20 Creative and romantic marriage proposal ideas 

It’s one of the stories girls just love to tell each other – how he proposed…Yet in a recent survey, 80% of women said that they were disappointed by the way that their other half popped the question. It’s an important moment in anyone’s life, so make sure that it’s an event to talk about and read our top twenty marriage proposal ideas. Some of them might be a bit way out, but it will give you some ideas:

1. Get theatrical

Make a scene with your proposal and ask a local theatre, if they will announce your intentions at the end of a stage production. The final curtain call on your single life!

2. A sweet proposal

Take her to your favorite restaurant, having already arranged with the waiter that when the deserts are brought out, one of them will be an engagement ring in a box. There can be no sweeter way to propose than this.

3. The mile high question

If you are going to take a flight, then one of the creative marriage proposal ideas would be to arrange it with the flight crew, so that you can ask the question over the plane’s speakers. Just pretend that you’re going to the bathroom and then surprise her.

4. An accessory she’ll never forget

If your girlfriend always goes to her jewelry box in the morning, then here is one of the cutest marriage proposal ideas you can use: secretly replace her favorite ring with an engagement ring, that’ll give her an early morning surprise.

5. Say it in French

One of the most romantic marriage proposal ideas would be to say it in French. For some reason, the French language just seems to ooze love. Take your girl to a swanky restaurant and propose out of the blue with a love poem in French, then hand her a translation along with the engagement ring and watch her eyes light up.

6. Advertise your love on the big screen

Another one of the creative and romantic marriage proposal ideas is this: talk to the manager at your local movie theatre and see if you can rent some advertising space before the movie starts. You can prepare your message with standard computer graphics software and declare your love on the big screen. Just make sure that it’s a movie that you really want to see, otherwise you might be going straight home after your ad appears.

7. Write a glow-in-the-dark proposal

Get some glow-in-the dark stickers, the ones that don’t show up in the light, and spell out your proposal on the bedroom ceiling. When you turn out the lights to go to sleep, shell get the message.

8. A sneaky proposal

Another one of the most romantic and sweet marriage proposal ideas is this: gently slip the ring on her finger while she sleeps and wake her in the morning to a special strawberries, roses and champagne breakfast. When she wakes up a little and realizes that she has a ring on her finger, she’ll realize what the special occasion it is.

9. Surprise her at work

Get some of her work friends to help and sneak into her office, before she gets to work. Write your proposal on a notice board or on her desk, hide, and just wait for her to turn up for work, for a working day to remember.

10. Hold the front page

You might not actually make the front page, but you can take out a big ad in a newspaper or magazine that you know your girlfriend reads. It also gives her something to keep that she can show her friends, when she tells the story in years to come.

11. Score with your proposal

If you like sports, you can get your proposal displayed on the scoreboard at your favorite event. Take the ring with you and let thousands of people be witnesses to your engagement.

12. High as a kite

Here is another one of the creative and romantic marriage proposal ideas: take a trip to the park on a sunny summer’s day and try your hand at kite flying together, then you can write your proposal on the underside of the kite for her and everyone else to see.

13. Serenade her with your proposal

If you are good at singing, here is one of the most romantic marriage proposal ideas you can do: go out to a karaoke bar and sing her favorite love song for her, and finish on one knee with your request for her hand in marriage.

14. A cracker of a proposal

If you are proposing around Christmas time, hide the ring in a Christmas cracker. Just be sure that she’s the one that gets that cracker and make sure she eats it slowly!

15. Write it in the wind (screen)

Get up early on a winters morning and scratch the magic words on the windscreen of her car or even better, if it’s been snowing, get out there and write it in the snow, so she sees it when she opens the drapes.

16. Do it the old fashioned way

One of the most beautiful marriage proposal ideas is to do it the old fashioned way. Well, few people do it today, that it will actually make a talking point, if you ask her father for his daughter’s hand in marriage and then, announce your plans at a family gathering. It might sound a bit cheesy, but sometimes the old ways are the best.

17. Message in a bottle

If you’re going to the beach, write a poem and place it in a bottle, which you can then hide in the sand near where you know you are going to sit. Find the bottle, read the poem and give her the ring. Just be sure to hide the bottle well above the high tide mark and somewhere that you can find it!

18. Do it online

Make a video proposal and upload it to YouTube. Then tell her you have found a hilarious clip that she must see or email her the link at work.

19. A cute way to propose

If your girl likes pets, then one of the cutest marriage proposal ideas would be to buy her a cute kitten or bunny and tie the ring around its neck with a ribbon or, for a less high maintenance option, a stuffed cuddly toy will do!

20. Check her ring size

Ask her what her ring size is and then, when she looks disappointed, because you’ve spoiled the surprise, tell her ‘What about this one?’ and hand her the ring.

Do you have some other romantic and creative marriage proposal ideas? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.

Stay happy, love and be loved!


  1. Jinna
    February 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Love love love it

  2. Anonymous
    February 19, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Super site! Best!

  3. Anonymous
    February 19, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Wonderful romantic ideas!

  4. Kel
    February 18, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Amazing proposal ideas, my boyfriend should read it 😀

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