Modply's Guide to Planning Weddings, Part I - The Proposal

Feb 28th 2018

Unique Wedding Proposal & Personalized Engagement Gift Ideas

After years of searching, you’ve finally found someone. You’ve spent some time together, you’ve met each other’s friends and family, and now you know that you want a little more time together -- maybe the rest of your lives?

Congratulations! This is a monumentally exciting time in anyone’s life. Of course, now comes the big question: how are you going to pop the big question? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few unique wedding proposal ideas and personalized engagement giftsuggestions to get you on your way.

The Scavenger Hunt

There’s nothing your future fiance loves more than a good old-fashioned puzzle. So give her something to solve and take her down memory lane! Create a scavenger hunt that revisits your favorite moments together, culminating in the big proposal!

This wedding proposal idea is a great way to highlight the unique and wonderful moments you two have spent together. Also, it makes for a great story later on, adding another great memory to your history as a couple!

The Author Asks

This wedding proposal idea takes a little extra work, but it is a truly unique way to win the heart of any beloved bookworm.

Reach out to her favorite author (either through their website or at a local book signing), ask them to sign “Will you marry [your name here]?” in a copy of their books, and then gift the book to your girlfriend!

Not only is this a great way to propose to any book lover, the signed book is a perfect personalized engagement gift that she can cherish forever.

The Flash Mob

Another personalized engagement gift idea is a public declaration of love, particularly one in the form of a flash mob. Gather a few friends (if you want to go all out, get a few strangers too) and propose with a show-stopping dance number!

Once again, this unique wedding proposal idea requires a little extra work (you’ll want to spend some time rehearsing before the big day). However, if it’s done right this proposal will be one that your friends, family, and future wife will talk about for years to come!

The Group Proposal

Most of us want to celebrate with our families for those big life moments: promotions, pregnancies, proposals. So when you are asking your girlfriend to become your wife, why not have both your families join in the fun?

You can include family members in just about every unique wedding proposal idea in the book. Doing a scavenger hunt? Have your families waiting at the finish line, holding a “Will You Marry Me?” banner. Doing a flash mob? Get your families to bust a move right alongside you!


Of course, the most important thing to remember with your wedding proposal is to choose an idea that’s unique to her. This is a big moment in your life as a couple, so make sure it’s one she’ll remember fondly for the rest of your lives.