Get engaged in an original way - the best marriage proposal ideas

Have you found the perfect partner for you? Are you ready to take the next step in your relationship and ask the question of all questions? Have you chosen the engagement ring? What about a location? Do you want to ask the parents? Have you already decided what you want to say? Are you sure you want to do it the classic way or do you want to change things up a bit? And what about a photographer? So many options for your special moment!

Make sure you familiarize yourself with all the important details before the day of the wedding proposal arrives! Discover everything you need to know about proposing and getting engaged and find the most appropriate way to propose to your partner in a romantic and original way.

The most important facts at a glance

The right time for a marriage proposal

When is the right moment to propose?

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Should you ask the parents?

Old-fashioned or a matter of respect?

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How should I ask the question of all questions?

Giving you inspiration for the wording of your marriage proposal!

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Ideas for an original marriage proposal

Discover romantic, classic and original ideas for a wedding proposal.

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The right moment for a marriage proposal

The first thing you should think about is whether you feel completely ready to take the next step in the relationship. An engagement is a big deal and needs to be done with careful consideration, without a doubt. Make sure that you and your partner feel completely ready to commit and that there is no pressure from hidden secondary reasons, such as the birth of a child or pressure from parents.

Should you ask the parents?

The answer to this is entirely up to you - whether you choose the traditional way or go your own way! Some people find it important to ask the father for the partner's hand in marriage before asking the question "Will you marry me?". Asking the father for permission not only shows respect for your partner's family, but also expresses your love and willingness to take care of their daughter. However, many people skip this step as it is seen as "traditional" and "old-fashioned".

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How should I ask the question of all questions?

One of the most important considerations when proposing marriage is what exactly to say to express your feelings. While the traditional "Will you marry me?" question is timeless and memorable, there are other ways to creatively express your intentions to get married. Here are some ideas for an original marriage proposal:

Would you do me the honor of becoming my wife? This question expresses respect and shows how much the relationship means to you.

Would you make me the happiest man/woman on earth? This romantic question perfectly expresses your longing for happiness and fulfillment through partnership.

You're the person I've been waiting for my whole life... and then you could add the crucial question. By portraying your partner as the fulfillment of your dreams, you create an emotional connection and build excitement for the proposal.

I want to be with you forever and grow old with you. This wedding proposal emphasizes the desire for a lifelong partnership and shows commitment and confidence in the future.

With you by my side, I feel complete. By portraying your partner as the complement to your life, you show your deep connection and affection.

I can't imagine my life without you in it. This honest statement shows your dependence and love for your partner.

I know that you and I are really meant to be together. This romantic marriage proposal expresses the feeling that you both share a special bond and that your love will last forever.

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Should you record the moment?

Another consideration is whether a photographer should accompany the engagement. Not everyone likes to be photographed, so it's best to think about this carefully. However, if you and your partner like to capture moments to enjoy later, then a photographer would be perfect for your proposal. It's best to look for a photographer whose work resonates with you and your vision of the proposal. Look at his previous work and portfolio to get a better idea of what his shots look like and whether you like his editing of the photos.

These are once-in-a-lifetime moments, so it's important that they are perfect. It would be a shame if you are unhappy with the photos because the photographer is good but doesn't match your aesthetic. So look at different artists who work in this field and book them in advance (at least a month earlier) for your proposal. Usually, the photographer will stay out of your sight on the day itself and take the shots unnoticed while you pop the big question so you can fully enjoy the moment.

Our advice:

After you've found the perfect photographer for your dream proposal photos, go with them to the location where you want to do the proposal and look for possible spots where they can blend in with the scenery but still have a good view for the photos.
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Original marriage proposal: the 20 best ideas

Are you looking for ideas for an original marriage proposal? Then get inspired by our list of 20 very personal ideas!

Walk along the beach at sunset: An idyllic walk along the beach at sunset provides an enchanting backdrop for an unforgettable declaration of love. The gentle sound of the waves, the soft breeze and the warm tones of the sky create a romantic setting that invites you to pop the question. Choose a secluded part of the beach where you feel undisturbed and wait for the perfect moment as the sun slowly sinks into the horizon. Subtle background music makes the ambience even more romantic!

Private boat trip: Another original location for a marriage proposal is a boat. Surprise your partner with an unforgettable boat trip on a calm lake, river or in the sea. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere on the water together while you feel cut off from the world around you. If the moment seems right and the mood is right, propose in the middle of this special scenery.

Hot air balloon ride: If you and your partner aren't afraid of heights, you could consider proposing above the clouds. Book a hot air balloon ride and pop the question during this very special experience!

