In the 90’s romantic comedy “You’ve Got Mail,” the secret identity of Meg Ryan’s online admirer (spoiler alert) is finally revealed at the end of the movie, not by Tom Hanks, but by his character’s big golden retriever, Brinkley. When Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly kiss in the park after the truth comes out, Brinkley joins their embrace. For some couples, their pets are an important part of their relationship and their future life together. Some couples even choose to have their dog, cat, or other pet play a pivotal role in their proposal or wedding. Do you have a beloved pet that you would like to include in your proposal?
Creative Proposal Ideas Involving a Dog
1. The Classic
Once you have shopped for diamond cluster engagement rings and have picked the best ring for your bride, tie the ring box to your dog’s collar with a ribbon. Call the dog over and wait for your better half to find her ring. This is one of the more common proposal ideas involving a dog. For a twist on this classic proposal, have your dog deliver a clue that will help your girlfriend find her engagement ring.
2. The Outdoorsy
Dig a shallow hole in the garden. Bury the engagement ring box along with a dog biscuit, and loosely cover it with dirt. If you have a retriever, then your dog is likely to sniff out the bone, eat it, and then come drop the ring box in your lap to play. Your significant other is sure to be surprised by that pleasant alternative to a drool-covered tennis ball.
3. The Written Word
Perhaps having your dog reveal diamond cluster engagement rings is not quite what you have in mind when you think of proposal ideas involving a dog, because you would prefer to select your affordable wedding jewelry together. Fortunately, there are other ways to get your dog involved. Custom design a collar and dog tag with your personal proposal message. Or tie a letter to the dog’s collar to be delivered to your spouse-to-be.
Share your proposal ideas involving a dog in the comments!
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chicken farmer in Jackson, Mississippi. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in English.
She planned her own budget outdoor wedding five years ago at a state park in Florida, on the
waterfront of a natural spring. She wishes that she had known more about budget weddings back
when she was planning hers, because she comes up with new ideas all the time that she wishes
she had incorporated into her own wedding plans! In addition to saving money, Kelly's passions
are reading, writing, parenting, planning, traveling, and living an environmentally friendly life.
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