Creative marriage proposals go that extra mile to show your fiancé that you really want to give them a memory they’ll cherish forever. Sure, marriage proposals are always memorable, but few are exceptional. These creative marriage proposals will not only catch her off guard, but have her gawking at your creativity.
Use a Rollercoaster
Okay, so maybe I’m biased about this one because I’ve been proposed to like this! Our first date was on a rollercoaster so, when he was ready to propose, he took me back to that spot. Just before we got on the ride, he dropped down and proposed in front of everyone! They all applauded and I proceeded to flash my bling to the rollercoaster cam!
A mixed-tape is one of the best gifts you can get for a music lover, and this is a great opportunity to make an extra-special one. Put together songs that have meaning to the both of you, or that express exactly how you feel about her. You can record a proposal message at the end, or just deliver it in person with the mixed-tape on as a soundtrack in the background.
Message from the Sky!
Some beaches have little planes that trail giant banners advertizing local stores and events. Arrange for one to carry a banner with your proposal message for her to see from the beach with you, and be ready with that ring!
Message from the Ground!
Alternatively, arrange a giant sheet or clear out a crop-circle type message with your proposal (in an area where you have permission to do so, of course!) and then take a private plane or helicopter tour with her that would go over the area.
Message from the Sea!
Anytime you plan on being at the beach can create the perfect setting for some very creative marriage proposals! A message in a bottle is a great way to propose. All you have to do is get an old bottle and have someone set it up for you. As you walk down the beach, wait for her to find it. When she runs to grab it, get down on bended knee behind her.
Spell it in Lights
You’ll probably have to pull a few strings to get this one done (and have a few very good friends), but if you work in an office building with enough windows, you can go around and light some windows to spell out your message.
Tape it Inside a Guitar
Being musical can open the door to a wide-variety of creative marriage proposals. Serenade her with a song on your guitar, then act confused and claim that the sound seems off. Hunt inside it for a little while, pretending to fix it, and then reach inside triumphantly and pull out the ring that you’ve hidden!
Write a Poem
If you have a way with words, try writing her a poem to propose. Memorize the poem first! Nothing’s less romantic than you reading like an automaton off of some notecards that you wrote. She’s worth the extra effort to memorize the poem! Click here for my marriage proposal poems pageif you’re having trouble coming up with something on your own.
Write Your Own Song
Like the poem, but this one you can sing to her. You might even do a cover of one of her favorite songs, replacing the words with your own message; if you’re not the most lyrically inclined, her favorite song will do (at least alter it to be relevant to your proposal!)
Note in a Book
If she’s a bookworm, hide all sorts of little love notes for her to find in her favorite books. Then buy her a special edition of one of her favorites, and have that final note inside be a proposal to her! Book lovers are dreams and they will have an especially big appreciation for creative marriage proposals.
If she’s into comics, try putting together a short book about some of your adventures together, and present it to her along with some other comics. For bonus points, if she’s really into one particular character or series, tie the two of you into some climactic moment in the comic!
In a Murder Mystery Dinner
For you actors and actresses out there, this one could be… to die for! Find a murder mystery dinner story that suits you, and invite over some close friends / family; alter the story in such a way that, at the end, the murderer was only trying to keep the two of you apart (or some other convenient plot twist that lets you end on bended knee!)
I Love You / You Love Me / If You Like These Signs / Will You Marry Me?
Creative marriage proposals don’t have to be complicated! If there’s a walk that you two like to do together, find a couple of trees along the walk and attach some signs to them. Post each one a few hundred feet apart on the walk, and when she gets to the end be there, ring in hand!
Through a Puppet Show
Is your girl a fan of the Muppets or Avenue Q? Stage a mock puppet show to surprise her, and have the plot mirror your own life; make it funny, make it romantic, but make sure at the end your puppet proposes to her (bonus points if you break character right at the end and propose to her!)
In D&D, Wilt Thou Marry Me?
Most people know D&D as that nerdy game nerdy-nerds play. This is both false and libelous! If you and your girlfriend are a little more on the tabletop gaming side, create a custom adventure that ends with your character and her character getting hitched (and propose in real life too, of course).
Stage a Play
If she’s into the arts, stage a play for her to tell her how you feel! Make a mock stage with mock seats and ushers; make it as farcical and light-hearted or serious and romantic as befits the situation (and your one true love’s own fancies). When the time comes to propose, have her play the part or simply leap off the stage!
Stage a Musical
For that extra something, combine the song and dance with the play idea! Write a few songs that can be performed with minimal instrumentation / a cappella, and press-gang your friends into helping you in this one particular case (Tone-deaf suitors need not apply for this idea).
In a Fake Marriage Announcement
Create a fake marriage announcement and put it under her door. Make it very nice and flowery, and write what might happen, something like “Mr. and Mrs. John Simon are set to be wed, if she says yes!” Watch her face go from puzzlement to elation as she realizes what’s going on (and you’re there, ring in hand!) Another great variation is to actually take out an ad in the paper professing your love and proposal. Creative marriage proposals don’t get much better than that!
At a Fake Monument To Your Love
The night before you plan on proposing, find some minor monument near you and convince the care-takers to let you redecorate it for a day. Put pictures of you, a mock history of your legendary love, etc. and so forth (make it fun!) The next day, pass by the monument and give a mock tour of it. At the end, when you get to the part of the lovers’ amazing marriage, whip out your ring and propose to her!
In a Time-Lapse Video
This one is a long-term investment, but it’s totally worth it because it’s one of the most creative marriage proposals out there! Take a picture or screenshot of yourself each day, holding up a letter in your question. Once the question’s finished, put the words together in a video and propose that way (Bonus points for making each letter creative and unique, or having the pictures be in different places that are meaningful to her!)
In an Impromptu Song And Dance
This is like the musical idea, but takes it to the next level. Get a few friends (or actors, if you can afford them) and perform in public! Have you and her out for a date, and have some of them start singing and you join in. Make it as big or small as you want, and end the song with your proposal! This is one of my fave creative marriage proposals!