#Love & Sex
6 Over-the-Top Engagement Ideas
by Katie Koschalk
In today’s world, the idea of simply getting down on bent knee at a restaurant or popping the question in the comfort of your own apartment seems passé. Proposals have become extensively planned events, spectacles of epic proportions that are meant to dazzle the recipient and then go viral on YouTube. Given the rise of this extravagant trend, it’s not surprising that many companies have jumped on the bandwagon to offer up curious, one-of-a-kind proposal packages. From pizza lovers to adrenaline junkies, there’s an over-the-top option for just about everyone. Click on to see which of these unconventional engagement ideas you would say “I do” to.
Disney’s Fairy-Tale Engagement Package
Prepare to enter a fairytale world, one with glass slippers, a princess tiara, and your Prince Charming waiting with a glass of complimentary sparkling non-alcoholic champagne. As a part of the Walt Disney World Resort proposal package, you and your almost-betrothed will be whisked away to Cinderella Castle, where you’ll enjoy a romantic dinner and then dessert served with a sparkling engagement ring in an elegant glass slipper on a bed of rose petals (for obvious reasons, fairy tales are the best engagement ideas) . If you haven’t hit your princess limit by then, you’ll be whisked back to your hotel room where a princess-themed celebration will commence. Ladies, if your beau withstands a night full of fluffy pink pillows, tiaras, glass slippers, and countless other princess details, it’s safe to say you’ve found your real-life Prince Charming.
Pizza Hut’s $10 Dinner Box Proposal Package
Nothing says “I want you to be my wife” like a medium one-topping pizza, five breadsticks with marinara sauce, and ten cinnamon sticks with a sweet icing cup. At least, not according to the 10 pizza-loving romantics who dropped $10,010 this past Valentine’s Day to purchase Pizza Hut’s $10 Dinner Box Proposal Package. The package included a ruby-and-diamond engagement ring, limo service, flowers, fireworks, a photographer, videographer, and, to seal the deal, a $10 Dinner Box. After a picture-perfect evening, the happy couple can cheers their Coors Lights over a lukewarm pizza and lovingly smash icing-smothered cinnamon sticks into each other’s faces. How very romantic.
Fine Dining and Skydiving Proposal
After signing your life away on a waiver and handing over a cool $1,190, you and your boyfriend will take a leap of faith, quite literally, by jumping out of a perfectly good airplane over Australia’s Yarra Valley. While looking into each other’s cheek-flapping faces, a humongous sign will suddenly be released by a crew member reading, “Will you marry me?” Although sealing the proposal with a kiss might prove difficult, perhaps a thumbs-up would suffice. Upon reaching the ground and regaining sensation in your extremities, the couple gets to relax with a wine tasting and 5-star dining lunch. Talk about a whirlwind!
Cupcakes Gourmet’s Sparkling Red Velvet Cupcake
Cupcakes Gourmet, a Philadelphia-based bakery, offered a red velvet cupcake delicately topped with a sparkling 8-carat diamond ring, all for the modest price of $55,000. For a dessert that costs as much as a down payment on a house or a car or two, this diamond-encrusted treat better be really, really tasty.
Chicago White Sox Proposal
A man getting down on bended knee in front of a stadium of sports fans while his girlfriend’s mascara-tracked face is blown up on the JumboTron has become somewhat of a clichéd fad. However, diehard baseball fans found a unique twist when Gilt City offered up the ultimate proposal idea. For a whopping $5,000, this uber-fan package includes an on-field proposal at U.S. Cellular Field during non-game days, a professional photo shoot, a champagne toast, limo service, flowers, and two VIP tickets for a future game.
The Bellagio’s Terrazza Di Sogno Proposal
For men looking for an extremely romantic setting for their proposal and who think they can accomplish the deed in a 30-minute time slot, The Proposal Terrazza Di Sogno package offered at the Bellagio Las Vegas might be just the thing. For $1,000, the package includes 30 minutes on the Terrazza Di Sogno, which overlooks the famous Bellagio fountain, one bag of rose petals, a dozen long-stemmed roses, champagne, chocolates, and at last, but certainly not least, a custom-made Bellagio souvenir tote bag.