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10 Down-Home Marriage Proposal Ideas for the Country Bride (and the Products You’ll Need for Things to Go Off Without a Hitch)

10 Down-Home Marriage Proposal Ideas for the Country Bride (and the Products You’ll Need for Things to Go Off Without a Hitch)
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You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country girl out of her. That’s why no matter where you reside, your country bride-to-be deserves the most authentic, down-home marriage proposal this side of the Mason Dixon line. We’re talking simple and refreshing, like a ride down a dirt road with her favorite song on the radio, open skies as far as the eye can see. And sweet, like the peach pie her grandma taught her how to bake. Nothing fancy or overblown. For her, family, Friday night lights, and freshly-brewed sweet tea beat out, well, most other things. So get down to brass tacks, and pay homage to the places and experiences that made her who she is today. A country bride will most certainly value a marriage proposal that honors her roots. Not sure where to start other than with a cold beer to help you ease your nerves? It’s OK. We are here with a slew of ideas and inspiration to help you pull off the ultimate country engagement. From easy proposals with nothing but an engagement ring and a home-cooked meal, to more involved ideas like a scavenger hunt or a destination engagement, read on for tips and products your country bride is going to appreciate as much as a friendly smile and a “yes ma’am.”

 

 

How to Pull off the Most Authentic Marriage Proposal Ever for Your Country Gal

 

Tips:

Think about the activities your country bride most enjoys. Is she a huge football fan (because who isn’t?). A tailgate party proposal could be a total touchdown. Does she love a certain country singer? Um, when are you buying tickets to the next concert so you can pop the question during her favorite song? If a public proposal doesn’t feel like her cup of tea (with a shot of whiskey in it, natch), then consider a more laid-back, at-home feel for your big moment. She may appreciate having her friends and family surrounding her when this most-anticipated event happens. If a quiet evening at home on the couch feels right, go for it! No matter how you approach your proposal, you just want it to be special and meaningful for her, whether that means you’re in the bleachers, around a fire pit, in a field, on vacation, or in your own bed. In the end, all you’ll need is a ring, and a promise to protect her heart from now until forever.

 

 

Country Proposal Inspiration

 

Where to Propose:

Let’s start with the fact that most likely, your country bride’s tender heart will be touched by a proposal almost anywhere. That being said, don’t phone it in! We know a guy who popped the question over the phone on his way home from work. True story. Take time to think about a place that would be special for her to get engaged. Still need inspiration? Scroll down to discover proposal-worthy ideas for destinations and venues, like a quickie getaway to a cabin in the mountain or while line-dancing. And remember, you don’t have to ask her to be your bride anywhere fancy. In a big open field with a light display is beyond romantic (read on for details).

 

 

Type of Proposal:

If blue jeans, beers, and a simple ring is her idea of bliss, then we say, do your thing. If she is all about the grand gestures, maybe nix the beers, and opt for bourbon. In all seriousness, this is the time to go big or go home. You don’t have to worry about your proposal being too awesome. Plan an engagement she’ll be passing the story of down to your grandkids, like her recipe for chicken pot pie. Keep scrolling for ideas that will get your wheels turning as fast as your beloved pickup.

 

 

Proposal Props:

We’ve got the flowers, ring, attire, and supplies to make any country proposal as perfect as a Friday night with chicken wings and Coronas.

  

 

 

 

 

 

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Scavenger Hunt Proposal Idea

Marry Me Light-Up Sign

Price: $526.00

Lead her on a scavenger hunt to all the places that have been meaningful in your relationship. The corner shop where you first met. The BBQ joint where you found out she too was a Gators fan. Thankfully. The golf range where she kicked your butt! And at the end, this rustic, metal “go big or go home” sign is waiting, illuminated with the burning question on your mind, and in your heart. Talk about a memorable proposal!

Specifications:
21 inches tall x 3 inches deep x 98.5 inches wide
Battery, plug-in, or solar power operated
Optional base

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We enjoyed fast shipping and the product is well-made.”

2 of 10 Image Credits: Expedia

Destination Proposal Idea

Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee Cabin

Price: $200.00

If the country isn’t your home now, take her back to her roots, and propose where she feels most at home. A getaway to Tennessee will do the heart right. This cabin, available to rent on Expedia, wins rave reviews from travelers who say it’s clean, spacious, quiet, and comfortable. Sounds like the perfect place to kick back, relax, enjoy the great outdoors, and get engaged!

Specifications:
2080 square feet
Sleeps 10
4 bedroom
Full kitchen

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We always come to Pigeon Forge and stayed in a lot of cabins, but this by far has been the best stay. The cabin is really beautiful with lots of room and the owner was great. The check-in was hassle free. The owner was on top of things and answered our every question right away.”

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Simple Proposal Idea

Top-Rated Diamond Engagement Ring

Price: $1,030.00

This is one of the most popular engagement rings on Blue Nile. Customers gush over its simple, pretty, feminine, classic, not to mention sparkly, feel. Um, kind of like your down-home country girl. The white gold band features French pavé diamonds that add a hint of fun and flair. Meanwhile, the setting for a round diamond will never go out of style. Just propose, pull out the ring, and watch her smile from ear to ear. And probably cry. Because she’s as happy as alumni celebrating a win on college game day.

Specifications:
14k white gold
Price for setting only

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It's been 2 weeks and she just keeps staring at the ring, mesmerized by it.”

