Simple Proposal Ideas + Denver Proposal Ideas

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Need help coming up with simple proposal ideas or Denver proposal ideas? Well, friends, look no further. I’ve created this simple proposal ideas guide to not only help you figure out when and how to propose but also give you a great resource of ideas to create the best proposal for your beloved. When thinking of simple proposal ideas it can help by first start by asking yourself a few questions.

  1. When where am I going to propose?
    1. Winter Proposal
    2. Spring Proposal
    3. Summer Proposal
    4. Fall Proposal
    5. Sunset or Sunrise Proposal
    6. Lunch or Dinner Proposal
  2. Where am I going to propose?
    1. Indoors Proposal or Proposal ideas at home
    2. Outdoors Proposal Ideas
    3. Denver Proposal Ideas
    4. Traveling Proposal
  3. What is my beloved’s style?
    1. Hipster
    2. Classy, fashion guru
    3. Casual
    4. Sporty and Athletic
    5. All American
  4. Who’s going to be there? Do you want this to be in public, a private proposal idea, with just close friends and/or family, or everyone you know. (Friends, make sure you really think about this one. If you struggle with speaking in public, do it private. If you both never see your families, you probably won’t want to invite them. If you have friends who know the best and do everything with, you may want them to be there.)
  5. Do you want your creative marriage proposal documented?
    • Some many people never have this documented but this is is a day you’ll never want to forget. Think about hiring a photographer to be hidden in the background, or have a friend set up a video recorder close by. 

Hey, I’m Emmy one of the photographers here at Celebrate Again. I believe that these moments in you’re life are worth documenting and planning out with all the care your feel for your beloved. Brittany or I would be so honored to document your proposal if your in Denver Colorado or Portland, Oregon! We love to help find the perfect location and work out the details how to do it all! Let’s chat to get started!

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Based on your answers here are some of the best simple proposal ideas for your situation, beloved, and lifestyle.

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Simple Winter Proposal Ideas

*Take her ice skating, finding yourself in the middle of the rink to pop the question.

*Write out your proposal on her frosted window before she heads to work one day.

*Write out your proposal in the snow using a squirt bottle filled with cold water and food coloring.

*Build a snowman together asking her if she’ll put the snowman’s ring on, handing her the engagement ring you picked out.

*Take her skiing or snowboarding, at the bottom of a run have family/friends holding out a sign of your marriage proposal.

*Go on a walk together, putting the ring in her glove.

*Sitting by a fire propose.

*Go for a sleigh ride, while on the ride ask her to marry you.

*On Christmas have her unwrap a present that has your marriage proposal and or the ring inside.

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Christmas Proposal Idea

  • Another Christmas marriage proposal idea is to write out all the reasons you love her. Then at the bottom have a piece of paper covering the ring that says “will you marry me?”

Spring Simple Proposal Ideas

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*Go to a botanical garden or flower garden to propose.

*Easter egg hunt marriage proposal: Have the ring hidden in an egg you where you know its location. You can either start with clues and make it scavenger hunt with each egg giving a clue to the next one and finally the ring, or just go on a private easter egg hunt. Make sure to do this in a private location as public locations may be a bad idea gone wrong if someone finds the egg with the ring in it!

*Fill an Easter basket with treats and one egg with the engagement ring in it.

*Write your marriage proposal on a boiled egg using a white crayon then dye them together and the message will appear on the egg.

*On a windy afternoon take her to fly kites, on the bottom of a kite write “Will you marry me?”

Summer Simple Proposal Ideas

*Rent a boat, paddle board or canoe to go out to a lake and propose there. (Check out this canoe engagement shoot for some inspiration!)

*Go to a beach, build a sand castle together (far away from the water) and at the end ask her to top the castle off with the engagement ring.

We’d love to come along side you as Cannon Beach photographers to document your cannon beach proposal!

*Have a barbeque with family and friends at some point in the party state your proposal

*Go on a hike together stopping at a romantic spot to give your marriage proposal.

*At a beach or sandy area fill an old bottle with a proposal, security close it and bury in an obvious place. Make sure you come back to the same place and put her towel right next to the bottle sticking out of the ground, having her pick it out to read the letter you wrote.

Need ideas for what to write? Check out our 150 romantic love quotes!

*Go camping, have the ring hidden somewhere in your camping gear. Possibly hide the engagement ring on the tent so when you set it up it is visible.

*Pop the question on the forth of july or during a firework show.

Fall Simple Proposal Ideas

*Have a picnic set up for you guys ahead of time and propose under a beautiful tree in a park or forest.

