Each year, nearly 200,000 million couples get engaged to be married. While some couples keep it simple, with an engagement at a restaurant or while taking a walk around town, others like to go all-out.

Your proposal is a key moment in your relationship, and it’s one you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. It’s worth putting in some effort to plan an extraordinary proposal, making it something that you’ll look back on with fondness for decades to come.

Want to discover the perfect location to surprise your significant other with an engagement ring? Here are some destinations to consider for a memorable proposal. 

Get Engaged on the Beach

One of the most popular proposal destinations is the beach. It’s especially ideal if you can plan the proposal during the sunset when the lighting is perfect. This will create an extremely romantic atmosphere to soak up the feelings of getting engaged.

If you plan a beach proposal, make sure to hire a proposal photographer. These are moments you’ll want to capture and cherish forever, especially if the sun is setting over the water behind you. 

Plus, it’s easy to surprise your significant other with a proposal on the beach. Everyone loves taking trips to the beach, so there’s a good chance they won’t catch onto what you’re doing. 

The Location of Your First Date

This may or may not be a glamorous location to propose to your future spouse. But it will likely be an important location for the two of you.

Returning to the place where you had your first date is a great, simple way to get engaged. It’s a playful idea that shows how much you care about the relationship, and how much you remember about the early days of your relationship.

Whether it’s a restaurant, a coffee shop, a movie theater, or another type of location, you can keep your proposal simple and memorable. 

Say I Do on Top of a Mountain

Want to truly take your partners’ breath away? Then consider pulling out a ring on top of a mountain.

You can go for a hike together to enjoy the views. Or you can find a mountain that you can drive to the top of for a sunrise or sunset view.

This is another location where having a photographer available will be ideal. The resulting photos will be stunning, and you’ll want to hang these in your home forever. 

Take to the Skies

Who says you need to be on the ground to say I do? Take your partner on a hot air balloon ride, complete with snacks and drinks, for a romantic, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

Although there’s not a ton of space available in hot air balloons, and you’ll have some company since someone needs to operate the balloon, it’s still a breathtaking place to take your relationship to the next level.

Cappadocia, Turkey is the most famous destination for a hot air balloon ride in the world. Other fantastic destinations include Myanmar, Egypt, New Zealand, and Italy.

Of course, you don’t have to travel far to find a balloon. If you’re in the US, you can find rides all over Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, or Colorado. If you’re in the UK, consider the Lake District, Bristol, or York. 

During the Trip of a Lifetime

If you want to go all out with your proposal then you can get engaged during the trip of a lifetime.

Maybe there’s a country or destination you’ve always wanted to visit together. Rather than waiting till your honeymoon, plan a trip while you’re still dating. Then, surprise your partner with a ring during your trip.

This could be while under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It could be on a boat ride through the canals of Venice, Italy. Or it could be on the tropical beaches of Southern Thailand.

If you and your partner are travel enthusiasts, this would be the best way to get engaged and set the tone for the rest of your marriage. 

Make Your Proposal Meaningful

There are a million and one ways to propose to your significant other. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. But the more thought and effort you put into it, the more meaningful it will be, and the longer the memories will last.

Consider one of the locations above for a meaningful proposal to help start your marriage off on the right foot.

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