Our Top Ten Ideas for Making a Great Proposal

Our Top Ten Ideas for Making a Great Proposal | British wedding blog - Bride and TonicWith it being Valentine’s Day today we thought we would bring you a Top Ten all about the proposal, as it is such a popular date to get engaged! For anyone thinking of proposing we have found a whole host of ideas to suit anyone. Just remember to really think about your partner’s personality before taking the leap – if they are shy and not into PDAs then it’s probably best to propose away from any crowds or people, whereas an extrovert might lap up all the joyful attention!

Above image by India Earl via Green Wedding Shoes

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one. the photography proposal – taking a photo or video is a great way to remember the day and can also be a fun way to actually propose! Why not have a picture taken in a Photo Booth and on the last shot get out the ring to capture the moment forever? Or even take a photo using your phone from the perspective of you and the ring box or set up a tripod to capture the special moment.

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two. the twinkle lights proposal – what better way to create a romantic, intimate moment for popping the question than a heap of gorgeous twinkly lights? Use them to decorate your location or even spell out your message.

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three. the travelling proposal – for those who love to travel, proposing when on holiday can be so romantic and what a story for the kids!

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four. the super personal proposal – does your partner love the snow? Maybe think about building them a snowman with the ring box in his hand or taking them outside as the snow falls in the dusk. What about if they are a pet lover – can your pooch deliver the ring?! Are they a Lego lover? Build them a proposal!

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five. the home bird proposal – a morning brew for the tea or coffee lover with ‘will you marry me?’ at the bottom of the cup, glow in the dark magnets on the ceiling spelling out ‘marry me’, fill a room with flowers, balloons or candles, cook their favourite meal, make them breakfast in bed, spell it out in scrabble or a customised jigsaw puzzle. The list is endless for a romantic at home proposal!

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six. the adventurous proposal – propose on an iceberg, write it on the bottom of surfboard after a session on the waves, propose at a beautiful viewpoint whilst out hiking, campfire proposal, scuba diving proposal, rock climbing (see top photo!)

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seven. the calendar dates proposal – does your partner go wild for Christmas or love Easter? Is Halloween their favourite time of year? Theme your proposal around this and propose on the date!

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eight. the extroverted proposal – hire a choir or band to sing or play your partners favourite song, propose in a crowded place or involve their friends and family. Or even organise a flash mob!

Our Top Ten Ideas for Making a Great Proposal | British wedding blog - Bride and Tonic

Image by Kylee Ann Photography via How He Asked

nine. the treasure hunt proposal – create a loved up, personalised treasure or scavenger hunt to keep them guessing and provide a fun and memorable proposal with one big, shiny treat at the end!

Image by Mike Wakefield via The Daily Express

ten. the creative proposal – write your partner a song, make or have a piece of jewellery made with ‘will you marry me’ on/inside it (kudos if it’s in another language of the country you might be in!) Make a crossword with the clues to spell out ‘marry me’ or find a message in a bottle on the beach.

So many fun ways to propose! We hope we have inspired any Valentine’s lovers 🙂 For more Top Ten posts click here

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