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5 Great Proposal Ideas This Valentine’s Day

21st January 2015 by Rebecca Smyth, posted in The Proposal

Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day proposal can be a daunting task; with so much to think about it can be difficult to know where to begin. One thing you can guarantee is it’s a story you’ll tell for the rest of your life. There are so many ways you could pop the big question, but the real key is making it perfect for your partner. Follow our helpful proposal ideas to ensure it’s a day to remember. And don’t forget – no matter how you’ve decided to do it, make sure you’ve got a camera on hand to capture the moment forever.

A special place

Ideal for: The true romantic

One particularly romantic Valentine’s Day proposal idea, is to take your relationship back to the start and pop the question at the place you and your partner first met. Maybe you could recreate the exact scenario, meal, or activity, or just incorporate the venue itself. If, like so many of us, you met your special someone online, then alternatively you could use your first date spot. Lead them on a mysterious treasure hunt until you reach your final destination!

romantic valentines proposal

Taylor & Hart Top Tip: This is a low-key option and may not impress someone looking for a show-stopping engagement story.

Extreme Sports

Ideal for: The adventurer

If you and your better half are thrill-seekers, then why not try posing the question with a high-octane Valentine’s Day proposal. From celebrating with a skydive, to shouting the question mid-bungee jump and every extreme sport in between, take your proposal to the next level with a dash of danger! Combining the proposal with a once-in-a-lifetime experience is sure to leave you on the biggest high, and is bound to get that all-important ‘Yes!’

Taylor & Hart Top Tip: Choose this option with care – it’s not for everyone! And make sure you’re wearing appropriate shoes!

A Romantic Getaway

Ideal for: The culture-vulture

This option may take a little more planning in advanced, or alternatively you could work it into a vacation you already have booked. When proposing, you’ll want to combine a breathtaking location with delicious food, spectacular memories and if possible – a beautiful sunset. You’re sure to tick all of the boxes by asking for their hand in marriage on a romantic getaway, Kate and William style. Perhaps you could pick a favourite spot you’ve visited together before, or somewhere you’ve both always planned on going.

romantic getaway proposal

Taylor & Hart Top tip: Organise insurance for your engagement ring so you can rest safe in the knowledge that it’s covered outside of the country.

Flash Mob

Ideal for: The extrovert

First popularised in 2003 in Manhattan by Harper’s Magazine editor Bill Wasik, a flash mob is when a group of people perform a surprise routine in public before quickly dispersing. Made famous by YouTube and rom-com hit Friends With Benefits, harnessing the power of a flash mob is guaranteed to make your proposal unique. Sure to grab the attention of all of those around, this is suited to those who are more outgoing and may not be a winner for someone more shy.

Taylor & Hart Top Tip: Why not get a friend to sneakily to record the whole thing on their phone? You can upload it later for friends, family and the rest of the world to see.

Treasure Hunt

Ideal for: The sentimentalist

The best proposals always include an element of surprise. Think up a romantic treasure hunt that incorporates places, restaurants and events that are meaningful to your relationship and lead her there with a series of cryptic clues. Perhaps you could take the hunt via a nail salon and hair dressers with instructions for treatments, so she looks her best when you finally pop the question (and she feels her most confident in that all-important picture!)

Taylor & Hart Top Tip: This elaborate plan may raise suspicions early on, so try disguising it under the facade of a birthday or an anniversary celebration.

treasure hunt

No matter how you plan to propose to the one you love, the Taylor & Hart experts are here to help with your ring design. Design your bespoke ring ready for the perfect proposal, on Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year.

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