*Find a corn maze to go through during a time you’d be the only ones there. (Most places are open on the weekends, so you could request for a special Monday opening.) Have the owner set up a sign for you at the end of the maze stating your marriage proposal.

* While carving pumpkins write out your marriage proposal on the pumpkin.

*For a Halloween marriage proposal go trick-or-treating at her house instead of asking “trick or treat” ask her to marry you. Or if you’re clever with words replace trick-or-treating with a slick phrase.

Thanksgiving Proposal Idea

*During Thanksgiving make crescent rolls having everyone write something they are thankful for down on a piece of paper that gets baked with rolls like a fortune cookie. In her roll write out your Thanksgiving marriage proposal, make sure to designate which roll was hers with a tooth pick or turn a different way in the baking process so her’s doesn’t get mixed up. Take turns opening up the rolls during dinner, and have her read hers last.

Sunset or Sunrise Proposal Ideas

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Sunrise proposal idea

*Take her to the roof top of a building to purpose. Family and friends can be around to pop out after you’ve stated your marriage proposal.

*Go on a hike, check the sunset head of time, time yourself right to arrive at the peak or end of the hike when the sunsets. When you stop to take a “break” ask her to marry you!

*Row in a canoe just before sunset, as the sun starts to set ask her!

Sunset proposal

Check out this Sunrise Proposal

One year we’ve gone out with a couple to the Dream Lake Hike out here in Colorado under the pretense of taking couple photos. One partner then popped down one knee and asked his partner to be his wife.

Lunch/Dinner Simple Marriage Proposal Ideas

inside of a restaurant

*At a restaurant ask the chief to write “Will you marry me?” on her dessert dish

*Do not have the ring hidden in her food, you’d be surprise how many people have eaten their rings. Instead have it hidden in a fortune cookie or other food that requires breaking before you eat it.

Evening Marriage Proposal: Simple Marriage Proposal Ideas

Ideas for a simple marriage proposal
  • Write out your marriage proposal in glow sticks on the ceiling of your living room or bedroom. Turn off all the lights. If you do this in the living room ask her to get something for you in that room.
  • Go out star gazing proposing under the stars.
  • Go on a boat ride just the two of you. Have family and friends go too on separate boats all carrying floating lanterns. At a specific time have them set them off and propose to her.
  • If she is a photographer, gather your family and friends to play with sparklers. Have them write out your marriage proposal while she takes a long exposure.

2. Where will you propose?

Indoors Marriage Proposal: Simple Marriage Proposal Ideas

Ideas for a marriage proposal
  • Inside your house can be a great spot for many ideas
  • Venues for weddings like hotels, old mansions, barns

Outdoors Proposal Ideas

outdoor proposal ideas
  • At the top of a trail
  • Mountain tops
  • In the middle of a lake
  • On the beach
  • In a swimming pool. You could have something float to her with your proposal on it while she is floating in the pool.
  • At a park

Denver Proposal Ideas

Denver is a lovely place for a marriage proposal not only because its close to some epic places like Rocky Mountain National Park but also because the weather can be sunny year round!

Here are some simple proposal ideas for proposing in Denver.

 

A Local Park: Denver Proposal Idea

Denver is full of some beautiful local parks. Our favorite are:

  • Wash park
  • Cheeseman Park
  • Sloan’s Lake
  • City Park

Red Rocks Denver Proposal Idea

couple at red rocks after a simple proposal idea

Do you both love music? Heading to Red Rocks for a concert arrive a bit early or plan for intermission to ask your partner if they will marry you!

Check out these Red Rocks engagement photos

 

Lookout Mountain: Simple Proposal Ideas

For the best views of the city head up to Lookout mountain to get a truly romantic feel. Don’t forget to park in designated areas! 

Pro Tip Plan on a non weekend night as Lookout Mountain can get busier on the weekends.

Larimer Square Or Union Station

Love the feel of downtown? Head to Larimer square  or Union Station to enjoy the romance in the hustle and bustle of the city life. 

Explore the Wonders of Colorado

Lakeside simple proposal ideas

There are so many amazing places around Denver, why not propose in one of the beautiful places. Not sure? 

No problem, if you hire us to help you with your proposal we’ll guide you through the process of locations, crafting a timeline for the best lighting and help you come up with a clever plan!

Traveling Marriage Proposal

Proposal in Telluride
  • Going camping together somewhere beautiful
  • Travel to a beach or mountains
  • Travel to an exotic place you’ve both wanted to go to.

 

Check out our adventure guides from inspiration of where to go!

