The 10 Most Unforgettable Proposals Of All Time
Inspirational video proposals to help you pop the question
Proposing to your partner is… well, kind of a big deal. You want it to be one of your best shared memories—a story to pass down through the generations. But hey, no pressure, right?
So how do you plan a moment like no other? Should it be small and simple, or a Hollywood epic? Should you go for wacky and original, or tried and tested?
To inspire you (or in some cases warn you), we’ve put together a list of the ten most over-the-top proposal stories we could find.
1. The Three-Part Proposal
This poor guy had his plans thwarted when his girlfriend discovered he was going to propose that night. But being a quick thinker, he didn’t let it get him down. This was an opportunity to get creative and pull the old “bait and switch”.
Watch how his poor girlfriend (oh, let’s be honest—she deserved it) spends the entire night waiting for him to propose, only to be disappointed time and time again.
2. The Movie Trailer Proposal
Here’s one example proving that all you need to pull off the ultimate romantic gesture is a camera, a tripod and some editing skills. Oh, and probably a manager of a movie theatre who owes you a favour.
Don’t miss the moment at 2:02 where she finally realises what (or who) she’s watching.
3. The On-Air Proposal
Okay, so this guy got lucky. His future wife has a cool job that just happens to broadcast live nationwide. But very well done, nonetheless.
Having her read the news of her own proposal off the teleprompter was an act of genius. Not something you see every day.
4. The Celebrity Proposal
Now before you write this one off as being all about the celebrity friend, watch all the way through and think about the sheer effort that went into gathering his “cast”. Seriously, it must contain every person and animal they know.
The best thing about this is that, despite it being quite a flashy presentation, it’s full of heart and so ridiculously romantic that you can’t but help love it.
5. The Angry Birds Proposal
We all know how addictive Angry Birds is. However, this guy takes his obsession to a whole new level when he decides to contact the creator of Angry Birds to ask for help with his proposal.
Proposing through an app may be a little too geeky for our tastes. But hey, if it gets the girl, we say go for it.
6. The Binary Proposal
Apparently there are more than five languages of love. This must be the nerdiest proposal of all time, but again the level of commitment is impressive.
And despite it taking his future fiancé half an hour to decode, she apparently said yes. So good on you, binary guy—you’ve given hope to all the nerds and geeks of the world with your sweet story.
7. The Aussie Boy Band Proposal
Not technically nerdy (but definitely awkward enough to fit this category) is the classic “record a daggy music video” proposal.
But this one takes the cake. The girlfriend is American and at her first Aussie family Christmas, doing her best to relax and fit in. So you can imagine her surprise when this less-than-subtle video starts playing in front of the entire party.
8. The Underwater Proposal
This guy definitely nailed the element of surprise. I mean, who expects to get proposed to while in the middle of watching a show at an aquarium?
Pretty sweet, although we think you could take this idea to the next level by getting your own scuba licence and doing the proposal yourself.
9. The Extreme Proposal
As far as unexpected proposal locations go, this one takes the cake. You’ve got to admit that his manoeuvre at the 30-second mark must have taken some serious coordination. Thank goodness the ring was waiting safely on the boat.
10. The “Oops I fell off a building” Proposal
We probably shouldn’t be playing favourites, but this has to be one of the coolest and most creative proposals in history. Set up so beautifully, his girlfriend’s thinking, “Yep, textbook proposal speech” until…
Oh, come on. Just watch the video. You know you want to.
How to create the perfect proposal
Now of course there’s no such thing as “the perfect proposal”, and it’s definitely not a case of “bigger is better”. So don’t be intimidated by these crazy videos.
If you’re starting to plan your own proposal, all you need to do is think about your partner, what they love and what truly makes them tick, and you’ll be just fine.
If you’re struggling to know where to start, we’ve partnered with Unforgettable Proposals. They’re experts at helping create magical proposal stories, and they’d be happy to help you with yours.
And of course you can’t forget the ring. To find something worthy of your special someone, you can view our latest collection here.
Over to you
Do you love a YouTube-worthy proposal? Or would you rather keep things small and intimate?
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