Marriage Proposal Ideas in Los Angeles

Thinking of getting engaged in the city of angels? Good thinking. There are endless marriage proposal ideas in Los Angeles and we’d love to share our favorites.

From beaches to mountains, parks and tons of sun, Los Angeles truly has it all.

When it comes to a beach proposal, a bonfire with family and friends or a picnic overlooking the water is always a safe bet. If you want something a little more adventurous, think about a hike through Runyon Canyon (recreate the “hollywood” sign with a “will you marry me sign”) or going for a horseback ride. Other iconic LA landmarks include the Getty, the Griffith Observatory, the Santa Monica Ferris Wheel, Descano Gardens, and the Hollywood Sign. Read below for tons of real marriage proposal ideas in Los Angeles, see how other couples got engaged there, plus find vendors to help capture your perfect moment!

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tips for planning

  1. Lucky for you, Los Angeles is known for having near perfect weather so you probably won't have to worry about it affecting your proposal. But just in case, it is always a good idea to check the weather forecast ahead of time.
  2. Even if you don't want pictures from your actual proposal, don't hesitate to ask a stranger to take a quick photo after she says yes (or take a selfie)! If you decide to hire a photographer, you can take your engagement photos right after the proposal!
  3. Take into consideration what she may wear when you propose. If you know she wants to be dressed nice, think about telling her what to wear, or giving her an outfit. Don't be afraid to be specific!
  1. Other than beautiful weather, Los Angles is known for traffic. Make sure to leave plenty of time if there's a chance traffic could affect your plans!
  2. If you're afraid you won't be able to keep the proposal a surprise, don't be afraid to use a blindfold so she doesn't know where she is until she arrives at the proposal location!
  3. Want to include others in your proposal in a creative way? Think about proposing somewhere with plenty of hiding places for friends and family and encourage them to take photos. That way everyone feels like they had a part in the proposal (and you have many pictures to look back on)!