How to make a proposal magical?

posted 3 years ago in Proposals
Post # 4
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

@LadyCapricorn:  First off, that ring is awesome. I adore the celtic knot work. Good job!


What else does she like? What do you guys like to do together?  What is the weather like where you are at? 


Just off the top of my head:


A planetarium would be cool. You could propose while looking at the stars. You could also come up with a pretty neat speech with that theme.


A museum of some kind, in their most romantic room. Also a good theme for speech writing.


What about a night away at a nice bed and breakfast close by if possible? That wouldn’t necessarily require too much travel or funds.


A romantic picnic(maybe with horse back riding)? This would depend on your location though.


After a play or dinner theater? You said she likes theater.


I know I came across a post by another Bee that said her dream proposal was to be presented a kitted with the ring around its collar. Not for everyone, but I thought that was adorable.


I’m just throwing these things out there. My husband is awesome, but my proposal was lame, so I have no experience to draw from, LOL.


Keep us posted on what you decide!

Edit: DUH! A horse drawn carriage maybe? I’m not sure if you could set that up where you live, but that would be romantic, and she likes horses!






Post # 6
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

@LadyCapricorn:  I think its really great you are putting so much thought into this. What about proposing in the horse drawn carriage before dinner at the restaraunt? That would be so romantic!

Post # 7
1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Beautiful ring! Very similar to mine! 🙂

Are you still close to the theatre camp where you met? Take a walk through the woods at camp and tell her about the day you knew she was the one. If it was during a camp session maybe the camp would help?

Post # 8
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

The most elaborate on a budget and romantuc proposal I ever heard of was from a friend… so I will share it with you, not sure if it is what you are looking for but very sure it would makea girl swoon!

If there is any way you can be home before her, do it. That is the most imporatant part to friend pulled into her driveway and when she got out of the car noticed a trail of hershy kisses leading her to the front door. There was a note there with a sweet little memory about jow they first met or something… more kisses lead her to the bathroom where she could hear wter running curtain open with some roses tied to the shower head. Another note telling her that there was a surprise in the bedroom.

Opens the door, there is candles and one last note stating: now that I’ve kissed the ground you walk on and showered you in roses, turn around. She did and there he was down on one knee ready to ask his question.

It seriously makes me even tear up a little when I think about it and it wasnt my proposal lol.

Post # 9
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@LadyCapricorn:  Gorgeous ring!


Don’t overthink it- it’s SO sweet that you’re so excited and want it to be so perfect, but believe me, the most magical part is hearing that the person you love wants to spend the rest of his life with you, so everything else? Icing.


Some of the sweetest (but still free/cheap) proposal stories I’ve heard involve things like hiding the ring somewhere to be found (one guy sent pics of them in to Jones soda company and had his friends vote till they got on one  of the labels, then put the ring and a proposal in one of the empty bottles and half-buried in on the beach before a walk. He made sure she “found” it and voila, proposal.)


Other sweet ideas include treasure hunt style clues, or enlisting the help of friends (either for a treasure hunt or to bring out some element of surprise before/after the proposal, perhaps with a camera to get a pic).


That said? My proposal was my boyfriend taking a break from cooking my favorite dinner, picking me up and putting me on his lap, and asking. And I said yes and then we had an amazing dinner and talked about wedding plans. It was great, I was over the moon, and there wasn’t a single glass of champagne, firework, or bended knee involved.


She’ll be happy no matter how you do it, as long as it’s clear you mean it, is all I’m saying.

edit to add: It sounds like maybe she’s a little shy, so I think your inclination to stay away from public spectacles is wise. I also think they put a lot of pressure on the person being asked- I wanted to ask my boyfriend some pretty important and serious questions immediately after and I would not have been comfortable doing so if there had been a cheering crowd.


Post # 10
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@LadyCapricorn:  I love that ring!

I imagine its incredibly stressful for anyone looling to propose, but my uggestion is to not get so caught up in the details and everything being perfect. Plean a nice romantic night out and let the proposal happen when it feels right, so it doens’t seem scripted.

When FI proposed, we were walking through the park holding hands and talking, then he asked if I would marry him. It was really sweet and special, even though to him he wished he would have done something more extravagent.

Good luck!

Post # 11
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

@peace747:  That is a seriously sweet story 🙂 Why can’t all men be that romantic?

Post # 12
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Bridey77:   lol right?! But hey they try! 🙂

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