Ideas for the Perfect Summer Marriage Proposal

Summer proposals are all about sun, ice cream and plenty of laughter.

Why not propose on the beach by writing in the sand, or hiding the ring in a fruity cocktail? If you’re lucky enough to be heading off on holiday, try escaping with the one you love to a desert island for the day, or camp there for a couple of nights and create a truly romantic mood for your proposal.

A cosy picnic or candlelit dinner on the beach are both great ways to set the mood for your special summer proposal; we don’t recommend hiding the ring in her icecream though! Or why not head for your local lake – the Serpentine in Hyde Park is the ideal spot to take to the water and propose on a boat..

Summer is the perfect time of year to propose to the one you love.


Writing A Marriage Proposal In The Sand

written in the sand proposalTaking your other half to the beach to propose is romantic in itself, but picture the scene: A blanket with a delicious picnic, soft music playing in the background, and a message written in the sand … ‘Will you marry me?’

Granted, this works better in Bora Bora than in Brighton, but you can create a romantic atmosphere whether you’re in the UK or abroad. Why not create a scavenger hunt? Write or leave clues on the beach leading to your proposal – she’ll be so surprised she won’t know what to say, although “Yes!” is likely after all that effort!

If you have a creative streak or creative friends, why not create a sand sculpture to accompany your message? Pick something symbolic of your relationship that will surprise her and put a smile on her face. Writing in the sand is the perfect way to propose on holiday; if you’re on an exotic, deserted island, even better!


Proposing On A Desert Island

tropical island proposalSurprising your other half on holiday with a proposal is sure to win her heart – for the best results you should head for a deserted island. Who hasn’t dreamed about setting up camp under the stars, Robinson Crusoe-style and waking up on a golden sandy beach together?

If that’s not possible, make sure you pick an exotic location for the perfect proposal backdrop; Goa, Thailand and Vietnam all have stunning islands where you’ll find beautiful beaches. How you propose is up to you – perhaps a romantic beach picnic will make her dreams come true?

If you’re staying at a luxury resort, you could present the ring in a flute of champagne, or organise an island scavenger hunt; the prize is at the end – a proposal from you! Proposing against the backdrop of a tropical island practically guarantees she’ll give you the answer you’re looking for when you pop the question.

Granted, this works better in Bora Bora than in Brighton, but you can create a romantic atmosphere whether you’re in the UK or abroad. Why not create a scavenger hunt? Write or leave clues on the beach leading to your proposal – she’ll be so surprised she won’t know what to say, although “Yes!” is likely after all that effort!


Waterfront Marriage Proposal Ideas

By The Waterfront ProposalsIf you’re lucky enough to live by the coast or in a town with a pretty harbour, a waterfront proposal is a great idea. Even if you organise a day trip to a fishing village or seaside resort, this is still one of the most romantic ways to propose to the one you love.

It’s best to choose a quaint, traditional waterfront rather than an industrial harbour – coastal villages in Devon and Cornwall or the Highlands of Scotland provide the best backdrop for what will be the most important question you’ll ever ask!

For the perfect finishing touch, why not organise hiring a boat after you’ve asked her to marry you? That way, you can sail off into the sunset together. Or plan a romantic meal on the pier with candles, seafood and champagne if you’re really looking to impress her. Proposing by the water is sure to win her over.


Dinner On Beach Proposal

Dinner On Beach ProposalsWhilst it’s true that dining on the beach may be more romantic in the Caribbean than in Bognor Regis, anyone can make a proposal special by organising a meal on the beach. Make sure you tailor your dinner to suit the location of your proposal – a beach picnic may work better in chillier locations as you can easily pack up and move elsewhere if the weather turns. Just remember to set the scene with candles and soft music.

If you’re lucky enough to be in a stunning exotic location such as Thailand, why not create a candle-lined walkway down to the beach to surprise her? At the end she’ll find you on bended knee next to the dinner table, waiting to ask her for her hand in marriage.

Once she’s said yes, you can relax and enjoy a romantic meal with champagne and some delicious food.


Proposing Whilst Lazing By A Lake

Lazing By The Lake Proposal When you think of romantic proposal scenes from your favourite Hollywood movies, quite a few take place on the water, so why not take inspiration from them? If you’re in London, the Serpentine in Hyde Park offers boat rental for the afternoon, and if you arrive early it’s usually quite peaceful. When you reach a secluded location, surprise her with a glass of champagne and ask her to spend her life with you.

If you live near a lake, you don’t even have to organise boating, perhaps just pack a picnic and enjoy a dip together. The perfect time to propose is the moment you reach across for a kiss, right after she’s dunked you. She’ll be so surprised the only thing she will be able to say is ‘Yes!’

Just don’t forget to bring towels to dry off or the only memory she will have of the day is catching a cold!


Proposing In A Tipi

tipi proposalGetting back to nature is an excuse for the two of you to spend some quality time together. Whether you decide to rent a tipi at an eco-lodge or yurt park, or set up your own tipi on your local beach, this is a romantic surprise that no woman should be able to resist!

Propose as the sun sets or wait until you have a backdrop of stars; gather her favourite food and drinks and a blanket for a picnic to set the mood and then tell her how much you love her. When she realises you’re about to pop the question, there are sure to be tears, and you’ll have the whole night to talk about your future plans as you enjoy relaxing in your tipi together. Just make sure you know whether camping in a tipi is her idea of heaven or hell before you plan this particular proposal!