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I’M KYLE. PHOTOGRAPHER & CALVIN & HOBBES FAN SINCE '85
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Love is always a celebration, and people have their own interpretation of it. The usual timeline is a proposal, marriage, and then having kids. Others may do it a little differently, but the concept stays the same.
There are different types of love languages, and one of the most expressive types is receiving gifts. The ultimate form of receiving gifts is a marriage proposal where one person slips a diamond ring to their partner as a way to ask for their hand in a lifelong partnership.
If you’re one of those people already thinking of popping the question, read on below to get some ideas on how to go about it. If you’re considering a diamond ring, you need not go overboard on your spending. There are affordable engagement rings you can choose from.
If you’re looking for ways to make the proposal unique and more romantic, check out the list below.
There’s nothing unique about proposing in public, but what makes it distinctive is when you choose a place where you both have one of the greatest memories of your relationships. Whether it was a first date, an anniversary, or even the time you asked your partner to be yours, there’s always that one place that holds personal significance to the both of you.
On the big day, arrange to make the place more magical than it usually is, and get some flowers, a live band, and some twinkling lights for the ambiance. Finally, ask someone to take candid snaps of the whole affair so you can share it to the world after your beloved said yes.
A Faraway Destination
Do you know what would be so unexpected? Proposing while in the middle of a holiday vacation! You don’t have to do it right away on the first night; you can propose while in transit or anytime you’re going to your destination. It can be a great way to make the event more memorable as you will be celebrating your engagement while you’re on vacation.
Sing It for Her
If you’re both fans of music, you may want to take this route. One way you can sing your proposal to your partner is to make a song and sing it to her solo when you’re out in the park. If you’re proposing with a song, may as well go big, right?
You can take it up a notch by asking a friend or professionals to help you. Have them learn the song and play it on cue. You can just be walking down the street and have buskers sing when you walk by together, and then once the song has been pointed out that it is about your partner, get down on your knees and propose.
Let Her Look Up
If you want to take it to the next level, how about writing your proposal in the sky? You can stroll around outdoors on what seems to be a normal day, and you can talk her up to topics leading up to the thought of spending the rest of your lives together. While she’s looking at the sky, get down on your knees to complete the proposal.
Contrary to what people believe, skywriting can be an intimate affair for you and your lover. Unless, of course, you want to shout it to the whole town. An alternative to skywriting is to have a banner written with your proposal tied to a plane.
Write It in Snow or Sand
Making use of the season is not only environmentally friendly, but it is also a reminder of how time is fleeting and that you should just go after things you want. If you wish for a wintry day proposal, wait for days when snow is bountiful on the ground, and ask your partner to take a leisurely stroll with you outdoors where she will find your proposal written on snow.
If you both like the beach, make use of the sand to spell out your love for them, but make sure you pick a place a bit farther away from the waves of the sea.
Feel the Moment
Do a proposal that feels right to both of you. While planned proposals are nice and all that, your moment may just come on any given day while just watching television together or maybe at the grocery store. Don’t forget to feel the moment as well as you both celebrate the decision to be one together forever.
Do you have other ideas for romantic outdoor proposals? Let me know by sending me an email. Or maybe you want to share your own proposal story! I’d love to feature you!