Few things are more romantic than a trip to the beach. The sparkling water, the glittering white sands, the sky that seems to stretch on forever – it’s no wonder that countless love stories start with a walk on the beach. And in your case, the beach has a special significance for you and your bride-to-be. Maybe it’s the place you first met, or maybe it’s where you had your first kiss. Maybe you’ve spent countless weekends there, laughing and playing in the sand. Whatever the case, it’s clear that a beach proposal is the perfect way to kick off the start of the rest of your lives together.
Of course, proposing on the beach can be a little challenging. It’s just you and your partner, and you’ll have to make it memorable. Should you catch her off guard by suddenly proposing on bended knee? Catch her attention by writing your names in the sand? Treat her to a day of relaxing on the beach before you pop the big question? It’s a choice that only you can make. But if you’re not sure where to start, here are some beach proposal ideas to make your big day one she’ll remember.
1. Have a Picnic on the Beach
When’s the last time you had an old-fashioned picnic, complete with a checkered cloth and a basket full of goodies? Sure, you could go to a restaurant, but there’s something much more intimate and playful about having a spread on the beach. The wind in your hair, the sound of the waves lapping against the sand, the sun shining overhead – yup, this sounds like the perfect start to a day of celebrations. Pack a wicker basket with your favorite foods, and add a favorite drink to top it all off. And while you’re both relaxed and enjoying yourselves, surprise her with the greatest gift of all: a diamond ring.
2. Take a Boat Trip
If you love the ocean, why not take a relaxing trip out on the waters? You can bask in the sunlight, enjoy the sparkling waves that surround you, and spend some one-on-one time with the person you love most in the world. It’s just the two of you out there: no beach crowds, no nosy family members. And when the time feels right, you can get down on one knee and present the ring that you’ve been hiding in your pocket. You’ve taken boat trips before, but this particular trip will be a life-defining moment that you’ll treasure for the rest of your years together.
3. Leave a Message in a Bottle
It’ll seem like something out of a romance novel. You’re walking along the beach, and suddenly you spot a bottle half-hidden in the sand. “What’s that?” you say, as if you have no idea. You invite her to pick up the bottle, all along acting like you’ve never seen it before. She pulls out the cork and reads the message written inside: “Will you marry me?” At first, she’ll look at you with disbelief, then joy when she sees the ring in your hand. It’s a wonderful surprise that she’ll never see coming. And how many people can say that they proposed through a message in a bottle?
4. Write Your Proposal in the Sand
Invite her to go on a walk on the beach one day. Don’t lead her to the message right away – instead, take some time walking along the shore and enjoying each other’s company. She might be suspicious at first, but if you act casually enough, she’ll decide that this is probably just another walk on the beach. Then, right when she least expects it, she’ll see the message she’s been waiting for written in the sand. Just make sure you don’t write it next to the water, or it’ll be washed away by the time you arrive!
5. Propose Right on the Beach
Sometimes, you don’t need to do anything elaborate. You know that you’ve met the love of your life, and you’re ready to spend the rest of your lives together. Take her out to the beach, then get on one knee and propose to her in front of the waves. It might be simple, but it’ll also be one of the defining moments of your lives.
Now that the beach has become even more special and significant in your lives, why not start planning a beach wedding?