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Surprise Proposal Ideas: Confess Your Love Closer to Home (And Heart)
30 Jul 2020INSPIRATIONBY Cecilya

Popping the big question is absolutely nerve-wrecking. It’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in life and, of course, you’d like it to be extra special--planning everything months before and preparing yourself for that perfect moment. Last year, we saw an increasing trend in travel proposals, either somewhere overseas or local.

But then came the Coronavirus… which ruins all of our travel plans.

Instead of postponing (or even cancelling) your love confession, why not have it somewhere closer to home? Pick a place that has a special place in both your hearts to make it even more memorable or explore around and discover the hidden gems of your city. You’d be surprised how beautiful your hometown can be.

Here are a few of our favorite spots in town that are perfect for your #shesaidyes moments:


If you’re not a fan of having a crowd, a car proposal is going to be the right one for you. It’s going to be very intimate and you can do anything you like! From filling your car with balloons, using the car’s audio system to play a special recorded message, to having a short trip to a secret destination. There’s a lot of creative ideas you can play around with to ensure your proposal is as unforgettable and jaw-dropping as possible.

by Chrystal for SweetEscape in Melbourne
by Chrystal for SweetEscape in Melbourne

Chasing the magical sunset

Watching the sun sets on the beach itself is already a romantic experience. You won’t need to prepare a lot of things for this type of proposal because you can just let the ambience do the magic of setting the mood! The golden rays of the sunset will also turn all your photos into a beautiful painting. It’s effortless, simple, yet still magical.

by Vandy for SweetEscape in Jakarta
by Alex for SweetEscape in Bali

A room to remember

Having an extra budget to plan for a fancier proposal? Book a room with a view at your favorite hotel and plan for a staycation! Turn the room into a fairytale wonderland and fill it with personal tokens. Get the hotel staff to help you with arranging the night you will remember. Order a special dinner, request for a private music show, or have your close friends and family lead the surprise. You totally need to put more effort into the plan, but hey, your future fiance deserves more than just an ordinary hotel room.

by Hendry for SweetEscape in Jakarta

Secret Love Garden

City parks and gardens are an oasis in the middle of the bustling city. It’s where first dates are done, first kisses are stolen, and it can also be the place for you to pop the question. Just like a Disney movie, confess your love under the lush trees accompanied by the tweeting birds and colorful flowers! Go for an afternoon session to get the best lighting for your photos!

by Haris for SweetEscape in New York
by Eric for SweetEscape in Singapore

Mark your heart

Get iconic by having your surprise proposal at the iconic locations of your city! You can opt for a historical site for a classic romantic proposal or propose to your sweetheart in that popular tourist destination. Now is the perfect time to do it! The usually packed tourist spots will be empty and quiet so you can totally get that postcard-material shot with a clear sight of the landmark as the background. No more photobombs. No more waiting for the crowd to die down.

by Maria for SweetEscape in San Francisco
by Sitti for SweetEscape in New York

by Haris for SweetEscape in New York

Now more than ever, people are realizing that all of the extravagant display is no longer important. The core value of the moment is what matters and SweetEscape is always ready to be a part of your special moments and to have your surprise proposal #CapturedPerfectly, wherever you are!