Finding creative marriage proposal ideas is hard. You want to be original and at the same time, not over do it. You want her to say yes (Without the awkward silence in between.) Every proposal should be unique by putting all the unique details of the relationship into it.
These 5 great proposal ideas are perfect starter ideas for couples with a ton of history, great stories and lots of memories.
Think of meaningful places and send your girlfriend, and possible 2-3 close friends or family members, to visit these places. Along the way, have notes or cards describing what each place or stop signifies - try not to write an essay each time. At the end of the scavenger hunt, propose with a romantic view in the background and have all the friends and family involved in planning the day there to celebrate after.
For the woman who'd rather kill an hour at REI than Tiffany's, you can do a lot worse than a hike to a beautiful vista. Do your homework and hunt for the best spots-waterfalls, mountain peaks, breathtaking views, nature etc. Pack a picnic that includes champagne and her favorite food. DO NOT hide the ring under a rock, or we'll come steal it ourselves. One more advantage of this one is that you should be far away from cell phone range and you can postpone those 178 "announcement calls" she has to make.
Write different phrases in the snow that are visible to you and your girlfriend as you’re going up the ski lift, you can put love quotes, write out dates/milestones from your relationship, or scribble some nicknames in the snow. Just make sure to have permission to do this before climbing under the lifts.
At the very top, have the last phrase be “Will You Marry Me”. You can use food coloring to dye the snow to make it easier to read. (Oh, and make sure the safety bar is down when you propose!)
Some unique ways to propose take some investigative work. Figure out what book she’s reading now or what her favourite book is. Buy an exact copy of the edition she has, and hollow out the inside of it. Put the ring inside the hollow, and close the book and let her find it (While you’re there, of course). Think of creative framing for it, too. You could make the book’s title her name and a page before the hollow “Next Chapter!”
The very best marriage proposal ideas need a plan. The time capsule proposal is definitely at the top of any list, but it takes some foresight. Make a time capsule with your love and stuff it with great things regarding your relationship.
Make a deal not to open it for six months (or a year if you can wait). Slip the engagement ring inside secretly before you bury it or seal it so that she KNOWS it cannot be opened beforehand. When the two of you open the capsule, get down on one knee and say “I knew I wanted to marry you since [insert date here]” SIGH! How romantic!