Did you know that most men delay the marriage proposal because they have no idea how to do it? First thing to remember is that your marriage proposal is the beginning of your 'wedding story'. It can be as simple or as lavish as you would like it to be, but it should be personalized to be a wonderful, memorable occasion that you will think about for the rest of your lives. Here are some fun ideas for the three common personality types.
Diva (aka Daddy's little princess)
You've seen it a dozen times in movies. He puts the ring in her dessert, the violinist serenades them; he gets down on one knee; looks deep into her eyes and asks the magic question: So&So, Will You Marry Me? This is tried, tested and Done!
How about you order up a little 'glam' with your question (this is after you've asked for her hand in marriage, of course). Have the art gallery or museum host you after hours with a private tour leading to a lavish, private, catered dinner for two. Have a violinist or a saxophonist serenading you. During dessert have the words written in chocolate around the plate. Get down on one knee to present the ring and Voila!
Creative and Quirky (aka the one who loves surprises)
Try this one on for size: take her to the movies (and no, don't put the ring in the popcorn). Instead, create a slide-show that can be played on the cinema's projector (usually a professional videographer or photographer can help you create this). Make sure that the last slide is of you holding up a "Will You Marry Me Sign." Have the movie operator play it at the end of the movie, just before the credits ... talk about unforgettable.
3. 'Sweet' and Simple - Arrange to have her favorite cupcakery design cupcakes with the 'question' iced on them. During a 'date night', cook dinner at your place (or hers) or arrange a picnic brunch. Make sure to have the ring perched on top of one of the cupcakes when you surprise her with the 'thoughtful' treat, and trust me, not only will you melt her heart, but you'll be well on your way to wedded bliss.