While engagements used to have a reputation for being a big surprise, a lot has changed in recent years. Today, only 1 in 3 proposals are a surprise as many couples discuss their engagement and even married life long before an actual proposal. Just a healthy dose of creativity and, of course, a beautiful custom-made ring is all you need to pull off a proposal that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Who doesn’t love a treasure hunt?

One of the most innovative ways to propose nowadays involves setting up a treasure hunt in and around the home.  You can start off by leaving the first clue in a place where your loved one will undoubtedly notice it, such as stuck to the fridge or even incorporated into the wallpaper on their PC or laptop. You can make the treasure hunt as simple or extravagant as you want and even include clues and objects that bear meaning to your relationship.

The final clue can either lead to you, down on one knee, or to the ring box in a truly meaningful location. Unique and sentimental engagement rings have become increasingly popular of late and if your ring budget allows for it, you can present your partner with an exquisite custom-made ring as a ‘reward’ for solving all the clues. Just remember that huge purchases can put a significant strain on your finances, so don’t exceed your budget regardless of how tempting it may be.

Trivia games are always fun

Trivia games have become a staple in many American households thanks to popular TV shows such as Family Feud and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. You can plan a very memorable proposal based on this by popping the question during a game of trivia. When it is your partner’s turn to answer a question, simply ask ‘Will you marry me?’ and wait for the realization to set in. Make sure you have a stunning ring on standby and plan a romantic meal and some quality alone-time together in advance.  For extra brownie points, try to create an actual trivia card with the proposal on as it will be a special memento to keep for many years to come.

Have a special coffee mug made

Nowadays, there are many online stores that will deliver a custom-made coffee mug right to your doorstep. Choose a mug in your partner’s favorite color and have ‘Will you marry me?’ at the bottom. Make sure you fill the cup with a top-quality coffee or other hot beverage and wait for the message to be revealed after the final sip. If your partner is not a coffee lover, you can do the same with a pretty teacup and even a smoothie glass. Have your camera on standby as you are going to want to capture the moment and preserve it forever.

Getting engaged is without a doubt a very memorable occasion. When proposing in a unique and creative manner, you will only make an already-special occasion even more extraordinary.