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Sporty Proposal Idea

Kijaro Tailgate Chair

Price: $41.00See Reviews

For your sports fan, what’s better than a tailgate party proposal? Gather friends in the driveway and screen a game on your garage door. Cook up wings and sliders, and keep the beers coming. While she’s kicked back in this top-rated chair, not suspecting a thing, pop the question. Cheers for the engagement and the team! And for the portable chair that features two cup holders, mesh pockets, and a carry strap and carry bag. Score!

Specifications:
Holds up to 300 pounds
Available in 10 colors
26 x 35.4 x 45.7 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These. Chairs. Are. Awesome! I think the coolest feature of these chairs is the fact that they are dual lock. There is a small locking mechanism that locks the chair into place when they are folded up and when they are folded out. It's a quick release button you press when you need to unlock them which is very easy to use.”

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Foodie Proposal Idea

Traeger Pro Series 780 Grill

Price: $1,000.00

Host a barbecue that turns into an engagement party. After you pop the question, feed excited guests by cooking on this top-rated wood-pellet burning smoker. She’s showing off her ring. You’re commandeering the cooker, which features all-terrain wheels and app-enabled cooking capabilities. Grill, bake, smoke, barbecue, roast, and braise, all with one purchase. Because what better excuse to buy a new grill than to wow the woman of your dreams with the most personal and yummy proposal ever?

Specifications:
Available in black or bronze
49 x 27 x 55 inches (with hood down)
780-sq.-inch cooking surface

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is the best purchase of 2019. It surpasses anything I’ve been told. The Pro780 heats up super-quick. I’ve never been so excited to cook. I look for things to make. It’s only been a couple weeks, and I prepared everything from hamburgers, hotdogs, steak, Brussel sprouts, meatloaf, and snapper, to smoked salmon, a couple different ways. The recipes on the app have been very helpful. My only regret is that I waited so long to pull the trigger on a Traeger.”

6 of 10 Image Credits: Amazon

Floral Proposal Idea

Fresh Sunflower Bouquet

Price: $66.00See Reviews

Keep it simple and shower your sweet country bride in wildflowers and sunflowers pre-ring presentation. Maybe a picnic’s in order, too. After you enjoy a slow, Sunday ride to a quiet and scenic locale. Where you lavish your love with these pretty, country-inspired blooms, that received over 1,460 near-perfect reviews, and are a best-selling product on Amazon. Just note that the bouquet is shipped in bud form, so be sure to place your order 2 to 3 days prior to your planned proposal.

Specifications:
Comes with clear vase

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I've purchased these 'farm fresh flowers' several times now and have been absolutely satisfied each time. Goodbye to the florist.”

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Fun Proposal Idea

Sam Edelman Winona Western Booties

Price: $160.00

Take your fun-loving lady country line dancing. She’ll laugh, sip some beer, then, it's time to propose. What a special night! To enjoy it just right, she’ll need the perfect, comfortable boots so she can show her stuff out on the dance floor. These well-reviewed Western booties win with wearers who say they’re comfortable, stylish, and high-quality. Now all you need is a ring! Oh, and try to leave your two left feet at home.

Specifications:
Suede
Hazelnut or gray
2-1/3 inch heel
Slip-on style
Cushioned insole

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These booties are beautiful with their stitched details and have just the right height with their 2-inch block heels to make you feel comfortable in jeans, and fierce in a dress. The western style shows your fun side, and the Sam Edelman name shows you are serious about quality. I love how the leather material makes the boots feel soft as butter. They are super comfortable to walk in, and the slip-on design makes dressing so simple.”

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Surprise Proposal Idea

Levi’s Wedgie Icon Jeans

Price: $98.00

Surprise your country bride with tix to her favorite country music star’s concert (we're partial to Luke Bryan), then propose while she’s already on a high from seeing her idol. To make the night even more magical, gift her with these top-rated, comfy yet stylish jeans, which make the perfect outfit-starter for any occasion: Like the time she said “yes” when you got down on one knee and asked her to grow old with you. Sniff. No, you’re crying!

Specifications:
Sizes 24 - 31
High-waist
Button-fly
99 percent cotton

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The wash and fit of these jeans are excellent! They are extremely flattering. They are definitely a new staple in my closet!”

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Outdoor Proposal Idea

Edison String Lights

Price: $45.00See Reviews

Set the perfect, romantic and rustic mood for a proposal any country bride would swoon over. These vintage-style Edison string lights have won over 3,500 glowing reviews on Amazon (see what we just did there?). Exposed filaments create the perfect warm ambiance under which to profess your undying love on the patio, outside a barn, or any other nature space. All you need now are mason jars to fill with champagne after she says “yes!”

Specifications:
48 feet
15 bulbs per strand
11 watts
3 foot separation between lights

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These lights are so pretty. I love the high-end industrial look. The cable is heavy-duty and I expect will survive the elements for a very long time. The lights have a pretty thick and heavy cable.”

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Holiday Proposal Idea

Rustic Marriage Ornament

Price: $15.00See Reviews

What’s that hanging on the tree? It’s a rustic, wood ornament that announces you are Mr. and Mrs. And now, you’re down on one knee by the Christmas tree. It's the perfect, warm and cozy country engagement. Post-proposal, she has the perfect memento to remind her of the sweet way you asked her to be your wife. Congratulations and happy holidays!

Specifications:
4-inch diameter
Wood-like material

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a sentimental ornament for us that I put in my husband's stocking. He loves it.”