Ring? Check! Romantic speech? Check? Now all you’ve got to do is find the best place to propose. You don’t want to choose any old destination for this monumental moment, so spend a little time weighing your options. From the restaurant where you had your first date to a beach far far away, there are plenty of amazing locations worth considering for a marriage proposal.
Here are a few awesome places to propose to your partner.
In the countryside
If your partner prefers woodlands and wildflowers to Victorian townhouses and The Tube, bid the city farewell and head to the countryside for your big moment. The UK is filled with amazing forests, rolling hills and farms, so you should have no trouble finding a place to propose that fits the bill. Want to go the extra mile? Use this opportunity to visit somewhere neither of you have been before, like the Trossachs or South Downs National Park.
Where you had your first date
Take a romantic stroll down memory lane and head back to your first date destination for your marriage proposal. Even if you just went to Nando’s, your partner is sure to appreciate (and adore) the gesture. To amp things up a little, do some prep work and ask the restaurant to play “your song” when you’re ready to get down on one knee. They’ll probably be so surprised that they’ll forget about their PERi-PERi chicken.
By the sea
From Brighton Pier to the White Cliffs of Dover, there are plenty of seaside spots that just scream “proposal destination”. Not only will the two of you be treated to some amazing sights, but you’ll also have the perfect backdrop for your engagement photos. Don’t forget to bring your camera along!
Planning your dream vacation? Make your holiday even more magical by finishing it off with a proposal. Whether you pop the question at the beach, on top of a snowy mountain or in the comfort of your hotel room, your partner is guaranteed to be extra blissed out when you ask them to marry you. Once they’ve said yes, celebrate by popping a bottle of champagne and treating yourself to a couples massage. Keep in mind, you’ll probably want to purchase a placeholder ring for the event, so that your partner’s new bling doesn’t go missing before you get home.
If you and your partner are total homebodies, there’s no need to hop on a flight to Paris to propose, simply plan the perfect night in; order your favourite take away, cozy up in front of your fireplace and watch one of your all-time favourite movies. Before you head off to bed, pull out the ring and pop the question - they’ll never see it coming.
A fancy restaurant
Time to take the classic dinner date to the next level. Lucky for you, the UK has hundreds of drool-worthy fine dining institutions worthy of your big moment. Choose a place that specializes in their favourite cuisine and go for a splurge meal complete with multiple courses and a killer finale (your marriage proposal). Word to the wise, while it may seem romantic to hide the ring in a slice of cake or glass of champagne, you should probably skip creating a choking hazard and do it the old-fashioned way.
At their parent’s house
If your S.O. is super tight with their family, you may want to consider involving them in your proposal. Head to his or her ‘rents house and plan a little dinner or party with their nearest and dearest (bonus points if it’s over the holidays). While you may want to talk to some family members about it, make sure you don’t let any super chatty sisters or brothers in on the surprise - you know what they say, loose lips sink ships.