Nowadays, proposing to someone usually involves an incredible amount of effort, creativity, and work. In fact, some people spend a whole year preparing every single detail for the magical day. While some people pull off the most romantic and beautiful proposals in the world, the couples on this list went for something a little bit more unusual. Check out the oddest and most unusual list of wedding proposals ever.
Sweeping Her Off Her Feet
Alexander Loucopoulos knew that his girlfriend needed something that would literally sweep her off her feet. So he went ahead and booked a zero-gravity flight, managing to do everything without having her suspect for a second.
He sold it as just a fun and romantic date for the two when in reality, he was holding on to that ring as if his life depended on it. During the flight, he popped the question, and despite the gravity-related challenges, he managed to slip the ring into her finger.
A Cheesy Music Video
Proposing on a cinema screen has become a trend all over the world, and we can only imagine the effort that it takes to book a whole cinema room. This radio presenter was set on the idea and decided to do it in the cheesiest way possible. He decided to make a music video set o his fiance’s favorite song and play it for her at the cinema.
He chose Daniel Bedingfield’s song “If you’re not the one” and mimicked the whole song on the big screen. The funniest part was that he was only wearing colorful pants while completely shirtless, making the moment even more unusual. His girlfriend got the scare of her life when she arrived at the movies, and was surprised with his face on the screen right in front of her. The embarrassing video was also posted online and is still there today.
The Real Super Mario
It seems like Super Mario proposals are actually a thing. But this guy right here went all the way. Since his girlfriend loved the Nintendo game, he wanted to create something that looked completely real. So with the help of friends and family, they decorated the walls, had the game tune playing in the background, and even bought a prize box to keep the ring in.
When his girlfriend arrived, she couldn’t believe what he had done for her. He then asked her to marry him, and she said a confident yes. He had also prepared fireworks for the celebration, with her friends and family there to share that important moment in their lives.
A Fake Magazine Shoot
Some girls love the idea of joining the fashion world and seeing their faces on the cover of a magazine. So this guy decided that it would be a great idea to lie to his girlfriend that she was going to be a part of a magazine photoshoot so that she’d meet him at the right spot.
When she got there, she realized that there was no photo shoot and that instead, he had planned to propose to her. She was okay with the white lie in the end, but that was surely an odd way of asking someone to marry them.
On The Big Screen
This has to be one of the most viewed youtube videos ever, with more than 27,000,000 views. Matt and Ginny loved going to the movies together and tried to do it as often as they could. He organized the whole thing in partnership with the local cinema, and with the help of his friends and family.
When Ginny arrived at the movies, and the trailers started, she noticed something familiar. On the big screen, a video of her man asking her father for her hand started playing. He then started running Hollywood-style towards the cinema to meet her and got down on one knee. Ginny was completely overwhelmed with the amazing proposal he had managed to pull off.
Happily Ever After
When this man decided he wanted to ask his girlfriend to marry him, he decided to go to extraordinary lengths. He decided that he would use her love for Disney movies to his advantage, and he contacted a former Disney animator who agreed to help him.
Together the two recreated the ending to sleeping beauty and animated himself and his fiance into the film. The man took his girlfriend to see the film at a small theater where their family members were scattered amongst the audience. At the end of the film, when sleeping beauty is awoken, the prince proposes, and it was then that this man whipped out the ring and asked his girl to marry him.
During A Game
Proposing to someone during a game is another common proposal choice, but always a good one. This couple was enjoying an evening with friends and family like they did every Sunday.
But this time, the guy had a secret plan that no one knew about, with the exception of her parents. During the game, the parents managed to sneak in exactly the right letters for him to ask their daughter to spend the rest of her life with him.
A Proposal In The Aquarium
This guy partnered with the National Marine Aquarium located in Decon town to prepare a pretty originally awkward proposal. He coordinated with the Aquarium’s scuba divers to come through and sneak up on his girlfriend with a huge sign that asked her to marry him.
He had to organize everything months ahead and became increasingly nervous as the moment approached. But after seeing his future wife’s reaction, he knew that all the effort was worth it.
Google SendS Love
Google employee Michael, who is also a self-proclaimed Geek, wanted to make his proposal to Leslie a memorable one. So like any great employee, he made use of Google’s street Street View option while holding up a sign that said: “Marry Me, Leslie”.
He then directed Leslie to find the street view image but didn’t feel that was effective enough. So he built a website from scratch that encouraged strangers from all over the world to email the image to her.
The Disneyland Proposal
Proposing in Disneyland is not unusual, as many people see the magical place as the perfect one for a magical moment. So on their family trip to Disneyland, this champ was ready to ask his girlfriend to spend the rest of her life with him.
He hired professional Disney actors to help him execute the plan, pulling off an impromptu musical and catching his girlfriend completely off-guard. Thankfully, she loved the whole thing and said yes.
140 Characters And A Proposal
This Twitter proposal is probably the best portrayal of how the era of social media has changed how we do things around here. Brett had some connections, so he contacted Virginia’s politician Mark Warner on Twitter, asking him to propose to his girlfriend from his account.
