Thinking of proposing? These are our best dates for popping the question 💍
The story of how you got engaged is one you'll be telling and retelling for a lifetime. No pressure!
But don't worry - the real hard part's over. You've found someone you want to spend the rest of your life with, who doesn't mind your weird quirks and (at times disgusting) habits. This'll be a breeze.
Whether you're into your private, intimate settings or your grand gestures, we've found the best dates ideas in Bristol and Brighton to pop the question.
1. Overnight stay at the Chocolate Box
This date hits that sweet spot between romantic gesture and low-key intimacy. Just a stone's throw away from the Mendips, you and your partner will spend a night in a cosy cottage, home to a luxury chocolate workshop. After your chocolate making session, you'll be free to explore surrounding area before climbing the spiral staircase to your bedroom. Pop the question in the privacy of your room, or spell out "will you marry me" in melted chocolate. The choice is yours...
2. Helicopter Tour
How about proposing at 1,000 feet above ground level? If you're a couple of thrill seekers, then there's no better way than saying "I love you" than treating your partner to the ride of a lifetime. Spot Bristol's landmarks as you soar through the air on a sightseeing trip like no other.
3. Private Sri Lankan Chef experience
If you're less about grand gestures and more about home comforts then this date is for you. Professional chef Ridmi will come to your house, armed with her mini kitchen and all the ingredients to cook you and your partner up a storm. Recreate the luxury of a three course meal out without even putting your shoes on!
4. Cycle the City
Picture this: standing before the love of your life, getting down on one knee as the sun sets behind the Clifton Suspension bridge. Bristol is full of picture-perfect proposal spots, all accessible by a gentle cycle ride. On this date, you and your partner can whizz around Bristol by bike, ending up at your ideal proposal location. And if you're feeling really romantic, then why not try out a tandem?!
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5. Cheese lovers box
Proposals don't have to mean heart shaped balloons or letters in the sky. If you're looking for an intimate, low-key engagement plan then look no further. What's more romantic than arriving home armed with a luxury box of cheese and antipasti, uncorking a bottle of wine and proposing from the comfort of your own sofa? Bliss... I'd sure say yes!
6. Drumming on the beach
If you fancy yourselves as a bit of a quirky couple, then you need a proposal to match. Picture sitting on the beach making beautiful music together as you watch the sun set over the horizon. Ray, your professional drum instructor, will take you through the fundamentals of the fascinating art of Garifuna drumming, before setting you off on your own musical journey. Perhaps work a "will you marry me" into your musical accompaniment?
7. Cocktail flight
This date brings an extra special twist to the tried-and-tested activity of just going for a drink. In the romantic setting of Plotting Parlour, your bar tender will match four luxury cocktails to your individual tastes. This one's great if you're feeling a little nervous about popping the question - nothing wrong with a bit of dutch courage!
8. eBiking on Devil's Dyke
If you're outdoorsy types, then why not make your proposal the same! Climb to the top of the valley on your electric bikes, and let the beautiful views become the setting for the most important question you'll ask in your life.
So there you have it. Eight dates across Bristol and Brighton that we think make the perfect opportunity to pop the question.
While we don't think that a good date has to cost the earth (in fact, one of my favourites is the cheese lovers box at only fifteen quid!), the luxury nature of proposal does mean some of these dates are at the more expensive end of the scale.
But don't worry. We wouldn't want a price tag putting you off orchestrating your perfect proposal scenario, so we're giving you 20% off any dates over £100 on our site, with the code YES20. Have a browse and find your perfect proposals spot here.