Europe Marriage Proposal Ideas

So you want to propose in Europe, congratulations! Maybe you have a country in mind, or maybe you haven’t gotten that far yet. There really is no wrong place to propose in Europe, just think about what your girl wants in her proposal and which countries can offer it. To keep things simple, let’s breakdown some of our favorite places in our favorite regions.

Northern Europe- England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales. If you want her to truly feel like a princess, each of these countries have beautiful castles. In London, the Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, and the London Eye are all iconic landmarks. Looking for somewhere a little more remote and picturesque? The Cliffs of Moher, Sligo beaches, and Torc Waterfall are all Irish landmarks with beautiful scenery.

Central Europe- There are several options here with France being the most common. Each year, thousands of couples opt for a Paris proposal, but if you are looking for something a little less traditional give a thought to the French Riviera or the Czech Republic. Located in the south of France, the French Rivera is on the Mediterranean. Proposal options include on the beach, on the water, at a villa, or in Monte Carlo. Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, features the Charles Bridge (a stone bridge dating back to the 14th century and the iconic Prague Castle.

Southern Europe- If you are thinking of proposing in southern Europe, chances are you are thinking about a proposal in Italy or Greece. If Italy interests you, consider cities like Verona, Venice, Rome, Florence, Firenze, or Lake Como. If you’re after spectacular vistas, clear blue water, and white and blue buildings, look no further than Santorini.

With so many beautiful places and iconic landmarks, when it comes to proposing in Europe, you really can do no wrong!

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Tips for Planning

  1. The seasons in Europe are the same as North America, but the weather can vary by country, especially depending on the time of year. Make sure you check the weather forecasts and take that into consideration when planning!
  2. If you are wanting to get professional photos of the proposal, try having the photographer pretend they are a stranger and ask them to take your picture. With such beautiful scenery, she will probably think nothing of it.
  3. If your proposal involves water, hiking, or another activity make sure she is okay in more comfortable clothes. If you know she wants to be dressed up for her proposal, keep that in mind when planning.
  1. Proposing in a foreign country, especially if it is your first time, can be a daunting task. Don't be afraid to ask for help! Often times the manager or owner of your hotel can be a great resource.
  2. Maybe you are considering wearing a Go-Pro to record the proposal. Don't wait until the trip to buy and use the Go-Pro (or any camera). Get it ahead of time. This will allow you to test it out, but it also won't make her suspicious why all of a sudden you bought a new gadget.
  3. Just the two of you in Europe? Make sure to get an international date plan that supports Facetime or international calls so that you can include family and friends that can't be present at the proposal.