If you do not propose right, your girlfriend is going to turn you down. When it comes to proposing marriage, combining originality and tradition is a vital prerequisite to making the day that you propose memorable, for all of the right reasons!
One question which your partner is going to be asked for the rest of her life is “so how did he propose?” And, your girlfriend better have a great story to tell her friends and family. Below are some ideas that may help you determine the best way to “pop the question”, whether you stick to them word for word or derive your own interpretation of each idea is up to you.
A romantic meal for two
Take your girlfriend to the best restaurant in town and propose to her there. You could try arranging something with the staff so that the lights go dim or the engagement ring be brought out to her under a tray.
Transform her home
Imagine the scene, your girlfriend comes home from work to find her house transformed into the most beautiful and romantic place on earth, with you in the heart of it all on one knee with a rose and engagement ring. Covering your girlfriends’ home with her favourite flowers and candles is sure to be a fantastic surprise when she sees it. If filling the whole house with flowers is not an option, then why not have a trail of rose petals leading to where she will find you ready to present her with an engagement ring.
Propose on her birthday
Proposing on your girlfriend’s birthday is a great idea; if you can wait that long! There are a number of ways that you can approach this but one fantastic opportunity would be with her birthday card that you can get customised from an online gift shop. Of course when she opens the card she is going to be expecting a lovely card telling her how much you love her, what she will not be expecting is the card to say “happy birthday to my fiancé”. By the time she has realised what the card says you can be down on one knee and presenting her with her engagement ring.
Propose on the radio/ in the paper
A public proposal on either her favourite radio station or in the local paper is also another fantastic idea. A loving message declaring your love for her can then be backed up in person with an engagement ring, one knee and a rose. When you know that your proposal is going to be aired on, in the paper call your girlfriend and tell her to tune in!
Design your own banner
Make a banner and display it in a place that you are sure your girlfriend is going to be, e.g. Hang a huge banner over a bridge or something similar which she would pass on her way to work which has the words “[her name] will you marry me” written on it. You can then follow your girlfriend into work and propose again, down on one knee with her engagement ring and a rose!
A ribbon around a dog/cat collar
Attach the engagement ring to your dog or cat’s collar and have them take the engagement ring to your girlfriend. Just when your pet approaches your girlfriend, pop the question after getting down on one knee.
A hot air balloon ride
How better to propose to the one that you love; drifting across the horizon drinking a glass of champagne and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Present your girlfriend with her engagement ring whilst you are thousands of feet above ground!
A banner in the sky
Organise a trip to the great outdoors with your girlfriend and have a pilot fly by trailing a banner with the words “will you marry me” written on it. An extravagant and overstated proposal like this is a sure way to surprise and delight her!
Visit a famous landmark
Organise a trip for you and your partner to visit a famous landmark, which landmark you choose is up to you. After enjoying looking around the landmark of your choice propose to your girlfriend down on one knee. If this place was not already special to you, it sure is now and will offer a great venue to come back to for anniversaries to come, reminiscing about the day that you were engaged to become man and wife!
However you plan on proposing, try and be as inventive and original as you possibly can! You also need to ensure that you have the perfect engagement ring for your partner.