Proposal Ideas To Wow
Get some inspiration for the big moment with our unique proposal ideas, including our ten favourite ideas and proposals that have gone viral.
Top 10 Proposal Ideas
Top 10 Proposal Ideas
Proposing’s a big deal so we’d recommend starting with the little things. Whether you go for a low-key gesture or a steal-the-limelight statement, making sure that your proposal has a special meaning for you both is the key to an unforgettable moment.
At Your Favourite Place
Simple yet effective. Somewhere abroad, the pub down the road, the top of a hill. Wherever it is, it should hold shared and fond memories.
The Treasure Hunt
Could be a bit cheesy, but definitely very charming. Include personal jokes and inside knowledge in the clues and you’ll be onto a winner.
A Once-in-a-lifetime Holiday
One to wow with. We’re talking New York, Bora Bora and outside-the-box activities like scuba diving, hiring a yacht and seeing the Northern Lights.
In A Photobooth
Very cute and very unsuspecting. You can capture their reaction in a natural setting and end up with adorable pictures.
Where You First Met
For the sentimentalists. You can incorporate the meeting place into a more elaborate event, so dinner, hotel and the dingy little bar you met.
Create A Milestone Movie
It is the digital age after all. Record some special moments together and make a montage that ends with the big question.
A Classic Restaurant Scene
As long as they don’t mind public attention, this is a traditional crowd pleaser. Table for two, candlelit dinner, roses on the table – it’s a winning combination.
A Quiet Night In
Create a playlist of their favourite songs, give them a sentimental present, cook their favourite meal and then surprise them during dessert. Minimal fuss but maximum impact.
An Outdoor Adventure
Okay, so it doesn’t have to be an actual adventure. A well thought-out walk with impressive views would work beautifully. But then, so would a hot air balloon ride…
Make a statement
Another one to knock their socks off. You have to be sure they like the limelight, but a flashmob or an announcement at a concert or show would really wow.
Proposals Gone Viral
Proposals Gone Viral
After discovering the most popular types of proposal photos on Instagram, we’ve decided to share the most unique and romantic proposal videos on YouTube. Prepare for some heart-warming engagement stores…
1. Romantic flash mob
A glass of wine at an Italian restaurant turns into the most unforgettable moment of this bride-to-be’s life. She truly had no idea the beautiful a cappella group and violins were only for her as she sat waiting. It’s only when her other half comes out, guitar in his arms, that the floods of happy tears start. Be warned – they’re infectious.
2. Romeo and Juliet
He’s a theatre director. She loves the theatre. There’s only one thing for it – hire out an entire theatre space and hire actors to act out her favourite scene from Romeo and Juliet. Everything from the fairy lights and candles to the string quartet are completely perfect – her reaction says it all.
3. ‘He said yes'
Your proposal story will be told to friends and strangers for the rest of your lives – and these guys certainly have a beauty of a tale. A police officer broke rank during London LBGT Pride 2016 parade to get down on one knee and propose to his partner. Completely touching and impossibly beautiful.
4. The 19:57 from Euston
The surprise is in the unassuming location for this one: the 19:57 overground train to Watford Junction, to be precise. Like a scene from a movie, this guy got an entire tube carriage to sing Bill Withers ‘Lovely Day’ spontaneously before proposing to his girlfriend – who was completely unaware the whole thing was arranged for her until she saw him.
5. Marry Me Fireworks
A proposal as dreamy as this one guarantees a YES. It all started at a luxury hotel, where the lucky girlfriend was showered in romantic love notes attached to roses throughout the day by staff. After dinner, her final note told her to go outside. There, on a fishing lodge by the lake, were thousands of fairy lights and candles – followed by a firework display and famous opera singer. The finale will take your breath away…