Best Marriage Proposals
The best marriage proposals are those that have a lot of thought put into them.
They don't have to cost a lot of money but they will cost you a lot of time because you really need to think things through to make sure
that it's a success.
If you're just looking for how others have done it, take a look at these great
marriage proposal ideas but if you
want to figure out what will make YOUR proposal special, then read on.
The first thing that guys really need to remember is that it's not about what
they would like but about
what she would like.
Most women would rather have a
proposal that took a lot of thought instead of one that appears unplanned
and more like an after-thought.
For girls, the thought, time, and effort that is put into a marriage
proposal are the most important elements.
So think about her and the first few phone calls she'll make to her friends and
family right after you pop the question. Try and imagine her talking to them, what would get her excited when
she's relating the story to those closest to her?
There are the obvious clues, like if she's someone who doesn't like a lot of
attention, proposing in public would be a bad idea, so the Jumbo-Tron at a local
sporting event is not the way to go!
There are also subtle clues, watch how she reacts to certain scenes in movies,
especially romantic ones. What makes her giggle or tear up? What romantic
stories has she told you about her friend's relationships? What love songs does
she think are beautiful? Pay attention, the clues are right there in front
Take our fun and light-hearted fiancé quiz.
just may help you
understand her a little better.
Here's one of the best marriage proposals we've seen for someone who's a bit
of a techie or an Apple freak. It's a proposal done through a take-off on an
Apple ad for the iPhone. We wouldn't recommend this for everyone but apparently
it worked well for this guy because she said YES.
The point is it's creative, genuine, and tailored to their relationship.
You can also check out some of the other
creative marriage proposals
that our website visitors have come up with.
So, it's time for you to start thinking. Begin with just one idea and build
on it. Many guys find it easiest to start with where they
think they'd like to propose and
go from there. So start with that.
Most Common & Best Marriage Proposal Locations
Below are three of the most common locations for popping the question. Tailor them to you and your sweetie and turn it into one of
the best marriage proposals ever.
Dinner at home is always a great option. It's personal and private. So
prepare a romantic dinner for 2, complete with candlelight and champagne, and
think about a really clever way to propose at some point during the festivities. Make
it special—really special, and turn a quiet evening at home into one of
the best marriage proposals ever.
There are few simple dates that are more romantic than a picnic in the park.
These types of dates are personal, cheap and romantic. Make sure to go to a
secluded area or remote location. You don't want the Griswald's having a family
get together a few feet away. Bring along her favorite things, favorite music,
favorite game. Make the day all about her and make her feel incredibly special.
Then simply propose.
If you're lucky enough to live by the ocean then plan a day at the beach.
If not, you can always plan a mini vacation or weekend away for a little sun
and fun. Beaches are very romantic especially in the late afternoon and early
evening and a great place to propose.
Movie Scenes & Marriage Proposals
One of the easiest ways to come up with an idea of how to play the whole
proposal out is to think of it as a movie scene. Where would the scene be set?
How would he do it? What would happen after he proposed? Where would they go
Now, let's see how it's done by building a scenario around the last location
we mentioned—a day at the beach.
After spending a day at
the beach, ask her to help you build a sandcastle
right before sunset. If she doesn't
seem interested, tell her you want to build what your future house might look like, let her know it's important to you.
While you're digging in the
sand make sure you "find" the engagement ring, or let her find it instead... then get
one knee and propose.
After she says "yes", whisk her away to a private table for two at an elegant
restaurant overlooking the ocean. Order champagne and celebrate your life
together. Have proper attire ready and waiting for the both of you (just like
the guy would in the movies) so the
momentum of the evening isn't ruined by having to stop somewhere—just change in
the car, on the beach, or the restaurant's restroom.
Get the idea? Location alone may not be enough, you need to create a
story—a few pages in one of those over-the-top romance novels or movies.
The best marriage proposals come from the heart, they are honest and well
thought out. Be creative and don't worry about not being perfect at whatever
you decide to do. If you really try hard and still flub things up it'll become
part of the charm of the overall proposal.