So you’ve decided to tie the knot – congratulations! Have you figured out how you’re going to propose to your partner yet? Whatever you decide on, remember that your partner will be telling their proposal story to all their friends and family. As such, you want to make sure that you propose in a way that’s romantic and memorable. Whether you want to pop the question in a way that’s simple and low-key, or if you want to go all out – we’ve got the suggestion for you.
1. Choose your favourite place
We’re sure there’s a spot that’s especially meaningful to you and your partner, whether it’s a local park, monument, rooftop, fountain or cafe. Make it a special day for you and your partner by heading to your special place and once you’re there, instead of taking a picture, pop down on one knee!
2. Get artsy
If you’re lucky enough to live in an area with a lot of street artists, enlisting the help of a caricaturist is a great way to surprise your loved one and keep a memory of your proposal. Have them sketch a picture of the two of you but with a surprise twist of having your character propose! It’ll be a great surprise when your partner sees the finished product.
3. Go on a treasure hunt
For adventurous couples, embarking on a scavenger hunt is an opportunity to get creative and hide small clues and sentimental notes as you lead them to the final destination – the proposal! Tie in riddles and memories that are special to the two of you for a proposal that is truly meaningful and memorable.
4. Look at the stars
If you and your partner love nothing more than cuddling together in bed, we’ve got a sweet and romantic suggestion for you. Find a time when your partner is out of the house and spell out your proposal in glow-in-the-dark star stickers on the ceiling. Then, when you get into bed and turn off the lights, wait for them to notice your starry surprise.
5. Make the pieces fit
Many couples enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles – it’s a great way to pass the time together and connect in a mutual activity. If you’re a couple who loves their puzzles, make a custom jigsaw puzzle (bonus points if it’s a picture of the two of you) with the words “Will you marry me?”. Your loved one may start to put the pieces together (literally), but it’ll just encourage them to finish the puzzle more quickly!
6. Head to the bookstore
Bookworms will adore this proposal. Head to your favourite bookstore together and casually browse the shelves before passing a book over to your partner and asking what they think of it. You could either hide the ring in the book or, if it’s a romantic novel with a proposal, highlight the words “Will you marry me?” in the text.
7. Make a movie
These days, creating your own video is easier than ever, especially with smartphone technology. Put your own spin on it with a movie trailer, Disney montage, animation or short film before making your artistic debut on your next movie night. If you really want to go all out, see if you can screen the movie at your local theatre!
There are endless ways for you to propose to your future spouse but what matters most is that you do it in a way that’s special to the both of you. And don’t forget to prepare with the perfect diamond engagement ring when you pop the question!