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9 Amazing Proposals Around the World!

9 Amazing Proposals Around the World!

Isn’t it a great feeling when you found someone you care so much about and that you want to spend the rest of your life with? You are ready to go down on one knee and propose but you want to be creative about it.

The Egyptians believed that having the ring should be round because it symbolizes eternity and to have the engagement ring to be worn on the fourth finger on the left hand because they believed that there was a vein that leads directly to the heart. We now know that that is not true but to this day many people still wear their engagement and wedding rings on their fourth finger.

Fun Engagement Facts!

61% of guys consult with their girlfriend before buying the ring.

December is the most popular month to pop the question!

75% of couples immediately change their Facebook status from “In a relationship” to “Engaged”

69% of couples decide on having an engagement photo shoot! Take a look at a recent engagement photo shoot at The Westmount!

Proposals Around The World!

Swedish Proposals

In most Scandinavian countries both men and women wear an engagement ring!

If you want to incorporate this tradition then once you propose to your significant other go out and get a matching band to wear! In Sweden men also give their bride the ring of motherhood.

Women’s Proposals

Ladies who said men have to do the proposing around here? If you want to stay traditional but still go on a non-traditional route of proposing— the historical date of women proposing is February 29th (yes that is the date of a leap year). The English considered this day to be the day outside of law, which meant women would be free from following gender roles. If you are planning on proposing to your man on February 29th is in the year 2020.

man on one knee proposing

The First Proposal

In 1477, Austrian Archduke Maximilian proposed to Mary of Burgundy. This was the first engagement (with a diamond ring) that historians know of that happen. Although this happened rings were not as popular as a gift when proposing. Items such as thimbles and cows or other livestock were commonly used.

A couple is technically not engaged until there’s a yunio (Japanese for “engagement ceremony”). Both families must come together and exchange nine gifts wrapped in rice paper. Each present symbolizes well wishes as the couple plans their life together as husband and wife. 


The man must ask the father of the bride for permission to marry his daughter. If the father of the bride says yes, the couple must attend three counseling sessions with a priest. These sessions are to learn and listen to marriage advice to grant a long and healthy marriage. Once this is done and they’ve received the blessing from the priest, the man and woman will be given a huge engagement party.


Kenyan Proposals

Every tradition especially proposals are different depending on the tribe. The Rendille tribe tradition is that a man will send beads to the special woman he wants to marry. If she accepts the beads, they are to be engaged. The woman’s family must give her a special ornament to add to the beads but only if they accept the engagement.

If you want to incorporate this tradition

Chinese Proposals

Families of both the bride and groom are usually very involved in proposals. Families will get together to give gifts such as tea, wine, red envelopes with money, and double happiness cake. During this family gathering is when the groom usually pops the question to his beautiful bride. It is a great night of bringing two families together and celebrating young love.

If you want to incorporate this tradition

Top 9 Proposals Around the World!



Here at The Westmount, we love hearing about your proposals and you and your significant other’s love story. Watch these amazing proposals and let us know your proposal story in the comments below!

Jimmy Kimmel Surprises Couple That Lost Engagement Ring

Don't drop the ring AGAIN Seth! Congrats to the now-officially engaged viral video stars!

Posted by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, September 20, 2017








This lucky couple had a chance to get a redo on their proposal!

We promise you are going to want to have a box of tissues next to you! This beautiful proposal was at the infamous Millenial Dance Complex in Los Angeles, California. What better way to propose then doing it in an environment you and your special someone love and to have people you love surrounding you.

Proposal starts at 3 minutes and 15 seconds 

“For our 1 year Anniversary, I made my girlfriend a necklace, the first one I’d ever made, which she loved and proceeded to wear every day and everywhere we went. A year and a half later we traveled to Smoo cave in Scotland, a place we had talked about since we first met.”

Smoo comes from an old Norse word meaning “A hiding place”. What a great way to surprise the person you love!

We all know and love carpool karaoke but have you seen this super sweet carpool proposal? Take a look at this fun proposal!

What a creative way to say “will you marry me”. Take a look at this hilarious but oh so cute proposal!

Now it might be a little harder to get Ellen and tWitch to help you make a memorable proposal, but take some notes folks, THIS is how you do a flash mob!

There’s no better way to celebrate an Olympic win next to your significant other than saying “Will you marry me”.

Sometimes planning can take longer depending on certain circumstances. With the help of family and friends, you can make your proposal the best day of your lives!

What better way to propose to your girlfriend than the place that started it all! For Austin and Esther this place was the Starbucks in the Amsterdam airport. Learn more about Austin and Esther’s engagement here!

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