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Most Unique Marriage Proposal Ideas for the Eclectic Bride (and the Products to Go With Them)

Most Unique Marriage Proposal Ideas for the Eclectic Bride (and the Products to Go With Them)
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Your bride-to-be is anything but conservative, and she’s loads of fun. She’s artistic, creative and funky. She loves dancing in the rain, old movies and thrift shops. You aren’t surprised when she decides to wear a big hat for no reason. She keeps you on your toes in the best possible way, embracing life, and marching to the beat of her own drummer. If this describes your unique love, then a regular old marriage proposal won’t do her justice! You need to pull off an engagement that is as eclectic as she is. Don’t worry; we’re here to help you orchestrate it all. We have a whole bunch of ideas and the products to enhance each one. Think hot air balloon ride! Think destination proposal! Think surprise of a lifetime! But your proposal doesn’t have to be overblown to wow her. If your special someone would appreciate more subtle gestures, we have those covered too. From DIY artwork that pops the question for you, to an engagement ring that is just as rare as she is, scroll on for unique marriage proposal inspiration that is sure to get your wheels turning, and her heart pounding with excitement.

 

 

How to Pull off the Most Unique Marriage Proposal

 

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Proposing is all about making the moment special for the special person in your life. We don’t know her unique personality like you do, but we can help jumpstart the planning process. Look at each idea and consider whether it suits your sweetie’s taste. If she is laid back and low-key, an at-home proposal may be her style. But just because you’re on the couch doesn’t mean the tone can’t still honor who your soon-to-be-fiancée is as a person. For example, she may not be that impressed by a traditional diamond ring, flowers or candles. But you’d better believe there’s a ring out there that caters to her hip vibe. And she’ll appreciate any creative elements you plan to surprise her. Like baking her an engagement cake! If you decide the occasion calls for an even more festive feel, consider incorporating some of your darling’s hobbies into your proposal. For example, get down at one knee at a sporting event or concert. More ideas ahead! All you have to do is scroll.

 

 

Unique Proposal Inspiration

 

Where to Propose:

Pop the question at a venue as unique as she is. Why not take her to the opera, then sing her praises, and offer her a ring. Visit a destination you two have always talked about visiting, or take her back to where you first met. Or, keep things simple and propose in the backyard, with an eco-friendly accessory to commemorate the day (details below!). The where depends on what would mean the most to her. As long as the locale is special to the special person about to become your partner for life, this is bound to be the proposal of her dreams.

 

 

Type of Proposal:

Public or private; that is the question. While some of us fantasize about an engagement in front of everyone we know, others might favor a one-on-one proposal. Only you know what is best. Also consider whether she is a fan of surprises. But who isn’t? Keep things fun, and think outside the box. Read on to discover ideas for game lovers, comic book lovers, music lovers, and more.

 

 

Proposal Props:

From the perfect sweater to keep her cozy on a hot air balloon ride, to personalized mementos that will always remind her of the day she said “yes,” our roundup of proposal props ranges in price and caters to all personality types.

  

 

Other Considerations:

Relax! Have fun! Get engaged!

 

 

 

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Destination Proposal Idea

The Perry Hotel in Key West, Florida

Price: $129.00

No one does quirky like Key West. She will always remember getting engaged in one of the most interesting and picturesque cities in the U.S. The Perry Hotel offers a waterfront location that is walkable to attractions and restaurants. Propose at the southernmost point in the country. Or, stay on property to dine at one of the resort’s eateries, swim in the pool, rent bikes to explore the city, snorkel, go fishing, get engaged! The modern look of the hotel coupled with the historic charm of Key West is romantic, fun, and above all, affords you a different experience than your average getaway.

Specifications:
King bed
Balcony
Gym
Pet friendly
Free self-parking

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The property was beautiful with a mangrove on one side and the dock on the other. All staff was extremely friendly. We enjoyed a quick check in and check out.”

2 of 10 Image Credits: Macy's

Simple Proposal Idea

Aurora by EFFY Opal and Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Price: $1,600.00

She’s not like anyone else, so why should her ring be like any other engagement ring? This antique-inspired, rose gold, oval-cut opal bauble is as special as your sweetie, boasting round-cut diamond and milgrain detailing. Reviewers swear photos do not do this lovely piece of jewelry justice. They say the ring took their breath away, and brought them to tears! Here’s hoping your future Mrs. has the same reaction when you get down on one knee.

Specifications:
Opal 5/8 carat
Diamonds 1/6 carat
14k rose gold

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My fiancé bought this for me for Valentine's Day and it is even more gorgeous in person!”

3 of 10 Image Credits: Amazon

Proposal Idea for the Artistic Bride

Large Canvas

Price: $37.00See Reviews

Create a custom piece of art that asks if she will be your bride. This budget-friendly proposal idea will speak to your partner’s artistic side and serve as a precious keepsake from the day you asked for her hand in marriage. Reviewers are happy with the quality of the canvas, which can accommodate a variety of paints from oil to acrylic. So, get creative, and win her heart! Forever.

Specifications:
30 x 40 inches
Acid free

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is the second time that I bought this canvas, because it is an excellent product. I highly recommend it.”

