How to avoid a cheesy state fair proposal

It’s officially October, and you know what that means: fall festivals and state fairs! While these fun-filled events are practically an autumn staple, the state fair might not be the best place for a romantic marriage proposal. With large crowds, petting zoos, and muddy walkways, your proposal might get overshadowed by other distractions.

To pop the question in a setting that’s full of romance, work with The Heart Bandits to plan a proposal that’s sure to impress her. Check out some of these twists on state fair proposals.

Propose at New Heights

Do you like the idea of proposing under the stars at the top of the ferris wheel? Give her  a better view than rows of people below you–try planning a hike to a breathtaking overlook, or work with The Hearts Bandits to coordinate a private helicopter ride.

As you explore new heights together, you’ll have a peaceful setting to express your love and the perfect place for a professional photographer to capture the beauty of the moment!

Add Some Sweets

State fairs are full of colorful, sugary sweets like cotton candy, caramel apples, fried dough, and funnel cakes. Instead of worrying about greasy fingers and large crowds, try planning a romantic picnic in the park. We can help you create a sweet display of chocolate-covered strawberries and bubbly champagne to set the mood.

If you want to get extra creative, many restaurants will help you propose with a decadent dessert platter that spells “Will you marry me?”

Incorporate Animals

Is she an animal-lover? Instead of dealing with muddy shoes, crazy noises, and the funky smell that you’ll often find in the animal section of the fair, why not plan your proposal with the animal she loves most? If you have a pet, there are plenty of creative ways to include him in the proposal.

Whether you gently tie the ring onto your dog’s collar, or order an adorable sweater that says “will you marry my dad?” you’ll create a swoon-worthy moment she’ll talk about forever!

Add Some Competition

The idea of winning a stuffed animal at one of the classic fair games has a certain sense of childlike wonder. But if you want to amp up the romance while still giving her a fun-loving proposal, try planning a creative scavenger hunt!

You can be mysterious with her clues and send her across the city to some of the places you created your first memories at as a couple. When she gets to the end of the scavenger hunt, seeing you down on one knee will be better than any prize she could have won at a state fair!

As you look for fall proposal ideas, avoid the cliches of a state fair and work with The Heart Bandits to create a meaningful proposal that sets the stage for the rest of your lives.

Don’t forget about keeping your ring hidden until you’re ready to propose! Check out these slim engagement ring boxes from Ring Stash.

Fall proposal ideas

Emily Barge

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