You don’t have to be extravagant when proposing marriage. Your, or your partner’s, personality may suit a more laid back proposal instead of an over-the-top public display of affection. Keeping it simple and special isn’t down to a lack of romance or creativity. It’s a great way to get back to basics, and make the proposal purely about your love for each other and the next step in your exciting journey. Here are five of the best laid back proposal ideas that are certain to make you and your soon to be wife or husband smile.
1. Enjoy a romantic walk
If it’s a love of the outdoors that brought you together, take your laid back proposal outside. A picnic, walk, or adventure in your favourite outdoor spot may not be out of the ordinary, but it’ll provide relaxed and familiar surroundings to pop the question.
If she says “yes”, we guarantee that it will be a special place you return to time and time again. You could even revisit the spot you got engaged for your engagement shoot.
2. Cook dinner for two at home
Of all the celebrity proposals, it was George Clooney’s laid back proposal that captured our attention when he got engaged to his now-wife Amal in 2014. Here PopSugar explains more:
“In April 2014, George Clooney proposed to his wife, Amal Alamuddin, after cooking a romantic dinner for her at his home in LA. The actor and longtime Hollywood bachelor reportedly got down on one knee and asked her to marry him with a stunning 7-carat diamond ring. It’s kind of amazing to know that even one of the most famous men in the world, who could take his bride-to-be anywhere in the world, would forgo all the frills to pop the question at home, during dinner.”
You and your partner are likely to feel the most relaxed at home so add a touch of romance by cooking and enjoying a meal that they’ll never forget.
3. Cosy up with a proposal album
You and your partner are certain to have shared many wonderful moments together to date. Before you make even more memories, why not create a photo album or slideshow of your time together, so far with one very special question thrown into the mix?
Take your soon to be wife or husband on a trip down memory lane and celebrate your time together. You don’t have to just include pictures, add stories and keepsakes to your album to make it even more meaningful.
Save your proposal until the last page or slide for the ultimate surprise. Your proposal album or slideshow also doubles as a great keepsake that you’ll look back on for years to come.
4. Try a sleepy proposal
Give your partner the surprise of their life by slipping the engagement ring on their finger while they sleep. Greet them with their favourite beverage or breakfast the next morning and pop the question officially.
5. Visit a significant place
Visiting the place where you first met or enjoyed your first date may be a very traditional proposal idea but it’s still just as romantic and heartfelt. You could even make the trip to your romantic place on a special day to up the romance further.
A recent survey revealed that 10% of couples get engaged on their own or their partner’s birthday. Can you think of a better birthday present?
A date and place that has meaning to you both will be even more special once your proposal is accepted. Continue the laid back theme by creating a laid back luxe wedding with these top tips.