December 16, 2017
Unique Ways to Propose
You may be pondering about asking the person of your dreams to marry you. Yet, getting down on one knee and proposing with a gorgeous ring without a secret theme or the perfect setting may be too traditional for your taste ― and hers. Don’t worry! Below are six unique ideas that may help you create the most unforgettable proposal to your future bride.
Send Her on a Treasure Hunt
Organizing a treasure hunt will take some time and planning, but it’s worth it. Choose a day when she’s usually not busy and leave notes and clues instructing her to travel to different areas around the city. Before you know it, she will end up at the ultimate location ― in your presence, awaiting your proposal.
Design a Crafty Notebook Cover
If your lady is a writer or artist, she may have a couple of notebooks that are full of random notes, story ideas, drawings, and doodles. Surprise her with a notebook with a specially designed cover that says, “Will You Marry Me?” “I’m Ready to Spend the Rest of My Life With You,” or something creative and catchy that will encourage her to open it. On the inside pages, handwrite the reasons why you love her and why you want to marry her. Work with a designer, if necessary, to help you choose the right font, color, and style of text.
Beautiful waves crashing on the shore with the sun setting in the horizon creates an ambiance like know other. Bring her to a beach you both love to visit and give her the impression that it’s just a typical beach day ― except leave a trail of rose petals or candles to a place on the sand where you plan to propose. You will probably need a close friend or beach employee to help with the setup. But the scenery, along with your proposal, will be something both of you will never forget.
Write a Song ― and Perform It
If you’re a singer in a band, she’s probably attended your shows before and had a great time. Put together a small event where you (and the band members, if you like) can have a short concert and serenade her with a song you’ve written specially for her, and propose. Or, halfway through the song, pretend you are having some technical difficulties and decide to just tell her what you were going to sing to her ― on bended knee ― and propose. Either way, it’s a win-win proposal.
A proposal at a game is definitely a win. Get your friends together and give each of them a poster with a letter on it. At a specified time, instruct them to stand and hold up each letter, so it reads, “Will You Marry Me?” Tell her to look at the sign, giving her the biggest surprise of her life. Or, add the proposal to the ticker that runs horizontally across the stands in the stadium. This kind of proposal is a memorable one, especially if she’s not necessarily a sports fan. Moving forward, every game she attends or watches on TV will remind her of your special proposal.
Let Art Do the Proposing
Paintings, sculptures, illustrated drawings, and everything in between are not only beautiful, but are forms of expression that can drive emotions and thoughts. Visit a theme park that has a caricaturist on site and have the artist create a whimsical drawing of you two, adding the text, “Will You Marry Me?” on the finished product. Not only is it a fun proposal, but it’s a form of art that can be cherished in your home for years to come.
Carolyn Clarke is a freelance writer and fashion enthusiast based in Los Angeles, CA. She’s been published across many digital platforms for her expertise in party planning and DIY, working with clients such as Jewelry Candles. When she isn’t working on DIY projects, she takes her dog running along the Malibu coastline.