Brilliant Proposal Ideas
people only experience a marriage proposal once in their lifetime.
You would want it to be both memorable and perfect. After you've gotten
up the nerve to ask, you might have trouble finding a creative way
to pop the question. Labodiam will make it easier for you with
these romantic and unique wedding proposal ideas that are sure to
make a big impression.
a date to go to the movies, then rent ad space for your proposal at
your favorite theater. Make sure you have the diamond with you.
and set an elaborate candlelight table (or cater if you are not talented
in the kitchen) for a quiet romantic dinner for two at home. Serve
her a glass of champagne with the diamond ring in the bottom or ribboned
to the stem.
For skilled scuba divers and snorklers: Arrange a special dive with a few of your best friends. At the end of the dive or in an especially beautiful area, write, "Will you marry me?" on your diver's slate and show her. When she nods in agreement, slip an inexpensive expandable ring on her finger. When you go topside, have the real diamond ready nearby.
With a Special Message During Her Favorite Song
After a romantic dinner, just as you are driving her home, pop in a recording of your favorite song that you have mixed so that right in the middle of the song, a voice over of you (or somebody who sounds like the singer) proposes to her.
With an Artist Painted Portrait
an artist paint her portrait, adding a box with an diamond engagement ring
in her hand before you present it. When you present the portrait,
have the ring ready when she asks about it.
home an enthusiastic new puppy with a ribbon for a collar. Have the
ring in the bow for her to find as she cheerfully greets the cuddly
a plane sky-write your proposal. Plan it for the day of a family picnic,
boat ride or other outing so she is sure to see it. Have your diamond
ring ready when she sees your proposal.
a magician to entertain just the two of you. Have the magician make
the box with the engagement ring mysteriously appear as the surprise
ending of the last trick.
Decorate a Christmas tree with lights and only one ornament -- a ribbon or bow tied around a velvet ring box. Ask her over for a Christmas celebration for just the two or you.
At a Sporting Event
a college or professional sporting event (if you both like sports),
arrange to have your message displayed on the scoreboard after halftime..."Karen...Will
you marry me?" Have the diamond ready in a presentation box.
to have dinner together at your favorite Chinese restaurant. Have
the waiter give her a special fortune cookie with "Will you marry
me?" in it. Or you could have it say, "You will receive a diamond
in the very near future." And present the diamond in a box.
dinner at your favorite restaurant, arrange with the waiter to have
the diamond in a box as one of the choices on the dessert tray. Tell
her she is the sweetest thing you know and you can't resist her any
the diamond in a presentation box at the bottom of a box of Cracker
Jacks and give her the special box at your next baseball game
and ask her occasionally if she has found the prize yet (to keep her
alert to finding it).
the chocoholic: Chocolate-dip the diamond box, and put it in the center
of a box of chocolates when you are alone for the evening. She will
always wonder what's in the largest piece of candy. Pick it up for
her and open it with panache.
her for some games at home. Use Scrabble letters and spell out "Will
you marry me?" Have the diamond close by.
her for a surprise picnic at the beach or in the woods. At the picnic
spot, spell out "Marry Me" with stones, flowers or seashells. Put
the diamond in her hand when she says yes.
for a day at a private beach together, building sand castles or digging
for shells. On the night before, write a love poem on a piece of parchment
paper, roll it into an antique bottle with a cork, and bury it in
a well marked spot in the sand near your diggings. Be sure you "find"
the bottle as you dig together. Open and read the poem, then present
the diamond from your pocket and ask her for her hand in marriage.
If neither of you are afraid of heights -- Arrange with a local adventure guide for a private hot air balloon ride for just the two of you (and the pilot). Schedule the time so that it covers either sunrise or sunset. Some companies provide a full meal with a table setting and the works. Present the diamond in a box as the dessert at the end of the meal.
In a Limousine
a limousine for the evening and be inside when they pick her up at
home or work. Take her to an elegant restaurant for a romantic candlelight
dinner for two, then present her the diamond on the way home in the
her to take time off work and arrange for everything to be covered
for a week (but don't tell her where you will be going). Make all
the plans for a week's vacation in a five-star resort in Mexico. Propose
one evening at a restaurant with serenading mariachis. You can have
the diamond ready in your pocket.
