We love love. And engagements are the way, for many, to cement the feeling with their chosen one. It’s the moment where you can convey your true admiration and devotion to the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. There are a myriad of ways to make this significant moment in life unique and true to your individual relationships; something to mark your promise to one another and set the tone for loving years to come.
A big factor for proposals is whether you go private or public; what may work for some couples may not for the next. There is no one size that fits all when it comes to expressing your love for one another, so it’s always best to look within your relationship and define who you are and what you want as a couple. In light of this, we’ve outlined some creative ways to pop the question, inspired by friends, family and, of course, some of the most iconic proposals in Hollywood. It goes without saying that every couple is different, which makes each of these moments so magical. So whether you stick to traditions or become inventive in your approach, make sure you cherish the moment.
When embarking on the journey of marriage, it's important to look back on where you started and how your love began. Utilising a first date venue is a classic location that represents the changing moment in both your lives. Whether it was a coffee shop, restaurant or beach, this symbolism will always be incredibly sentimental. You can reflect on how far you’ve come as you verge on popping the BIG question!
A destination proposal is another popular choice. Being in holiday mode means you can totally relax and enjoy each other's company without the distractions of everyday life. Plan a fun excursion, maybe a waterfall adventure or a scenic hike, so you can double up on the fun holiday vibes whilst nailing the ultimate proposal photo!
Another fun way to display your romance is through a flash mob! This is perfect if your partner loves entertainment and the more theatrical things in life. Spread the joy through a singing or a dancing flash mob from your local area. With many options online, you have the freedom to tailor the moment to your own relationship. Leave your future spouse completely speechless with an out-of-the-blue performance, and show your dedication by joining in!
Meet at a gig and share a mutual passion for music? Then a radio announcement could just be up your alley for the big Q. Get your friends and family to tune in whilst they dedicate this defining moment to you and your partner. Plan it to coincide with a car ride, whether a daily commute or a long journey you are taking together, and ensure you have the timing right so as not to miss it! This surprise makes for a melodic memory.
If you’re more the private type, then keep it humble at home. This is an intimate setting that is hard to beat. Sweep your partner off their feet with an unexpected romantic dinner alongside candles and flowers galore for when they walk in the door. Simple, yet effective.
Whichever way you decide to propose, get ready for a lot of celebrating! Be prepared with some champagne and treats, or send a thoughtful congratulatory gift to your newly engaged friends from our fabulous range of Engagement Gifts!