5 Unique Engagement Ideas

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An engagement is easily one of the most profound, beautiful experiences that any human being can experience. It’s the time to get completely vulnerable and express your love for the person that you want to share the rest of your life with. It’s such a big moment, you’re going to want to reflect and plan so that you completely knock your fiancé-to-be’s socks off when it comes to the big moment. You’ll undoubtedly look back on the day of your engagement often, and you want the memory to be nothing but the best. So, let’s take a look at some unique engagement ideas that don’t settle for the conventional route, and instead do a terrific job at being both creative and heartfelt at the same time.

1. A Stand Up Paddle Boarding Engagement

Are you an adventure-loving couple? Does your fiancé-to-be love the ocean? Consider proposing when the two of you are getting out there to share in the experience of your first stand up paddle boarding lessons. There’s just something undeniably calming, serene, and zen about being near or on the water, and a paddleboard will have you connecting to the water in a new way. It’s an unforgettable experience, and will definitely impress an adventurous fiancé. Factor in the fact that the two of you are trying to learn a new aquatic sport together, and you’ve got a recipe for success. Your babe will never see it coming. Just make sure that you’ve learned how to not repeatedly fall off your stand up paddleboard before you go and make the move. Might take a while, so don’t rush the process.

A Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts have an uncanny knack for bringing us back to the days of our youth and bringing a sense of fun to whatever we’re doing. Remember taking part in those ridiculously intense scavenger hunts where we competed against other kids to find the hidden treasures? This time though, you’ll get to organize everything just as you see fit, and lead the love of your life on a thrilling hunt for the beautiful engagement ring she never saw coming. Just make sure that you don’t make the scavenger hunt too difficult. You want her to find the engagement ring, after all. Those hunts can get frustrating if you’ve got to work too hard, and this should be a day dominated by bliss!

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Nostalgia is the ultimate wingman when it comes to igniting the waterworks and bringing on all the sweetest emotions. Now is the perfect time to arrange a box filled with pictures that you’ve collected over the time of getting to know your sweet love. Put a special note behind each picture that shares your thoughts on what made each of those memories so special. It won’t take long at all before your love is overwhelmed with love and appreciation. Then it’s just on you to break out that perfect engagement ring that you managed to find from a lot of equally stunning engagement rings.

Speaking o engagement rings, when you’re picking out a ring for the big day, you’ll want to take a few things into consideration. Think about what your love prefers — an oval or a pear shape? A simple sparkle or a larger diamond shape surrounded by other gemstones, like emeralds or sapphires? Yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or platinum? Take a look at the jewelry she already has and be sure to use a ring she owns to get the right ring size. Use her jewelry as an inspiration to guide your choice of gemstones and diamond shape for the engagement ring. If all else fails and her jewelry box is no help — turn to her best friends. They’ll point you in the right direction.

A Jigsaw Puzzle

This particular engagement idea is especially effective for anyone that loves board games and puzzles. You can put your big question on a custom jigsaw puzzle. Just picture all the anticipation that’ll accompany the big moment. You can also make it even more fun by adding some pictures from your time together.

A Virtual Concert Proposal

Of course, this one accounts for the crazy times that we’re all muddling through thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. At best, we can attend some virtual concerts that our favorite bands are putting on in light of everyone being advised to not attend any shows in person. So, get a virtual concert set up, don your best attire, prepare the fanciest cocktails you’ve ever mixed in the cozy confines of your quarantine cave, pull out that diamond engagement ring, and ready yourself to create the memory that’ll last a lifetime.