Atlanta, GA (PressExposure) February 12, 2009 -- Valentine's Day is one of the most popular days of the year to propose since itâs already steeped in romance and reserved for spending together. Many pre-engaged men and women will turn to the web for a creative Valentine's Day-inspired proposal idea only to find a cliche list of "chocolate script on the dessert plate" ideas. To help them plan a more memorable proposal, Elegala.com, a wedding planning resource, has released a list of seven creative ways to pop the question this Valentine's Day.
Get Back to Basics
Valentine's Day brings out the kid in us by conjuring up memories of elementary school valentine exchanges. Surprise her with a homemade valentine that asks her to marry you. Along those lines - you can always try the classic folded note that says, "Will you marry me? Check yes or no."
Say it With Candy
Nothing says Valentine's Day like conversation hearts and the popular candy's thematic take on love. Buy a bag and set aside ones that say "Marry Me." Present her with a dish or container filled with the hearts, and ask her to be your wife.
Be a Home Body
It's easy to see why the most popular place to propose is at home - it's the ultimate way to lend intimacy to this very personal moment. Cook her a romantic dinner for two, and tie an engagement ring to the napkin holder or the stem of a champagne flute.
Re-create a Special Moment
Re-creating a first date or other significant milestone in your relationship demonstrates the significance you place on the time you've shared together, a key ingredient in a marriage proposal. Make reservations at the restaurant where you had your first dinner together, or visit the location of your first kiss or first "I love you's."
Create a scrapbook of mementos - ticket stubs, photos, restaurant takeout menus, pamphlets and event programs - anything representative of your relationship and the activities you like to do together. Leave the last page blank, save for the words "Will You Marry Me" at the top. Be sure to take a picture after the proposal to complete the last page of the scrapbook.
Luxury Scavenger Hunt
Arrange for a limousine to pick her up at her house with the first clue, and provide clues that lead her to all your favorite spots through town. The last hint will lead her to you, on one knee with an engagement ring.
We say this with caution, because your sweetie may not want to share this special moment with the world - only you can determine whether this will go over well. That said, Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to use the media to your advantage, since many radio, newspaper, or TV stations are looking for Valentine's Day stories and would love to run your proposal on air or in print.