Its true, most proposals are given and accepted when both partners are there, together, face to face. But sometimes those of us in LDRs just can’t wait that long to pop the question!
Some long distance couples get engaged during a short temporary visit and battle out the distance until they can finally have their wedding, while others wait until they’ve closed the distance for good before tackling that big milestone.
Some few others however have no qualms about becoming engaged while apart, since they believe their love is strong enough to bring them together no matter what.
This post, which outlines 4 ways that we’ve found that you can propose from a distance in a unique and memorable way, is for those special couples!
This super creative idea is perfect for couples who don’t have a ring, but look forward to shopping for it together. If you’re looking to propose but not looking to spend (yet), this little printable card is absolutely perfect!
The idea is that you put this beautiful card together, but instead of presenting an engagement ring, you can select from a few different placement rings with the promise of shopping for the actual ring when you’re together to make sure that he or she can choose the ring they’ll truly love.
The concept for this idea is absolutely perfect for long distance couples who are able to visit one another!
This proposal in a box is a unique way to bring the people your partner cares about into the proposal process. The idea is that you download all the free printables on the site, stuff them into a box and send them off to relatives and friends near or far so that they can take part in the proposal.
Friends and family snap a photo holding a banner that says “say yes” and send it back to you so that you can arrange everything for a truly stellar proposal. You can pop the question in person, or you can grab another box, package up all the photos and messages nicely and ship it off to your long distance love wherever they may be.
They’ll never see it coming & those photos and trinkets can be saved and cherished forever. Maybe you could even showcase them at your wedding!
This necklace is a beautifully elegant way to propose to someone from afar. QR codes work by delivering a website, image and sometimes even video by scanning it with your smartphone. In this case, the QR would deliver the message “will you marry me.”
The best part about this gift is that it’s so straight forward! There’s no way anyone could receive a QR code necklace and not scan it right away. Then, after all the yeses and I love yous have been exchanged, you can both tuck that necklace away and include it in the memories and keepsakes of your journey in love together.
QR Codes not your thing? Maybe your partner isn’t too tech savvy. No worries, you can deliver an equally heartfelt message with this beautiful proposal necklace. There’s nothing cryptic about this sterling silver necklace!
To get the message you’re waiting for them to hear, they simply pop open the sliver envelope to get a beautiful question “will you marry me?”
Like all the other unique ideas on this list, this proposal idea is made perfect by the fact that you can save this item to share with your wedding guests, future kids and maybe even grand kids!
Would you use any of these methods to propose to your long distance love? We’d love to hear your thoughts!