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Proposal Ideas

One of the biggest moments in a person's life is when they get engaged. Here is a list of ideas to make your proposal a memorable experience.

  • Steam a fortune cookie until it is soft enough to open. Place the ring inside with a note/fortune telling her you’ll love her forever.
  • Have four of your friends sign up with you for a road race. Tell your girlfriend to wait and cheer for all of you at the finish line. Have each person wear a shirt with one word on the front so that it spells out "(her name) will you marry me?" Give her the ring as you cross the finish line
  • Ask a local museum or art gallery if they would put your engagement ring on display with a card reading "This is the very ring that was used by you on this day to ask her to be your bride" or write your proposal on a piece of parchment (with her name as the title) age the paper with either fire or soak it in coffee and allow it to dry etc. frame it in an antique looking frame and have the gallery hang it for viewing. When she sees her name, she is sure to read it, AND THEN… be ready with the ring.
  • Take her to a minor league baseball game and arrange to have her seat "randomly selected" to throw out the first pitch. While on her way to the field, slip away and change into a catcher’s uniform and mask. Have the team allow you to catch the first pitch. Make her throw several pitches by indicating each pitch is "no good". Finally, call a meeting at the mound, remove the mask and propose to her.
  • Dropping the ring into a glass of champagne is simple, elegant and effective. Just make sure she doesn't drink the ring!
  • Take her on a hot air balloon ride and pop the question during the flight. Be careful not to let the ring go flying overboard. If she doesn't like hot air balloon rides, a helicopter or plane will work too.
  • Place and ad in her favorite magazine or newspaper with your photos next to it, so she is sure to notice. Imagine her surprise when she is reading and sees her face in her favorite magazine. Or if you really want her to notice it, circle the ad and fold the page.
  • Have a billboard ad on the highway. This is costly, but WOW what a surprise, which will be seen by a lot of people!
  • Call her favorite radio station and ask her on the air.
  • Take her to a sporting event and have the big question placed on the screen.
  • If she is into theatre, plan on tanking her to a play and then on a horse and buggy ride if possible where you will ask the question. Don't forget the champagne to celebrate!
  • Take her on a picnic with all the trimmings, leave the ring in the basket and then ask her to get something out of the basket later. The ring will be waiting in the basket for her and will surely be a surprise
  • Bake a cake for her birthday and use the ring as a topper.
  • Take a walk on the beach and write "Will you marry me" in the sand
  • Send her flowers every day for a week leading up to the day you ask her.
  • Hire a skywriter to write "Will you marry me" or rent one of those planes that carries a banner behind it.
  • If she is a book lover buy a romantic one and cut a hole the same size of the ring in it and present it to her with a special message written inside the cover.
  • Freeze the ring in an ice cube. Give your Lady a cold drink using your ring cube. (Be sure to put it in a clear glass so that she will see it.)
  • How about giving her a BIG present and have several smaller boxes wrapped inside of it until she discovers the ring box in the center.
  • Is she a pet lover? How about getting her a puppy or kitten and tie the ring around the new animal's neck. If she already has a house full of furry friends, tie it around her favorite pet's neck. Just make sure the four-legged friend doesn't bite the ring off and swallow it!
  • Does she travel on business a lot? Pick her up at the airport with a sign that says "Will you marry me" Then get down on one knee right there in front of everyone.
  • Build a snowman together, and then when she isn't looking put the ring box in the snowman's hand.
  • Do you have keys to her car? Fill it with balloons and a sign that says "Will you marry me" and be waiting at a safe distance to pop out with the ring when she looks around for you.
  • Are you taking a vacation soon? Plan on asking her while you are on vacation. She will really be surprised.
  • Have your marriage proposal placed on a slide before a movie.
  • Use glow in the dark stickers to spell out "Will you marry me" then settle in for a movie or just to cuddle, but don't forget to turn off the lights!
  • Pay the divers at an aquarium to put on a proposal show inside their biggest fish tank. Give them a handwritten sign that says, "Will you marry me?" to hold up against the glass.
  • Send your girlfriend on a treasure hunt. Start with a clue at home; then send her on a tour of your favorite spots all over town. When she gets to the last hint, the prize should be you on one knee.
  • Tie a red-velvet ribbon from one spot in your home to another. Attach little notes recalling perfect moments in your relationship along the way. You wait at the last stop, ring in hand.
  • Sometimes it's not how you do it but where. Go to your favorite spot, whether it is a park, the beach, favorite restaurant or the first place you kissed. Then just get down on one knee and ask her to marry you.

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