In our final Proposal Series post we're covering how to take your proposal's romance level from "run of the mill" to over-the-top. Pick 2 or 3 that you like best and craft the proposal of the decade! By the way, these are great ideas to up the romance factor for date nights and anniversaries, too!
Write A Letter
Put together a handwritten timeline of your relationship. Include what you loved most about your first date, fun things you’ve done together, memorable trips you've taken, the first “I love you,” or even what your relationship means to you. For an extra dose of pretty, have a professional calligrapher make it into a display piece for your home. Let it double as a decor piece at your reception.
Schedule A Photoshoot
You'll be riding high on a wave of emotion after you propose! To capitalize on all the love and happiness, schedule an impromptu engagement shot immediately after your proposal.
It'll be a great opportunity to get some shots of the two of you in your post-proposal bliss. Then use your photos to design a custom wedding magazine. You can use your magazine as save-the-dates, invitations, even thank-you cards after the wedding.
Commission An Artist
This one needs to be done after you propose, but it's still a great way to make your proposal even more special. Commission an artist to paint your favorite engagement shot and then display it at your wedding and in your home. You'll have a beautiful reminder of your proposal for years to come.
Write A Song
Want to really tell the world how you feel? Write a sweet, sentimental song. Not the songwriting type? Have a songwriter help you put your emotions into words. For even more romance let them sing it during your proposal to set the mood.
Dance The Night Away
Nothing says "I adore you" like a slow dance. Grab the love of your life and dance the night away. Whisper how much you love them. There won't be a dry eye in the vicinity. You might even inspire some romance in others, too. We highly recommend Forever by Ben Harper, but any song you can slow dance to will set the right mood.
Dine In Style
After you've proposed, have an intimate dinner. It can be a quiet affair for two or a larger celebration that includes friends and family. Either way you can't go wrong. One of our top recommendations is Peninsula Grill in Charleston, SC. Pop the champagne and celebrate your love in style!
Pack A Picnic
Go on a picnic to set a romantic mood. Bring your favorite wines and cheeses, then pop the question at the end of your meal. But remember, don't put it in the food or the drinks!
Sail Into The Sunset
If you both love the water, take a sunset sail around the bay to celebrate your newly engaged status. Watch the dolphins play as the clouds roll by on the horizon. It'll be great alone time for you both to bask in the emotions of the day. Combine it with a romantic dinner to add even more excitement.
Get Carried Away
A private carriage ride for the two of you is such a sweet, romantic gesture. Take in the sights and sounds of your favorite town or explore a new destination together.
Stay In A Luxury Hotel
What better way to celebrate your proposal than with a gorgeous luxury hotel stay? Keep the celebratory mood going with petals on the pillow or champagne and strawberries. Our hands-down favorite is Planter's Inn in Charleston, SC. Soak in the 300+ year history of the Holy City while you enjoy the Inn's gracious Southern accommodations and stunning public spaces. Heaven is closer than you think, ya'll!
Ride In A Hot Air Balloon
This idea is for the adrenaline seekers. If you love the thought of celebrating at higher altitudes, take a hot-air balloon ride and watch the world pass you by as you take in the sunrise. This one is on my personal bucket list, y'all. ;)
Make your proposal unforgettable by taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Be subtle and find out their ultimate vacation destination. Whether it's Paris in spring or Tuscany in fall, you can't go wrong!
So there you have it, belles & beaus, our very best romantic ideas for a dreamy, unforgettable proposal!
Your proposal education is now complete. You know how to get it right, the top 10 romance killers, and how to take your romance over-the-top. Put it all together for an unforgettable proposal experience. If you need help crafting your proposal, get in contact with us, we'd be glad to help you take it to the next level.
Let us know what you think about these romantic proposal ideas in the comments below!