With more than 160,000 weddings taking place in Canada every year, it is safe to say that there are a great many wedding proposals in the pipeline at any given time. While finding the perfect engagement ring is often a top priority, deciding how to pop the actual question may also require a fair amount of consideration. Although many suitors still embrace tradition and propose by simply going down on one knee during dinner, many others are seeking more creative alternatives. If you want to make your marriage proposal truly memorable, there are a number of unique ideas that you might want to consider.
Scavenger hunts are fun
If there is one thing Canadians enjoy, it’s a good scavenger hunt. It’s therefore easy to see why incorporating your proposal into a scavenger hunt may be a brilliant idea. If you want your proposal to be an intimate affair, you can set up a solo scavenger hunt in your home or neighborhood for your partner, with the last clue leading them to you, down on bended knee. You can, of course, also let your family and friends in on your secret plan and enlist their help to pull off an elaborate scavenger hunt. You can make the hunt as swift or as lengthy as you want, sending your partner to collect clues and engage in fun activities at meaningful places such as the venue of your first date or the place your first uttered ‘I love you’.
Books make for beautiful keepsakes
If your partner is a bookworm, incorporating a book into your proposal is bound to make the occasion increasingly special. Just imagine how blown away they will be when they reach one of the last pages in the book and a proposal has been weaved into the story? You can either have a professional printer assist you with your quest, or even write a beautiful proposal by hand, sneaking it onto one of the pages. If you are planning a long engagement and a relaxed approach to your wedding, consider investing in a book series, such as Lord of the Rings, to assist you with your proposal. While the first can contain the actual proposal, the others can also have hidden surprises leading up to your wedding day.
Make a game out of it
If you and your partner enjoy playing trivia games such as Trivial Pursuit, Family Feud or Jeopardy, you can turn your next game night into a fun and memorable proposal. When it is your partner’s turn to answer a question again, pop the question in a similar fashion to how the rest of the trivia is formatted. If you want to score extra points for originality, print your proposal on an actual trivia card so that it can be kept as a beautiful reminder of your special occasion. While this is perfect for an intimate proposal at home, you can also use it during game night with family or friends.
Proposing to your partner is a memorable occasion. You can make it even more memorable by putting some extra thought into your proposal and making it truly unique.
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