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101+ Best Proposal Ideas | Unique & Romantic Marriage Proposals

November 15 2020
Surprised and happy girl keeping hand by her mouth while looking at boyfriend making her proposal

Trying to come up with the perfect way to propose isn’t easy.

Sometimes you just need that spark of inspiration or a little guidance to help you decide on the most amazing marriage proposal idea.

There are so many ways in which you could potentially propose to the love of your life, but which one suits you as a couple?

We have put together 101+ of the best proposal ideas we could come up with to help you find the perfect wedding proposal!

Best Ways To Propose:

Before you consider what proposal is right for you, check out these 3 important tips.

Be Yourself.

There are many creative ways to propose but ultimately, you should do something that’s completely you.

Reading lists like ours below may serve as a great source of inspiration, but don’t choose something that doesn’t fit what you’re about!

Make It Memorable.

‘Memorable’ can be subjective. For something to be memorable, it doesn’t have to be big or lavish. Low-key and funny wedding proposals can be memorable too! Whatever you do, try and make it a moment to remember.

What Would Your Partner Like?

Keep your partner in mind as you look for engagement ideas. Some people are shy or introverted, so would prefer a clever proposal at home instead of public proposal that might embarrass them. Others may love the attention!

We have rated each way to propose with a romantic, uniqueness and effort level to help with this.

Obviously, you can mould each idea to make it more romantic, unique or take the proposal to the next level and create something amazing.

Best proposal ideas

1. First Date Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
3/5

Recreating your first ever date together is one of the most romantic ways to propose to your significant other. How special this is can depend on where and how you had your first date!

Either way, going back to the beginning of your time together is a great way to start the next chapter of your relationship.

2. Escape Room Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
4/5

We love the idea of using an escape room in this way.

If you are trying to think of creative ways to propose, an escape room presents a lot of opportunities to weave a web of puzzles that ultimately lead to the big moment! You can always get help from the staff at an escape room to plan a great proposal.

proposal caricature

3. Caricature Artist Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
2/5

Caricature artists are incredibly talented and can be a really fun way to propose.

Ask your caricaturist to set up in an ideal location and act the part of a street artist. They can then sketch you on the spot and reveal an amazing proposal caricature of you as a couple!

4. Coffee Art Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
1.5/5

Are you both a pair of coffee connoisseurs? If so, this is a really cute proposal idea!

If one of your favourite things to do together is frequenting your local coffee shop, why not ask your barista to do some cool latte art in the shape of a wedding ring on the top of your partners drink? Get creative here and see what spin you can put on this with different designs.

Marriage proposal

5. Flower Petals Proposal

Romantic Score:
5/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

This may be a little cheesy but is sure is romantic and is one of the best proposal ideas for true lovebirds.

Prepare your home whilst they are out with a beautiful walkway of flower petals and candles that finally lead to you down on one knee ready to propose!

6. Singing Waiters Proposal

Romantic Score:
2.5/5
Unique Score:
5/5
Effort Level:
3/5

This is such an awesome way to propose. Here’s what to do:

Book a meal at your favourite restaurant and hire some surprise singing waiters. At the end of the meal, have one of them drop a tray of cutlery or cause some kind of commotion! All of a sudden, they can burst into your special song whilst you go through with your proposal!

7. Christmas Hamper Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
2.5/5
Effort Level:
2/5

Incorporate Christmas gifts into your wedding proposal is a cute idea.

Get your partner a Christmas hamper as a holiday gift. Fill it with wedding related bits like magazines and planning guides! See how long it takes for them to realise what you’re doing and then pop the question on Christmas day.

8. Harry Potter Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
3/5

Harry Potter proposals can be done in so many ways.

If your better half is mad for Harry Potter, you could recreate your own golden snitch and hide the wedding ring inside with a game of quidditch! You can also create a scavenger hunt with your very own Horcruxes, the last one being the ring.

street singer proposal

9. Street Singer Proposal

Romantic Score:
2.5/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
2/5

This is a really fun way to surprise your partner in a subtle way.

