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10 unusual marriage proposal ideas

13/05/2014 15:17:17
Tags: engagement
If you're planning to propose to your partner, you may want to push the boat out and do something a bit unusual. 
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Alison Flemming
Planning the perfect marriage proposal is exciting and terrifying at the same time. You’ll want to tailor your idea to suit the person you’re going to pop the question to, but the 10 unusual marriage proposal ideas below will hopefully inspire a moment you’ll remember forever.

Get your proposal projected onto a famous building

This idea will take a bit of planning, but imagine the look on your loved one’s face if they see their name and “will you marry me?” in bright lights on a famous building. For example, it could be an historic castle in your town or city or a more iconic landmark anywhere in the world. Just make sure you get permission first! 

Record your own song

If you’re a creative type then you may want to pen your very own proposal song and have it recorded professionally. You can then add a surprise element by adding it as the first track on your partner’s favourite iPod playlist. 

Arrange a treasure hunt

In this scenario, the engagement ring is of course the treasure at the end. You can arrange a series of clues hidden in your loved one’s favourite places where you stay, or a holiday destination you’re familiar with.
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One suggestion would be to finish the treasure hunt on a beach just as the sun is setting. You could then pull the ring box out of your pocket and say “this is the last clue”. 

Say it with snow 

There are few things more romantic than proposing in the snow. The trouble is the white stuff is very unpredictable in many parts of the world. If your heart is set on a scenic snowy marriage proposal, you could buy a snow machine (they’re not as expensive as you’d think) and create your own.
Setting it up somewhere romantic such as the place where you shared your first kiss with your partner would be a nice touch (assuming you didn’t have your first kiss somewhere very warm!). 

Hire a choir to sing your proposal

If you don’t have much of a singing voice and don’t fancy idea #2, you could hire a choir to sing a proposal on your behalf.
One way of organising this could be to have the choir gathered in the reception area at your partner’s place of work and have them called to say there’s a visitor to see them.  

Arrange a flash mob

For those of you who may not know, a flash mob is “a large public gathering at which people perform an unusual or seemingly random act and then disperse, typically organised by means of the Internet or social media.”
This concept can easily be tailored for a marriage proposal. Imagine the look on your loved one’s face if they stepped off a train into a busy station then they were greeted by a group of singing and dancing strangers. You could be in the middle at the end and get down on one knee before the ‘mob’ disappears and leaves you to enjoy the precious moment. 

Take to the skies in a helicopter 

A scenic helicopter trip can be very romantic but even more so if you arrange to fly over a display you’ve arranged somewhere that pops the question. This could be on the roof of your house, in a local field, on the beach or anywhere you think will work. 

Advertise on a taxi

If you’ve got the budget, you could look into taking out an advert on a local taxi asking for your intended’s hand in marriage. After a nice romantic meal together you could arrange for ‘your’ taxi to come and collect you from the restaurant. Maybe get the driver to sprinkle some petals on the inside (you’ll probably need to leave a big tip!). 

Get a talking ring made 

This is undoubtedly the most unusual of our ideas, but it has been done before! A man by the name of Luke Jerram had a very special talking ring made for his proposal in a hot air balloon. Read more about how he did it here: http://www.lukejerram.com/projects/talking_ring
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Surprise them at work with a horse drawn carriage ride

If you normally pick your partner up from work at the end of the day, you could put an extra special twist on it.
Imagine the look on everyone’s faces if you turn up in a horse drawn carriage to collect your other half from the car park.
You could have a leisurely ride to a local park or a place with special meaning before proposing over a romantic picnic. 
We hope these ideas have helped you out with your own proposal plans. And you know where to come for your engagement ring when your partner says “YES!”
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