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Crafting the Perfect Proposal

Cute Ideas + Practical Tips for a Memorable Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day, a celebration of love and romance, providing the perfect backdrop for a heartfelt marriage proposal. If you're thinking about popping the question this Valentine’s Day then you're in the right place. In this blog post, we'll explore some cute ways to propose and share essential planning tips to make your Valentine's Day proposal truly unforgettable.




1. Love Notes Scavenger Hunt

Create a scavenger hunt with love notes leading your partner to significant places in your relationship. Each note can highlight a special memory, and the final destination can be where you propose. Check out Pinterest, there are some fabulous ideas to inspire you.

Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt Clues

2. Personalised Puzzle Proposal

Craft or order a custom puzzle featuring a picture of the two of you. As your partner pieces it together, reveal the words "Will You Marry Me?" when they complete the puzzle. Etsy is a great place to order one of these.


"I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had." - Nicholas Sparks

3. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Soar to new heights with a hot air balloon ride. As you both take in breathtaking views, surprise your partner with a ring and a heartfelt proposal above the clouds. There are various companies around the UK, but you’d better be quick and book this early! FYI; this idea can only happen based on weather conditions, so I suggest having a back-up plan, just in case it’s cancelled. Don’t worry, you can celebrate your engagement with the balloon ride when the weather is better.


4. Romantic Beach Picnic

Plan a romantic beach picnic at sunset, taking into account the potential chill in the air, especially if you're in the UK. Bundle up in cozy blankets and bring along a thermos of hot cocoa or mulled wine to keep warm. As the sun dips below the horizon and the cool breeze adds a touch of magic, express your love and commitment against the backdrop of the serene waves. The contrast of the brisk air with the warmth of your proposal will make the moment even more special, creating a memory that will be cherished in the chilly embrace of a beautiful beach sunset. Again, Pinterest has loads of ideas to help you start.

Hot air balloon



Know Your Partner's Style

Consider your partner's personality and preferences. Are they introverted or extroverted? Do they appreciate grand gestures or prefer intimate moments? Tailor the proposal to reflect their style.


Ring Selection

Selecting the perfect engagement ring is crucial. Pay attention to your partner's taste in jewellery and consider consulting friends or family for advice. If you're unsure, opt for a temporary ring (are Poundland still doing £1 engagement rings?) and choose the final one together.


"Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Capture the Moment

Hire a photographer or plan a discreet way to capture the proposal. The joy on your partner's face and the raw emotion of the moment are priceless memories you'll both cherish.


Plan a Celebration

After the proposal, plan a celebration with close friends and family. Whether it's an intimate dinner or a surprise party, sharing the joy with loved ones makes the occasion even more special.


Engaged couple sitting on the beach by a campfire

Valentine's Day is the ideal time to declare your love and commitment with a thoughtful and cute proposal. By combining creativity with practical planning, you can create a moment that both you and your partner will cherish forever. Remember, this engagement story will be shared time and time again, recounted with joy and smiles for many years. So, embrace the romance, plan with your heart, and get ready to start your journey into forever together. This unforgettable chapter will become a cherished tale, woven into the fabric of your shared history, bringing smiles to your faces and warmth to your hearts every time it's retold.


Happy proposing!

Until next time....



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