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Interesting and memorable ways to propose

Published on Feb 3, 2021 | Last updated Apr 12, 2021 7 minute read

Interesting and memorable ways to propose

Love is in the air! Being in love can leave you feeling many emotions, including excitement, nervousness and happiness. Proposing can offer the same rollercoaster of emotions! Finding your perfect match is very special, and deserves to be a memorable time for you and your significant other.

When you’re ready to take the thrilling leap into marriage, it’s time to think about how you’re going to pop the question! Planning a proposal unique to your relationship can help to make this once in a lifetime moment extra special, and we’ve found some fun and unique ways that you can do this.

Fun and games proposal

A great way to pull off a creative marriage proposal is to plan it around a game night! This is perfect for couples who like to spend time quality time together at home. It’s also a fun idea for someone who wants to propose around a close group of friends or family.

Planning this type of proposal can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. The nice part about this proposal idea is that there is very little preparation and costs associated to pull it off.

Check out these fun games that you can incorporate in your proposal:

  1. Play to Win (Their Heart): Find a way to make sure a proposal is in the cards. (Literally.) This can include any card game, like Settlers of Catan, Candy Land or Monopoly. Simply create a card that says, “Will You Marry Me?” and add it to the deck!
  2. Carnival Night: Make the ring the prize for winning a carnival game of your choice.
  3. Lucky in Love: Take your significant other to the casino. Play the slots and no matter what - you are both about to win the jackpot.
  4. Coordinated Love: Do you and your partner enjoy geocaching? Make your proposal spot your next geocaching destination.
  5. Love and Basketball: Play a game of one-on-one on the basketball court. Make a new spin on H-O-R-S-E and play M-A-R-R-Y-M-E, putting your opponent’s spelling skills to the test.

Family and Friends Proposal

It’s always fun to incorporate your friends and family into the marriage proposal. It automatically brings the celebration to the event. Friends and family members might have a hard time keeping the secret because they are so excited about the news! Be sure to only let the most tight-lipped friends and family members in on the surprise.

In general, the fewer people you tell about your plans the better, but if you know that your partner would love to share that experience with the family, you should try to find ways to include the family members in your proposal.

Fun ways to include your loved ones in your proposal are:

  • Puppy Love: Tie the ring or (perhaps more wisely) a “Will you marry me?” sign around your puppy’s—or really just any puppy’s—collar. Proposals + puppies = YES!
  • Make the Kid do it: Have a kid or niece or nephew? Put them in a proposal shirt and have them ask for a hug from your sweetie.
  • Surrounded by Family and Friends: Turn a casual family gathering into a moment to remember and an impromptu engagement party. (Pro-tip: Make sure to clue in the host ahead of time!)
  • Lettergram: Throughout the day, have special people in your life deliver love letters that you’ve written. The last letter is a special delivery from you, and it comes with a small ring-size package.
  • Next Item on the Agenda: Do your partner’s co-workers mean a lot to them? Conspire with their boss and show up to their meeting in the conference room.
  • Model for a Day: Have a photographer friend ask you for a favour to pose for some photos for their portfolio. Get down on one knee while the camera is clicking away.
  • Make a Montage: Ask your friends and family to make a video of why they love you two together. Play the video and let your partner soak up all the love before asking the ultimate question.

Scavenger Hunt Proposal

A thoughtful scavenger hunt is sure to make any proposal fun and memorable, and the more creative, the better. With a few clues hidden around in your favorite places, you can create the most sentimental and exciting day for your proposal. For a little extra surprise, include some friends and family at each location. When he or she finally reaches the final clue, all of your loved ones will be there as you pop the question!

Our quick tips for marriage proposals

When is the best time to propose?

  • Valentine’s day is one of the most popular days to propose
  • The holidays are a great time to celebrate surrounded by family
  • Summer is wonderful for a beach proposal
  • Consider a date that’s special to your relationship for a unique proposal date

What are some creative words to use in a marriage proposal?

  • Ask them if they will spend forever with you
  • Say you’re excited to grow old with your partner
  • Let your significant other know that they complete you
  • Explain the importance of sharing your lives together

Outdoor Proposal Ideas

Do you and your partner like to hike, fish, or simply enjoy the outdoors? There are endless outdoor proposal ideas that will help you plan a moment that feels special, romantic and entirely unforgettable.

Some exciting proposal activities in the great outdoors include:

  • Take a hike
  • Go camping
  • Set up a picnic
  • Go fishing
  • Plan a boat ride
  • Go on a nature-viewing drive
  • Visit a vineyard or farm
  • Go off-roading together
  • Book a helicopter trip
  • Go star gazing

Making the most out of your proposal

A marriage proposal will (hopefully) only happen once in your lifetime, so you'll want it to be memorable and perfect. After you've worked up the nerve to ask, you need a romantic way to pop the question. Consider our creative marriage proposal ideas that are sure to make a big impression.

Beginning a new life with another person can be a very exciting time, and it’s best for you to be prepared for anything that could possibly happen. When you’re married, it’s time to think about insurance for you and your future family. Contact BrokerLink today!

Interesting and memorable ways to propose FAQ

What should you say when proposing?

When proposing to your significant other, it’s important to show your emotional side. You should let your love know why you love them so much, what they mean to you and how they have positively affected your life. Traditionally, you would get down on one knee, present your significant other with a beautiful ring and ask, “will you marry me?” You can decide if you want to be traditional or not! If you think you will get nervous during your proposal, it’s a good idea to write down what you would like to say and practise your speech.

Where can I propose to someone?

You can propose anywhere you feel is special to you and your relationship. The beach, a castle, in the privacy of your own home. Each proposal is unique to the couple, so the location of the proposal should be unique as well. Think about your relationship and places you enjoy together. This will give you some ideas of where to propose.

How do you say I love you indirectly to someone?

Everyone can show their love and appreciation without specifically saying: “I love you.” This can be with different verbal or non-verbal language. Letting someone know you care about them and think about them is a nice way to indirectly say I love you. Non-verbally, giving someone a hug and touch will help to show your affection and love. You can also show love through your actions. For example, spend the day together, make them coffee or cook dinner together to show your love.