Your proposal should be unique and personal to you and your other half. It should reflect your personalities and in some way symbolise your relationship together. So when you’re planning to pop the question, the last thing you want is for your surprise to be ruined by another couple getting engaged in that very location.
This is why it’s best to avoid the obvious when it comes to choosing a where to propose. Stay away from tourist spots such as Central Park in New York or the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and opt instead for secluded locations off the beaten track. This will ensure that nothing will spoil your special moment. If you’re stuck for ideas you’re bound to get some privacy on a walk in the mountains or a romantic stroll along a deserted beach. If you’re looking to propose on holiday, check with the local tourist information centre to find out about the hidden gems that maybe only the locals will know about.
This is of course if you don’t want an audience intruding on your special moment. For those that do, tourist locations in iconic cities, such as Paris and Rome, are ideal but not the most original. If an audience is what you want, how about doing something that will get people to stop and look such as a well-planned out flash mob? These can be done in any location, even the place where you had your first date. You only have to look on YouTube to see the amount of imaginative and fun flash mob proposals. And it’s new enough not to be cliché.
However, if you’ve got your heart set on proposing in a cliché location, make sure the proposal itself is unique and personal. Avoid the obvious down on one knee scenario in favour of something a little bit different. This could be a restaurant proposal delivered in a series of memes like this one, which adds a funny element to the surprise. Or a proposal in Central Park delivered by messages on puppies. The latter is a great example of how to make a proposal personal to your other half, as this guy’s girlfriend loves dogs but she’s allergic to them.
Whatever you have planned for your proposal make sure at least one element of it is unique to you and your other half. Whether this is the location or the way you propose, they should feel that this special moment is well thought out and personal to the both of you. A proposal is something that should be remembered for the rest of your lives, and for all the right reasons, so make it memorable!
This post was written by Sarah Leeds, who is currently writing on behalf of mother of the bride retailer, Jacques Vert.