During a vacation at one of the fancy hotels that leaves chocolates or mints on the pillow each morning -- Sneak back after she leaves the room for breakfast, make the bed, put out the "Do not disturb" sign. Leave the diamond in a special box on the pillow in place of the mints so she finds it when you get back.
With a Dozen Red Roses
a dozen red roses and pick them up yourself at the shop. Write the
card to say, "Will you marry me?" and put the diamond in a presentation
box with the roses. Present the flowers during a candlelight dinner
for two at home (cater if you can't cook).
a personal Web page with her name and your proposal with a picture
of the diamond in its velvet presentation box, and send her the Web
address. Or sit down together to surf for good vacation sites, and
visit a site or two before you type in the site address.
the serious citizens -- E-mail a 3-D animated graphic of a loose diamond,
with the message, "Will you marry me?" If you can, time the delivery
of the e-mail when you can be there in person to see her reaction
and get your answer.
no kids -- Hide the diamond in a box with your proposal message in
a place she will certainly look during the day -- such as in the butter
dish if she eats toast every morning, or in the silverware drawer
before dinner, or with her makeup in the morning. Try to be there
when you expect her to find it.
she wakes up each morning to the clock radio, arrange for an ad on
her usual station at just the right time so she hears your proposal
when she wakes up in the morning. Try to be at her door (or beside
her) when she hears your public proposal, and have the diamond in
she is a school teacher, you could propose with all the school listening.
Get permission from the school principal. Record a videotaped proposal
and play it over the school video system, or make an announcement
over the intercom. Then go to her classroom and give her the diamond
with everyone cheering.
she loves puzzles, disguise your proposal as an anagram that works
out to read: "Will You Marry Me?" and pretend to work on it with her
for entertainment while you are waiting for dinner to arrive at a
she likes cute stories, you could make a storybook of two animals
(with your names) falling in love and getting engaged. Take two stuffed
animals, put a coathanger in their backs to make them hold a position,
then set up the animals to act out the story while you take photos.
Type the words to the story on your computer and paste them to each
page. Write the last page to say, "Will you marry me?", with a picture
of the diamond in its presentation box. Take it all to a printer to
have it bound as a booklet, then present the book at a private moment
at home. Be ready with the real diamond when she gets to the last
a small book of poetry and make a cutout the size of the ring through
all of the pages. Place and tape the ring into the empty space. Write
your own special poem, insert it into the first page of the book and
present it to her.
you have a talking bird or parrot, train it to say, "Will you marry
me?" And make a big show with the new words he has learned -- at a
she has deep ties with her family: Make up a special Christmas or
birthday present when she will be traveling alone to see the family
without you and send it with her as a gift to open with her family
on the big day. Place the diamond in a presentation box between two
plush velvet pillows into a gift box. Type your proposal on parchment
paper and pin it to a pillow next to the diamond, and wrap it all
as a gift. Be near a phone during the day when she will open the present.
a very traditional approach, ask her father for her hand in marriage.
When the approval is given, make plans for the next family gathering
and make your proposal to her in private with diamond in hand. When
she says yes, stand up and announce your engagement to everyone.
a special evening, present your love with three roses: Tell her one
represents the past, one represents the present, and the last one
(with the ring tied to it) represents the future.
your partner loves a little mystery, deliver a letter to her with
a bouquet of flowers. Let the letter serve as the first clue to a
treasure hunt. At the end of the hunt she'll find you, on your knees,
holding the ring.
a stroll by the beach and in a pre-arranged area, have old bottle
laying near the shore where a letter that says, "will you marry me?"
is stuffed inside. Using an old looking parchment will intensify the
a short French poem and recite the poem to her at a French restaurant
as you offer the ring. Be sure to know what each word means so you
can demonstrate your savoir faire. Have the ring ready in a presentation
With the white snow, colorful decorations, warm Yule logs and sweet smell of gingerbread cookies, Christmas is one of the most romantic times of the year. It is also the perfect occasion to pop the question.