If you’re looking for creative marriage proposals to inspire you, you’ve come to the right place!
These engagement / proposal ideas are for any girl that loves to read, or adores films, food, games or flight. So, if your girl has Renaissance Woman tendencies, you’ll be sure to find some ideas here that’ll make her heart skip a beat.
Engagement & Proposal Ideas For Music Lovers
Make her a custom CD or create a playlist for her iPod and include every love song you both enjoy. Tape yourself asking her for her hand in marriage somewhere in the mix of songs.
Be with her when she’s listening to it and pull out the ring and get on bended knee just as your proposal message is about to be heard. This is an especially good idea if you have a lot to say and are worried about delivering it properly. Because it’s on tape, you can do it as many times as you need to, so that you have it just right!
Engagement & Proposal Ideas For Art Lovers
If she’s an art lover, then this proposal will completely blow her away!
DNA 11 offers personalized DNA portraits. Yes, that means your DNA or hers is made into incredible modern art and will become a striking keepsake of your engagement.
You can do lips, a thumbprint or a DNA chart. You can do your own, or just do hers, or do the both of you.
You customize everything including the size and color and your proposal offering will hang on your wall for years to come.
We especially like the double DNA portraits (above) for a proposal—you are on one side of the canvas and she is on the other. This really is a picture perfect proposal for an art lover and one of the most creative ideas.
Engagement Ideas For Book Lovers
If she’s a book lover, buy a copy of her favorite love story. Cut out a hole in the book and put the diamond engagement ring in it. Present it to her outside of a gorgeous library while you get down on one knee. Tell her that your love story is one for the books and you can’t wait to begin writing the next chapter.
Another great idea to stir things up a bit is this. Does your sweetheart read the paper every Sunday morning without fail? Take out a full page ad and profess your love to her. Is she a big fan of a specific column? Try and get in touch with the writer and see if they can work your proposal into this week’s article.
Creative Marriage Proposals & Ideas Fit For The Movies
The Lloyd Dobler Proposal
Pull a Lloyd Dobler, she’s bound to have dreamed of that scene from Say Anything, when John Cusack shows up and blasts “In Your Eyes” from Peter Gabriel to win back the lovely Ione Skye. Or use some other song that works for you. The point is to make a fool of yourself in declaring your love to her.
Get yourself a ghetto blaster (sorry, an iPod just ain’t gonna have the same effect here!) and drive over to her house and throw that stereo above your head and crank it.
A Pretty Woman Proposal
Another classic proposal idea comes from Pretty Woman. Order in or cook her dinner while you’re watching Pretty Women. Afterwards, bring that modern fairy tale to life for her.
Draw her a bath and make a path of roses leading to the tub. Place candles all around to set the mood. She will be so excited about the pampering that seeing you down on one knee will just be the icing on the cake.
A Video for the Ages Proposal
This one will really require your creative hat!
Upload a video of your proposal on YouTube. You can include whatever you want in it, pictures from your past together, video footage from over the years.You can make it private until you’re ready to share it with the world.
She will be so touched.
The best part is you can take footage of her saying “yes”. Add that to the video then send it off to friends and family announcing your wonderful news!
Your memory of the special moment is always there to watch. If you do make it public, it’ll be interesting to see over the span of your marriage how many times it is viewed and enjoyed by people from around the globe.
Creative Marriage Proposals & Playful Ideas
Pop The Trivia Question Proposal
Play a trivia game together. We won’t describe the whole evening but while you’re playing any sort of question and answer game, and it’s your honey’s turn, casually say “Your question is: Will you marry me?” rather than the question written on the card.
Jigsaw Puzzle Proposal
Get a blank puzzle kit and write out your marriage proposal on it. On a nice rainy Sunday afternoon, try and solve it together—surprise her with flowers and dinner afterwards at your favorite restaurant or create a romantic dinner at home.
Better yet, design it yourself online and have it shipped to you. This customizable jigsaw puzzle comes in different shapes (including a heart) can include text and images and comes in a beautiful black velvet drawstring bag.
The Treasure Hunt Proposal
X marks the spot. Send your girlfriend on a treasure hunt with her best friend (who is in on it). Start with a clue at home, then send her on a tour of your favorite spots all over town. Have something special at each stop along the way—a box of chocolates, some flowers, a love note, etc… When she gets to the last stop, the prize is you down on one knee. The best friend can snap a few shots along the way or film the whole thing.
Creative Marriage Proposals & Ideas For Travelers
An Airport Welcome Proposal
The next time your better half is away on business, get friends and family to join you at the airport. They’ll each hold up signs spelling out “Will you marry me?” as she walks into the arrivals gate.
Make sure you’re the one holding the “Me” sign! Get down on one knee and tell her how much you miss her when she’s gone.
For an added surprise, present her with two plane tickets to a romantic getaway that leaves in a few hours (don’t forget to pack her a bag full of her vacation wear).
Surprise Getaway Proposal
Speak to your girlfriend’s boss at work and get her a couple of days off. Surprise her with plane tickets to her favorite resort. Once on board the plane check with the flight attendants and use the plane’s loud-speaker system and propose 30,000 feet in the air.
A Foodies Guide To Creative Marriage Proposals
Let them eat cake!
Make a reservation at the best restaurant in town. Speak with the restaurant manager ahead of time. Ask them to place your ring box on the dessert tray along with all the yummy delicacies. If she has a sweet tooth, her mouth will water with the display of cakes and pastries and her heart will melt when she sees the ring box among them all. Get down on one knee and ask her to pick whichever dessert she wants. None of them can be as sweet as this proposal.
Menu Masterpiece Proposal
Reserve a table for two at her favorite restaurant. Make a menu with your proposal printed inside of it. Then have the waiter deliver the menu to your sweetie. As she’s reading it, ask for her hand in marriage.
Signature Drink Proposal
Freeze the ring in an ice cube and drop it in her glass, while you’re at your favorite restaurant. When she realizes what’s in her drink, get down on one knee and ask her to marry you but make sure that the ice cube stays intact until then. You don’t want your proposal to take place in the ER.
These are just some of the creative marriage proposals and ideas we have on the site. Go through our entire marriage proposal section and come up with your own recipe for your perfect creative proposal.