It only happens once, or maybe twice, in a lifetime. We want it jaw-dropping and heart-melting and, lastly, we want to hear a resounding YES after the question is popped. And so, after choosing the ring, the question is, when and where is the perfect location to propose?
So, here is a guide to the guys who have time but have no money and vice versa, the answer is … Destination – Asia. Asia has lots of romantic tourist spots that will make your sweetheart swoon with or without breaking the bank.
Got honey, no money
Take her to Singapore and propose by the Wings of Time Show or the Merlion Tower in Sentosa. One can also do it while walking hand in hand by the Island of the Gods in Bali, Indonesia.
The Philippines has several places to boast of, where you can kneel at the top of the highest hill in Bohol and have the symmetrical little chocolate hills as your background.
Or go all the way with the romance and wait to catch the sunset by the white sand beach at Boracay. The hazy orange purple sky can also mask the drops of tear for the tearjerker in you.
More money, more options
For the luckier ones with wads of cash, kicking it up a notch is easy. If you really want to wow your soon-to-be fiancé and your pocket is deep, Maldives has one of the most luxurious, exclusive and expensive resort.
Decide whether to make her yours while cruising aboard the infamous Norma yacht or at the exquisite John Jacob Astor Estate, one of the largest overwater villas at 1,540 sqm. at St. Regis Vommuli. Another contender for a lavish proposal is at Japan. Hilltop Villa in Fiji is so exclusive, they pre approve guests.
But having your own nanny, chauffeur and cook on a hilltop luxury resort is everything. You will really feel like a king, awaiting the yes of your queen.
Less dough, more flow
If you are the romantic yet practical type, then you are looking for just the right amount of romance with a little bit of extra. Propose up in the sky via hot air balloon in Bagan, Myanmar, while overlooking more than 10,000 temples. This is not going to cost you a lot but the experience will surely leave both of you richer.
The White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand is also a romantic spot. Think of the picturesque all white majestic temple after the exotic and colourful streets of Thailand. It is just grand. For a lovely Santorini effect without the Grecian budget, opt for the Bellaroca Island Resort at the Philippines, the architecture, the sky and the sea will leave you breathless but within budget.
The Bottom Line: It is All About You
Your proposal can be as unique as you. Whether you opt not to spend a cent and be thrifty, or spoil your girl and yourself along the process, or be a wise gentleman on a particular budget, it will all be about you.