Marriage Proposal Ideas

Here are some of our favorite marriage proposal ideas we have collected over the years. Use the pulldown menus at top right of any page to narrow your search.

108, 2014

Extreme Proposals

One thing is for sure these days, proposals are getting more extreme than ever.  When Doug contacted The Heart Bandits to plan his proposal, his hope was that his […]

1803, 2014

Cute Puppet Story Book Proposal

Create a photo album of your life together, using stuffed animals to tell the story, like claymation. Include all the major events in your relationship so far, and end it with a scene where the boy proposes, and be ready with the ring.

1803, 2014

Proposal and Wedding at Once

This is ONLY for stable, proven, longterm relationships that are ready for marriage! I heard that someone did this, and it seems very shocking to me, but I can imagine it for some people, so I am including it here! Arrange for a week in Hawaii together, and tell her you are arranging a complete holiday surprise. Tell her to pack for fine dining, the beach, and a fancy party you have planned. Propose on the beach, as elaborate as you like, and then... have everything ready to marry her right then!

1703, 2014

Imaginary Real Beach Resort Proposal Idea

Arrange for a long weekend off together, and tell her you are arranging a pretend trip to a beach resort. Build the story that you will create a complete imaginary beach resort vacation for her. Then buy the tickets and actually fly to Cozumel together. Surprise! Use any of our other proposal ideas when you get there.

1703, 2014

Fine Dining in a Limo Proposal Idea

Rent a limosine for the evening. Have the driver pick you up first, then pick her up at home or work. Make reservations at your favorite fine restaurant, and re-arrange for the staff to serve you a three course dinner in the limo outside. Ask her after dessert.

1503, 2014

Word Game Proposal

Scrambled Word Game Proposal Idea
Create large, individual letters that spell your proposal, and send them to her in a bunch of different ways, arriving over the course of a […]

1403, 2014

Hiking Trail Proposal

Work with friends to surprise her with little romantic moments along a favorite hiking trail, ending at a picnic with food favorites...

2302, 2014

Bring The Indoors Outdoors

Another trend seen across many events is to bring the indoor outdoors.  Check out this proposal planned by The Heart Bandits that gives a great example of how just […]

2302, 2014

Freeze Mob Proposal

We at The Heart Bandits believe flash mobs are so 2012. While they are still popular, be more creative and think of a new spin on it like our Freeze Mob Proposal shown below.

2302, 2014

Magician Proposal Idea

Hire a talented local magician, and have him pick "her card" as the "will you marry me" card instead...

2102, 2014

Live Action Marriage Proposal

Don’t miss out on the hottest marriage proposal trend right now, live action marriage proposals.  What is a live action marriage proposal?  A term dubbed by Proposal Planners The […]

1402, 2014

Skywrite Your Proposal

Have a plane sky-write your proposal. Other versions use billboards, radio ads, etc. This has been done before, but it is still dramatic, romantic, and amazing.

1302, 2014

Photoshop a Ring On Her Hand

Take a professional portrait photo, with her hand against her cheek. Photoshop a ring on her hand. Make it the last photo in a photo album of yoru special moments together, and share the album together. GREAT IF SHE LIKES :: reviewing photos in an album, quiet romantic evenings.

3001, 2014

Formal Romantic Dinner at Home

Dress up as a butler or matre di to serve her favorite meal for a quiet romantic dinner at home. GREAT IF SHE LIKES :: quiet romantic evenings, candlelight, flowers, being treated like a queen

911, 2013

Knight in Shining Armor

Ride up as a knight or a prince on horseback, and propose at a park to the queen of your heart. GREAT IF SHE LIKES :: horses, knights, princes, kings, buccaneers, etc.