When it comes to planning a meaningful marriage proposal, there’s no right or wrong way to pop the question. Whether she’s into private jets, roses, and champagne or a home-cooked meal in her pajamas, it’s important to make her feel special. Looking for inspiration? Check out some of our favorite celebrity proposals and the most creative ways to make them your own.

On a Holiday

Matthew McConaughey proposed to Camila Alves on Christmas in 2011. Not only did he pick a sentimental day when they were surrounded by family, but he added a fun twist by wrapping the engagement ring in eight boxes.

How to make it your own: Proposing on a major holiday doesn’t have to take away from other festivities if you make it unexpected and fun. And if you want your families to be present for your engagement, you can’t go wrong with a day when you’re already together.

In Nature

In 2010, Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton during a 10-day trip in Africa at a wildlife conservancy. For a high-class couple, his proposal was surprisingly laidback and outdoorsy–and romantic!

How to make it your own: If you want to disconnect and propose in a place where the focus is truly on you, plan a getaway to a cozy cabin and propose under the stars or in a meadow with the sun shining on your shoulders.

Dinner at Home

Not every celebrity plans fancy proposals on a private plane. In 2014, George Clooney took a simpler route when he proposed to Amal Alamuddin at home after making her a romantic dinner.

How to make it your own: An at-home proposal can be just as romantic as a public display of affection. You can’t go wrong with candles (lots of them), wine, and a meal you made with your heart.

Where You First Met

David Burtka surprised Neil Patrick Harris by asking him to pull over and proposing on the street corner where they first met. What a great way to celebrate their history while embarking on a new adventure!

How to make it your own: Whether it’s the place you first met or the place you first told her you loved her, think of a place that’s meaningful for both of you. The Heart Bandits can help you turn any location into a magical proposal spot!

Learn a New Language

In 2014, Joe Manganiello proposed to Sofia Vergara in her native language of Spanish. He took the time to learn the language and propose in a way that was traditional to her and her family.

How to make it your own: Even if your partner doesn’t speak a different language, she most likely has different hobbies and interests than you. Think of something she’s always asked you to do, and surprise her during the proposal by showing that you care about her passions!

As you consider your marriage proposal, The Heart Bandits can help make your day romantic, stress-free, and most importantly, personalized to what you care about most. Contact us today!

Don’t forget to consider how you’re going to hide the engagement ring. A flat engagement ring box from Ring Stash can help you keep it safe!

Emily Barge

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