3. What's here style?

Trendy Simple Proposal Ideas

  • Find a street vendor that does character drawings have the vendor write out “Will you marry me?” and “Yes!” on the picture.
  • Spell out your proposal with refrigerator magnets.
  • Rent a Vespa scooter placing the ring in her helmet. Making she stays safe by wearing her helmet as you hand it to her. Ride around town enjoying the moment together.
  • In a photo-booth make the last picture sequence the one you propose.
  • If you both love art go to a local museum or art show have a piece of art work made for her that is your proposal or just propose while at the art show or museum.

Classy or Loves Fashion Marriage Proposal

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Couple inside Union Station a great Denver proposal idea
  • Put an ad in a local magazine you know your girl reads every day.
  • Plan a special dinner together. Buy her a dress she’s be looking at. Guys if you have no idea, look at her Pinterest boards ask someone in a store to help you find something she’ll like. Have the dress delivered to her. Have a limo take you to dinner. Take her out some place nice and propose at dinner.
  • Take her out to buy any dress shes wants, then take her to dinner to finish offer her new classy outfit.
  • Take her out to be a model for the day, getting a new dress, having her make-up done then doing a Faux photo-shoot, during the shoot drop down on one knee to ask the question. Your photographer will be there to capture the moment.
 

Causal Marriage Proposal

  • Put an ad in a local magazine you know your girl reads every day.
  • Plan a special dinner together. Buy her a dress she’s be looking at. Guys if you have no idea, look at her Pinterest boards ask someone in a store to help you find something she’ll like. Have the dress delivered to her. Have a limo take you to dinner. Take her out some place nice and propose at dinner.
  • Take her out to buy any dress shes wants, then take her to dinner to finish offer her new classy outfit.
  • Take her out to be a model for the day, getting a new dress, having her make-up done then doing a Faux photo-shoot, during the shoot drop down on one knee to ask the question. Your photographer will be there to capture the moment.
 

Sporty or Athletic Marriage Proposal

  • During a sporting event ask the field/arena manager to put a marriage proposal up on one of the screens for you during a break in the game.
  • You could also do this at any sporting event having fellow fans or family sit across from you and hold up the signs at a specific time in the game. Make sure you have someone on the other end in touch with you to make sure she isn’t in the restroom when they hold up the signs!
  • Get a group of friends together to play touch football, soccer or other games you play with your friends. Tell everyone they have to come up with a halftime show. Have one team make their show your marriage proposal.

All American Marriage Proposal

  • Upload a video of your marriage proposal to YouTube and tell her you have a video to show her.
  • Buy her a puppy or any animal she’s always wanted with the ring tied around his or her collar.
  • If you already own a puppy attach it to their collar when she gets home.
  • If you love Geocaching together, bury a Geocach that you end up looking for that day with your marriage proposal in it.

4. Who's going to be there?

Public Simple Proposal Ideas

  • If you both love theater or going to shows, get in touch with the stage manger of the production, then after curtain call of a production propose.
  • Go out dancing or to a club having the DJ hand you the mic to dedicate a song to her and propose then.
  • Book a skywriter to write out your proposal
  • Talk to your local movie theater to create an ad right before the previews come on.

Private Proposal Ideas

  • In your home tie a piece of ribbon or string from one end to the other. At a few points have notes of reasons why you love her, or favorite moments in your relationship, then at the end of the ribbon or string stand ring in hand ready to propose.
  • Go on an extravagant vacation together. Find a romantic quite place to pop the question.

Just Close Family or Friends (Small groups 3-10 people)

  • Upload a video of your marriage proposal to YouTube and tell her you have a video to show her.
  • Buy her a puppy or any animal she’s always wanted with the ring tied around his or her collar.
  • If you already own a puppy attach it to their collar when she gets home.
  • If you love Geocaching together, bury a Geocach that you end up looking for that day with your marriage proposal in it.
  • After going on a trip together propose right at the baggage claim having family and friends waiting for you.

Family and Friends (large groups 10-50 people)

  • Throw a big party having family and friends hold up a sign that says “Will you marry me?”
  • Book a venue (most wedding venues have space for small parties) for a family get together, during the gathering propose to her. Or this could be a surprise for when she arrives.
 

If you have more ideas feel free to post them in the comments! I hope you’ve found this helpful! Happy proposing!

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  1. Wow, so many great proposal ideas! I loved the setting up the tent one and the snowman one! So much helpful content, this is great!

  2. This so thorough and so informative! It’s a must read and needs to be sent to all men that are getting ready to propose!

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