The leaves are starting to change and snow is getting ready to lightly dust the ground where you live, which means that it’s about the be our most favorite season of all–proposal season! With diamond rings in pockets, people across the world are preparing to pop the question. Getting that moment just right can put a lot of pressure on a person, so we’re here to help with creative proposal ideas to surprise your future fiance.
Creative Proposal Ideas
1. Beach Picnic
If your significant other is a big beach lover, take them to the place they love most. Organize a picnic with pillows, blankets, and their favorite foods so you can enjoy a celebratory snack as soon as they say yes!
2. Scavenger Hunt
There’s nothing we love more than scavenger hunt proposals. Organize a hunt consisting of stops to the places that mean the most to you and your relationship–i.e., your first date spot, where you shared your first kiss, where you first said “I love you,” etc. The final stop can either be somewhere that is already special to the two of you, or it can be a brand new location that will become a new memorable spot.
3. Rent A Greenhouse
There’s something oh-so-romantic about being surrounded by lush greenery and tall glass windows and ceilings. If your partner is a big plant lover or loves being surrounded by nature, this is the perfect option.
4. Surprise Them With Their Family
Incorporating your future spouse’s family into the proposal is a surefire way to pull on their heartstrings. Whether it’s including them in the proposal itself or surprising them after the fact, they will absolutely love having the people that mean the most to them with them on one of the most special days of their life.
5. Nature Hike
Do you and your future fiance always go on grand adventures in the great outdoors? If so, it’s only fitting that you tie in your love for hiking and adventuring into your proposal. Plus, the hike is a great distraction from the nerves you’re most likely going to be feeling before you pop the question.
6. Propose During A Couple Shoot
If you can manage it, organize a couple shoot with a local photographer. If your partner is likely to find this suspicious, consider doing it around the holidays. You can use your holiday card as an excuse.
7. Take A Helicopter Ride
Looking to get really creative? There’s nothing more unique than a helicopter or plane ride to the top of a mountain. Whether it’s in your hometown or an excursion while on vacation, it’s a chance to take your love to new heights–literally.
8. Boat Ride
Take your love onto the water for this one. If you’re looking for something luxurious, go on a private sailboat ride. If you’re looking for something a little more down to Earth, hit the lake in a canoe and ask the big question in the middle of the water!
Now that these creative proposal ideas have helped you get your plan in order, you’re going to need the ring to make it all happen. Be sure to check out our step-by-step engagement ring guide! And of course, don’t forget these 8 tips for nailing your engagement photos.