You could hire an acoustic singer to pose as a busker or street singer in a specific location. As you walk past, you hear them playing your special song as you get down on one knee and propose!

10. Scavenger Hunt Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
4/5

Scavenger hunt proposals and treasure hunts are some of the best proposal ideas.

It can take some time to put a good scavenger hunt together, with clues and treasure all connecting to each other seamlessly. The effort is worth it though and it can be a very clever way to propose if you create clues that mean something to you as a couple.

11. Pamper Day Proposal

Romantic Score:
4.5/5
Unique Score:
1/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

Treat your partner to a spa day for a romantic and simple proposal!

Spend the day pampering them and treating them. When they are feeling good about themselves at the end of the day, it’s time to pop the question after an amazing and relaxing day together.

12. Minecraft Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
5/5
Effort Level:
2/5

This is one for the geeks and gamers.

You can incorporate different types of video game proposals but if you are looking for a memorable way to propose with a popular game, start a new world on Minecraft and craft some elaborate proposal message in the game with the blocks!

13. Crossword Proposal

Romantic Score:
1.5/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

The way to your partner’s heart might be through their brain.

If you share a love of puzzles, a really creative but simple way to propose would be by creating your very own crossword! You can do this easily online, print it out and have the answers spell out your marriage proposal.

Man proposing to his girlfriend

14. Fortune Cookie Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
1.5/5

Fortune cookies are synonymous with surprises.

Skilfully (and very carefully!) open up a fortune cookie. Slip the ring in there and re-heat it to seal the cookie back up again. This is a simple and genius way to propose that your partner won’t expect.

15. Glow In The Dark Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
3/5

Imagine this.

You go to bed one evening and turn off the lights after saying goodnight. The room is suddenly illuminated with a warming glow… your partner looks up at the ceiling and ‘Will you marry me?’ is spelled out in UV letters! A really unique marriage proposal that hasn’t been overdone.

16. Scrabble Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
1/5

Board games offer many cool proposal ideas.

Scrabble is one of the most obvious choices as it prioritises letters that can be manipulated to spell out your proposal message! For something even more unique, consider other board games that can be modified. For example you could replace some of the ‘chance’ cards in Monopoly to read your proposal message.

17. Alpaca Walk Proposal

Romantic Score:
2.5/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
3/5

A very cute proposal idea that is a little bit different!

If your partner loves alpacas (who doesn’t?!) then this is perfect. Organise or book a walk with the alpacas somewhere picturesque. You could always attach a tag or ring to the alpaca collar asking for your partner’s hand in marriage too!

18. Endless Gift Proposal

Romantic Score:
1/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
2/5

The Russian dolls of wedding proposals.

This one can be quite funny and silly! Tell your significant other that you’ve bought them a special gift. Present them with a massive box and ask them to open it. As they do, they will realise inside is another slightly smaller box… keep this going until they finally get to one very small box with a ring inside! Annoying and hilarious.

19. Ferris Wheel Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
2.5/5
Effort Level:
3/5

Enjoy the views with this memorable engagement idea.

Obviously wait until you reach the very top of the Ferris wheel before you pop the question for the biggest impact on this one!

20. Aquarium Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
3.5/5

This is one of the best proposal ideas for the surprise factor!

When visiting an aquarium, arrange for the divers within the tank to hold up big cards saying, ‘Will You Marry Me?’. It will look incredible in the aquarium environment surrounded by deep blues and stunning sea creatures.

Man proposing girlfriend with diamond ring

21. Children’s T-Shirts Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

Do you have children?

If so, a really cute proposal idea is to include children in your wedding proposal. Why not create some personalised t-shirts for them asking your partner to marry you?

22. Spaghetti Letters Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
1/5

This is one of many simple ways to propose but in a light-hearted way.

Offer to make a meal for you both and get ready to spell out those huge 4 words in spaghetti letters on the plate! Great for making your partner laugh with a fun proposal.

23. Helicopter Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
3.5/5

Skip this one if you’re afraid of heights!

If you want to do things in a memorable way, consider going big with a grand helicopter ride. The views will be stunning, and you can propose to him or her way up in the sky!

