When it comes to wedding proposals, you can’t be too unique. After all, no one wants a boring, run-of-the-mill engagement.
Reddit user Shalamster knew this rule very well, and he made sure that when he proposed to his girlfriend, it would be perfectly tailored to her personality. To make the proposal perfect, he first created a handmade gift and incorporated it into a day of rock climbing — his girlfriend’s favorite activity.
Lovebirds thinking of taking the plunge into marriage: take notes from this guy.
It all started with some wood.
The wood was measured and cut.
It was then assembled into a small box.
Grooves were added for decoration.
A purple inlay was added for a colorful touch.
Then it was time to make a ring.
It took a few tries, but he was finally able to make one.
He even glued a (fake) diamond to it!
Hey, handmade beats a big rock any day.
The box was shellacked and sealed.
Adding foam made sure the ring was snug.
It gets better…
The other part of the setup was the placement of the box — way up on a high cliff.
When his girlfriend climbed up, she noticed it immediately, but didn’t know what it was.
Opening the box…
Back on more secure ground, they had a formal proposal.
She said yes!
This is how you make a memorable proposal! The best part is that you don’t have to spend big bucks to show your love, either. Something handmade is always much more meaningful.