Some people appreciate a surprise marriage proposal. If you’re thinking about doing it, you’ll need to consider your partner. Will they think it’s romantic or fun?
If so, you can move forward. The only question is how you should propose. There are many different ways to do it, and we’ll talk about a few of them now.
1. The Sports Event Proposal
Planning a surprise marriage proposal is something that can start your engagement off right. However, you’ll need to consider what you know about your partner. How would they like you to do it?
If your partner is a sports fan, you might go with the traditional proposal on the big screen. You can do that in the middle of a basketball game, baseball game, hockey game, or anything else along those lines. Most people have seen this play out at one sporting event or another.
If you go this route, you will need to visit with whoever runs the public address system before the game starts. Usually, the camera operators will be willing to focus on you and your partner at the moment you plan. They might do it for free, or they may charge you a nominal fee for it.
You just have to make sure the person to whom you’re proposing likes sports and wants to go to the event you pick out. If they’re a diehard Yankee fan, for instance, then they’ll probably always look back fondly at the time you proposed at Yankee Stadium. If they’re not a sports fan, of course, you’ll need to come up with some other idea.
2. The Romantic Sunset Proposal
The sports proposal is very flashy and public. You’d better hope your partner says yes because a lot of people will watch that one.
You can also go with a more intimate proposal. It might still surprise your partner, but they may like it more if it’s just the two of you.
You might propose marriage when you two are on vacation. If you’re in the Bahamas, Tahiti, Hawaii, or some other location with a nice beach, you might have the ring ready and propose when you’re walking along the sand after a romantic dinner. You might have wine or champagne with the meal to enhance the mood.
When the moment comes, with the sun setting, you can produce the ring and pop the question. With this proposal, you get that surprise element, but it’s not as ostentatious as a sports event proposal.
3. The Sky Writing Proposal
You might hire a plane to fly by at a key moment with a banner proposing marriage. You can also hire a plane that will create smoke letters letting your partner know you want to marry them.
If you do this, you’ll need to pay the plane’s operator, but you also have to hope the weather works in your favor. If it rains or foggy conditions come up, your partner might not see the banner or the letters.
You will also need to come up with a reason for them to be outside right then. Maybe you can suggest a walk or bike ride with them at just the right time.
4. The Cute Animal Proposal
If you don’t want a big, flashy proposal, you might go with the cute animal option. If you have a pet, they can get in on the action with this one.
For instance, you might give your dog the box with the ring inside it and train them to go over to your partner with it. The only issue is whether your dog or cat is smart enough to go along with this idea.
If you have an intelligent breed, like a Golden Retriever, they can probably get the hang of this trick. Maybe you can entice them with a treat if they’ll do this for you. Like the romantic sunset proposal, this option feels intimate and won’t cost you anything, aside from the ring itself.
5. The Scenic Backdrop Proposal
You can always go somewhere significant with your partner and propose there, like the Grand Canyon or Mount Rushmore. With something so large and impressive as a backdrop, the other person should always remember that proposal.
You can also find some natural spots close to your home and do it there. Getting down on one knee in a public park you both enjoy might be suitable. It’s not as flashy, but you’re proposing in a spot that means something to both of you.