24. Flip Book Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
2/5

A flip book is one of the clever ways to propose at home.

If you are able to draw well enough, it could be a lot of fun to create your very own wedding proposal flip book. Start drawing a simple scene that tells a story, slowly ending with your marriage proposal on the last page.

25. Website Proposal

Romantic Score:
1.5/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
3.5/5

Know how to code or create a website?

For a unique proposal idea, creating your own proposal website has to be one of the more unusual proposals. You could make a flash game on the website that ends in your proposal, or simply a slideshow. Combine this with one of the other ideas on this list and present the website link to your partner in a creative way!

26. Hike Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
1/5
Effort Level:
2/5

As one journey ends, another begins.

What better way to propose then at the end of a long journey together? If you and your partner are into hiking at all, this can be an awesome proposal idea to combine your hobby into your proposal.

Romantic Proposal With Ring

27. Boat Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
1/5
Effort Level:
3/5

Propose to your significant other on a romantic boat trip.

This could potentially be done whilst on holiday! Go out on a private boat trip on a lake or and enjoy the moment together. When the moment is right, pop the question!

28. Pizza Proposal

Romantic Score:
1/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
1/5

One of our favourite proposal ideas on this list.

This ticks all the boxes! It’s simple to do, funny and memorable. Simply order a pepperoni pizza and rearrange the toppings to spell out ‘Will You Marry Me?’. Any true pizza lover is bound to enjoy this proposal idea.

29. Famous Location Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
1/5
Effort Level:
3.5/5

You can’t go wrong with a well-known location.

There are so many places around the world that are perfect for a wedding proposal. The Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, Central Park and loads more. You won’t be the first person to plan a wedding proposal here, but these places are great proposal locations for a reason!

30. Flash Mob Proposal

Romantic Score:
2.5/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
3.5/5

One of the classic wedding proposal ideas.

Many years ago this would have been a more unique idea, but there is still space for a well-planned flash mob if done correctly. Just make sure your significant other isn’t shy before you pull this one off in public!

31. Ice Rink Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
2.5/5
Effort Level:
2/5

A great Christmas or winter proposal idea.

Ice rinks are so much fun and can be a fun date idea. Take your partner for a day out to a winter wonderland ice rink and finish off the date with a magical proposal!

32. Kinder Egg Surprise Proposal

Romantic Score:
2.5/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
1.5/5

Keep your wedding proposal fun with a Kinder surprise.

Purchase a kinder egg, unwrap it and carefully slice it down the seam. Remove the gift and replace it with a ring! Go a step further and add Kinder Egg style toy instructions as to what to do with it. Such as, ‘put it on your ring finger’. Carefully close the Kinder Egg and re-wrap it!

33. Smash Cake Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
3/5

Smash a cake!

Go a step further than the Kinder Egg proposal and hide the wedding ring inside a smash cake. This has to be done carefully again but it can pay off with a big impact!

34. Smart Speaker Proposal

Romantic Score:
1/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
1/5

“Alexa, will you marry me?”

It’s not uncommon for people to use smart speakers in marriage proposals. You can always program your personal voice assistant to read your proposal message to your spouse at a specific moment! A marriage proposal for the modern couple. 

Man makes a marriage proposal on romantic picnic in summer field. Junket of man and woman, happy moments

35. Picnic Proposal

Romantic Score:
4.5/5
Unique Score:
1.5/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

Picnics are cute, especially in summer.

The best thing about this type of proposal idea is that you can easily disguise it as a regular date without arousing suspicion. Plan a romantic picnic in the summer sun, hide the ring in the hamper and pop the question at the perfect moment!

36. Charades Proposal

Romantic Score:
2.5/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
1/5

Games nights are full of ways propose at home.

Plan a fun games night with you and your partner. During a friendly game of Charades, simply act out a wedding proposal and present the ring to shock them!

37. Hot Air Balloon Proposal

Romantic Score:
4.5/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
4.5/5

When it comes to amazing marriage proposal ideas, this has to be one of the best!

Book a romantic hot air balloon ride on a clear summers night and watch the sunset together with your significant other. Wait until the right moment and then propose to them whilst hundreds of feet up in the sky!

