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Long Distance Proposal Ideas

Long distance video chat proposal

A marriage proposal is a monumental moment in anyone’s life and one which both you and your partner will remember for the rest of your lives. Whether you are proposing in-person or from a distance, With Clarity can help you make your wedding proposal unique, romantic, and unforgettable. Selecting the perfect engagement ring is an essential step, but there are many other things to keep in mind when you’re planning to pop the question. If your proposal is long-distance, proper planning is even more essential.

“I ask you to pass through life at my side - to be my second self, and best earthly companion.”

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

As marriage proposal quotes go, this one, taken from the classic novel Jane Eyre, makes for powerful reading. A marriage proposal serves as the perfect opportunity to set the scene for the rest of your life. Therefore, it needs to be special, something you can look back on and share when you reach your twilight years.

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What to do Before Proposing?

Before we get to the long distance proposal ideas, proposing means planning, so ensuring you have thought of every last detail will ensure your long-distance wedding proposal goes off without a hitch. Before you ask to spend the rest of your lives together, be sure you are confident that you and your partner are on the same page about marriage, and that the timing is right for both of you.

When to start planning the proposal

When you know the answer will be an enthusiastic, ‘Yes’, you should consider talking to their family and friends to keep them in the loop and if necessary, help plan your long distance proposal. Long-distance proposals sometimes require more work, so the more help you can have, the better. Of course, purchasing the perfect engagement ring for the love of your life is also crucial, as it is a piece of jewelry they will treasure for the rest of their life.

Once you’ve knocked out these essential steps, it’s time to start thinking about proposal ideas. If you are in a long-distance relationship, and the timing is right, there are many ways you can plan an extra special proposal, even from a distance.

Where do I start?

We understand how daunting it can be to get down on one knee. Even if you rehearse your marriage proposal speech in your head fifty times, popping the question is inevitably a nerve-wracking experience. Ease your nerves by putting together your own marriage proposal template. This is a good way to outline your ideas and what you would like to say.

You can also find ideas and inspiration by doing some research of your own. We love this cute proposal featuring a well-known song by Bruno Mars and a very creative bunch of performers! Gold star to the fiancée concerned and the bride-to-be’s nearest and dearest for pulling this off!

AFRL (away from real-life) Proposal Ideas

No matter how many miles are between you and your partner, there are a plethora of ways to make a memorable and cute marriage proposal. Whether you plan to pop the question from afar, or you want to find a way to propose IRL (in real-life), there are plenty of great options.

Technology saves the day!

If meeting in-person isn’t an option, don’t worry. Technology has made it easier than ever to propose, no matter how far away you might physically be from one another. Texting, calling, Whatsapp, and video calls have made it easy to connect, even if you are in different countries or on different continents. Just be sure to take into account any time zone differences! Consider utilizing these strategies to get your long-distance proposal across:

  • Game Night: Many people have been playing virtual trivia with their family and friends. Consider making “Will you marry me?” a question at one of your game nights. Not only will your proposal be creative and memorable, but your loved ones will get to witness the surprise from a distance as well. Check out this video below for inspiration.
  • Social Media: If your partner spends a lot of time scrolling through social media, consider incorporating it into your proposal. A tweet asking your partner to marry you would be a great use of 140 characters. However, we recommend using these platforms more to announce your engagement afterward.

  • Simulation Game: How about a combination of using games and social media? Perhaps you and your partner met through The Sims, or you both have a soft spot for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. During one of your game nights, video chat them while playing and propose in your game dream world. Then have a ring mailed to them, or deliver it in person when you have the chance!

  • Record Yourself: Perhaps you live in different time zones, or have inflexible schedules? If you can’t be in the same room to get down on one knee, make an extra special video of you proposing. You can consider dressing up and creating a romantic setting for your partner to see on camera.

  • Write it Down: It might be 2020, but nothing is more romantic than an old fashioned love letter. Try writing down all of your feelings as a letter or poem. The closing sentence can be the big question!

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How About an In-person Proposal?

If you are able to arrange a way to conduct your proposal in person, you can still be creative and thoughtful. A fun, recent trend is planning a flash mob to propose, and with a little help from friends and family, it’s definitely something you could pull off. If you are meeting in person, consider meeting your partner halfway or surprising them by coming to their hometown. The possibilities are endless, so be sure to think out of the box.

If you’re been involved in a long-distance relationship, we expect you have had to endure periods of not seeing one another in person. Let’s take a look at a few creative marriage proposal ideas especially for those who can’t be up close and personal with their beloved when they pop the question.

Flash-mob Proposal

You could look to technology for a helping hand, if you’ve been conducting a long-term relationship for a while you are probably well-versed in communicating via video chat, text, etc. However, for a more unique marriage proposal how about adding a flash mob into the mix?

