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60+ Creative Marriage Proposal Ideas I Love

creative marriage proposal ideas

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:

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

Highlight 1 Corinthians, chapter 13

creative marriage proposal ideas

Or, create a pathway of books with her favorite quotes, story lines or Bible verses

creative marriage proposal ideas

You can also work your pets into it:

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

You can involve her job and propose to her at work:

Rearrange the keys on her keyboard to spell out a message

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

Use either post it notes or a really cool periodic table of elements

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

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.

creative marriage proposal ideas

Or, take advantage of her love of ice cream and bring her home a pint after work.

creative marriage proposal ideas

If she is like Lindsey then she cannot live without coffee. That addiction can make for a lovely surprise.

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

Or, surprise her by being a gentleman and laying the napkin on her lap.

creative marriage proposal ideas

Instead of hiding the ring in a meal, you can surprise her with those four simple words after the meal.

creative marriage proposal ideas

Have her pick up the bill for lunch.

creative marriage proposal ideas

You can slip a special penny in her purse and ask her for some change.

creative marriage proposal ideas

Get some help from her co-workers and surprise her with a unique view from her office window.

creative marriage proposal ideas

Or, rearrange the refrigerator letter magnets to spell out “WILL YOU MARRY ME?”

creative marriage proposal ideas

You can give her an unexpected proposal in the bathroom!

creative marriage proposal ideas

If you are movie-goers, dedicate the movie theater marquee to her.

creative marriage proposal ideas

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.

creative marriage proposal ideas

If she likes Mario, the yellow question box will be unmistakable and loved.

creative marriage proposal ideas

If she REALLY likes Mario {as in, still plays it} you can use Lunar Magic and edit Super Mario World to edit in a secret message into a level.

creative marriage proposal ideas

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.

creative marriage proposal ideas

You can also be like Jim and make a website like he did for his fiance Julie – JulieWillYouMarry.Me.

creative marriage proposal ideas

You can use an infographic for a statistical marriage proposal

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Imagine this surprise but with “Will You Marry Me?” as the contact name and kneeling boyfriend as the contact photo.

creative marriage proposal ideas

Trekkies will appreciate this!

creative marriage proposal ideas

If she is more of a word nerd, surprise her during a game of Scrabble.

creative marriage proposal ideas

If she is into puzzles, she may love this.

creative marriage proposal ideas

You can also use nature to convey one of these marriage proposal ideas:

If you have sand nearby, use it as a canvas.

creative marriage proposal ideas

If you are a farmer, put your land to work.

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

You can carve a sentimental message that will be there for years to come.

creative marriage proposal ideas

You can always incorporate the season in your marriage proposal ideas, especially during her favorite season.

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

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….

creative marriage proposal ideas

Or at a concert after tweeting the band to ask for the occasion….

creative marriage proposal ideas

Or in a parade.

creative marriage proposal ideas

You can also get friends involved and give a surprise at the beach.

creative marriage proposal ideas

And, just FYI, girls love balloons!

creative marriage proposal ideas

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.

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Or, you can choose something else that speaks to you. But, always bear in mind that a surprises are usually appreciated.

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creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideas

creative marriage proposal ideascreative marriage proposal ideas

Scavenger hunts are the ultimate surprise and many ladies love them. The more thoughtful, the better.

creative marriage proposal ideas

Jokes work on some girls 🙂

creative marriage proposal ideas

This conversation would be great in person.

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Regardless of how you propose, it would behoove you to capture it on camera or film.

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You can also propose in a photo booth in order to capture the moment on film.

creative marriage proposal ideascreative marriage proposal ideas

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.
creative marriage proposal ideas

And, then, you can be proud of a job well done!

creative marriage proposal ideas

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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  • Elie Pitts - August 20, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    Thanks for using one of our proposals on this list! It really was such a beautiful and personal proposal 🙂
    The Yes Girls Events, a team of 5 girls across the country that work with men from around the world to create the perfect, personalized marriage proposal! We have done everything from an intimate candle-filled proposal at home, to renting out the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center, to a flash mob at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, to a romantic picnic under the Eiffel Tower. We have planned over 350 proposals, each one completely customized to the couple’s relationship and we have NEVER repeated an event or idea. Our goal is take all the stress from our client so that when it comes down to it, he can relax and really be present in the moment that will change his life; all he has to do is show up the day of with the ring!ReplyCancel

  • Ajnglagla - June 14, 2015 - 3:01 am
  • Leah - August 5, 2015 - 2:22 pm

    These are awesome! Some more proposal ideas here: http://howheasked.com/marriage-proposal-ideas-actually-uniqueReplyCancel

  • Lucy - October 19, 2015 - 11:33 pm

    I did a Special cheesecake and topped it with icing sugar. The picture showed an Icon like she does the proposal on her knees and he says yes! Of course he does.ReplyCancel

  • ethan - January 11, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    Hi everyone. These are great proposal ideas and a really well put together list. Getting the idea is just one step. Check out http://www.themarriageproposal.com/ to learn all the other steps to a perfect marriage proposal. Good luck everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Gilbertsville Farmhouse - January 19, 2016 - 2:05 pm

    We are hosting a 2016 Valentine’s Proposal Contest! You can win a free professionally designed and photographed Valentine’s proposal on our farm – how’s that for a creative proposal idea 🙂ReplyCancel

  • John - February 23, 2016 - 3:36 am

    These are some great proposal ideas. I also found this site that gives a complete guide to marriage proposals http://www.themarriageproposal.comReplyCancel

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