38. Paris Proposal

Romantic Score:
5/5
Unique Score:
1/5
Effort Level:
4/5

Paris has so many places and ways in which you can propose.

Taking your partner to Paris on a holiday break may arouse some suspicion in the first place so good luck keeping this one quiet! You could always take them to the famous Love Lock Bridge and propose there with your very own engagement padlock!

39. Magician Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

A cool way to create magical memories.

Hiring a magician can give you so many awesome ways to propose. They can things appear, disappear, turn into flame and much more! You are only limited by your imagination here. Why not get them to make the Queen of Hearts to appear in your spouse’s hand, only for the image of the Queen to be wearing an engagement ring? When they realise, you can then get down on one knee and pop the question for real!

40. Fridge Proposal

Romantic Score:
1/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
1.5/5

Kitchen proposals are always interesting!

There are a couple of approaches you can take here. Clever ways to propose at home aren’t easy to think of so this one can really help if you are stuck for ideas! Use fridge magnets to spell out your proposal and see how long it takes for them to notice! You can also cut up a watermelon or other fruit and create a big ‘Will You Marry Me?’ fruit sculpture in the fridge when they open it!

41. Scratch Card Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
2/5

We have a winner!

Why not personalise your own scratch card? Make sure that there are 3 ring images behind the doors for the ultimate proposal surprise.

42. Diving Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
3.5/5

Think you might want to propose underwater?

Going scuba diving is magical and can be really romantic to do as a couple. The ocean is an amazing place with incredible scenery. If you can handle carrying the ring to the depths with you, this could be a really unique proposal idea!

man in a songwriting process

43. Songwriting Proposal

Romantic Score:
4.5/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
4/5

Serenade your sweetheart with your very own song.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a performer or songwriter, use your talents to create something extra special for your partner. Include all the things you love about them and end on a big proposal!

44. Fresh Paint Proposal

Romantic Score:
1.5/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
1/5

If you are redecorating your place, here is the perfect opportunity for this particular proposal.

During renovating a room, the walls are your canvas! Before you put fresh coat of paint on the walls, write ‘Will You Marry Me?’ in massive letters on the wall for a big surprise! Romantically, the proposal will stay on the walls until the end of time, even it gets painted over again!

45. Video Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

Like and subscribe!

If you guys are into YouTube, it could be fun and unique to make a vlog style proposal video and upload it to your channel. Send your partner the link in a romantic way and propose the medium of video!

46. Romantic Walk Proposal

Romantic Score:
4.5/5
Unique Score:
1/5
Effort Level:
1/5

Sometimes the simplest proposal ideas are the most romantic.

Take your partner on a chilled, quiet walk somewhere away from the buzz of the city. Just spend these special moments together away from everyone else. When the moment is right, pretend to tie your shoelaces and surprisingly pop the question.

47. Family Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
2/5

Recruit your family members to help you with your wedding proposal.

Some proposals can be great fun when you include your family and friends in the planning process. You could organise a family photoshoot and pop the question in front of everyone there and then!

Young man proposing girlfriend at vineyard

48. Book Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
3/5

This is one of the best proposal ideas for self-confessed bookworms.

Take note of the book your partner is currently reading and buy another copy. In the new copy cut a hole in the far end and place your ring box in the gap. Swap the books over and make sure you are there when they next pick the book up!

49. Breakfast In Bed Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
1.5/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

Everyone loves breakfast in bed.

It is universally agreed to be one of the best things on the planet and can also double up as a good wedding proposal opportunity. Instead of making a romantic meal for your partner, why not make a breakfast in bed instead and propose then?

50. Movie Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
3.5/5

Take some inspiration from Hollywood for this proposal idea.

Try to recreate one of the best romantic scenes from your partners favourite movies! Some big movies even feature wedding proposals that you can recreate in real life.

51. Zoo Proposal

Romantic Score:
2.5/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
3.5/5

What is your partner’s favourite animal?

A trip to the Zoo is such a cool marriage proposal idea. You could even book a special Zoo experience to get even closer to the animals. For example, if your partner absolutely loves penguins, organise a penguin experience and propose then!