The creative proposal obviously caught the attention of many people on twitter, and it eventually reached Beth, who replied: “what’s happening”. After the initial shock, the bride-to-be posted a picture confirming that she said yes.
A Super Mario Fan
This couple absolutely loves Super Mario. So when this chap was looking for ideas to propose, involving their favorite game only made sense. He decided to somehow guide his fiance through Super Mario’s world before surprising her with a ring.
As soon as he got down on one knee, she was completely ecstatic and said yes right away. They then went back to playing their game, while their cute dog jumped of happiness around them.
On A Roller Coaster
Lots of people prefer a more intimate proposal, especially if they prefer to keep things a bit more private. But Lawrence Key wasn’t up for it.
He convinced his girlfriend that riding the roller coaster would be fun, and planned everything in secret with the help of his friends. His friends held up the signs “Marry Me” during the ride behind her back. When she saw the souvenir photo and noticed what the signs said, she was so excited. The proposal was so unusual and brilliant that it went viral.
Putting It All Out There
It all started with researching the perfect empty field to propose, as this guy knew exactly what he wanted to do. Afterward, he needed to get some masking tape and planks of wood so he could start marking it all up.
He eventually managed to write in huge letters, “Will You Marry Me?”. He then took his girlfriend on a helicopter flight over Wiltshire and showed her the wonderful surprise. In between tears, Laura said a definite yes and commended her now fiance for the incredible proposal he had pulled off.
An Unusual Boy Band
Some people see boy bands as cheesy, and this guy was ready to make fun of it. He gathered his friends and transformed his proposal into a boy band mock video inspired by many famous boy bands out there.
When he screened the whole thing, he also got all of their friends and family together just to add a little bit more pressure to that important moment. Everyone found the whole performance hilarious, and his future wife was pleasantly surprised by the creative proposal.
Binary Code, What?
Nerdy people love nerdy proposals, which honestly makes all the sense in the world. But if you think that Super Mario themed proposals are nerdy, that’s because you haven’t heard of binary code inspired proposals yet.
This guy took the eight words: “Rachel, you are awesome. Will you marry me?” and somehow transformed it into binary code. He then put on the head of Bender from Futurama and recorded himself reciting the code. It took his fiance almost half an hour to decipher the whole thing!
An Unfortunate Choice
When this guy had the not so brilliant idea of asking his girlfriend Shineka to marry him through a Church’s Chicken sign, he made a terrible decision. The internet is mean, and anything can go viral nowadays.
So this proposal reached tens of countries all over, attracting an endless amount of mocking towards the young couple. Sadly, the guy was just trying to be creative and to ask his future wife to marry him by using the sign of their favorite dining place.
Pizza Hut Doing Its Thing
For those who love outrageous proposals, Pizza Hut might just be their go-to. In 2012, they created Valentine’s Day stunt in which the famous franchise offered customers the chance to
supplement a $10 pizza box meal deal, with nothing less than a ruby engagement ring with flowers, limo service, and a fireworks show.
They also ensured that the winning customer would have access to a photographer that would capture the moment forever and ever.
Making Use Of The Web
This proposal might win in the cringeworthy/romantic proposal category. Dave Garr went all the way to build a website called DaveLovesElizabeth.com, in which he created a set of questions that guided her towards the big question.
That is followed by a whiteboard presentation that basically summarizes why he loves Elizabeth. Well, Elizabeth certainly loves him back, as the website now redirects curious viewers to the cutest pictures of the couple with their first child.
Star Trek Comic Con
Some proposals are cute, some are odd, and some are just a little bit cringeworthy. This one prompted one of Star Trek’s actors to facepalm to the moment literally, but the couple is still going strong today!
When the Trekkies attended the Austin Wizard World Comic Con, the guy thought that infiltrating a cast photoshoot and proposing to his girlfriend was a great idea. He did so and even got to have the cast’s reaction captured on camera, capturing applauses, tears, and perplexed faces.
The Ring Talks For Itself
Luke Jerram wanted two things: he wanted a musical proposal and one in which the ring literally did all the talking. So he partnered with a local jeweler and a record maker to create a 20 second sound recording that played through the surface of the engagement ring.
The message was played by the tiny record player in the picture and was the sweetest proposal ever. During the proposal, Luke barely had to say any word.
A Huge Sign Of Love
When using a sign to ask someone to marry them, choosing a billboard is probably the biggest it can get.
In fact, if no names are mentioned, it can even be a great opportunity for other couples who are planning to propose to their partners to do so without spending one cent. For this guy, it was either go big or go home, so he went gigantically. His girlfriend, who certainly loves big gestures, absolutely loved the idea and is now a happy bride-to-be.
Pang Kund knew that the moment to ask his girlfriend to spend the rest of her life with him had come. But he needed to propose in the most original way, while also including their friends in the important moment.
So he gathered 48 of his friends together, asked them to dress up as carrots and to join him in an odd proposal dance to his girlfriend. While they danced, the crowd chanted “marry him, marry him,” and we can only imagine what his now fiance felt at that moment.