How to propose..

posted 3 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Toro:  Every proposal story is so different! What are your FI and you like? Are you bush walking kind of people? Beach people? People who would stay home on a Saturday night eating take out and watching movies kind of people? My FI got down on one knee shirtless while I was in my PJs and to me that was perfect….


A perfect proposal is subjective!

Post # 4
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Toro:  Do you know anyone in Australia who could help arrange something? Is the adventure trip guided that you could mention it to the organizers and see what your options are? I don’t think flowers are really necessary, especially if you’re somewhere with natural beauty all around you. If there are others on the trip, just ask that they take a picture. I don’t think professional photographers are the norm for proposals and I can only imagine how much it would cost to get one to go out to wherever you are to blend into the group with all their equipment and set everything up whever you reach a point that you think is nice enough to propose at.

Are they the type to want a big display or something more intimate? Maybe you could get a friend of theirs to ask what they’d like in a proposal? How they imagined it happening. I planned my proposal to FI and thought of so many meaningful ways and places to do it that were special to us. What about where you went for your first date? Or where you first met? One of my thoughts had been a scavenger hunt to all of our special places. You could hop from one to the next, through all your firsts as a couple, reminiscing until you get to X location for you to ask.

I will say, though, the idea I finally came up with went completely to hell, but it’s our proposal story and we love it. While you may only get one chance, don’t stress out trying to make it absolutely perfect. Unless you do something they’d never ever in a million years want, it will be perfect because it’s the moment you decided to spend the rest of your lives together. Looking back, I wouldn’t have changed a thing, even if it meant having things actually go according to plan.

Post # 7
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

Kangaroo Island is only a few hours out of Adelaide. I haven’t been but I’m yet to travel anywhere in Australia that you can’t find a bunch of flowers.

That being said I didn’t get flowers at my proposal and it never even occurred to me that I should.

I think it would be super romantic if you pack a picnic and a bottle of wine and propose at sunset somewhere with a nice view.

Post # 8
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Toro:  Kangaroo Island would be perfect if you want to propose somewhere secluded! I really don’t think flowers are necessary when you are proposing in a setting like that – there will be some much natural flora and fauna around.  KI is seriously a stunning place. Vivonne Bay has been voted one of the top beaches in the world – maybe do it there!  There is a shop there if you needed to buy any champagne or something I think too.

Post # 9
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Toro:  Kangaroo Island sounds awesome! 🙂 It’s something totally different and very memorable.

You don’t always need something super fancy to propose. In fact, when my FI proposed to me we were four wheeling out in the country with a couple of friends. We had no cell reception, there was no one close by for champagne or dinner. He got us stuck in some mud and proposed to me in the mud. It was PERFECT for us because we are hardcore ATV enthusiasts haha.

He didn’t have flowers and I’m really glad he didn’t, because I wouldn’t have known what to do with them. He just got down on one knee with ring in hand, said some sweet things and asked me to marry him.


Just bring a little sentimentality with you, mention how much and why you love your SO. Why you want to spend the rest of your life with your SO and pop the question! 🙂

Post # 10
1822 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

@Toro:  If you’re on holiday/travelling, I don’t think flowers are necessary- they’ll just be thrown away/wilt in the car.

If you really want pictures/a video, I saw a youtube proposal where the couple were hiking and the guy sets the camera on a tripod on ‘auto-timer’ to take a photo of them on top of a mountain, but she doesn’t realise it’s a video and he proposes!!

Post # 13
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Toro:  Hiya, Australia is so beautiful, beautiful views, a hike and you down on one knee I’m sure will be an incredible proposal for the both of you. Maybe an early morning hike with the sun rising? I think the simplicity of the setting will just make it perfect, its about you and your love for her, not lots of extras!

He did say a speech, which was more just why he loved me, why he wanted to marry me, it was perfect. Just say exactly how you feel!

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