52. Sporting Event Proposal

Romantic Score:
1.5/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
4/5

Go big or go home!

Sporting events like football games and matches can be an amazing place to propose. There are loads of ways you can do this! The half time score board, contacting the club for help or even getting on the pitch itself during a break in the match.

53. Advent Calendar Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
2.5/5
Effort Level:
1/5

Another Christmas proposal idea for festive engagements!

This takes a small amount of preparation for a big surprise. Get an advent calendar for December and sneakily replace the final door with a ring! When they open it on Christmas Day, you can be ready to propose.

54. Sky Writing Proposal

Romantic Score:
5/5
Unique Score:
1/5
Effort Level:
3.5/5

This is one of the most popular proposal ideas, especially in movies.

Take your partner on an unsuspecting walk somewhere, preferably with a lot of open sky space. Hire a plane to fly over and write your proposal in the clouds or trailing a banner!

55. The Chilled Proposal

Romantic Score:
1/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
1/5

The extravagant proposal isn’t for every couple.

Simple wedding proposal ideas come in all shapes and sizes. Have you ever just considered outright asking your partner out of nowhere? Sometimes the best moments you can spend together are those that aren’t planned or choreographed!

56. Beard Proposal

Romantic Score:
1/5
Unique Score:
5/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

This one is a little bit silly but couples with a good sense of humour will love it.

You may have to grow a gnarly beard before you can pull this off so hopefully one suits you! Skilfully trim your chosen proposal words into your beard or even a ring if you can manage it. It may look hilarious, but this is the whole point!

Unique wedding proposal idea

57. Bowling Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
1/5

This is a really easy and unique proposal to pull off.

Go on a bowling date with your significant other. Maybe call ahead and ask if you can book out a specific lane or one that is away from other bowlers! When they get a strike and turn around to celebrate with you, you will be waiting there on one knee for them.

58. Mistletoe Proposal

Romantic Score:
4.5/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
1/5

Festive proposals don’t have to be over the top.

Everyone knows what being under the mistletoe signifies. Why not go a step further and use this as a way to propose on Christmas day?

59. Pictionary Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
2/5

The slow burn on this one makes it such an awesome proposal idea.

Playing Pictionary presents an obvious opportunity to execute an unusual wedding proposal. You can really string this one along whilst you draw your proposal image, adding little elements every now and then to make it more and more obvious that yes, you are asking for their hand in marriage!

60. Concert Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
2/5

For the couples that share a huge love of the same band or singer, this can be a really memorable proposal idea.

How far you go with this is up to you but proposing at a concert for your favourite band is just really cool. Depending on how famous the band or singer is, you might even be able to get in contact with them on social media and organise something extra special! When it comes to wedding band hire further down the line, you can ask your band to play a song from the concert, or even pick it as your last dance song to reminisce.

61. Poem Proposal

Romantic Score:
4.5/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
1.5/5

Romantic proposal ideas don’t get much better than this!

If you are after something extremely romantic but very simple to accomplish, penning your own heartfelt poem might be the proposal for you. The sentimentality will be appreciated by him or her in a big way!

62. Afternoon Tea Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
2/5

The most British of proposals.

Fancy yourselves as a quintessentially British couple? Proposing over an afternoon tea date might be one of the best and sophisticated ways to ask for a hand in marriage!

63. Playlist Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
1/5

Creating a mixtape for your boyfriend or girlfriend isn’t just a thing of the past.

Using Spotify or any other music streaming service, you can make a really cool playlist titled ’10 Reasons Why I Want To Marry You’, and fill it will songs that fit the description! Share the playlist with your girlfriend or boyfriend and see the look on their face.

64. Pokemon Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

Pokemon fans will love this one.

Make or buy a replica Pokeball and of course, place the ring inside it! Present it to your girlfriend or boyfriend and say ‘I choose you!’.

Romantic marriage proposal on the beach

65. Beach Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
1.5/5
Effort Level:
3.5/5

One of the best proposal ideas for when you are on holiday.

