You’re in love but you’re stuck. How exactly do you tell that special someone, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you?” We get it! That’s why the folks here at Elizabeth Reine have put together a list of 10 creative ways you can pop the question. And don’t worry, we’ve left room for you to incorporate those sweet somethings that make your relationship unique.
#10 – The Street Busker
Take your special someone out on the town, maybe at that cafe you had your first date or in that park you first locked eyes. Afterwards, go on a walk. As you reminisce about all the wonderful times you’ve had together, you just happen to walk by a street busker (wink wink) singing the lyrics of their favorite song. You would have arranged with the street busker to edit a part of the song lyrics to, “Will you marry me?” As you and the street busker sing that line, get down on one knee.
#9 – A surprise in print
Spell out your proposal where they will not expect it – a fake newspaper, a menu at their favorite restaurant, that puzzle book they love to solve… Just remember to do it on a piece of paper your partner actually reads so the surprise isn’t awkwardly incorporated into your day.
#8 – Just like the movies
Speak to your local movie theatre and arrange for your proposal to be shown during the previews. It could be a sentimental picture show of special moments the both of you have shared. As soon as your proposal comes on screen, get on one knee.
#7 – Written in the stars
Look up skywriting businesses in your area or hire a plane to fly a “Will you marry me” banner. Profess your love in the sky while enjoying a romantic meal on the beach.
#6 – Locally Grown
This one involves getting to know your local farmers (or owning a random piece of land). Take your beloved on a helicopter ride. Arrange to have the words, “Will you marry me” followed by their name, landscaped over a field as you fly by. Don’t forget to take pictures! You’ll want to remember seeing it from cloud 9.
#5 – A taste of romance
Plan a romantic gateway with your beloved. Arrange with hotel staff to ensure your proposal goes off without a hitch. Work with the venue to prepare a special menu comprising of your beloved’s favourite foods. After a romantic dinner with your special someone, have the waiter bring the ring with desert while you get down on one knee and propose.
#4 – Fun and games
Get your favourite group of people together for a nice night of board games like Pictionary, taboo, or trival pursuit. On you and your beloved’s turn to play, draw, act out or ask your proposal instead.
#3 – Puzzles
Have a jig saw or cross word puzzle made especially for your beloved and have your beloved solve it. The puzzle should spell out your proposal. This also doubles as a keep-sake that can be framed. Remember to get down on one knee once your proposal is revealed.
#2 – The Karaoke Proposal
Get your family and friends together for a night out to a karaoke bar. Boldly take the stage and sing your beloved’s favourite song, or any song that has special meaning to both of you. After the song, get down on one knee and ask them to marry you.
#1 – The Flash Mob
Organise a flash mob at a place significant to your relationship. Some good spots could be the place you first met, in front of a museum, or at a special landmark. Towards the end of the mob, join in the routine, get down on your knee and propose.