Stargazing: Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and plan a trip into nature, away from city lights, to watch the stars. Lie down together on a blanket under the twinkling starry sky and enjoy the peace and quiet of the night. As you watch the shooting stars pass by, you can use this romantic moment to ask your partner to marry you and seal your love in the light of the stars.

Romantic dinner at home: Prepare a loving candlelight dinner at home and hide the ring in your partner's favorite dessert (e.g. in a fortune cookie).

Surprise party with friends and family: Sometimes the most cozy and appropriate place you can imagine is the place where you are surrounded by your loved ones. Organize a surprise party with your closest friends and family members and propose in front of all the guests. If you want to make it extra personal, prepare your partner's favorite dishes. If you're not a kitchen genius, you can also arrange catering from your partner's favorite restaurant. You can also prepare a short declaration of love in which you express your feelings for your other half. The reactions and emotional support of your friends and family will make this moment even more memorable.

Proposing at a picnic in the garden: Another creative idea for your marriage proposal is to organize a picnic. For example, in your own garden, on the balcony, in a park or even during a hike in the mountains. Make sure it's as romantic as possible if you've chosen the garden - add hearts, lights etc. and enjoy the cozy and intimate atmosphere around you.

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Karaoke evening: Is singing your love language? Then why not propose in an atypical way? Arrange a date at a karaoke bar and sign up to sing. Talk to the DJ in advance about which song he should play when it's your turn. This idea is guaranteed to create a lasting memory!

Movie night at home: Plan a movie night at home and leave a personalized message or a short video with your best moments at the end of the movie.

Trip together: Is there somewhere you've always dreamed of going or where you've had a lot of fun in the past? Plan a trip to this place together and ask your partner to join you there.

Garden lighting: Organize special lighting in the garden or on the balcony with fairy lights or candles and propose under the twinkling stars!

Art gallery: Are you fans of art? Do you enjoy visiting art galleries and other exhibitions together? Then you'll love this original proposal idea. For example, you could arrange for a painting or sculpture to introduce the proposal.

Proposal at the movies: If you're looking for an unusual proposal, you could buy a few minutes during the commercial break before the movie where you have pictures of you and your partner projected, or even better: you create a little movie.

Dinner at your favorite restaurant: If you're both fans of dining out and enjoy spending time at fine restaurants, pick one of your favorite restaurants, or better yet - surprise your partner with a new restaurant experience like live cooking, a reservation at a Michelin-starred restaurant, or a cooking class where you can share a cooking experience together. Wait for an opportune moment (the last glass of champagne or dessert) and then pop the big question.

Helicopter flight: A spectacular and unforgettable way to show your love to your partner: Book a private helicopter flight over a breathtaking landscape and propose during the flight. The excitement of flying and the breathtaking views will make this moment an unforgettable experience.

On a billboard: A creative and unconventional way to make your marriage proposal is to place it on a billboard. Surprise your partner by arranging a commercial or ad that includes the question "Will you marry me?". Whether it's an ad in the newspaper, in a public place or even on the internet, this unexpected and public gesture will make your marriage proposal a real eye-catcher.

Spontaneous instead of planned: If you're not sure which way to go, just propose spontaneously. Always carry the ring with you and let your feelings decide when and where you pop the question. You'll know when it's the perfect time to propose - just trust your instincts.

At the place where you met: Proposing at the place where you first crossed paths is a special way to celebrate your journey together. Whether it's the café where you first met, the park where you took your first walk, or the university where you met, returning to the location can bring back nostalgic memories of that special moment in life and provide a meaningful backdrop for the proposal.

In a winery: A winery is the perfect setting for an engagement. The picturesque vineyards that stretch out before you provide an idyllic backdrop for your intimate moment. Ideally, plan your visit to the winery on a quiet weekday to guarantee an undisturbed wedding proposal. You may even be able to enlist the help of the winery staff to find the perfect location or arrange a special bottle of wine with a personalized label that says "Will you marry me?".

The classic marriage proposal: Sometimes it doesn't take a special gesture to express your feelings, other than getting down on one knee and asking the question "Will you marry me?".

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There is a world of possibilities and emotions involved in deciding on the type of proposal. Before the big day approaches, it's important to familiarize yourself with all the essential details and make sure you feel ready for this next step. Whether traditional or modern, the perfect moment to ask the question of all questions depends on the couple's deep connection and individual style. But whatever you decide, the proposal is guaranteed to be very special and will stay in your memories forever!

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