Marriage Proposal Ideas

The best marriage proposal ideas are creative ones.  They’re tailored to the two of you and your relationship. Most guys think they know their girls pretty well, and they’re probably right. But, the one thing they forget is that getting proposed to, for a girl, is different than every thing else. It doesn’t fit in to any prior “categories” of behavior and is a moment that she’s thought about all her life.

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Coming up with original and creative ideas is not necessarily about spending lots of money or traveling to exotic places to pop the question. Being creative when popping the question is about thinking what SHE would love, what’s important to HER, and paying special attention to ALL the details that surround the proposal.

Step back and think about the big picture. Proposals aren’t rocket science, all you need to do is follow her heart and that will lead you to yours.

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Creative and unique marriage proposals that are sure to inspire you. Most of these ideas are easy to customize. Use them as a springboard and tailor them to your particular situation.
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Guys are under a ton of pressure when it comes to proposing.  Figuring out  how to propose  is simply the packaging. First, get all your ducks in a row then come up with the perfect plan.

And for the curious, we also offer our Top 10 Tips on How NOT to propose.

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The best marriage proposals 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.
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Romantic proposals come in all shapes and sizes because what’s romantic for one person can be ‘cheesy’ for the next. You know what kind of romance your girl likes, so start with that and then get inspired by some of these ideas.
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Nothing says romance like poetry and no marriage proposal should ever be lacking in romance. So with that in mind we put together some of the best marriage proposal poems we could find and offer some tips on how to best use them.
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These creative proposal ideas are for gals that love art, games, music, food, flight, film or fiction.

If she’s a fan of the Arts and a modern day renaissance woman, try these ideas specifically targeted for our favorite artsy girls .

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Christmas is about family and tradition, so it makes sense that 1000s of guys decide to pop the question at such a festive time of year. Check out these awesome Christmas proposal ideas that will turn your marriage proposal into a Holiday keepsake!

The Key Elements : Best Marriage Proposal Ideas & Tips

The best marriage proposal ideas all share a few key elements….. They are:

Surprise Is Always A Good Idea

Never underestimate the element of surprise. Even if she knows it’s coming she can still be surprised when it actually happens. If she’s on to you and knows that you’re about to get down on one knee at some point soon, then make sure that you come up with the most unsuspecting time. That one moment out of all the others that you would be least likely to do it.

Marriage Proposals are all about Emotion

You’re creating a memory to last a lifetime so play to your emotions. The more special the time, the place, and the words you use, the more memorable and emotion filled the proposal will be. This is no time to be a GUY, instead be a friend, confidante, and lover.

Originality is Paramount

Get creative! If your best friends just got engaged on a weekend trip to the big city, consider a secluded cabin in the woods if the idea of a quick getaway is what you want to do. What you don’t want, is for her to be able to compare your proposal to another one in your inner circle—not because you can’t measure up but because it’s important that her proposal be hers alone.   For that to happen, she needs to think of it as original. So if you’re stuck make sure to check out our marriage proposals tips.

Marriage Proposals: Personalization Is Key

Because it worked for cousin Bob doesn’t mean it’ll work for you. This is your life, your relationship, and your marriage. Your proposal needs to reflect it and be especially meaningful for the two of you, and no one else. So get to the core of who you are to each other and what’s so special about each of you and personalize the heck out of things.

Still stuck? Step back and think about the big picture. Proposals aren’t rocket science. You don’t need special training. All you need to do is follow her heart and that will lead you to yours.