Some proposals of love are traditional, and some are lousy. But there are a few all-time greats that still stand the test of time. Use these time tested romantic proposal ideas to make your proposal oh-so-memorable.
The Champagne Ring
Cook and set an elaborate candle light dinner for a quiet romantic dinner for two at home (or cater if you’re not talented in the kitchen). Serve her a flute of champagne with the diamond ring in the bottom or ribbon it to the stem.
Bring home an enthusiastic new puppy with a ribbon for a collar. Place the ring in a nice collar for her to find as she cheerfully greets the cuddly pup.
Your Favorite Restaurant
During dinner at your favorite restaurant, arrange with the waiter to have the diamond in a box as one of the choices on the dessert tray. Tell her she is the sweetest thing you know and you can’t resist her any longer. This may not work too well if the waiter chooses to keep the diamond, so choose your waiter carefully.
Chocolate-dip the diamond box, and put it in the center of a box of chocolates when both of you have cuddled up for the evening. She will always wonder what’s in the largest piece of candy. Pick it up for her and open it slowly, keeping your eyes on her all the time.
Create a personal web page with her name and your proposal with a picture of the diamond in its velvet presentation box, and send her the web address. Alternatively sit down together to surf for good vacation sites, and visit a site or two before you type in the site address.
Seashells and Flowers
Take her for a surprise picnic at the beach or in the woods. At the picnic spot, spell out “Marry Me” with stones, flowers or seashells. Slide the diamond into her fingers when she says yes.
Arrange for a day at a private beach together, building sand castles or digging for shells. On the night before, write a love poem on a piece of parchment paper, roll it into an antique bottle with a cork, and bury it in a well marked spot in the sand near your diggings. Make sure you are the one to “find” the bottle as you dig together. Open and read the poem, then present the diamond from your pocket and ask for her hand in marriage.
Not many have tried this, but we assure you it’s great. Make a personal video of yourself proposing to your lover, and upload it on Youtube and give it a fancy name like “New Romantic Movie Trailer – A Happily Ever After”. Watch a few movie trailers and find a way to open your video link. Aww, don’t we all love happy endings!
Now that you know these romantic proposal ideas, perhaps it’s time to go down on one knee. Or you could also read the guide to proposing to your partner.