You’ve gathered all the necessary ingredients for the perfect proposal: a gorgeous engagement ring, a heart-tugging engagement speech, but oh, how to pop the question in a way that will make her heart flutter?
Going down on one knee and asking your soulmate to marry you is a stressful affair, and if all that stress makes you feel overwhelmed and confused about your perfect wedding proposal, try a few of these engagement ideas for size.
Make sure to add your own personal and creative twist:
Loud and proud, for everyone to see:
These are for those brave souls out there who don’t care a hoot about who is watching!
Have a caricaturist at your side
It’s the stuff rom-coms are made of! There are a number of caricaturists and artists in South Africa that will make the perfect accomplice to your wedding proposal. Hire them on the day and have them sketch the words: “Will you marry me?” And voila!
A favourite landmark
This doesn’t have to be everyone’s favourite landmark, but just you and your soon-to-be betrothed. It can be anything from a mountain, fountain, hotel to shopping mall, as long as it’s a place that’s special to both of you!
Keep it close to home
Who needs to be amongst people? If you and your future bride are both homebodies, here are home wedding proposals.
Re-create your first date
This can be both out and about or at home – you decide. However, nothing is more romantic than re-enacting your first date before creating a beautiful new memory by popping the question.
A custom jigsaw puzzle
This is the perfect proposal idea if you both love board games or it’s a rainy day. Make sure to get a custom-made jigsaw puzzle with your picture and the words: “Will you marry me?” If you’ve completed the puzzle enough that you can clearly see your picture and the words, it’s time to go down on one knee.
Embrace Mother Nature
If you love the great outdoors then check out a few of these ideas.
Hot Air Balloon
There’s nothing like letting your love soar to new heights, and popping the question while doing just that is a fantastic idea! Well, as long as a fear of heights is not on the table.
Message in a bottle
If you’re looking for a unique beach proposal, then why not add a cute little message to a bottle? Write a heartwarming poem or letter on a piece of parchment and add it to the bottle with cork before burying it in a designated spot under the sand. Don’t forget them to find the bottle, but make sure you have the ring ready to go!
Adorable proposal ideas
You’re looking for fun. You’re looking for excitement. You’re looking for unique, here are a few ideas:
Escape rooms are all the rage right now, so why not add your own wedding proposal spin on things? Contact your favourite escape and try and work on a way that will allow you to incorporate your wedding proposal into the adventure of trying to escape the room!
You were looking for cute? Why not get a box that’s tall enough for you (a refrigerator box is a great start) and add a little note for your soon-to-be fiance that may allude to what’s really inside the box.
Written by Lynn Cupido
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