20 Unique Marriage Proposal Decorations to Land an Instant Yes

These DIY decorations will make your proposal even more special.
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Angelika Pokovba
by Angelika Pokovba
Updated Aug 23, 2021
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So you've mustered up the courage and are ready to pop the big question. With your speech and the engagement ring ready, what you need now is a perfect setup for the big proposal. Don't stress—we've got you covered with an array of decoration ideas that will elevate your wedding proposal in style (they can even translate to engagement party decorations after!).

From home decor to party decorations and plenty of fairy lights, we're here to help you craft the perfect proposal. All you have to do is shop—oh, and pop the question.

The Custom Wood Art Mason Jar Fairy Lights

Four mason jars with fairy lights in them

Create a magical ambiance for your wedding proposal at home with these charming mason jars that are lit from within with fairy lights. Use them to pave a path to the spot, and dim down the lights for an extra intimate atmosphere. (Psst... you can reuse them as backyard decor afterward.)

Sand Cloud Boho Honey Towel

Honey colored beach throw with white boho design

A beach proposal calls for seating options that don't get the two of you super sandy, and the right picnic blanket or beach throw can totally help set a romantic vibe. We love this boho-style throw towel for unconventional proposal decor.

Verve Culture Moroccan Poufs

White Moroccan pouf

Is your idea of romance a picnic for two? Spruce up your scene with a Moroccan pouf to ask that oh-so-important question in comfort and style. Bonus: These can also serve as beautiful home decor.

Target Cast Aluminum Candle Holders, Set of 3

Brass taper candle holders

There's no such thing as too many candles, especially when it comes to a proposal or wedding centerpiece. Adorn your scene with a slew of these taper candle holders for a memorable, romantic touch.

Business and Pleasure For One Kings Lane Elodie Tent

Blue floral tent with tassel details

Tents offer a cute and adorable backdrop for an engagement proposal—not to mention a bit of welcome privacy if you're not exactly a couple that loves to be on display. This chinoiserie tent is sure to land you a very enthusiastic "Yes!"—plus some pretty great Insta shots.

Little Orchard Craft Rose Gold Heart Confetti Balloons

Clear balloons with gold heart confetti inside

Heart-shaped decorations aren't just for Valentine's Day proposals. Consider this latex balloon filled with romantic love-heart confetti for your big moment. The party balloons will be sure to add to the already-festive mood.

The Knot Shop Push-Up Confetti Popper

Confetti poppers with pink and white confetti, silver and gold confetti and black and tan confetti

For a fun marriage proposal idea, hand these mini confetti cannons out to any loved ones who will be in attendance and have them pop them once your partner says yes.

Stationery Bliss Shop Proposal Bags "Will You Marry Me?"

Paper bags with tea lights spelling out Will You Marry Me?

Ah, the four words that will decide everything. Consider utilizing proposal bags (lit from within with battery-powered tea lights) as a way to represent your intentions and create a great photo opportunity. You can even hide the ring box in one of the bags if you don't want to have it on you.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

Instax polaroid cameras in pastel colors

No photo booth? No problem! A polaroid camera is a great way to capture the moment and end up with a memento that will accompany you through married life and beyond. Bonus: You can reuse the camera as part of your wedding decor to snag hilarious shots of your family, bridesmaids, groomsmen and more.

Firebird Crafts NJ Will You Marry Me Surprise Candle

Candle with Will You Marry Me? message on top

Surprise proposals are some of the best kind. Consider hiding the message in a candle, which you can light up while you're enjoying a romantic dinner or date night in. Your proposal will reveal itself as the wax melts.

The Knot Personalized Wooden Wedding Sign

Wooden signs with white type in classic calligraphy saying, Nothing fancy just love and We're getting married

Set the vibe for a romantic proposal with signs and sayings that mean something special to you two as a couple. These can also serve as indicators of the proposal locale, pointing towards where you're waiting for the big moment.

Minted Heart The Big Picture Puzzle

Heart shaped puzzle of personalized photo

Consider getting a custom puzzle made with a picture of the two of you for a fun pre-proposal activity or a creative way to announce your engagement to friends, family and social media.

The Knot Shop Small Silver Heart Photo Frame Favor

Small silver heart photo frames

Picture frames make for great proposal decor and are such a sweet way to remind your partner where you've come from—and where you're going. Pick up a slew of these charming heart frames for the big moment, then reuse them as party decor for your engagement party, wedding shower and more.

Rose Petals Everywhere Freeze Dried Rose Petals

Light pink, red and white petals

Rose petals everywhere will surely turn the romance up a notch. These flower petals are biodegradable and freeze-dried for freshness, making them a romantic way to deck out your proposal scene.

The Bouqs Adore Arch Decor

White rose arch decor

Popping the question at a ceremony-like spot? This fresh floral decor element would make for a great way to dress up an arch, altar or even park bench.

Urban Outfitters Packard Bell Home Theater Projector And Screen

Theater projector and screen outside with fairy lights

An outdoor projector is a must if your proposal plans include a homemade movie or photo slideshow. Set it up somewhere special, along with a slew of balloon decorations, flowers and LED lights for a date night scene your partner won't soon forget.

The Knot Silver Wedding Champagne Glasses With Crystal Gems

Champagne flutes with silver and crystal details

You'll definitely be popping some bubbly tonight, so come prepared with these sleek champagne flutes. You could even float the wedding ring inside one for an added surprise.

Sparklers.us Heart Sparklers

Heart shaped sparkler

Heart-shaped sparklers will look great in pictures and add an extra element of magic to your marriage proposal. We can pretty much guarantee any loved ones on hand (or nearby strangers) would love to participate in the celebration.

Mari Max Studio Pampas Grass

Neutral pampas grass in vase

For a rustic or boho proposal, consider decorating the scene with pampas grass instead of real flowers for a chic moment worthy of your oh-so-stylish partner.

Baked by Melissa Wedding Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting

For a sweet treat after promising forever, opt for these bite-sized treats from Baked by Melissa. Made with white cake, vanilla buttercream and white chocolate curls, they'll be the perfect way to kick off your forever.

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