Planning a marriage proposal can be one of the most stressful things you do…until the big day finally arrives and you get down on one knee! You can plan for days, weeks or even months before deciding on the perfect proposal location. Whether you plan a small day with just the two of you or a large event with friends and family, it’s sure to be a memorable moment for both of you! These are some of our favorite marriage proposal ideas that will make you stand out.
Do you or your partner have a furry friend in the family? A cute pet proposal can make the moment even more special with a furry friend by your side. Whether it’s a dog, cat, rabbit or other cute little creature, they can help you pull off a romantic proposal anytime, anywhere. Even if your furry friend isn’t the most well-behaved, they can still help you pull off the perfect moment! Some of our favorite ideas are securing the ring + box onto their collar, writing a sign, or creating a special new tag for their collar with the big question! Also be sure to practice with your pet ahead of time so they have time to be trained!
Recreate Your First Date
Once you’re ready to propose to that special someone, you’ll most likely already have months or years of memories together. These details are perfect to incorporate into your proposal, especially your very first date! Whether it was small or large, recreating your first date is the perfect romantic gesture for a proposal. If you can’t get back to the same location or maybe it’s changed over the years, you can still incorporate details from the date such as the music that was playing, the food you ate or even your same outfit if you have it!
Enlist Friends and Family
What could be better than proposing to your partner in front of your family and friends? They are a great way to make the moment even more special because you’ll have people to celebrate with while also helping ease your nerves leading up to the big question. Don’t be afraid to involve them directly in the proposal as well – you can even get your children involved! They could hold up signs spelling out the proposal or even plan a surprise party with your friends and family secretly hiding while you propose. If you do plan on having people involved in the actual proposal, be sure to keep the number small enough so that everyone knows their specific job. And if kids are involved, we recommend not telling them too far ahead of time so they don’t accidentally spoil the surprise!
While this one may seem like the most popular, it also tends to involve the most planning. If you already have an upcoming trip planned with your special someone, this is the perfect opportunity to propose! Or you could plan a vacation centered around your proposal while also keeping your intentions a secret. You could go as near or far as you like, whether that’s a weekend getaway to a neighboring state or an out-of-country excursion. Be sure to scout your location ahead of time and find a few spots that will work for your proposal as well. You’ll also want to pack the engagement ring appropriately and have a copy of the receipt or appraisal on hand should Customs have any questions about it.
There really is no right or wrong way to propose, as long as it’s special and meaningful! Be sure to try our marriage proposal ideas. And don’t forget to check out our tips for hiring a wedding planner in Michigan once you’re ready to get started! Already said yes? Then book an appointment to find your perfect dress today and try our list of the best bridal shower gifts to get started on your registry!