Need proposal ideas ASAP

posted 3 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I wouldn’t do it on Valentines Day at all – too cheesy. I would do it the morning of Feb 15th, and have breakfast delivered to your room and have breakfast in bed. You could have the ring on the tray, or you can just have it and get down on one knee by the bed. Something along those lines. And then you can celebrate all day long as a newly engaged couple. You’ll probably be able to get a reservation for that night somewhere. It doesn’t need to be something elaborate, just something sweet and simple!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My partner had planned a picnic with a view to propose (one of my fav things to do) and the weather turned UGLY.

He booked a night at a five star georgous hotel room with a fabulous view. He had champagn and had bought seafood etc for a picnic there instead 🙂 I had NO CLUE he had planned this – all I knew was the massages prior and dinner after which would be a surprise…when we got to the hotel initially I thought we were eating in the restruant and when we went up the elevator I thought he was thinking a ‘naughty’ night away from home 😉

It was perfect – no bunch of ppl watching, intimate and exactly something I love doing – eating a picnic and staying in a fancy hotel!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

@Snd297:  millenium park has a really pretty bridge that has a great view of the chicago skyline 🙂 but it’s outside so idk about that lol. i’m sure you will come up with something great! good luck!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

What if you did something just ultra romantic but low key… like wake her up and lay on top of her kind of thing and have her close her eyes while you tell her all the things you love about her, (I saw a scene in a movie once where he said to the girl something like “you are exactly where you are supposed to be.  You are exactly who you are supposed to be.  You have nothing to worry about because in this moment, you are perfect” – and he wasn’t proposing)… anyways, I would think a super intimate, private moment like that would be sweet, and when you tell her to open her eyes, you have the ring box open between you ….

then have roomservice breakfast in bed and simosas (sp?) – get couples massages, take her to see a play or something, a romantic dinner… I’d propose early on so she can enjoy the whole weekend together as an engaged woman! 

I also wanted my proposal to be private – if my FI proposed to me this way, I would be on cloud 9

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The proposal I wanted and didn’t receive is straight out of the movie Stepmom. Tie a string around her finger while she is sleeping and when she wakes shimmy the ring from a distance down the string. I love the simplicity and playfulness of the proposal. Plus it’s very private.

Or you can enlist the hotel staff to add roses and candles to your room. As she oohs and ahhs over the romantic spectacle you can get on one knee to propose.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is the scene I’m thinking of….. at about the 1:35 mark… It’s not exactly perfect proposal words, but this type of thing is what I’m imaging would be so romantic and intimate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVANmktc9uQ

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Latitude 41

@Snd297:  Do you want it to be private or romantic?  If you want to make a twist on the whole valentine’s day thing then maybe you could do it at Cupid’s Undie Run??? lol.  It would be humerous if you think she would take it well.  It would be memorable!  You could even see if you can get ahold of event coordinators to see if they can help you plan it out.

Here is a link:

http://www.cupidsundierun.com/city/chicago/

Chicago is also having a Valentine Zombie event.  What’s more romantic than being scared out of your mind, playing lazer tag with zombies then popping the question?  Ever notice how in scary movies, they always find time to kiss in the middle of being hunted?  lol.  You could tell her that you promise to protect her forever, from zombies and all! 🙂 Lol.

http://fearcitychicago.com/archives/416

There are other fun events going on in Chicago- some a bit more romatic if you want to go that route.  Here is a link to a list of them:

http://www.events12.com/chicago/february/

Good luck and make sure you keep us updated on what you decide!  Remember to have someone take pictures and use her full name when you ask her! 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Snd297:  I was going to say have a drink on top of the Hancock during the day.  Wooo views. But if you don’t wanna have a public thing that’s out.  Still fun though!  You should just speak from your heart.  And if you do propose in the hotel don’t forget to get down on your damned one knee (May or May not have happened to me….). 

It might be cold out, but if you walk down by the museums (planetarium), there is an awesome view of the skyline and the water.  It’s not too crowded, but it may be windy and cold.

 

oh oh!  Or take one of those horse drawn carriages and pop it on there!  i always see them near michigan avenue!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Latitude 41

@Snd297:  Does she has friends/family in Chicago? 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@Snd297:  according to the weather channel, it is supposed to be 22 degress the day after valentines day (which is much warmer than it has been lately lol). as long as you dont stray too far from restaurants, etc. you could always propose outside and then make reservations at a nice restaurant. personally, i would do it outside because the view is amazing 🙂 you dont have to stay outside that long especially if you arrange for a cab beforehand

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Latitude 41

I found this online:

“the Field Museum of Natural History might not seem like the obvious place to propose, but they do have a very novel proposal package which might be worth considering. At the updated Grainger Hall of Gems, which houses diamonds and gems from all over the world, you can place your engagement ring inside a dedicated exhibition case within the gallery with a personal message and special lighting. You can then celebrate at the museum with a champagne toast.”

I’m not sure how much it costs but it’s inside!!!

 

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