New York Proposal Ideas

It’s the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the capital of the world: New York City. It’s the inspiration behind countless songs, movies, and books. Something about the city is just so captivating and dreamy – What better place for a fairytale proposal than a fairytale city? If you’re going to propose in New York, the hardest part of planning will likely be choosing just one place or idea for your location. (Hint: If you can’t choose one place, make a scavenger hunt of your favorite places – here are some scavenger hunt proposal ideas to show you the way!) Whether it’s a carriage ride through Central Park, a magical skyline proposal, or an incredible moment in Times Square, planning is everything.

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Proposal Tips

  1. From the moment you know when you want to propose, you should check the average weather for that time of the year. When it gets closer to the date, keep checking for any weather mishaps that may require postponing your proposal.
  2. New York has so many options for photography! Propose on a rooftop to feature the iconic NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty, or pop the question in Central Park for a cute outdoorsy proposal.
  3. Don’t forget that literally everyone you know will probably see these photos, so dress well! If your proposal will be outdoors, you can be a little more casual, but always dress to impress.
  1. In proposals, as with all surprises, timing is everything. But this is your relationship, and when it’s the right time to kneel down and ask that unforgettable question, you’ll know it. Trust your instinct, and don’t stress!
  2. Everyone wants his or her proposal to be a surprise. That’s part of what makes the event so exciting! Don’t share your plans with anyone who might ruin the surprise factor.
  3. It’s always a good idea to involve your family and friends in the proposal. If you’re going to NYC on vacation for the proposal, they may not be able to join, but you can still have a surprise engagement party when you return!