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Unique proposal ideas and stories, including super geeky proposals, proposing without a ring, advice for women about how to propose to a boyfriend, LGBT proposal stories, and more!

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A surprise proposal engagement in Philadelphia

Jill proposed to her partner Duby (in that hat!) a few months prior to their engagement session. But here’s the twist: Duby decided to propose back to Jill during their shoot when they arrived at the Race Street Pier in Philly for some more photos. Jill didn’t expect to get a ring until the wedding day, so this was a total surprise to her, as you can see! It was quite a surprise proposal.

ways not to announce your engagement alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

5 ways NOT to announce your engagement on social media (in GIFs)

It’s the start of the holiday season. You’re full of tryptophan and ready for a nap. OR you’re totally celebrating your freshly diamond-ed finger because your spouse (or you!) has just proposed. It’s the holidays, love is in the air. It’s engagement season, y’all.

If this is you, CONGRATS! We’re so happy for you! And we want all your friends and family to be happy, too. So here are five ways NOT to announce your engagement on social media so you don’t wreck all the fun with your wild antics.

A real life Pokémon scavenger hunt proposal as seen on @offbeatbride

This girl proposed to her boyfriend with a real life Pokémon scavenger hunt proposal

I knew that if I were capable of any coding at all I would need to propose to my boyfriend Jacob with a Pokémon game. Since I have no experience coding anything, there was no way I could make him a game. I decided to go a completely different route: a real world Pokémon scavenger hunt proposal with wild Pokémon and gyms.

Weird and wonderful ways to propose (that actually worked!) as seen on @offbeatbride #wedding #proposals

16 wonderful and weird wedding proposals (that totally worked!)

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.

Pokémon game proposal as seen on @offbeatbride #pokemon #wedding #proposal

See the Pokémon game proposal this game developer made for his girlfriend

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. The matching Poké Ball ring was the icing on this gamertastic geeky proposal of our dreams. You HAVE to see this.

The Promised Ring alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Custom engagement rings with or WITHOUT the ring from Ethical Jewellery Australia

Our sponsor Ethical Jewellery Australia specializes in custom engagement and wedding rings, made with ethically-sourced and processed diamonds, coloured gemstones, and recycled metals. Which we all freaking LOVE. (Seriously, wait until you see all their gorgeous and creative settings.) But what they also offer is the perfect proposal solution for those of you who want to propose with some bling, but have NO CLUE what kind of ring your partner wants to wear for the rest of their freaking life.