You could do the whole thing by video or you could ask nearby friends, family, hire a group, or have colleagues come at a pre-set time and place to surprise your beloved. A flash mob marriage proposal will be one to remember but will require lots of pre-planning. You will need to check out a few marriage proposal songs to find the most appropriate and also enlist a few willing volunteers.


A Scenic Proposal

For a cute marriage proposal, you could meet halfway and ask the big question then. Suggest a romantic rendezvous in a place that means something to both of you, or choose a memorable or pretty location that will prove to be an impressive backdrop.

A Hometown Proposal

Alternatively, how about turning up unannounced in your partner’s hometown? Book a meal at a stylish restaurant and enlist a friend to get your partner there, then take their breath away when they find you waiting with a beautiful ring in hand, and ready to deliver a surprise marriage proposal.

With so many shapes and cuts to choose from you might find it tricky to choose the perfect proposal ring. Here’s a brief overview of the shapes/cuts available:

  • Round (brilliant): Even contours that catch the light in a mesmerizing way.

    Gemstone Round Shape

  • Cushion: Traditional stones, square with rounded corners, a pretty style.

    Gemstone Cushion Shape

  • Princess (fancy): Versatile and stylish with four even sides and corners.

    Gemstone Princess Shape

  • Emerald: Larger diamonds with reflective facets providing an elegant flash.

    Gemstone Emerald Shape

  • Oval: Symmetrical, rounded shape that looks balanced and graceful.

    Gemstone Oval Shape

  • Pear: A teardrop shape, with a classic look. The pear slims the fingers.

    Gemstone Pear Shape

  • Marquise: Large surface with an elegant look.

    Gemstone Marquise Shape

  • Radiant: Square shaped, traditional-looking stone.

    Gemstone Radiant Shape
    • Asscher: A modern cut with a classy oval look.
      Gemstone Asscher Shape

    Beautiful With Clarity Rings for your Proposal

    For a romantic marriage proposal make sure you choose one of the beautiful rings from the stunning With Clarity range.

    The Perfect Ring

    Once you’ve figured out the logistics, it’s time to select the perfect ring. At With Clarity, we offer a variety of styles at a wide range of price points. We offer both preset and customizable diamond engagement rings, meaning you can select the rings that are perfect for your partner and budget.

    For engagement rings, some of the most popular cuts of diamonds include Round, Cushion, Princess, Emerald, Oval, Pear, Marquise, Radiant, and Asscher. Check out some of our most popular diamond engagement rings:


    Our customizable rings are available in both lab-grown and natural selections, so you can design a ring that suits your partner’s specific taste and style. As well as preferred metal type: 14 karat or 18 karat white/yellow/rose gold, or platinum.

    Available in natural diamond or lab diamond the Braided Cathedral diamond engagement ring at $1,100 has a contemporary style. With its 14KT white gold band, round center diamond, and 0.30-carat accent braided diamonds this ring screams style.

    Braided cathedral diamond engagement ring, 14kt white gold, Round shape diamond

    Three Stone Diamond Ring: The Duet diamond engagement ring retails for $920 and boasts a 14 KT white gold band matching set of round center stone and 0.25 carats of accent diamonds and channel set side stones.

    Duet diamond engagement ring, 14kt white gold, Round shape diamond

    Preset Rings

    If you want a pretty off-the-peg ring the Affection diamond ring could be perfect. The 14 KT white gold band retails at $2,010 and is complimented by bezel and milgraining settings. The ring is topped off beautifully with a natural center diamond.

    Flora: The intricate floral band adds a unique twist to traditional engagement rings. This style is perfect for those who are artistic and unique.

    Gratia diamond ring, 14 karat white gold, round diamond

    Aura: This style features unique center stones that are accentuated by at least one layer of stunning, curved, pave set diamonds.

    Aurora diamond preset ring, 14 karat white gold, round diamond

    Gemstone Rings

    Our gemstone rings are available in Moissanite, Blue Sapphire, Ruby, London Blue Topaz, Peridot, Aquamarine, Amethyst, and Black Diamond, meaning you can choose the stone that’s perfect for your love.

    Three Stone Black Diamond: The beauty of the center black diamond is highlighted by two adjacent tapered baguettes, which make the ring balanced and beautiful. The Elegance three baguette black diamond ring retails at $1,800 and features two tapered baguettes framing a central black diamond. The 14 KT white gold band and 0.50-carat black diamond stone scream sophistication.

    Elegance Three Baguette Black Diamond Ring

    Traditional Pave Sapphire Ring: The deep, bright blue sapphire that forms the center of this ring is accented but not overpowered by eight subtle accent diamonds. A petite classic setting with delicate carat accent diamonds (set on a 14 KT white gold band). The Traditional Pave Sapphire Ring retails at $1,650 and has a striking gemstone at its core.

    Traditional Pave Sapphire Ring

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    Here’s to Love and Laughter and a Happy Ever After!

    We wish you every success with your proposal. Choose a wonderful ring from the With Clarity range and you will dazzle your partner not only with your love but also with your impeccable taste.

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