How Do “I Do”? Ideas on How to Propose

Friday, January 7, 2011 10:31:06 AM America/Los_Angeles

Selecting the right diamond for that special moment is critical, but are you ready to pop the question? We’ve collected 20 ideas that can make it memorable.

1. The classic way. Get down on one knee with a single rose clenched in your teeth and the ring in your hand. Watch for thorns.

2. Order her favorite dessert at the restaurant with the ring inside of it. Be careful that she doesn't swallow it accidentally.

3. Show up at her/his office in the middle of the afternoon armed with a red rose, a bottle of champagne and a glass with the ring in it.

4. Write "Will you marry me (name)" in chalk on the street out side your house or apartment in big letters.

5. Call your local radio station and get them to pop the question for you over the air waves at a time that you know she/he will be listening. Then dedicate a song to her/him.

6. Gather all your friends and family for drinks either at a favorite restaurant or your home and pop the question in front of everyone.

7. Gather friends and family outside his/her home waving banners with the words will you marry me on them and you standing in front of them all on one knee holding the ring. (Make sure that they get the right house).

8. Send a singing telegram to her/his workplace. Then walk in just after the song is finished and pop the question.

9. Create a web page all about your life together. Photos, places that mean a lot to you both. Send him/her the web address and wait for his/her reply and when accepted you can then send the address to friends and family.

10. Wrap a large box and fill with smaller boxes all wrapped the last box that she will come to will be the smallest with the ring inside. Or alternatively wrap a large box and fill with those tiny foam pieces and let her look for the small box inside.

11. Cut the bottom out of a very large box then wrap it. Take it to her place of work and ask one of her colleague's to go get her telling her that there is a large parcel for her. Meanwhile you climb in from the bottom and when she unwraps it jump out with the ring in hand and ask her to make an honest man of you.

12. Take her/him away for the weekend and when you are on your last day pop the question.

13. Get up extra early and prepare her/him breakfast in bed. Cook his/her favorite meal with a red rose and a bottle of champagne and a kiss to wake him/her and then declare your love.

14. Scatter red rose petals all over her bed and put the gift wrapped ring in the center. Tell her that you bought her a gift to show how much you love her. When she opens it tell her that you want to spend the rest of your life with her.

15. Cook your loved one a romantic meal and place a note around the napkin like it is a napkin holder asking her/him to marry you. Or slip the napkin (use fabric ones not paper!) through the ring, when she goes to put her napkin in her lap she will find the ring.

16. Give her a foot massage and place the ring on her little toe.

17. Blindfold him/her and take them to the place where you first met each other. Take along a bottle of champagne and two glasses to celebrate after you propose.

18. Bake him/her a cake and write on top of it Will you marry me?

19. Take out a full-page ad in a paper that you know your loved one reads regularly and be close by when he/she reads it.

20. Buy your loved one a watch and have it inscribed, "marry me."

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Susan Venancio