Picture the scene, you’ve been in a stable and fulfilling relationship with your partner for quite some time and everything is going smoothly. Recently, both of you have even flirted with the idea of possibly “moving it forward”. The thought alone sets your mind racing. You’re completely clueless when it comes to marriage proposal ideas. We understand that asking for your partner’s hand in marriage can be a daunting prospect. To tie the knot is, after all, a once in a lifetime (hopefully) experience!

But fret not, there is an abundance of ways to ensure that such a significant event gets the care and attention it deserves. We’ve come up with a couple of marriage proposal ideas to get those creative juices flowing!

Light it up

light up your proposal
Photo credits: Midnight Sparks

Have you ever considered adding some lights to – quite literally – brighten up this very special day? Having lights on site is guaranteed to add a touch of warmth and intimacy to the occasion. Especially if you are planning to pop the question in an outdoor setting. In all honesty, lights can transform any location, no matter how simple or unassuming, into something magical. I mean, just look at the picture above – if that doesn’t get you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, we’re not sure anything else will. Now, that’s a creative proposal idea!

Style it out

stylish proposal idea
Photo credits: 8Dec

Ever been chided by your partner when it comes to your apparent lack of style or aesthetics? Why not surprise him/her by getting an event stylist to beautify your proposal venue. Whether it be a picnic set-up by the beachside, a garden themed setting at the local park or even something as simple as beautifying your own room, it’s entirely up to you. Your partner is sure to react with a mixture of shock and awe. Event stylists such as 8Dec specialise in creating memorable and unique experiences. They do so by thoughtfully and painstakingly producing bespoke pieces specific to your occasion. And we haven’t gotten to the best part: you don’t even have to lift a finger!

Out at sea

propose aboard a yacht
Photo credits: Yacht Bookings Singapore

In the midst of brainstorming for a unique location, let’s think outside the box for a little bit and consider a complete change of scenery. Why not go for something truly fancy and ask your special someone for their hand in marriage aboard a private yacht! An event as special as getting engaged surely deserves a location as lavish as this. By chartering a private yacht, you are getting a unique venue and just imagine the views! On top of that, it comes complete with an attentive crew taking care of your every need. All you have to worry about is asking the big question. So take the plunge, what are you waiting for?

Going retro

unique proposal idea
Photo credits: Little Tiffany Blue

Now, we’ve all seen the run-off-the-mill vehicle specifically rented out for the actual wedding day. So, how about having it during the proposal too! And instead of a car, rent out a vespa for a change. The vespa oozes class and brings with it a retro feel as you pop the question to your significant other in style. As an added bonus, you may even want to consider combining the use of a vespa together with an event stylist for a truly grand proposal. Having one of these cool and sleek machines be part of your proposal will surely make it an unforgettable experience for the both of you!

Add some balloons!

include balloons for proposal
Photo credits: The Balloon Thing

When you think of a fun and joyous occasion, it’s almost impossible to not have balloons come to mind. Who said balloons were only for birthday parties? It can also be part of your proposal plans! Balloons will definitely add a bit of colour and fun to proceedings. You can have balloons cover the entire floor, setting your partner on a treasure hunt for the engagement ring which is hidden amongst all the balloons! On top of it being memorable, it’s a fun way to let your hair down and enjoy each other’s company as the both of you embark on the next chapter of life together.

Have your love bloom with flowers

marriage proposal idea with flowers
Photo credits: Charlotte Puxley Flowers

You can never go wrong with flowers: this is a fact of life. So it’s really a no-brainer to have some be part of your proposal plan. Flowers have a knack of not only beautifying, but also elevating an intimate space. They are just so aesthetically pleasing. Also, is there really anything else that better captures the intangible concept of love other than flowers? I don’t think so. Alright, I kid! Love can be expressed in a myriad of ways but flowers are a good place to start, especially when it comes to having your partner officially be your fiancé.


At the end of the day, when searching for unique or creative marriage proposal ideas, it need not be one that is outlandish or extravagant. It is you who knows your partner best. Just recall what got the both of you to this stage in the first place. Add that personalized touch somewhere into your proposal plan and you’ll do just fine. So if you’re ready, remember to take a deep breath and enjoy the moment. All the best!

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