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Entertaining Proposal Idea

Personalized Will You Marry Me Comic Strip

Price: $392.00

Present your partner with a custom comic that tells your love story. The Etsy shop owner at Make Me a Comic will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind comic strip featuring characters based on you and your soon-to-be betrothed. Reviewers rave about the attention to detail and how thrilled the recipient was upon receiving such a special, personalized gift. Not only will your other half get a good laugh from this unique proposal idea, but she can keep the comic forever to remind her of the day you popped the question, in cartoon form.

Specifications:
10 panels
Digital file or print available

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Laura, the shop owner, was so helpful and attentive to detail. She made sure I was happy with all of the panels and was very communicative. I am absolutely in love with this comic.”

5 of 10 Image Credits: Shopbop

Experience Proposal Idea

DEMYLEE Cashmere Harriet Sweater

Price: $297.00

Who hasn’t dreamed of a romantic proposal in a hot air balloon? Make her fantasy a reality and take her on the ride of a lifetime. Once you are up high in they sky, it’s time to ask her to be your one and only. But make sure she’s warm enough to focus on the proposal by gifting her with this cozy boat neck sweater. It’s cashmere, so it’s luxurious and will help her feel pampered during the romantic engagement she can tell your grandchildren about one day.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - L
Red or black
Pullover style
100 percent cashmere
Dry clean

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This red sweater is so soft, has a great fit, and it’s loose but not oversized. I'll definitely be ordering another one in black as well!”

6 of 10 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Surprise Proposal Idea

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Fawn Pointed Toe High-Heel Pump

Price: $365.00

Treat your sweetheart to a night out, where you’ll surprise her with an engagement party post-proposal. She’ll obviously need the most incredible shoes to sport during this magical occasion, and we have just the pair. These SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker point-toe pumps feature metallic glitter fabric to add even more fun and flair to any outfit. The only problem is she may fall so in love with these heels, the ring will have a hard time competing for her attention!

Specifications:
Fits large so order a size down
4-inch heel
Leather upper sole

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My husband surprised me with these shoes. They are much more gorgeous and shimmery in person than on the website. This is a beautiful shoe, and very high quality. I absolutely love them.”

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Game Proposal Idea

Scrabble Deluxe Edition

Price: $108.00See Reviews

Spell out your marriage proposal on this keepsake-worthy game that boasts a mahogany finish and built-in lazy susan for easy play. She won’t suspect a thing when you ask if she wants to try and beat you at Scrabble. Game on! But then, she’ll see your message, and yeah, you won. Wine and a lit fireplace not required, but 100 percent recommended!

Specifications:
100 letters
4 letter racks
Embroidered carrying case
Hardcover score-keeping notebook, sand timer, and pencil included

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The game arrived in perfect condition and couldn't have made a better gift! The wooden board rotates on top of a lazy susan so that each player can view the board when it is their turn. The top of the board has raised golden edges to hold all letter tiles in place throughout the game.”

8 of 10 Image Credits: Etsy

Eco-Friendly Proposal Idea

Future Mrs. Reusable Water Bottle

Price: $36.00

She’s an environmentalist, so she’ll appreciate a green proposal. Take a hike, and then, while you are enjoying the great outdoors, gift her with this personalized, reusable water bottle that hints at your happily ever after. As she’s trying to figure out what’s going on, get down on one knee. Cue the ring. Cue the tears. Cue the best day ever!

Specifications:
17 fluid ounces
10.5 inches high
Stainless steel
Permanently printed (not decal)

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This bottle exceeds expectations and looks beautiful!”

9 of 10 Image Credits: Williams Sonoma

Creative Proposal Idea

Flour Shop Rainbow Explosion Cake Kit

Price: $60.00

Say it in cake! This fun, rainbow cake kit has everything you need to bake and decorate an edible engagement. Six coloring gels allow you to create rainbow layers that will seriously wow your soon-to-be wife. Who just noticed the ring you stuck on top of your confectionary achievement and is weeping, in between bites of deliciousness. Save a piece for us!

Specifications:
Includes 1 pouch cake mix, 6 rainbow coloring gels, 1 package each of frosting, sprinkles and polka dots
4 lbs 5 ounces

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I loved this kit. There were plenty of ingredients. There’s nothing worse than running out of icing and that didn’t happen with this kit. The instructions were easy to follow and the colors were so vibrant. Oh, did I mention how delicious this cake was?”

10 of 10 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Sophisticated Proposal Idea

Aidan Mattox Cold-Shoulder Beaded Gown

Price: $395.00

Propose after a glorious evening spent listening to opera or while taking in the symphony. And, of course she’ll need an unforgettable gown for the evening you get engaged. This body-hugging, light gold, beaded, cold-shoulder gown boasts old-world charm and elegance that suits her offbeat style. She’ll feel like the belle of the ball, especially once you slip a glittering ring on her finger.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 16
Non-stretch fabric
60 inches from back of neck to hem
Lined

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This dress is absolutely stunning and comfortable! It’s VERY elegant. I was complimented the whole night.”