The Proposers go global: An Irish proposalPublished on 17th July '14
Ireland has so much more to offer than leprechauns, four-leaf clovers and Guinness. Take some inspiration from this culturally-rich and diverse country for your proposal with one of our proposal ideas. Tying the knot: The ancient Celtic tradition of hand fasting saw the betrothed couple have their hands tied together in advance of the wedding day in a practice that symbolised committing to each other, but was also used as a legitimate wedding ceremony. To incorporate this tradition into your proposal, why not arrange for a special hand fasting ceremony in a personal and poignant spot? Thread the engagement ring onto the hand fasting cord and, as she catches sight of the jewel, pop the question. Fiddling flash-mob: If you'd like to create a fun and upbeat proposal then plan a surprise fit for an Irish princess. Break out the fiddles, the bagpipes and the kilts for a ceilidh dance flash-mob or for a traditional Irish choir flash-mob depending on your girlfriends tastes. Either choose a dance to suit you as a couple and your relationship, or choose a song to tell a story such as the traditional She Moved Through the Fair before arranging a group of willing friends and family members or hiring performers to create that ultimate flash-mob moment. Irish bling: The Claddagh ring is a piece of jewellery that is handed down from mother to daughter to be used as a betrothal and wedding ring. You cannot buy one for yourself and must only receive one as a gift. So why not use it in place of an engagement ring? Obviously, you'll need your future mother-in-laws blessing (and the ring!) first. For an extra traditional touch, wrap the ring up as a gift in Irish lace. If you're looking for unique proposal ideas then look no further, we're bursting with ideas and can help create the most perfect proposal. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Image source - stylemepretty, Shop Irish.