Valentine’s Day: it’s the most romantic day of the year. So it makes sense that Cupid’s holiday is one of the most popular days to propose. And if you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow, you may be thinking of proposing this Valentine’s Day. But how should you propose on Valentine’s Day? You can, of course, always go with a classic Valentine’s Day dinner proposal. Or, with another classic option: surprising her with a room filled with red rose petals, candles, and chocolates. However, we know that many people worry about being too cliche with their Valentine’s Day proposal. And these people probably want to shy away from these more classic proposal plans. But if you’re among those who are looking for a more unique way to propose this Valentine’s Day, we’re here to help!

Below, we’re featuring some of our favorite unique Valentine’s Day proposal ideas. Then, at the end of this post, we’re also sharing a few Valentine’s Day proposal do’s and don’ts to help you make sure your unique proposal goes off without a hitch.

Unique Valentine’s Day Proposal Ideas

The Breakfast Proposal

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Proposing during a Valentine’s Day breakfast is sweet, charming, and very unexpected. Consider making your love breakfast in bed and placing their engagement ring on the tray. Or, you can get a special mug with a proposal message on the bottom. They’ll enjoy their breakfast in bed, then they will see your proposal message when they’ve finished drinking their morning coffee or tea. Then, after your love says “yes,” you can celebrate your engagement for the rest of the day.

The Romantic Vacation Proposal

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If you want to sweep your sweetheart off their feet with your Valentine’s Day proposal, try taking them on a romantic couple’s vacation. You can propose when you’re at your destination if you want to take advantage of the beautiful scenery. Or, if you want to make your proposal extra unexpected, you can try proposing right before you head off on your vacation. That way, your partner is sure to be surprised. And after you’ve proposed, you can enjoy celebrating your engagement for the entire trip.

The Photo Album Proposal

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Is your partner the sentimental type? Then they’ll love a photo album proposal. Make a photo album that’s filled with special memories. Then, on the last page, write a proposal message, like “what will the future bring,” “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you,” or a classic, “will you marry me?”

The Adventurous Proposal

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If your Valentine loves to be adventurous and try exciting new things, consider proposing while doing something thrilling. For example, you can propose before skydiving, while you’re on a rollercoaster, inside the gondola of a hot air balloon, after you’ve scaled a mountain, while you’re white water rafting, and so on. One of the best things about proposing while doing something adventurous on Valentine’s Day is that it’s sure to be surprising. You can tell your partner that the activity is their Valentine’s Day gift. But the true gift will be their engagement ring.

Note: If you’re going to propose during an exciting, adventurous activity, be careful about when you actually give your partner the engagement ring. For example, if you’re going with a skydiving proposal, you can propose before or after the jump. But it’s probably safest to actually give your love the ring when you’re squarely on the ground.

Valentine’s Day Proposal Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do: Consider the element of surprise. If you’ve been dating for a while, your partner may be expecting a proposal on Valentine’s Day (since it’s such a popular proposal date). So if you want to surprise your Valentine when you propose, consider proposing at a more unexpected time. For example, you could try proposing in the morning, before dinner instead of during dinner, etc.
  • Don’t: Overplan or overwork your proposal. You don’t need dozens of elements to make your proposal feel special. And planning too many proposal day elements can just make your day stressful when it should be fun. So be sure to consider the practicality of your proposal plan before you put it into action.
  • Do: Think about what your partner will want to look like during a proposal. If you think your significant other would want to be dressed up during a proposal, make sure you plan something that calls for dressing up.
  • Don’t: Hide your engagement ring in food. This may seem like a fun idea but it can often have unwanted results, especially if your soon-to-be-fiance is feeling impatient or hungry when the food appears. (Keep this in mind if you try our breakfast proposal idea!)
  • Do: Remember to tailor your proposal to your partner’s personality type. For example, if your Valentine is shy and introverted, they may not love a big public proposal. Then, on the opposite side of the spectrum, if your Valentine loves being the center of attention, they may absolutely love a big public proposal. Consider what would make your partner feel comfortable and special as you make your proposal plan.
  • Don’t: Let stress ruin your big day. Remember, your proposal day should be fun– both for your partner and for you! If you find yourself getting stressed as you plan your proposal, just try to focus on why you’re proposing. And if there’s something about your proposal plan that’s causing you to feel stressed, consider simplifying your plan or asking a close friend for coordination help.

Final Thoughts

We hope these Valentine’s Day proposal ideas and proposal tips have been helpful as you plan your perfect proposal. If you’re still searching for the perfect engagement ring to propose with, visit Bridal Rings Co. in downtown Los Angeles. One of our employees would be thrilled to help you find your dream engagement ring. If you’re not in the LA area, you can also browse our large inventory of gorgeous engagement rings in our online store.