June is the (chosen) month when most of the couples say “I do”. However, before the bride walks down the aisle and the parents talk about the reception details, Romeo must first prepare for the bigger event: the Marriage Proposal. “What is the most creative way to propose?” is what a man usually asks his buddies before practicing the line – “Will you marry me?”
When in Manila, we will give you places where you can kneel down and be creative. Here’s a list of 5 places where you can be creative and propose in Manila.
5 Fun Places to Propose: Unique Spots in Manila to Get Down on One Knee
5. Manila Ocean Park
If you and your girlfriend love nature and life under the sea, bring her to Manila Ocean Park and reconnect with marine life with attractions like Dancing Jellies and Sea Lion show or even a visit to Antarctica.
Photo by Antonio Carranza, Jr of Pusangkalye.Net
Proposal Tip: We once had our company Christmas Party ar Manila Ocean Park and during the Musical Fountain Show, the lights and water flashed our company logo. We were so amazed and delighted! You can probably ask them to flash “<Your girlfriend’s name here”, will you marry me?” and ask the funny characters in the show to bring flowers to your girlfriend.
Manila Ocean Park
Quirino Grandstand, Manila
4. Gandiva Cafe and Archery Range
The Gandiva Cafe and Archery Range is a nice place to visit to bond with your significant other while discovering an ancient sport: archery. The place also offers food for vegetarians.
Proposal Tip: We are not asking you to wear a Cupid costume and take the arrow and bow (but we are not stopping you if you want to!). What you can do is to put the ring on one of the balloons and ask your girlfiend to aim at it (now she has to be good and hit it). Once she does, take it and ask her the magic words.
Gandiva Cafe and Archery Range
7/F One Corporate Centre Bldg.
Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
3. City Kart Racing
Even if you are not a fan of Formula One or racing, you will love this place because it will give you a sense of independence and adventure. Racing in City Kart is like racing in a real racing tournament with your scores being updated and flashed real time on LCD monitors, and even on Facebook.
Proposal Tip: Race with your girlfriend and let her win the race (of course). Wait for her at the finish line with a flag saying “Will you marry me?“. You just need to pray that she keeps her focus and says “yes”.
City Kart Racing
7F Park Square One, Makati City
2. Enchanted Kingdom
Who doesn’t love Enchanted Kingdom? I don’t know any couple who hasn’t been to Enchanted Kingdom for a date. All darlings, honeys and bebes must have had their picture taken at Space Shuttle, Anchors Away or Jungle Log Jam. On that note, wouldn’t it be fun to go back to the park where the magic is and propose?
Picture from Enchanted Kingdom website
Proposal Tip: If you can ask Mr. Wizard and the Enchanted Kingdom gang to do a flash mob for your proposal, that would be great. However, if you want something more creative, you can ride the Space Shuttle and pretend to fall (now, you need to talk to the Enchanted Kingdom management for the whole setup). Paramedics and lifesavers must then come with all the drama. Just when you are lying on the stretcher with your girlfriend holding your hand, take the ring and ask the question. Just make sure she doesn’t have any heart problems.
Sta Rosa, Laguna
1. The Mind Museum
The Mind Museum is one of the most celebrated museums in the metro today. It is a place of information, discovery and innovation. You can take endless pictures with the moon, globe, dinosaur, fossils, austranaut and even the brain while discovering facts and fun things about life and the world we live in.
Proposal Tip: If you can ask the giant dinosaur in there to ask the magic question, that would be awesome. If you think that is not possible, you can make your own robot and ask the Mind Museum management to set it up somewhere, so that when your girlfriend checks on it, it can ask the question you have been dying to ask her.
The Mind Museum
JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
These are just few of the many places where you can propose. If you think that proposing this way is too much work, always think of your girlfriend’s preferences and personality. Either way, there are a lot of perfect places to propose and say “I do” when in Manila.