Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdowns has brought all sorts of difficulties over the last year. Celebrating life's special events now looks a lot different from what it used to.
Unfortunately, many couples have had to cancel their weddings, or wait for a more convenient, safer date. But even though a lot of us have had to stay at home for the sake of the community, the lockdowns have not squashed the romance. Couples were getting engaged in large numbers last year and there are many creative ways to make sure you and your loved one still get to have that special moment!
Here are some creative proposal ideas you can use as inspiration if planning a proposal during lockdown.
Also read: Getting Married During a Pandemic
Breakfast in Bed
This can be the perfect time to unleash your inner chef! Preparing breakfast in bed may be a simple idea, but it is guaranteed to make your partner feel special. You can make a heart-shaped waffle, served with strawberries, and place the engagement ring somewhere on the tray. Your soon-to-be fiancé will appreciate your effort and creativity (and food, hopefully!).
Create a Holiday at Home
If you plan to treat your partner with a romantic getaway but it gets cancelled, you can create the proposal destination at home instead! Set the scene and create your holiday vibe by cooking a meal or ordering food from the country you were supposed to visit. Play some music from that country or play a slideshow of the famous tourist spots. Then, be more creative in popping the question by learning to say "Will You Marry Me?" in the local tongue.
Propose with a book
If your partner is a bookworm, this might be the best proposal idea, lockdown or no lockdown. You can get a hollow engagement book, personalise the front page and give the book to your partner. You can also make your relationship book and customise every page. Many online publishing companies offer personalised books. You can use your own love story, and make it into a beautiful book! It will take some time, but it will be worth it. Your partner will surely appreciate the book and cherish it forever.
Propose with your pet
Pets are considered to be a part of the family nowadays. If you are a proud pet owner, you can incorporate you furry friend into your marriage proposal. You can attach the ring to your dog or cat's collar, or order a customised tag that has "Will You Marry Me?" on it. You can then make it extra special by getting a custom t-shirt with your message or a tuxedo for your pet. If your dog is trained, you can have it can bring the ring box to your partner.
Treasure Hunt Proposal
Another creative and exciting way to propose is a treasure hunt game. Make some clues and hide them all around the place. You can make it more romantic by adding hints or involving objects in the house that are significant to your relationship. This could be related to the place where you first met or your first kiss. Once the hunt is over, get on your knee and propose.
Romantic room makeover
Sweep your partner off their feet by transforming the apartment into an event venue. Move the furniture around and make as much space as possible. Put candles, rose petals, and string lights all around the room. Add balloons and hang your printed pictures on the ceiling. Then, you can put the "Will You Marry Me?" banner on the wall. You can also make a beautiful compilation video of all your romantic photos. Don't forget the celebratory champagne and flowers!
Also read: How to Plan an Affordable Wedding
Rooftop proposals are still one of the favourites of many. So if you have a rooftop in your building, this is an excellent opportunity to utilise the space. You can set up a romantic table for two, bring a speaker to play your music, and decorate the space. Another option is to have a rooftop picnic where you can enjoy a beautiful day outside.
"Will you marry me?" is indeed one of the most romantic questions that you will ever ask, and just because we're stuck at home, doesn't mean you can't propose. You can use these creative ways, and you never know, it might be even more impressive than you first imagined.
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