Take him or her to a scenic and secluded beach location in the sun and enjoy the views for a while. When the moment is just right, propose there and then!

66. Ice Cream Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
2/5

This is a cool idea that can be done at home.

Different ice cream brands and tubs can be personalised with special labels to read whatever you choose. Order some of your boyfriends or girlfriends favourite flavour of ice cream with a personalised label reading your proposal.

67. Stargazing Proposal

Romantic Score:
4.5/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
1/5

Watching the stars together is easily one of the most romantic things you can do as a couple.

Stargazing on a clear summer’s night in a big open field can be an ideal way to propose to her or him. Another idea would be proposing under the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

68. Fishing Proposal

Romantic Score:
1.5/5
Unique Score:
5/5
Effort Level:
3/5

This one could definitely go wrong if you dropped the ring, but the same could be said for many on this list!

Fishing can be really chilled out and you could always prepare a special proposal this way. Hook the ring to the end of the line and have your partner unsuspectingly reel it in thinking they’ve got a catch.

69. Photobooth Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
1.5/5
Effort Level:
1.5/5

A really fun proposal and a great way to capture the moment on camera.

Suggest to your partner going in a photo booth together to take some silly photos. Whilst taking the photos pull out your ring! This allows you to capture this on camera and is a moment you can keep forever.

70. Surprise Party Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
2/5

Make a fake invitation for a friend’s birthday party and ask your partner to accompany you.

Little does your girlfriend or boyfriend know, it’s actually your engagement party with all of your family and friends there!

Sunset wedding proposal

71. Sunrise/Sunset Proposal

Romantic Score:
5/5
Unique Score:
1/5
Effort Level:
1/5

This is one of the most simple and romantic proposal ideas on our list.

It’s been done many times before but if you’re okay with not being massively over the top or unique, you can’t go wrong with a sunrise or sunset proposal. Any scenic location whilst you enjoy the sunset with your boyfriend or girlfriend can be an amazing place to propose.

72. Donut Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
2/5

Donuts and their toppings can be manipulated for a tasty proposal!

Order some personalised donuts with sprinkles and toppings that spell out your proposal or even you and your partner’s initials around a heart. Not only will this be a unique proposal idea, but you will also have something yummy to eat.

73. Running Proposal

Romantic Score:
1.5/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
4/5

With the use of modern technology and a little careful planning, this proposal idea can be quite impressive.

Download one of the many fitness apps that show your running route. Carefully plan a route where you can run out a route that spells, ‘Will You Marry Me?’. Tell your partner you want to show them where you ran today on your phone and show them the route!

74. QR Code Proposal

Romantic Score:
1.5/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
2/5

Another technology themed wedding proposal here!

QR codes are a type of barcode that smartphones can read. They can take you to certain webpages and apps! You can generate them for free online. You could pair this with another one of the best proposal ideas on our list like the website making idea! Or even create a scavenger hunt for different parts of the QR code that they have to piece together.

75. Choir Proposal

Romantic Score:
5/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
3/5

Incredibly grandiose for a huge impression with your marriage proposal!

Book your very own gospel choir to surprise your girlfriend or boyfriend at a set location. You can combine this with a flash mob proposal idea to really shock your partner.

76. Lego Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
2/5

A great way to propose is through Lego!

You can get logo figures that look like yourself and your partner. Then make something out of Lego blocks for you to stand on (such as a love heart) and have your figure down on one knee with the engagement ring in his hand.

love, proposal, valentines day and holidays concept - close up of gift box with diamond engagement ring and red roses on wood (vintage effect)

77. Valentine’s Day Proposal

Romantic Score:
5/5
Unique Score:
1/5
Effort Level:
3/5

It’s difficult to surprise your partner with a Valentine’s Day proposal but it is the day of love for a reason.

With the run up to Valentine’s day, a memorable way to propose is multiple gifts from the 1st to the 14th of February. Be it chocolates one day or a spa day the next, slowly lead up to a big proposal on Valentine’s day itself!

78. Billboard Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
4/5

Get your proposal message up on a billboard!

