Eight Ways To Pop The Question: Ideas And Inspiration For The Perfect Proposal


It’s probably the most important question you’ll ever ask, but what does the perfect proposal look like?

If you’ve met The One and you’re contemplating popping the question on Valentine’s Day, here are eight inspirational ways to make the perfect proposal.

1. The only way is up

Head for the hills and propose in stunning scenery. Take your pick from some of the UK’s most breath-taking destinations, including Stanage Edge in the Peak District, Haystacks above Buttermere in the Lake District, Rockcliffe in Dumfries and Galloway, Pew Tor on Dartmoor or Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons. Just make sure you check the weather forecast first…

2. Recruit a furry friend

If you’ve got a pet, why not get them involved? You could train your dog to carry the engagement ring or put a sign on their collar, displaying the Big Question.

3. Be beach ready

Write your proposal in the sand or ask your loved one to marry you after a surf together. However you do it, beaches are among the most romantic destinations. If you can’t make the Maldives, head to Trevose Head, Cornwall; Putsborough Sands, North Devon; Botany Bay, Kent or Formby Sands, Merseyside. They’ve all been named as some of the UK’s most romantic beaches.

4. Order a double shot of love

Do you have a favourite go-to coffee shop or café nearby? Maybe it’s your local hangout or it could even be the place where you first met. Grab a table in the corner and order your usual before embarking on that life-changing moment. You could consider asking the manager or barista to write something on your loved one’s cup or to create a special latte (just make sure they serve the right person…).

5. Home, sweet home

You don’t have to stray far from home to make your proposal memorable. Sometimes, home comforts are all you need to create a grand gesture. It means you’ll have total control over the timing and there won’t be any bystanders to worry about. You can create a romantic atmosphere with lighting, music and perhaps your loved one’s favourite meal or drink.

6. Plan the perfect picnic

Enjoying a hamper of delicious treats and sparkling Champagne in the great outdoors is guaranteed to make your moment together special. Lordenshawe in Northumberland, Studland Beach in Dorset and Greenwich Park Flower Garden in London are some of the best picnic spots around.

7. Snap happy

Head to your favourite spot – whether that’s a park, rooftop bar or monument – and ask someone to take a photo of you. Instead of posing, pull out a ring and ask the question. Your partner’s reaction will be captured forever.

8. Romantic getaways

Take your pick from some of the most romantic hotels in the country, recently revealed by The Daily Telegraph. Options include Hotel Endsleigh, Devon; At the Chapel, Somerset, and Drakes Hotel, Brighton.

Aim higher and hire a capsule in the London Eye or even a hot air balloon experience to make your proposal really fly.

Be prepared

If you’ve splashed out on a beautiful ring for your new fiancé, make sure you find the right insurance to keep it safe. Here at TH March, our team of experts are on hand to provide you with specialist insurance for your engagement ring so you and your fiancé can relax and cherish your special jewellery for many years to come.