Planning a proposal that’s befitting of your loved one can be a challenge. How can you craft a proposal that’s as special to them as they are to you? On the blog we’ve been compiling loads of proposal inspiration, from cute proposal ideas to funny, quirky to simple, extravagant to adventurous. And today’s suggestion is definitely in the latter category: a bungee jump proposal!
You might not have considered a bungee jump proposal before, but at the end of this post, we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to think of nothing else…
What is a bungee jump proposal?
A bungee jump proposal is, as it says on the tin, a proposal whilst doing a bungee jump. You’ll leap from a high platform, with a bouncy cord attached to your ankles, keeping you from flying away. It’s adrenaline-filled, brave, exhilarating and adventurous – and that’s before we even get to the bungee bit!
Why should you plan a bungee jump proposal?
If you want an unforgettable proposal, combining it with a once-in-a-lifetime experience is a great way to go.
Sure, a bungee jump proposal isn’t for everyone, but those who love it will really love it. If you and your partner spend all your spare time keeping active, you love to experience new things together or you’re well known for being a couple of adrenaline junkies, then it could be the perfect way to pop the question.
How to pull a bungee jump proposal off
This bungee jump proposal plan requires a cool head, even in extreme circumstances. If you take the jump together, you’ll be in the world’s tightest cuddle as your hurtle towards the ground; so even with the wind whipping around you, they should be able to hear you ask the all-important words. You’ll start the jump as partners and end it as betrothed; we would recommend waiting til you’re on solid ground again to get the ring, though…
Spell it out on the ground
This will require coordination with someone on the ground below, but it’s totally worth it. Prepare a banner or poster reading “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” – make sure it’s huge, and legible from above! If you’re jumping together, you can direct your partner’s attention to the words on the ground. If you’re jumping one by one or they’re jumping on their own, you can stand next to it and wait for them.
Spell it out on a bridge
The floor isn’t the only space available for your messaging when planning a bungee jump proposal. Depending on where you’re going for your jump, there might be a picture-perfect place to hang a banner within your sight line, like a bridge or a balcony on a neighbouring building. You could even get your loved ones to stand with it, like this couple did.
Wear a GoPro
Maybe you’re an adrenaline junkie, but your partner isn’t (though, they’ll come and support you, of course!). An alternative way of incorporating a bungee jump proposal into your plans is by attaching a GoPro camera to your helmet or body, and asking the question mid-jump. Then, you can show your partner the video under the guise of marvelling over the exciting thing you did. Little will they know, there’s a message for them in there too…
Bungee Jump Proposal Extras
Hire a photographer
It’s not every day you complete a bungee jump. It’s not every day you get engaged, either! Why not hire a photographer to capture the amazing moment? (Not sure how to choose one? Check out our guide here.)
Bubbles to celebrate
Once you’ve both got your feet firmly on the ground again, your heads will probably still be in the clouds, so why not get some bubbles in to celebrate?
A zipped compartment for the ring
Even though you won’t be getting the ring out mid-jump, you’ll probably be jumping with it on your person (unless, perhaps, you feel comfortable asking a member of staff to look after it during). The last thing you want is for it to fly out of your pocket at height and at speed; so make sure it’s somewhere zipped and super safe!
You can also get special slim ring boxes that are designed especially for these moments, where you need to keep them inconspicuous and concealed.
Special jumping quotes
Another beautiful finishing touch for a bungee jump proposal is a quote about jumping together, or taking the leap. There’s a beautiful symmetry about these two situations, and you can choose something really poetic, that’ll make it a super romantic experience.
Will you be planning a bungee jump proposal any time? Or another adrenaline-racing, thrill-seeking activity instead? Or maybe you’ve got a totally different, but no less adventurous proposal plan up your sleeves? We’d love to hear it, and to know how it goes, too. Good luck!