isn’t one for awkward moments or pressure situations you may want to steer clear of this idea since it’ll put him or her on the spot. Similarly, if you’d rather this be a private moment choose another idea.
This is a pretty grandiose idea. If your significant other appreciates being the centre of attention this is well-suited for that. You can hire a skywriter and arrange for a time and location where this will be done. If you do choose to do this, you’ll have to make sure that you write out the message perfectly so there are no embarrassing spelling errors, be in the right place at the right time to see the message, and hope the weather is perfect. This is an idea that fits the motto “no risk, no reward.”
At a Sporting Event
This should really only be done if your significant other is a loyal sports fan who would appreciate having this moment paired with their favourite team. This, again, will put pressure and attention on both of you so only choose this type of proposal idea if you’re sure of the answer and sure that they won’t be embarrassed.
A Private Meal
For those couples who like less attention and want to keep this special occasion private you can simply propose over a nice shared meal. You can choose to have a romantic dinner at home where there will be no pressure or attention, or you can have a slightly more public proposal at an elegant restaurant.
If you choose to do this at home, you’ll want to dress up the occasion to make it special and romantic. Consider cooking the meal yourself or even hiring someone to cook it for you. For an added bonus, make sure that the meal is his or hers favourite meal. Buy their favourite flower and convince them to dress up for the occasion, too.
Create a Scavenger Hunt
If you’re a fun loving couple who enjoys things like game night, consider setting up a fun scavenger hunt that leads to the ring. You can make all of the clues relate to personal references or inside jokes to make the whole thing revolve around your relationship. This fun idea doesn’t come without drawbacks, though. It does involve hiding the engagement ring, which can be off-putting. To combat this, try having the final reveal be a note reading “will you marry me” and simply present the ring at that moment, instead.
No matter how you go about proposing to your significant other, it will end up being a romantic and special occasion that neither of you will forget.