Now we haven’t looked at the prices of hiring billboard ad space in somewhere like Time’s Square but imagine if you could have your proposal pop up in a billboard in a public space. It would create a huge shock and is sure to surprise your partner if you can hire a billboard somewhere.

79. Rollercoaster Proposal

Romantic Score:
2.5/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
3/5

This has to be one of the more awesome ways to propose on the list!

Get on a rollercoaster with your partner and make sure they are sitting in front of you. If you are able to spot where the camera is that takes the photos in the middle of the ride, prepare a ‘Will You Marry Me?’ sign that you can hold up when the photo is snapped! When you go to look at the photos after you get off, your girlfriend or boyfriend will then spot the message.

80. Teddy Bear Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
2/5

Using a teddy bear in your proposal can be really cute and fun!

You can personalise gift teddy bears to be programmed with a specific message, sometimes even using your own voice. Have your teddy bear gift do the hard work for you by proposing with your programmed message.

81. Telescope Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
5/5
Effort Level:
3.5/5

A unique proposal idea that your partner won’t see coming.

If you own a telescope or are somewhere where you are able to use one, replace the eyepiece with a message that reads ‘Will You Marry Me?’. Ask them to come take a look at something amazing you’ve seen in the sky, only for them to look through the telescope to see your proposal!

Cute proposal

82. New Year’s Eve Proposal

Romantic Score:
4.5/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
1/5

Lots of wedding proposals happen around this time of year and it can be amazing.

New Year’s Eve often has firework displays happening somewhere. Whilst you are enjoying viewing the fireworks with your partner and seeing in the new year, get down on one knee and propose to start the year with a bang!

83. Pumpkin Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
3/5

Thinking about proposing to your loved on one Halloween?

Going pumpkin picking can be a really fun activity to do as a couple. Use this opportunity to split up and carve your proposal into your chosen pumpkin!

84. Tattoo Proposal

Romantic Score:
1.5/5
Unique Score:
5/5
Effort Level:
5/5

How far are you willing to go to make your proposal memorable?

This is the ultimate statement of intent to your partner! Nothing shows more dedication to the idea of spending the rest of your life together then getting your wedding proposal tattooed on your skin!

85. Skydiving Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
5/5
Effort Level:
5/5

Proposing in mid-air is about as cool as it gets.

For the thrill seekers out there, book a skydiving experience with girlfriend or boyfriend. Whilst in free fall, carefully pull out the ring and propose whilst falling from the sky. Just be cautious not to drop the ring as you may not get it back!

86. Keyboard Proposal

Romantic Score:
1.5/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
1.5/5

Simple but effective proposal idea with the use of a qwerty keyboard.

Replace your partners computer keyboard with a new cheaper one, only with the keys pulled off and replaced to spell out your perfect proposal message! As they go down to type something, they will see the words ‘Will You Marry Me?’.

87. Sequin Cushion Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
1.5/5

Create your own personalised proposal cushion for this one.

You can personalise cushions online easily these days. Magic sequin cushions work by revealing an image when you roll your hand over the sequins to reveal the other side! Any type of ‘reveal’ like this is a great way to add your wedding proposal onto a piece of furniture.

dog wedding ring

88. Dog Walk

Romantic Score:
4.5/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
1/5

Getting the pets involved is a really creative way to propose to your girlfriend or boyfriend.

If you have a pet dog, why not take them on a walk as you normally would do and secretly attach a ring or message onto their collar. You can then ask you partner to take off the dog off the lead and hopefully they will see your proposal!

89. Mariachi Band Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
3/5

Hire an amazing surprise Mariachi Band to serenade your partner!

Plan a romantic trip or walk with your partner. Mid-trip, a Mexican Mariachi Band can gate crash the party and initiate a song for you both. During this surprise moment, you can get down on one knee and propose to your partner.

90. Lights Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
2/5

This could work at any time of year but is particularly effective around Christmas time.

When putting out the Christmas lights, buy an extra bunch on lights and place them somewhere in clear sight. Have them spell out your proposal so when your partner comes home you can then get down on one knee!

91. Social Media Proposal

Romantic Score:
1/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
1/5

This proposal idea is a little bit cheeky, but it can be hilarious if your partner has a good sense of humour!

