There are so many ways to propose to your significant other, but the one thing that makes it memorable and euphoric is the element of surprise. A limo ride to a hot air balloon where you’re waiting with champagne. That’s nice and all, but it’s a dead giveaway.
Extravagance can sometimes feel a little cheesy. There’s something about a thoughtful, loving surprise that feels original and special. If you’re wanting to avoid the cheesy route for your proposal, here are some ideas that don’t require a lot of props and planning.
- Hire a photographer to capture the moment
- Visit a site that is meaningful to your relationship
- Have your beloved pooch help out
- Plan a proposal vacation
- Make it part of game night
Hire a Photographer to Capture the Moment
Wherever you’re planning on popping the question, arrange for a professional photographer to be stationed nearby. Capturing the moment you went down on one knee will be a memory you will cherish forever. The photographer can be hidden or pose as someone who is looking to add you to their portfolio. After the big moment, the two of you can take more photos as newly engaged fiancés.
Visit a Site That is Meaningful to Your Relationship
Chances are you have a restaurant, park, bar, bookstore, hiking trail, or other location that is meaningful to your relationship. Perhaps it’s where you first met, or where you went on your first date. It could even be a location that symbolizes where you want to be in the future. Make your proposal special by visiting that place and incorporating why it’s special into your proposal.
Have Your Beloved Pooch Help Out
Can you think of anything cuter than a puppy with a sign that says, “Will you marry us?” Dog lovers would agree that this idea is not cheesy because it’s so darn cute. Puppies make us melt every time, so you’re bound to get a resounding yes and probably some tears from the overwhelming amount of cuteness.
Plan a Proposal Vacation
If you’ve been wanting to take a trip as a couple, a vacation is a perfect opportunity to pop the question. The trick here is to act like you normally would if you were taking a trip together. Coordinating a proposal from far away means there are more chances for something to go wrong. Don’t act stressed or nervous or you’ll let on that something’s up. After you pop the question, celebrate just the two of you in your destination of choice.
Make it Part of Game Night
A regular game night is a common activity for couples. Whether it’s trivia night at a bar or board games at home, there are many ways you can make your proposal part of a game. Replace one of the cards with a proposal card, coordinate with the trivia moderator, or act it out in charades.
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