You've finally met the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. You’re looking for a romantic proposal that’s true to you as partners. Whether you're looking for proposal ideas, tips for popping the question in front of friends and family, or creative over-the-top proposal ideas, we have the right steps to help you propose to your girlfriend or boyfriend.
Asking for permission is a thing of the past, but many people find that discussing your relationship with parents or friends and getting their blessing or encouragement is still a nice way to go. Is this something that would be important to her and their family or friends? If so, consider making time for this tradition.
Step three: Pick a date
Do you have a trip coming up or a specific date in mind? Work backwards from there to make sure you order your ring in time.
Step four: Order the engagement ring
We recommend placing an order for the ring about six weeks before you plan to propose, just to be safe.
Your proposal should be a reflection of who you are together. Think about what defines you as a couple and what kinds of activities you like to do together. For example, you may go for a high drama proposal in public or you might prefer a small, private moment.
Step six: Plan your
Once you’ve decided where and when to propose, you should rehearse what you’re planning to say when you do pop the question!
Step seven: Propose!
You can do this! Speak from your heart and express exactly what she means to you. Remember that the most important thing is that your proposal comes from your heart.
25 Romantic Wedding Proposal Ideas
The planned public proposal
Propose at a famous location like Disneyland or Times Square
Flash mob proposal
Stage a scavenger hunt
At a sports event of your favorite team on the big screen
At a concert of your favorite band
At a play on stage
Hire a plane to do “skywriting,” where a plane draws “will you marry me?”
Plan with their boss and show up to their meeting in the conference room
The “in front of your family and friends” proposal
Plan a surprise family get together
Turn a family gathering into a proposal and an impromptu engagement party
Secretly invite all your family and friends to your favorite place
Tie the ring or a “Will you marry me?” sign around your puppy’s collar
Give your family and friends t-shirts spelling out the question and set them up in your favorite place
The quiet proposal; just the two of you
Stroll down the beach at sunset
Go on a walk at your favorite location
Recreate your first date
At the top of a hike
On a chairlift at your favorite ski resort
On a hot air balloon and celebrate with a picnic at the bottom
Write a love song and end with your proposal
Create a nighttime fairytale set-up in your backyard
During a romantic weekend getaway or vacation destination
Propose during a private photo shoot and have it captured by a professional photographer
Cook their favorite meal and propose at the end
The spontaneous proposal
If you’re a spur of the moment kind of person, simply carry the ring in your pocket until the moment feels right.