Wedding proposals are certainly one of life’s most treasured moments. Often, the stories that surround the big question are surrounded with mystery, surprise, and sometimes, very elaborate gestures. From renting entire ball fields or concert halls to getting family and friends involved for a staged video, grooms often go to great lengths to make this moment truly memorable. When hearing some of these heartfelt stories, it’s common to hear something about a friend hiding nearby to photograph or videotape the big occasion. Now there’s a solution that is elegant and easy…The Ring Cam, presented by Hamilton.
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Maybe you could use some ideas for the perfect proposal? We have you covered. Here are some thoughts to pop the question of your life!
Gather a bunch of your friends and family together for a party, either at your house, or a friend’s house. Even a restaurant’s event room will do. Have everyone in attendance put on a t-shirt bearing one letter in the phrase “will you marry me?” Either arrange them in that order, or suggest a group photo and let the shirts speak for themselves. Then, with the engagement ring, get down on one knee.
Take a walk
Scenery and mood are everything. Take some time to find the most romantic spot around you. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the local fancy restaurant, maybe there is a park filled with lights nearby, or a beautiful lake with a walking path only moments away. Bring your valentine to the location, without giving anything away, and just talk to her about why you love her and why your relationship is so special. When you’ve arrived at the right spot, look around, get one knee, and tell her “I wanted to bring you to a spot almost as beautiful as you are to ask you to spend the rest of your life with me. Will you marry me?” Present her with the engagement ring you chose just for her.
A rose never smelled as sweet
On Valentine’s day, she’ll be expecting a bouquet of roses from you. Add a little more creativity and keep her in suspense…have one rose delivered to her every hour for 11 hours. On the 12th hour, instead of sending her the rose, show up to meet her in person. Get on one knee, and ask her to marry you as you open the engagement ring box.
Or, similarly, send her one rose a day for 11 consecutive days. On the 12th day, she will be expecting the last rose to complete the dozen. Instead, show up with a dozen more roses, the engagement ring, and ask her to marry you.
Recreate a special moment
Tell your Valentine not to make any special plans on February 14th, and then coordinate all the arrangements to recreate your first date, or another very special date between the two of you. Other suggestions include the first time you both said “I love you,” your first kiss or where you first met. Pay attention to the little details, like the music that might have been playing at the moment, even a similar outfit! Tell her, in your own words, that you’ve recreated the moment because it was the moment you knew this was the person you were going to marry, or wanted to spend the rest of your life with. Of course, finish with getting down on one knee, and popping the question with the engagement ring.
Drinks, food, and fare
Freeze the ring inside an ice cube. Make your favorite on-the-rocks drink and surprise her when she finds a ring inside the ice cube. For Easter proposals, hide the ring inside a very special Easter egg. On Halloween, surprise her with a freshly-carved pumpkin that reads “Marry Me” and holds a ring inside. Buy a bag of conversation hearts and find one that says “marry me” inside. Casually share the bag of candy with her, but keep the special one hidden in your pocket. When she’s not paying attention, pull it out and say, “here, this one is perfect for you,” then quickly follow it up with the engagement ring on one knee. Buy your sweetheart a box of candy, and replace one of the chocolates (it’s ok, you can eat it) with an engagement ring.
On the Trail
Have a little red string attached to the door as she walks in. As she follows the string, have special photos attached from your relationship. At the end of the string, let her find the diamond engagement ring.