If you’re ready to pop the question, you’ll want to make sure you pick the perfect setting for your romantic proposal. Here are just some of the most beautiful spots around the globe where you can get down on one knee and guarantee a breath-taking backdrop.
Before deciding to propose to your partner abroad, there are a few crucial things you’ll want to consider. The first thing you should know is whether your partner would prefer a public or private proposal. Ideally, this will be something you’ve already spoken about so you’ll have a good idea how they feel but if you’re not certain, then an intimate proposal is the safest option.
Once you’ve chosen your destination, you’ll then need to narrow it down further to the exact location. Will you propose on the beach at sunrise or sunset? On a boat? On the top of a hill amidst a rugged landscape? Or perhaps on your hotel balcony?
When it comes to packing the engagement ring, be sure to keep it safe and secure in your carry-on luggage and make sure you take out insurance before you travel.
You’ll also want to consider how you’re going to announce your engagement to friends and family and ensure that where you’ll be staying has good reception so you can video-call your loved ones and let them know the good news.
The city of love didn’t get its namesake for nothing. With its beautiful architecture, tree-lined boulevards and romantic atmosphere, Paris is the perfect place for a wedding proposal.
It also has no shortage of potential proposal spots to choose from. Whether you go for a classic proposal in front of the world-famous Eiffel Tower, the cobbled streets of Montmartre, the magic of Disneyland or the stunning Luxembourg Gardens, you’re sure to find somewhere that your partner will love.
Remember that Paris is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, so it may prove tricky to find a peaceful moment amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’re hoping for an intimate outdoor proposal, you will need to make an early start before the streets grow crowded. Paris is beautiful in all seasons, so regardless of when you plan your proposal, it’s guaranteed to be romantic!
One of the most iconic cliff faces in Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher make a sensational backdrop for any proposal and are perfect for couples who love nature and the wild beauty of the ocean.
From safe, paved pathways along the clifftops, you’ll have a spectacular view across both land and sea. The highest point along the cliffs is O’Brien’s Tower, built in 1835 and from here, on a clear day, you can see all the way to the Aran Islands and the Twelve Bens of Connemara across Galway Bay. For a truly intimate proposal, you can even hire out the tower, guaranteeing you total privacy in one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes.
Another country well known for its passion, Italy has no shortage of stunning scenery and incredible proposal spots. From the Italian Riviera to the Tuscan countryside to the canals of Venice, you’re spoiled for choice.
On the Riviera, you could take a stroll along the Cinque Terre Love Walk and propose at one of the many beauty spots along the route. In Tuscany, you could get down on one knee amongst the olive groves and vineyards or at one of the many quaint villages or historic castles. Alternatively, if you decide on Venice for your proposal, why not take a gondola ride under the Bridge of Sighs? It’s said that if two lovers kiss under this bridge at sunset they will be granted eternal happiness!