Let's think about what you are going to do: Is it going to be:
Friends and Family (which she has probably gave them ideas)
Trip & Vacations (somewhere she might have hinted)
Simple but Sweet
Signs & Hints (make sure you pay attention to these)
Hobbies & Sports
Before we get to the good stuff, here are a few
"misadventures" to avoid when proposing marriage:
Do not trivialize the proposal.
You're asking someone if they want to spend the rest of your lives together not what they want to eat for dinner.
A marriage proposal is meant to be a special and memorable occasion for you as a couple, so don't allow relatives or friends to invite themselves along when you know you're going to pop the question.
Don't propose at someone else's special occasion, like a wedding, baby shower, etc.. First of all, it's not polite to detract from someone else's special day. And secondly, it's best to make a special day for just the two of you.
Don't put your partner on the spot, such as proposing in public in a situation where they feel forced to say yes (then privately say no).
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Put the ring around the top of her favorite bottle of perfume and wrap both in a pretty paper to give to her as a gift. When she opens it, get down on one knee and propose.
Take her out to the mall or her favorite store just as you would any other time, but tell her it's your treat. Make sure you talked to the manager there earlier in the week to make sure that their receipts say "Marry me, name." instead of "Have a good day." Buy her that dress shes been raving about and when you get the receipt complain that they made a mistake in the price. Ask her if she thinks it adds up right. When she realizes what it says, pull out the ring.
Propose on YOUR birthday, when they are thinking of giving you gifts. There is no better birthday present you can receive than your significant other saying they will marry you.
Give her a beautiful sterling silver charm for her necklace with your proposal engraved on it.Or put the ring on a necklace with the charm (engraved with your message and your engagement date).
Surprise her with a basket of several little gifts (a book, a new CD from her favorite band, some chocolates, etc) and let the ring be the last thing she opens. Need help putting together a basket? We've found a collection of very romantic baskets that are perfect for a proposal.
Create a website asking your beloved to marry you. Make sure you're there when she's viewing it though, then get down on one knee when she's done. A website is a public declaration of your love, so she'll be able to share your proposal with her friends and family.
Send her an eCard that will be delivered to her at work. Include a romantic love poem that tells her exactly what she means to you. At the end, ask her to marry you. Be at her work waiting to surprise her after she's received the card.
Put it in her Palm Pilot This will work best if she checks it frequently when you're together. You can either put your whole proposal or give her a few teasers and then get down on one knee and propose when you're with her.
Send a text message asking her to marry you to her cell phone. While you're out and about and she least expects it, send the message. She'll be surprised to receive a message on her cell while you're together. After she's read it, get down on one knee and propose.
Is she always working at a computer? Set up the screen saver to be the proposal, and be there when it pops up. To do this on a windows machine, simply right click on your desktop and select 'properties'. Click on the 'screensaver' tab. Select '3D Text' and then click 'settings' to change the text. She'll be pleasantly surprised when she walks up to the computer and see's your proposal. Be waiting with flowers and the ring behind her.
Tie the ring to your cat or dog collar, then call them to come in (ala 'Meet the Parents'). When she sees the ring, get down on one knee and propose.
Turn off the lights and cuddle up during a thunderstorm - propose as you see each other through the lightning flashes.
If you have a fish tank at home, get a special piece for inside, such as a treasure chest. Add the ring and a small sign of some sort that says something like "Of all the fish in the sea, you're the only one for me. Will you marry me?". When she reads the sign, get down on one knee and ask her to be your wife.
Take out an ad in the newspaper. Create a colorful ad with photos of the two of you and your proposal
After an intimate, romantic dinner, take her out for a romantic horse drawn carriage ride around the city. While cuddling close together under the stars, ask her to do you the honor of becoming your wife .
Send out a press release asking her to marry you. Hopefully your local newspaper or magazine will pick up the story!
Create your own newspaper front page with a headline that reads "Will you marry me, name?". Get up early one morning and slip the fake front page over the real newspaper for her to find. While you're sipping your morning coffee and she opens the paper to find your proposal, tell her how much she means to you and ask if she'll do you the honor of becoming your wife.
Create a cd of "your" songs and add your proposal message to the CD or print it on the CD cover. After she's read the proposal, play the cd and dance to your music.
Have a party with friends and family. Book a band or DJ and have them play your song. When they do, get on the dance floor and get on one knee. Tell her that this is moment you have been waiting for and then pop the question.
Get four balloons with each containing a word from "Will you marry me?" Once she's popped them all and revealed your proposal, present the ring to her.
Play Santa and be sure to tell her what Santa wants for Christmas.... for her to be your wife!
Give her 5 wrapped boxes with a different word (will you marry me) in each box and the ring in the last box. Make sure she opens them in the correct order!.
While decorating the Christmas tree, put the ring around a glass ornament and hand it to her to hang on the tree.
Place strands of Christmas lights on your lawn spelling out "Will you marry me?" so that she sees it when she drives up.
Place the ring in a small box with her name on it and hang it on a branch on the Christmas tree. Have some one 'find it' after all the other presents are opened. As she opens it, pop the question!
New Years Eve
Do it at the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve. What better way to start the new year than to have her as your fiance?
Read each other your New Year's resolutions and let your last one be to make her your wife.
There are so many romantic possibilities Bubble baths are insanely romantic as it is, but you can still take it up a notch for this romantic holiday. Pick up some sensual bubble baths and relax together. Add some wine, some candles, and a massage and you've got the makings for an incredibly romantic evening. Want a more playful bath time experience, check out the bathtub love game. The game comes with bubble bath and 10 plastic bubbles filled with naughty suggestions. You randomly select a bubble and perform it on your lover. Keep going until you bubble bath has turned into something more.
Whisper "I Love You" News Year Day Wake her up this morning with an "I Love You" and a ring as you whispered in her ear will you marry me.
You should ok on this day....Its' that simple but you can do something up till Valentines Day.
Flirting in the fun part of romance, so spend this entire week flirting with your partner. It'll rejuvenate your relationship and you'll reap the benefits.
Night one: Relax with wine and candles.
Night two: Give each other massages.
Night three: Spend the entire time kissing, but nothing else.
Night four: Play the bathtub love game.
The game comes with bubble bath and 10 plastic bubbles filled with naughty suggestions. You randomly select a bubble and perform it on your lover.
This game is all about bathtub foreplay.
Night five: Make love in the tub.