• Han Butler

8 Marriage proposal ideas

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If you're reading this post right now it's probably because you're thinking of popping the question to your partner - it's so exciting, I'm so happy for you! Quite frankly deciding to propose is usually the least stressful part - now you have to figure out how you're going to do it. A lot of people have the misconception that a proposal needs to be this huge public gesture - but it doesn't! Your proposal should represent who your partner is. For example, if your other half is like me - an introvert and ridden with anxiety - then a big crowd or a jumbotron proposal probably isn't the route you want to go down.

Who is your partner? What would be their "perfect moment"? If you need a bit of help, I've compiled a list of 8 proposal ideas to suit different types of people. I'm sure you'll find one in there or at least some inspiration to create the proposal of their dreams!


The Cliche One...

Proposing at the top of the Eiffel Tower is a tale as old as time, so if your partner is into the cheesy, romantic cliches then this one would be perfect! I mean, jetting them off to the most romantic city in the world and asking them to be your wife/husband pretty much guarantees a yes!

If a trip to Paris is a little out of your price range though, here are a few more cliche ideas;

  • Skywriting

  • Airplane banner

  • A horse carriage ride

  • Hot air balloon

  • Hide the ring in food or at the bottom of a champagne glass

  • On the jumbotron at a sporting event

  • Or just wait for Valentines Day - you can't get more cliche than that!

The Romantic One...

Is your partner a hopeless romantic? Well I have the PERFECT proposal idea for you - SUNSET PICNIC! Find yourself a nice park or beach (preferably one with a nice view so you can really appreciate the sunset), pack a blanket, maybe some pillows, your partner's favourite food and drinks, and then just wait for the perfect moment to ask them to be yours forever.

Ah, I got chills writing this one! It's so romantic!

The Classic One...

Okay picture this, you're sat at the restaurant where you had your first date, you've just had an incredible meal, you start talking about your first date and how you couldn't have expected at that moment that you'd fall so madly in love, then you get down on one knee and say you want to spend the rest of your life with them.

C'mon, as proposals go you can't get any more classic than that!

The Low-key One...

I'm a huge fan of the low-key one, and I think it pretty much guarantees the element of surprise. So the preparation for this proposal is super simple, you wake up, go to the kitchen (take the ring with you), and then make a nice breakfast, make a cuppa and maybe some orange juice and put it all on the tray. For an added extra touch, you could put a single flower on there. It's up to you where you put the ring. You could open the box and just place it on the tray, or you could put in the flower, or maybe even on the plate.

There's something about doing it in the comfort of your own home, still laying in bed with pyjamas on and messy hair that I absolutely love! It makes the moment more intimate - just the two of you revelling in your own happiness.

The Extravagant One...

Here's the big one! When I say big I mean pulling out ALL the stops! I'm talking a singer, a crowd, flowers, fireworks, the lot!

Find a nice spot, and by "nice" I mean a rooftop, a boat, a beach, etc. Have all your family and friends ready and waiting. Get the fireworks ready to go off at the exact moment. And make sure that rock is SHINING!

You can't really get any more extravagant than all eyes being on you with fireworks going off in the background.

Of course the more extravagant the proposal is, the more room there is for things to go wrong so make sure you really plan everything out to the last detail. Oh, and have a back up plan!

The Family One...

This is a super cute one if you're already a little family! So in the morning you be the one to get out of bed to get the baby or toddler, and dress them in a baby grow/top that says something like "Mummy, will you marry daddy?". I'm sorry but how cute is that?! Imagine your partners face when you hand over the baby or when your little toddler runs into the room. UGH SO CUTE!

The Private Romantic One...

This is another favourite of mine so I'm going to paint you a picture. Imagine rose petals on the floor that lead out into the garden. The candles and fairy lights are placed beautifully around the table and chairs. You've made your partners favourite dishes, and you have a bottle of wine keeping cool in a bucket of ice. Your partner follows the rose petal path to find you on one knee under the stars ready to confess your undying love.

My eyes are teary writing this - it's just so romantic, who wouldn't love it?

The Tik-Tok One...

"A Tik Tok proposal, what? Like the app?"

Yep, the app! We're pretty much living our entire lives online nowadays, which some people absolutely love. With Tik Tok being so popular right now and with everyone and their mothers making dance videos - this could be a really cute proposal!

Grab your partner to do a Tik Tok dance together, start recording and half way through simply whip the ring out and get down on one knee.

What I love most about this idea is that they absolutely won't see it coming! Providing of course that you don't be suspicious, don't be suspicious. See what I did there?

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I hope this post helps you create that perfect moment!

If you do use one of these ideas PLEASE email me or DM me to tell me how it went! I'm such a hopeless romantic!

Love, Han


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