You’ve found The One. Maybe, you’ve even found The Ring. Now, it’s time to find the perfect place to pop the question. You’ll be sharing your engagement story for years to come, so plan a proposal that leaves a lasting impression and speaks to your unique love!
Here are 12 places to consider for a proposal they’ll never forget.
HOME SWEET HOME
Home sweet home is even sweeter when you share it with someone you love. Why not propose in the home you’ve built together, where you’ve already made so many memories. It’s intimate, cozy and private. You have complete control over the lighting, the music and the decor. What could be better?
FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
This Independence Day, ask your partner to go with you to a fireworks display. Bring a blanket to sit on, snuggle up and create sparks of your own with a surprise proposal under a romantic lit-up sky.
A ROMANTIC GETAWAY
Planning a vacay? Whether you’re catching rays on a beach, catching your breath on the peak of a mountain or road tripping across the country, asking them to spend forever with you will make your next trip truly unforgettable. Plus, there’s no better souvenir than an engagement ring.
THE SPOT WHERE YOU FIRST MET
You’ll never forget your first date and neither will they. Bring your love story full circle by popping the question at the place where it all began. The romantic vibes will be there immediately, setting the stage for you to express your never-ending love.
WHERE YOU FIRST SAID, “I LOVE YOU”
Revisit the place where you first uttered those three words and ask them if they want to be in this forever. They’ll love your thoughtfulness in remembering where it happened, and wherever it was, your big moment will be full of meaning.
A CITY LANDMARK
If you and your love love city living, consider asking them to be your forever date at a famous monument. Choose a landmark you both love in your own city or in a city you like to visit. The view will be just as unforgettable as the moment you pop the question — and your photos will be gorgeous, too!
Take your significant other on a trip down memory lane by visiting their hometown. A hometown proposal provides the perfect opportunity to share your moment with family and friends or celebrate afterward with a casual gathering.
YOUR FAVORITE DATE DESTINATION
Do the two of you have a haunt that you frequent and love? Whether it’s a coffee shop, a restaurant, a bar or even a bookstore, planning a proposal somewhere you visit often adds a personal touch they’re guaranteed to appreciate.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
If your soon-to-be fiancé is a nature lover, the great outdoors could be the way to go. Seal the deal in a gorgeous garden or conservatory. Or, if they’re the adventurous type, pop the question on a scenic hike. Picnics also make a great backdrop and can be as simple or elaborate as you like.
YOUR FUTURE WEDDING VENUE
If you’ve discussed your dream wedding venue, consider making it the location for your proposal, too. Get creative! Blindfold them on the way there, and once you’re at the venue, get down on one knee and prepare to hear, “Yes!”
A SHARED ALMA MATER
Did the two of you date in high school or college? Asking for their hand at your old stomping grounds will give your proposal a touch of nostalgia they’ll love. Add an extra dash of romance by doing it in a meaningful location on campus, like a scenic gazebo or lunch spot you use to frequent.
FLYING SKY HIGH
Your love makes you feel like you’re on top of the world, so why not propose to them from way, way up in the air? Whether you ask them in a plane, helicopter, while skydiving or during a hot air balloon ride, they’ll remember the experience forever.
There’s no right or wrong place to propose — only what’s right for you. Choose a location that speaks to your love and come back to The Union to tell us all about it!