Romantic proposals don't have to be cheesy and over the top sticky. They can
simply be sweet proposals from the heart.
Below are some of our best romantic ideas for proposing and getting engaged.
Some are heartfelt, some are sweet, and others are just plain fun. Mix'em up, play
with them, combine a few, use only parts.
It's all about her so make sure you tailor
these proposal ideas to your girl.
The Chocolate or Candy Engagement Gift Box
Is she a chocoholic or has a sweet tooth? If your girl
loves romance, chocolate, and candy then this is the perfect proposal for her.
Create a sweet
engagement she'll never forget by buying a wooden box (or any other type of
container) engraved with your message on it.
Be creative! Place the chocolate or
candy in the box along with her engagement ring, wrap it up, and give it to
her. It'll make a great keepsake for years to come! You can also customize the
candy inside with personalized
Romance In A Bottle
If you're looking for romantic proposals, they don't get much
better than this one.
Write a love poem on a piece of parchment paper, roll it
into a vintage bottle and cork it. You can make the bottle
yourself or have a
special one made for you.
Go to the beach and bury it in a well marked
spot in the sand. Take your
girlfriend to the beach for a relaxing day in the sun and suggest making a sandcastle together.
"Find" the bottle as you dig
together and have the ring on hand as she opens the message
and reads your touching and romantic note.
Read about Jim's plan for a
pirate version of this romantic proposal idea.
A Bouquet Of Beauty
Send her one long stemmed red rose a day for 11 consecutive days. On the 12th
day, she'll be expecting the last rose to complete the dozen. (Make sure the
roses are really fresh because they need to last to the 12th day.)
final day, bring the last rose with an engagement ring attached and ask her to
marry you. Have another dozen roses to hand to her when she says "Yes!".
Although though long stemmed red roses are a symbol of love and best suited for
romantic proposals, you can substitute it for her favorite flower but it might
have less of an impact when she relates her proposal story to friends and
Special Package Delivery
This really is one special delivery. Get a huge sized box (appliance boxes
work best) and cut the bottom
Wrap it up so that it looks simply gorgeous, complete with beautiful
ribbons. Attach a card that says: "What's inside the box is a gift to last a
Then "deliver" yourself to her office or front door.
When she opens the lid pop out and propose. It will be
the most romantic present she'll ever receive.
The Rose Petal Trail
Create a rose petal trail from the front door to the bedroom. Create a heart shape
with rose petals on the bed, and put the ring in the middle. Beside the bed set
up an ice bucket with champagne and strawberries.
When she gets home just tell her to follow the trail
to go see what's in your heart.
The Will You Marry Me CD
Create a custom CD of your favorite songs and be sure to include some great love
songs in the mix. Make the last track on the CD your proposal.
Customize the front cover with a picture of the two of you and "I Love You" as
Listen to it together or leave it for her to listen to alone. Or, if you have
access to her car, load the CD into the player so that the next time she's in
her car, your romantic proposal will be blaring through her car speakers.
The Picture Perfect Proposal
Put together a photo album of pictures showing all the great times that
you've shared together. Go back as far as you can, to your very first date if
On the day you plan on proposing, take a picture of the two of you. Label
each picture in the album, starting with "This is the day..."
Place the picture you take that day on the last page of the album along with
the label "This is the day I asked you to marry me." Talk about picture perfect
Let Her Eat Cake
Buy or bake a cake (chocolate is always a good option for romance but a red
velvet cake would work well here too).
Ice it yourself, or have the bakery do it with your personal proposal. Serve
it to her at home or in a restaurant and get down on bended knee. Either way she
will gush with delight just like Jossy did with this
Confucius Says Propose!
Invite your girl for some Chinese food (you can either order it in or go out
to a restaurant).
Enjoy your dinner and arrange to have a special fortune cookie with your
personalized proposal in it. If you can manage to get the ring in the cookie too
it's even better, but either way will work.
Like A Big Pizza Pie, That's Amore!
If Chinese food isn't her thing, go by your
local pizza shop and arrange for them to deliver a custom heart shaped
Some of the best romantic proposals are informal and happen when
it's a complete surprise and she's caught off guard—this pizza will do
Write out your proposal on the inside top cover of
the pizza carton and watch her eyes light up as you sit
down for dinner and she opens the box.
These are just some of the romantic proposals we cover on this site. Need more inspiration? Check out our page on
marriage proposal ideas.