You’ve been waiting for this day for months, maybe even years. You’ve got the ring, now you just have to get up the nerve to ask her to be yours! Why not pick the dreamiest of settings for one of the most memorable days of her life?
There’s nothing more romantic than the beach, complete with soft sand, warm sun and the beauty of the ocean. The combination is just right for popping the question. Here are a few unique ways to express your love for her and propose along the shore.
Plan the perfect picnic
Choose to do it in the evening when the setting sun provides a surreal and sentimental backdrop. Pack a real wicker basket with her favorite delicacies and bottle of wine. Make sure you include candles for sparkle and real stemware (this is not the time for plastic!) too. Bring a Bluetooth speaker and have the song that means most to the two of you synced and ready to go. Then make a toast to a long, wonderful life together, retrieving the ring while the music sails through the seaside air.
Put her ring in a conch shell
Bring a clean and polished conch shell to the beach with you. Keep it hidden in your belongings until the time is right, then place the ring inside and make sure the shell’s opening is facing up when you gently lay it in the sand next to you one evening when you’re sitting by the shore together. Pick it up and hold it to your ear, pretending to hear the most beautiful sound. Then pass it on to her and tell her she can hear the sound of ocean waves if she shakes it lightly. Once she hears the jingle inside, the rest is history!
Write your proposal in the sand
With a thick stick or another tool, ask her to be your bride in the most sensitive, fun or irresistible way you know how. Make sure it’s legible so the impact is immediate. You don’t want the moment of surprise to pass because she can’t decipher the message easily. Go the extra mile and add embellishments like shells and smooth stones or something unique to your relationship. Set the stage in the minutes leading up to her finding it. Take a long stroll as the sun sets over the horizon and hold her hand as you escort her toward your proposal.
Put a message in a bottle
This will completely capture her heart! Take some time to find the right timeworn bottle at an antique or thrift shop. Then handwrite something unique and personal in an old-fashioned note or on aged parchment stationery and put it in the bottle. Place it near the breaking water just before you head out, but don’t place it too close to where the waves break. Then gently guide her to the bottle as you take your evening stroll. Try to let her spot it first so she doesn’t get suspicious, but if you need help, try to get her to look in the general direction of the bottle. Once she spots it, nonchalantly coax her to open and read it. Be sure not to force it though. Once she starts reading, have the ring ready. The look on her face will be priceless, and it’ll be one of the most memorable moments in your lives.