True love? Check. Perfect diamond engagement ring? Check. Next step? Asking the Big Q. Any thoughtful proposal can be successful regardless of your special someone’s interests. However, it will make more of a splash if it jives with something your lover actually enjoys or finds interesting. Take a read and make a plan!
1. A Marriage Proposal Ad in a Newspaper
Does your sweetheart read the paper or do crosswords? Take out a full-page ad in a newspaper then make a romantic breakfast. Enjoy a relaxing morning of catching up on current events (and wait for it!).
2. Photo Booth Marriage Proposal
Are you two selfie masters? An oldie but a goodie is the photo booth proposal. Just as the shutter starts to click, reach into your pocket and pull out the engagement ring. That level of contagious excitement is only possible in the peak of a genuine surprise!
3. Use Caricature to Propose for Marriage
Hire a caricaturist on the street. Organize the time and place, and pay them to sketch a picture of you and your fiancé-to-be with speech bubbles saying, “Will you marry me?” and “Yes!” The look of surprise will be worth a picture in itself!
4. Use KissCam for Your Engagement Proposal
Is a good ol’ sports game something you love to do together? Use the Kisscam to your ultimate advantage. Arrange for the camera to swing towards you two at the perfect moment, and make sure the ring is ready to roll. (Let’s hope your favorite team is winning so the mood is right).
5. Propose Under Natural Romance of Constellations
Does your better half think outer space is the ultimate paradigm? Are they into astrology or astronomy? Consider planning a stargazing picnic and ask under the natural romance of constellations. Not so into nature? Be cute and spell “Will you marry me?” in glow-in-the-dark star stickers on the ceiling above your bed. When it’s time to turn in, flick the lights off and get ready for the excitement.
6. Play a Love Song in a Public Place
If music is a sure way into your lover’s heart, embrace that. Have a solo artist or band plan a surprise performance of your fiancé-to-be’s favorite love song in a public place. If the artist is really into it, maybe they can even personalize the tune so it’s all about your boo.
7. Use Jigsaw Puzzle for Marriage Proposal
Want to keep them puzzled? Have a custom jigsaw puzzle made of a cute couple photo and the proposal written out. Next time you’re unsure what to do on a day off, suggest a lazy puzzle day. Surprise!
8. Slip Engagement Ring in Her Sleep
If you think you’re sneaky enough to pull it off: Slip the ring onto your fiancé-to-be’s finger while they’re asleep. In the morning prepare a romantic breakfast in bed wake-up call with bubbly and fresh fruit. (BEWARE: sleeping people are unpredictable. Unsuccessful attempts could end up with you being punched in the face).
Ready, set, propose. And remember—if things go sideways—it truly is the thought that counts!