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10 Romantic Valentines’ Day Proposal Ideas

With Valentine’s just around the corner, you may be considering using the most romantic day of the year to pop the question. In fact, February 14th remains one of the most popular days of the year to get engaged. If you are looking for inspiration, we have provided a list of 10 proposal ideas that work perfectly with Valentine’s Day.

Romantic Valentines' Day Proposal Ideas

Top Valentine’s Day Proposal Ideas

  1. Plan a vacation
  2. Get it on camera
  3. Make it personal
  4. Go somewhere sentimental
  5. Stay in and cook
  6. There’s no shame in copying
  7. Get your loved ones involved
  8. Use the snow
  9. Involve your pets
  10. Spend the day in nature


top valentine's day proposal ideas

1. Plan a Vacation

A Valentine’s Day getaway might provide the perfect setting and situation for a marriage proposal. That being said, going somewhere you’ve never been can be challenging when trying to pick a proposal spot and figure out your proposal plans.

This is why it’s a good idea to plan and research where and how you want to propose:

  • Large city: Be sure to check out their popular romantic restaurants. With it being Valentine’s Day, you’ll probably want to make a reservation if planning on proposing at a restaurant or similar venue.
  • Small town: You may want to search for a beautiful park in that area with a bridge perfect for the big moment.
  • Beach vacation: What’s a more perfect place to propose than the beach itself? With a beach proposal, it is important to be aware of the weather. You don’t want your perfect proposal to be ruined by a thunderstorm or heavy winds.


best valentine's day proposal ideas

2. Get It on Camera

Of course you are going to remember your proposal forever, but it would also be nice to have your partner’s reaction on camera. Plan a romantic Valentine’s Day date with your partner and pick the location where you want to propose. Have a friend or professional photographer waiting there with a camera ready to shoot the proposal, and presto! The perfect way to immortalize this romantic moment.

Be aware that this type of proposal takes a lot of planning. So be sure to have all your ducks in a row before putting your plan into action. You wouldn’t want your friend or photographer to get the wrong location and end up missing the proposal!


proposal on valentine's day

3. Make it Personal

There are plenty of items that you can get personalized these days, including clothing, pillows, jewelry, and more! If you are proposing on Valentine’s Day, then consider a personalized heart shaped box of chocolates or teddy bear with the words “Will You Marry Me?” featured somewhere on the item. This can be a cute and romantic way to show your partner how special they are to you.


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4. Go Somewhere Sentimental

A classic idea that can’t be beaten. What’s more romantic than proposing at a location that holds a special place in both you and your partner’s hearts? This could be the place where you had your first date, a park where you shared a lovely day outdoors, or even in your own home!


covid friendly proposal

5. Stay In and Cook

While the coronavirus pandemic is still forcing many people to stay inside their homes that doesn’t mean you can’t have a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at home. Decorate your home with rose petals, flowers, and other Valentine’s Day directions, then have dinner by candlelight. In this setting, your proposal will seem special and intimate.


proposal ideas inspired by tv shows

6. There’s No Shame in Copying

If you and your partner have a favorite proposal from a TV series or movie, use elements of that proposal for your own. For example, if you both love the TV series Schitt’s Creek, then you may want to pop the question while hiking in a beautiful setting together, similar to the proposal between David and Patrick on the series.


proposal with friends present

7. Get Your Loved Ones Involved

If you and your partner are social butterflies, then you might consider throwing a Valentine’s Day party with your friends and family. In the midst of your party, and with all your loved ones gathered, you can propose to your partner in a grand, romantic gesture.


snow engagement proposal

8. Use the Snow

Since Valentine’s Day on February 14th, it could well be a snowy day. If the ground is covered in snow, then this could be the perfect opportunity to write “Will You Marry Me?” in the yard where your partner can see. Imagine how happy and surprised your partner will be waking up to a romantic message in the snow.


involve your pets in the proposal

9. Involve Your Pets

This can be a hard one to pull off, but creates the perfect proposal story for animal lovers. You can train your dog, or even your cat, to deliver a message to your partner that reads “Will You Marry Me?” Some even try attaching an engagement ring to a pet’s collar, but you could be risking the loss of a valuable item this way.


proposing on a hike

10. Spend the Day in Nature

This is a good idea for couples who love exercise and the outdoors. Go for a hike at one of your favorite spots and stop somewhere with the best views. As your partner is admiring those views, you can get down on one knee and surprise them when they turn around. This type of proposal can be done in any sort of natural setting, including a local park, the beach, or even your own backyard.


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