Confetti’s Top 10 Ways to Propose

Written by    Last updated: February 17, 2012

Whatever way you decide to propose, it has to be a good one because it’s a story that will be re-told over and over and over again! Here are some engagement ideas!

Photo by Tyler Branch

Snow Trouble

Obviously this can only work on a snowy winter’s day, so you are relying heavily on Mother Nature for this sweet proposal.  If you hate relying on others, you could always bring your other half away on a skiing trip! Whatever you decide when you get to the snow, spell out ‘Marry Me’ in huge letters or petals outside her window. Awww and they say romance is dead.

Sweet for my Sweet

If your lady likes chocolates (how could she not?) then buy her her favourite box and substitute a chocolate with the ring, or hide a “will you marry me?” note inside.


If your other half has always wanted to see her name in lights, now is the time to do it. Arrange to get it put up in the cinema, the theatre or somewhere public. Skywriting is also an old-fashioned and romantic way to propose. You can both have an intimate and private marriage proposal, while still proclaiming your love to the world. Another alternative is to get a plane to fly a banner with “Will you marry me ___” over your town.

Random Nature

If you wanted to do something really out of the blue, you could bring her to town for a walk and some shopping some day and when you’re walking down the street, get a busker to sing her name and then drop on one knee as you get closer.

Meet the Family

If you want to get the friends and family involved, then how about giving them jobs such as building signs to put up around the house or her local area?

A Trip Away

Plan a surprise trip and don’t her where you are going! Take her to a beautiful and secluded spot to pop the question. If you’re planning to stay overnight, don’t forget to pack a bag for your sweetheart too!

The Restaurant

Call the restaurant and plan it meticulously, you have the options of putting the ring in her dessert or her champagne glass!

First Date

Take your sweetheart to the exact place where you had your first date. Reminisce a little, and then say something like “We’ve had an amazing journey together so far, and now I think we’re ready to take the next step in that journey. I’m hoping you’ll do me the honour of marrying me.”

The Unexpected

Spell out the marriage proposal in some place they aren’t expecting to see it – perhaps using alphabet refrigerator magnets, writing it in lipstick on the bathroom mirror, using glow-in-the dark stars to write it on the bedroom ceiling, or getting up early and slipping a fake newspaper page into the real newspaper.

Place sweet notes in different spots around the house. In each spot, write something that you love about your sweetheart, and where to find the next note. In the last note say “For all these reasons and more, I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?”

You’ll find lots of great advice on our Engagement pages!

This article was written by

More in Engagement, Inspiration, Occasions (351 of 546 articles)

Join Our Bridal Club

...and start receiving exclusive discounts