Proposal Ideas

One of the biggest moments in a person's life is when they get engaged.

Craig had no idea about how to propose to Nancy - a jewelry professional. He decided to propose at Christmas and what he did was design a create your own glass ornament by drawing an admittedly crude picture of a ring on one side and writing "Will You Marry Me?" on the other. He put the ornament in a display box, ring side up, wrapped it and put it under the tree and told Nancy there was one more gift to open that she had missed.

There are many lists of ideas available on the Internet and other sources but here are a few that we like.

- Dropping the ring in a glass of Champagne is simple, elegant and effective. Just don't drink the ring.

- Go on a Hot Air Balloon ride and pop the question during the flight. Just make sure the ring doesn't go flying overboard. A helicopter ride will work too.

- Place an ad in a favorite magazine or newspaper with your photos next to it. Or circle the ad and fold the page.

- Have a billboard ad on the highway. This is costly, but WOW what a surprise, which will be seen by a lot of people!

- Call your favorite radio station and ask on the air.

- Go to a sporting event and see if you can have the question placed on the screen.

- Go to a play and then on a horse and buggy ride if possible where you'll ask the question. Don't forget the champagne to celebrate!

- Go to dinner at your favorite restaurant. Prearrange to have the waiter bring a single red rose to the table with the ring attached to the rose.

- Go on a picnic with all the trimmings, leave the ring in the basket and then ask for something out of the basket. The ring waiting in the basket for surely be a surprise.

- Bake a birthday cake and use the ring as a topping.

- Take a walk on the beach and write "Will you marry me" in the sand.

- Build a web page with photos of the two of you and propose on the site.

- Hire a skywriter to write, "Will you Marry Me" or, rent one of those planes that carries a banner behind it.

- Buy a book, cut out a hole the same size of the ring in the pages. Place the ring in the book and present it.

- How about giving a BIG present and have a smaller wrapped box inside, then a smaller one, and a smaller one, you get the picture… until finally, the ring box.

- Pet lover? How about getting a puppy or kitten and tie the ring around the new animal's neck as a collar. Just make sure the four-legged friend doesn't bite the ring off and swallow it!

- Business traveler? Pick up at the airport with a sign that says, "Will you marry me" then get down on one knee right in the baggage claim.

- Build a snowman together, and then secretly put the ring box in the snowman's hand.

- Singing telegram.

- Fill the car with Balloons and a sign that says, "Will you Marry Me."

- Sometimes it's not how you do it but where. Go to your favorite spot, whether it's a park, the beach or favorite restaurant. Then just get down on one knee and ask.

- Taking a vacation soon? Plan on asking while you are on vacation. 

- Have your marriage proposal placed on a slide before a movie.