Your marriage proposal is a special moment...one you'll both remember for
years to come. Listed below are a few unique and fun proposal ideas that
we hope will help or inspire you to make your proposal truly special.
At The Movies
Buy a theater advertisement or arrange for
a local movie theater to play a video tape of you before the feature. In
it, tell her how much she means to you and ask if she'll marry you. Be
ready to drop to your knee (amid the popcorn and theater candy) and present the
Your Good Fortune
Steam a fortune cookie until it is soft
enough to open. Place the diamond ring inside with a note/fortune telling
her you'll love her forever.
Take her for a long walk on the
beach. Have a friend prepare a special area set up with flowers,
champagne, music and an engagement proposal written in the sand.
Love From Above
Go to the beach or another open place,
hire a plane to fly over you with a banner of "I love you (bride's name), will
you marry me?" and wait her reaction with the engagement ring in hand!
Running Down the Aisle
Have four of your friends sign up
with you for a road race (i.e., a 3K, 5K, etc). Tell your girlfriend to
wait for you and cheer you all on at the finish line. Have each person
wear a shirt with one word on the front so that it spells out name, will you
marry me? Give her the ring as you cross the finish line.
Ask a local museum or art gallery if they
would put your engagement ring on display with a display card reading that this
was the very ring was used by you on that particular day to ask her to be your
bride. Or, write your proposal on parchment (with her name as the title),
age the paper (using crackling agents, etc), frame it in an antique-looking
frame and have the gallery hang the piece for viewing. When she sees her
name, she's sure to read it. And then...be ready with the ring.
Send her on a treasure hunt. Give her
clues that take her to places of sentimental value to you both. Finish the
hunt with a ring, roses, candlelight dinner and you.
Rolling Out The Red Carpet
Make a "carpet" of red rose
petals from her front door to her bedroom. On the bed, place the ring box
inside a large heart made of rose petals. Take her home after her work,
and after she reaches the bedroom, propose to her.
Create a web site (i.e., a fake news
site or spoof of popular search engines like Yahoo or Google) dedicated just to
her. Have the cover story or the late breaking news be your engagement
Rent a billboard with your pictures and your
proposal located along her normal commute route.
Have a commercial made on public
access television. Check see when the commercial will air, and as you
channel surf with her, stop on your commercial and watch yourself propose.
If she's a dog lover, go to the pet store or
local animal rescue and find the cutest, cuddliest puppy they have. Have a
special dog tag created that says, "Marry Us." When she arrives home from
work, giver her the puppy and have the engagement ring hanging from the
Fishing For Fiance
Take her fishing, but just before you
arrive have a friend drop a few lines in the water. Have your friend bait
one of the hooks with the ring (in a plastic bag or other secure
enclosure). After fishing for a while, suggest that she check the lines
that were already in the water. Be ready to propose when she reels in the
Three Strikes and You're In
Take her to a minor league
baseball game and arrange to have her seat selected "at random" to throw out the
first pitch. While on her way to the field, slip away and change into the
catcher's uniform and mask. Have the team allow you to catch the first
pitch. Make her throw several pitches by indicating that each pitch is "no
good." Finally, call a meeting at the mound, remove the mask and propose
In The News
Place an ad in her favorite magazine or
newspaper with your photos next to it, so she is sure to notice. Imagine her
surprise when she is reading and sees her face in her favorite magazine.
Frosty the Ring Bearer
If proposing during the winter,
make a snowman together and while she's not looking, slip the ring onto the
snowman's carrot nose or place the ring box in his hand.
"On Air" Proposal
Call her favorite local radio station
and propose to her on air.