As many of you little monsters may know, Lady Gaga became engaged on Valentine’s Day with a funny proposal story to tell. Her boyfriend Taylor Kinney proposed with a blue raspberry flavored Ring Pop as a comical gesture quickly followed up by the real deal, a gorgeous Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring valued to be worth between $400,00-$500,000! While this type of proposal worked for Lady Gaga, it might not work for everyone’s personality. Here are a few marriage proposal ideas with props to give you a better idea of ways people have incorporated something other than the original ring into the picture:
A Comical Ring
If you enjoy whimsical props, you might be considering faking your partner out with a gigantic plastic gumball machine ring or one made of candy like a Ring Pop. The only advice we would strongly urge on this option is to take into consideration how your partner will feel during a proposal like this. You know them best and if there’s even a slight possibility that this comical proposal could go wrong, steer yourself away from this theme.
A Placeholder Ring
Placeholder rings can be a good idea for numerous reasons including budgeting and foreign travel. If the ring that your partner wants is out of your price range, don’t settle for anything less than the best. If money is the issue, start budgeting to save up for your dream ring. If you are planning to propose on vacation out of the country and you are worried about traveling with your ring, you may find it easier to purchase a placeholder ring instead of risking losing or damaging the real one.
A Tasteful Ring
Most men appreciate their partner’s input when deciding on an engagement ring but do not want to ruin the proposal surprise by taking them ring shopping beforehand. This is a great instance for a placeholder ring until you two are ready to spend the day shopping for the perfect ring!
No matter what you decide to propose with, your partner will truly appreciate the heartfelt effort you put into the proposal as a whole. The Heart Bandits is ready and willing to assist you in any way that you see fit throughout your proposal, contact us today and ask us how we can help you plan an amazing marriage proposal!Beth Beeson