If there’s one thing we love, it’s a good proposal story.
Now, we really love an intimate, meaningful, and sweet proposal, but sometimes you just want to hear a neat story of nerdy, wonderful, and weird wedding proposals.
We’ve seen some amazing offbeat wedding proposals and we wanted to round up some of the ones we’ve featured, some we love from around the web, and some that have just become legend.
Let’s go down the rabbit hole of geeky, romantic, and wonderfully weird wedding proposals.
With the help of Harry Potter
Rachel proposed to Jaquie in a way no Harry Potter fan could refuse: the ring was hidden inside a golden snitch! We spied a golden snitch ring box right here.
With the help of Mario
If Harry Potter isn’t your love guru, could the 8-bit plumber be the one? If you’re this geeky couple, it was just the right setting.
Will you be my player 2?
Another way Mario can help!
When he opened it I could only manage to squeak out “Wanna get married?” and he looked at the box and then at me with a confused and surprised expression. Luckily, he responded “Yes!”… and then followed it up with a pout and “But I want to be player one!!” Read more…
Hidden in a custom mug
Nothing says a better mood for agreeing to marry someone than to propose after a full cuppa joe. A well-caffeinated person is a happy person.
Mer-made in the shade
Rachel and her fiancé are cosplayers, and got engaged in the best way possible — in Little Mermaid cosplay! As Rachel explained…
Daniel secretly set up a little mermaid photo shoot for my friend and I, and then showed up in the middle of it dressed as Prince Eric. I was in my mermaid tail on the riverside when he got down on one knee, with a little seashell box, and asked me to marry him. It was like something out of a fairytale.
Enlist the cast of The Next Generation
With a good portion of the cast of Star Trek the Next Generation looking on at Austin’s Wizard World comic-con, this dude got on one knee. Apparently the groom said, “I love Star Trek, but I love her more.” Our nerdy hearts beat wildly.
My boyfriend Matt proposed to me in the most elaborate way possible. He, along with all of our closest friends, orchestrated an epic LARP (Live Action Role Play) adventure where I got to play the hero and save him from a terrible evil. To say that I’m the world’s luckiest girl is the understatement of the century.
With an eHarmony dupe
A meme-tastic proposal
Redditor SirTechnocracy’s proposed to his girlfriend on Reddit itself with artwork commissioned through deviantART users with a lot of geek culture and internet meme references. She naturally responded with her own meme.
A MUTUAL proposal
To kick off the planning process, we chose a day that would be THE DAY. We picked a day where neither of us had other plans or commitments, a day that we could be fully present. We split this day up so that we could both plan surprises and gifts for one another. We also wanted to commemorate the day for years to come so we hired a professional photographer to capture the moments. Read more…
QR code will save us
Triple word score engagement
Your bibliophile wordsmith partner will give you the best score ever with this proposal.
Proposing with a custom video game
Sammy is an indie game developer who makes a game for his games user researcher girlfriend Tasha every year. This year he ramped up his romance game to the max by adding in a surprise Pokémon game proposal. Read more here…
This one appeals to the movie-goer in me. Plus, all that planning makes it so awesome! This guy proposed with all of the movie stubs from the films they’d seen together. D’aww.
On the log ride
This one’s an oldie but a goodie. The fun part is that you can get your friends (or a few willing loge ride mates) to help and your partner won’t know it’s happening until they see the photo at the end.
Just one more Potterphile way
If you’re not opposed to carving out a real book (I know, some of you are!), this “unbreakable vow” ring holder is pretty darn adorable.
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