Every girl dreams of her wedding day and plans it out in advance in her head at least somewhat. Probably equally, though, she thinks about her proposal. Being asked to be married is nearly as important as the day you get married. Most women have an idea of how they would they would like to be proposed to, but they also enjoy a good surprise. With so much significance put into one moment, the proposal can be quite the daunting task for a man. However, it does not need to be over the top in order to be great. A heartfelt and sincere proposal is always best. But, if you would like to add some flair along away, we can help. Here are some creative marriage proposal ideas you can use for inspiration.
If she loves books, incorporate them into the proposal:
Highlight 1 Corinthians, chapter 13
Or, create a pathway of books with her favorite quotes, story lines or Bible verses
You can also work your pets into it:
You can involve her job and propose to her at work:
Rearrange the keys on her keyboard to spell out a message
Use either post it notes or a really cool periodic table of elements
To truly surprise her, you can mix the proposal into her everyday life.
If she does the crossword everyday, ask the newspaper for some help.
Or, take advantage of her love of ice cream and bring her home a pint after work.
If she is like Lindsey then she cannot live without coffee. That addiction can make for a lovely surprise.
Or, surprise her by being a gentleman and laying the napkin on her lap.
Instead of hiding the ring in a meal, you can surprise her with those four simple words after the meal.
Have her pick up the bill for lunch.
You can slip a special penny in her purse and ask her for some change.
Get some help from her co-workers and surprise her with a unique view from her office window.
Or, rearrange the refrigerator letter magnets to spell out “WILL YOU MARRY ME?”
You can give her an unexpected proposal in the bathroom!
If you are movie-goers, dedicate the movie theater marquee to her.
If either of you you (or both of you) are nerdy, embrace it and consider one of these geeky marriage proposal ideas.
Legos can work for certain girls.
If she likes Mario, the yellow question box will be unmistakable and loved.
You can also set up a digital experience including a landing page and music with a QR code, which can be scanned from a card, poster or otherwise.
You can also be like Jim and make a website like he did for his fiance Julie – JulieWillYouMarry.Me.
You can use an infographic for a statistical marriage proposal
Imagine this surprise but with “Will You Marry Me?” as the contact name and kneeling boyfriend as the contact photo.
Trekkies will appreciate this!
If she is more of a word nerd, surprise her during a game of Scrabble.
If she is into puzzles, she may love this.
You can also use nature to convey one of these marriage proposal ideas:
If you have sand nearby, use it as a canvas.
If you are a farmer, put your land to work.
You can carve a sentimental message that will be there for years to come.
You can always incorporate the season in your marriage proposal ideas, especially during her favorite season.
I personally believe that if it is possible to do it in front of a crowd, then you should highly consider it.
Whether it be at graduation….
Or at a concert after tweeting the band to ask for the occasion….
Or in a parade.
You can also get friends involved and give a surprise at the beach.
And, just FYI, girls love balloons!
Balloons with photos of memories tied to the bottom is a sentimental and thoughtful proposal idea. Let her pop all of the balloons to find the ring. You can fill the rest of the balloons with sweets, glitter or flowers.
Or, you can choose something else that speaks to you. But, always bear in mind that a surprises are usually appreciated.
Scavenger hunts are the ultimate surprise and many ladies love them. The more thoughtful, the better.
Jokes work on some girls 🙂
This conversation would be great in person.
Regardless of how you propose, it would behoove you to capture it on camera or film.
You can also propose in a photo booth in order to capture the moment on film.
With the proposal captured on photo or film, you can then surprise her and the rest of your wedding guests with a film or slideshow replaying the day you asked her to marry on on the day you marry her.
And, then, you can be proud of a job well done!
Once you have the marriage proposal nailed, you can move on save the date ideas. You may want seasonal and card save the date ideas, too. If you have any unique marriage proposal ideas that we did not mention, let us know below!
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