While browsing headlines online the other day, I saw one about a guy who proposed to his girlfriend on an airplane. I thought that was either really clever somehow or really…not clever. Who’d have thought an airplane flight would make an ideal proposal opportunity? As it turns out, the proposal was very appropriate—they apparently first met on an airplane.
People have so many different ideas on how a marriage proposal should be executed. I knew a girl who was expecting her boyfriend to propose but claimed she wouldn’t accept unless he found some very unique way to do it. (He ended up putting the ring on her cat’s collar with a note—I guess this was good enough, since she accepted.) Personally, I’m a fan of more traditional proposals: a bottle of champagne, a romantic sunset, and of course, being the beach guy that I am, this would all have to happen on the beach. Surprising her with a weekend trip to the Gulf could make it a little extra special. I’d book a romance vacation package—Brett/Robinson’s package includes the bottle of champagne, dinner for two at the Sunset Cork Room in Gulf Shores, and a private boat cruise. I’m thinking either the dinner or the boat cruise would make a perfect proposal opportunity. And then you’d have the rest of the weekend to celebrate at the beach.
And there’s always the will-you-marry-me sign on the back of a plane flying over the Gulf—a little too public for me but it always seems to get a good response.