Marriage proposal ideas are becoming more lavish and extravagant every single day. If you’ve seen Instagram’s such as howheasked.com it’s hard not to get caught up in all of the cameras and action. There are so many ideas and it’s hard to keep them all straight, let alone, make sure yours stands out and is unique to you and your future fiancé. While hiring a skilled professional engagement planner is always an option, here are a few creative proposal ideas that will help take the pressure off of you yet keep it one of the most memorable days of your lives to date.
Flip the Script
Who says the guy has to ask the girl?! We are loving the women that are taking charge of their love life and putting the engagement in their hands. Flipping the script will not only make it memorable, but also exciting and extremely unique. This is a perfect opportunity to get really cool engagement pictures also!
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Make them Hunt for It
A scavenger hunt is the perfect way to keep the proposal going through out the day and venture to some of the most memorable spots you share together. Since your soon-to-be fiancé won’t know where he or she is going, it keeps them always on edge and surprised. This is such a great way to make your proposal unique and personalized. Bonus: incorporate little presents and pictures along the way that you can treasure for the rest of your lives.
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#Throwback Proposal Ideas
Where did you meet the love of your life? Have your first date? Your first kiss? How about the first time you said I love you? All of those places hold a special place in both of your hearts. Go back to the spot that means the most to you now, and make it even more special by getting down on one knee there too. A fun tip that we’re seeing is the addition of recreating the first picture you took together. Then it’s the perfect blend of two great memories and the addition of a new one!
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Keep it Cozy
Home is your sanctuary. Maybe you even share that home with your significant other and that’s where you’ve shared your important premarital conversations and moments together. Having a simple yet personal proposal in a place that you value so much could be the perfect idea for you. You could add their favorite flowers, drink, and your favorite picture of the two of you for a special touch. Not to mention, this is your best option for a true surprise.
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Play, Pause, Repeat
This idea is for the more creative folks. While it takes a LOT of time and effort, you will reap the benefits forever. Creating a video montage of your life together is one of our favorite proposal trends right now. You can string together video clips and pictures from different experiences you’ve shared through out your relationship. Editing it to your favorite song or even adding commentary creates a memorable video that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
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Proposal Ideas Where You Go for the Gold (or Diamond)
What’s your favorite past time as a couple? Do you love trivia or game nights? How about creating puzzles? Or are you more of a beach walk type couple? A proposal during these types of nights will be surprising and fun! You won’t have to worry about what not to say to your fiance since the perfect location and activity will make up for it all! If you’re game night person, incorporate into the questions during the game. If you’re a puzzle type couple consider making a custom puzzle with a picture of the two of you or with you holding a sign. If you’re a beach walk couple, set up a scene before you go so you can pull them away to your special spot. Whatever the case may be, every time you do that activity in the future you will be able to reminisce on the day that your lives started together.
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Spell it Out for Them
While this is an oldie, it’s a goodie. Carving your initials in a tree is a great way to show how your love can grow not to mention a perfect way to make your special day green. Plus, you can always go back to that tree later in your relationship to relive that day. If knife skills is not your thing, an alternative could be to spell it out with rocks on the beach.
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1.. 2…3… YES
Bring it back to your childhood days of carnivals and photo booths with this proposal. Finding a photo booth is your first step. Second step is getting you and your other half to have a fun outing that ends at the photo booth. Third step is taking a couple rounds of funny pictures to throw your future fiancé off. On the last round, propose and have the photo booth capture every intimate moment. These pictures can be featured at your wedding and at your house for you to look back on always.
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Once Upon a Time
Write out the timeline of your love story through a scrapbook of all of your pictures. A BrideBox Wedding Album is the perfect forum for you to do just that. You’re able to create a beautiful and quality book that will last a lifetime. Don’t forget to include a once upon a time and a happily ever after to accurately match your life together!
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Proposal Ideas With a Little Help From My Friends
If family and friends mean the most to your fiancé (or soon to be fiancé), including them will make it extremely special and memorable to them. Their family and friends will also love being a part of that unforgettable moment. You can have them each hold a different favorite memory that you two share. Top it off with you at the end of the road to create a new favorite memory.
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While all of these proposal ideas are great inspiration for you, the most important thing to remember is to make it completely personal. If you’re still stumped on ideas, check out their Pinterest and try and mimic as much as possible. Creating an engagement album is another wonderful way to capture this magical day and tell your love story. BrideBox offers a photo album book, which is both professional, affordable, and beautiful and they only start at $79. If you happen to catch it all on video, giving it as a creative anniversary gift or sharing that video at the wedding will be a surprise that will have the entire crowd in tears. Good luck on your proposal, you’ll knock it out of the park!