Simply go onto your Facebook profile and change your relationship status to ‘engaged’. They will then get loads of notifications on their account as people like and comment! You have to have a lot of confidence to pull this one off but it is best used for laid back couples.

92. Snow Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
2/5
Effort Level:
1.5/5

Finding unique ways to write or present your wedding proposal can be done by using the winter weather.

If you are expecting any snow, then why not use it to write your proposal? Take your partner somewhere scenic where they can clearly see a blanket of white snow. Before you get there, write your proposal out in the snow for a big reveal!

Man proposing woman with mobile phone

93. Smart Phone Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
2/5

If you know your girlfriend’s or boyfriend’s passcode to enter their smartphone, use it for your proposal!

This might be breaking a few trust barriers but hopefully they will forgive you. Whilst they are out of the room, quickly log on to their smartphone and change their lock screen to a photo of you with a ring or a personalised proposal message. Next time they use their phone they will be in shock.

94. Pinterest Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
4/5

It’s no secret that many use Pinterest to plan their ideal wedding day and proposal.

Stalk your partner on Pinterest and create the exact proposal they have pinned on their boards! You can’t go wrong with this one as they have already expressed exactly how they would like it to pan out.

95. Love Hearts Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
1.5/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

Love hearts are the best sweets to write a message on.

Personalising love hearts is nothing new, but it works! Keep your proposal simple but memorable by adding some flavoursome sweets with a heartfelt message to your plans.

96. Romantic Meal Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
1/5
Effort Level:
4/5

Wine and dine your partner for the best wedding proposals.

Cooking your girlfriend or boyfriend a tasty meal from scratch is one of the most romantic ways to propose. Sure, it’s not the most unique proposal idea but if you are looking for ways to propose at home, add this to your list!

97. Theatre Proposal

Romantic Score:
4/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
4/5

Did you know that movie theatres can be rented out for exclusive use?

Tell your partner that you have booked tickets to a brand new movie that you can’t wait to see. As the lights go down and the movie starts, a slideshow of your time together starts to play as you propose to them!

98. Scrapbook Proposal

Romantic Score:
3.5/5
Unique Score:
3/5
Effort Level:
3/5

Create a romantic and personal scrapbook of your memories.

Gather photos from social media of all of your dates and big moments together and collate them into a scrapbook. Leave the last page empty and title it, ‘The Day We Got Engaged…’ as you get down on one knee.

Closeup of marriage proposal ring on bed

99. Sleeping Proposal

Romantic Score:
1.5/5
Unique Score:
4/5
Effort Level:
1/5

Is this one creepy or cute? You decide.

As your partner is sleeping, very quietly slip the ring onto their finger. This way, when they wake up you can be ready to propose to them. Don’t do this if your partner is not a morning person!

100. Drone Proposal

Romantic Score:
2/5
Unique Score:
4.5/5
Effort Level:
3/5

Use a drone for the ultimate unique wedding proposal!

If you own a drone this can be easy to pull off. Hiring a drone isn’t too difficult these days either. Tie the wedding ring to the bottom of the drone and fly it to your partner in a special location. The drone can also film your partner’s reaction!

101. Jigsaw Proposal

Romantic Score:
3/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
2.5/5

No, this isn’t a ‘Saw’ trap.

Jigsaw proposals are really cute and can be quite unique if done correctly. Personalise your own jigsaw online with either a photo of you proposing, a wedding ring or simply a proposal message of your choice. Give them the pieces and let them complete it at their own pace to slowly realise the intent!

102. Hangman Proposal

Romantic Score:
2.5/5
Unique Score:
3.5/5
Effort Level:
1.5/5

Incorporating games into your proposal is always a fun idea.

Set up a game of hangman with your partner. After a few rounds, choose ‘Will You Marry Me?’ as your answer! See how long it takes for them to catch on and then go ahead with your proposal!

Good luck with your wedding proposal and we hope our list helped to inspire you.

When the time comes to plan your wedding, Warble Entertainment are here to help you with your wedding music and entertainment!

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