7 Great Ways to Propose for Marriage

DESIblitz has some simple and extravagant ways to propose for marriage. Create an unforgettable memory and increase your chances of them saying yes!

7 Great Ways to Propose for Marriage

Write “Will You Marry Me?” in the snow, fairy lights, or flowers.

Are you planning to propose for marriage during a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Christmas or a birthday? Not sure how to pop the question to your special someone?

Make it an extra special and memorable moment. DESIblitz showcases a mix of simple and extravagant ways to propose and increase your chances of them saying yes!

Here are seven ways to propose for marriage to create an unforgettable memory and story to tell your friends and family for years.

Propose for Marriage on a Landmark

7 Great Ways to Propose for Marriage

Make your proposal memorable by popping the question on top of an iconic building such as the Eiffel Tower, London Eye, Empire State Building, or The Shard.

A popular way people propose is a landmark, especially one that means something to them. Maybe go to where you first met.

Any rooftop or fountain setting with a nice view can make a perfect backdrop for a proposal. Just don’t drop the ring!

Hide it in the Food

7 Great Ways to Propose for Marriage

An engagement ring is a perfect size for hiding it in a fortune cookie or chocolate cake. Be extra impressive and try to get the ring inside a Kinder egg!

It might make you feel like you’re in a cheesy rom-com movie. But it is an unexpected and cute way to propose, especially if they love food.

But make sure they don’t end up swallowing the ring!

Make it unique with a Flash Mob


This probably requires a lot of planning and rehearsing, but a great way to feel like you are in a movie or musical.

A flash mob is a great idea for someone who likes to be the centre of attention. Or you could even choose a choir or marching band.

Go that step further and be the main singer. Sing your partner’s favourite song and even personalise the lyrics to make your proposal extra special.

Go on Holiday

7 Great Ways to Propose for Marriage

Pick a holiday destination or a short weekend break for two and plan a surprise proposal on the beach at sunset.

A sunset walk on the beach is a perfect place for a proposal.  You could not ask for a more romantic setting.

If you’re after more adrenaline, why not try a water-sport or boat ride. Proposing while parasailing would definitely be a challenge!

Spell it Out


Write “Will You Marry Me?” in the snow, fairy lights, or flowers. Or if you’re willing to splash the cash, why not hire a skywriter!

For a food lover, you can ask a chef at a restaurant to write it in chocolate sauce on a dessert.

This is a good idea for someone who is too nervous to ask the question. This way your partner can read it instead.

Decorate your Home

7 Great Ways to Propose for Marriage

Feeling creative? Make a proposal unforgettable in the comfort of your own home. It can be a lot more personal and fun, especially if you create a treasure hunt.

Why not create a trail of candles leading to the ring. Create a circle of rose petals around you down on one knee. Fill the room with photos, balloons, chocolates or champagne and strawberries.

Why not propose for marriage over a board game like scrabble, if you’re lucky enough to get letters that spell out “Marry Me?” Or have it written in a jigsaw.



A fun way to propose for marriage is to find a caricaturist and ask them to draw you and your partner. But meet with them beforehand and ask them to draw you kneeling down on one knee with a ring instead.

Or the caricaturist can draw “Marry me?” spelt out in the clouds, stars or flowers in the drawing.

After sitting for a while for the caricaturist to draw you both, anticipating seeing the final result, it will be a great surprise to see a drawn proposal.

Did these proposal ideas inspire you?

Whether you make it big or small, make your proposal a special moment you can later share with your future grandchildren.

Here’s hoping your fiancé-to-be says yes!

Henna is an English literature graduate and lover of TV, film and tea! She enjoys writing scripts and novels and travelling. Her motto is: "All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them."

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