Night Out on the Town Surprise Proposal
I'm planning a proposal, I have a good idea but I'm not sure and I want others' opinions.
We've been dating for almost 5 years, we met in College, and we've been living with each other for about 2 years. I really want to give her something special. I've thought about taking a trip or other ways, but this is what I'm thinking of doing.
My idea is a surprise night out downtown. We live near our city's downtown area. She will know we are going out to dinner and drinks after, but nothing else.
I would arrange for a limo to be waiting for us in the the parking lot, so when we walk to the car she will see the driver holding up a sign with our names on it. The car will take us to one of the nicest fine dining restaurants downtown where we will enjoy a great meal.
After the Dinner I will tell her a relative/friend is in town at a downtown hotel and I want to take the limo to the hotel and say Hi. Instead I will reserve a high-end room or suite with a great view that I've decorated with flowers and candles a head of time.
When we walk in, with the downtown buildings lit up outside the window, I'll drop to a knee and propose.
Shortly after, I will suggest a celebratory drink at a local downtown bar. I'll have the limo take us to a bar where I've reserved some tables or a private room. When she walks in she will be surprised by 10-15 of our friends who have no idea that I just proposed. We will drink and celebrate with friends. At some point in the night we will slip back to the Hotel for some time alone. I am thinking about also keeping the room for a second night so we can have more time to ourselves.
I'm trying to put this together in the very near future. I just want some advice and to see if people think it is a good way to propose. She's waited almost 5 years, I want it to be special and memorable, and I'm second-guessing myself now.
I have other proposal ideas (weekend trip to New York City, weekend in a cabin in the woods, etc) so if this is no good I have time to change.
I'm not feeling sure of my plan PLEASE HELP