With Valentine's Day having just passed, love is in the air!
You've found "the one," you have a ring, now all that's left is figuring out how to propose. Of course, proposals aren't a one-size-fits-all, but we're here to give you some inspiration. The most important thing to keep in mind is making sure your proposal fits your relationship. If you and your significant other are more reserved, don't feel the need to propose in front of a stadium full of people.
It can be hard to not feel pressured by social media and make it a very public event...but the more intimate, one-on-one proposals are just as romantic and special. That's why we're here to take some of that pressure away! Here are some ideas and inspirations we've been loving to get you started with planning your perfect proposal.
Go back to the location of your first date - or even where you met! This is a simple, nostalgic route. You might even consider another meaningful place for the two of you.
Puppy love - Get your dog, or other pet, to participate in the proposal!
For the family-oriented couple, plan a family gathering as a way to have everyone together to celebrate this next chapter.
An anniversary or impromptu photoshoot is an easy way to capture the surprise.
A sunrise or sunset gives the most incredible backdrop to your proposal!
Candlelight makes for a dreamy, romantic mood anywhere.
Try a scavenger hunt with different locations and clues leading up to the proposal.
Do the two of you have a favorite board game? Consider incorporating your proposal into the cards of the game. This could also work with a custom jigsaw puzzle!
Here in the midwest, we're in the thick of winter. You could write "Marry Me?" in the snow if you happen to get any. Or if you're in more of a tropical mood, replace the snow for sand!
For the couple who can't get enough of rollercoasters, get the help from your friends to pop the question for your ride photo.
Make a video montage with pictures of the two of you and propose at the end.
Want to travel for your proposal? There are plenty of iconic destinations to choose from but do some searching for a place to propose prior to your departure.
Disney World and Disneyland have a lot of picturesque areas fit for a dream proposal! Including areas other than in front of the castles.
Use holidays for a themed proposal - Kick your new year off with the big question, plan a romantic getaway for Valentine's Day, use the fireworks from a 4th of July celebration as your backdrop, carve "Marry Me?" into a pumpkin, or use a Christmas ornament to propose!
Kiss Cam! For the sports fans, use the kiss cam at a baseball or basketball game.
Write a poem or a short story with a proposal at the end. If you're the musical type, you could even write a song!
Plan a spa day for your significant other, including a fresh manicure, that leads them to your proposal.
Get a caricature done of the two of you and discreetly ask the artist to include "Marry Me?" in the drawing.
Just remember that your proposal will be special no matter what. Even when you plan every detail out, and something goes awry, we promise it will still end up being one of the most memorable moments for the two of you. Wedding planning consists of a lot of choices and options (get ready!), but just like your proposal, the only right choice is the one that is best for both of you.
Have you already been through a proposal? We'd love to hear about it! Leave us a comment.