Jayde Ferguson, writer for Southern Skydivers, Perthâ€™s best skydiving proposal experiences with magnificent views of the WA coast.
Finding someone to tie the knot with is a pretty big deal, but the pressure to pick the right moment and how youâ€™re going to ask is even bigger. From romantic to extreme, there are so many ways to propose to your significant other but at the end of the day you just want it to be the perfect experience â€“ one thatâ€™ll get their heart racing.
For some, taking the plunge whilst tandem skydiving has proven to be a fantastic opportunity to ask for your loved oneâ€™s hand in marriage. On top of the actual proposal itself, skydiving is one of the few experiences that is bound to get your blood pumping. Marriage is all about trusting your life with this other person â€“ and there is no clearer way to show that by jumping into freefall with them. Hereâ€™s a few reasons why skydiving is the coolest, most exciting and adrenaline boosting proposal yet.
1. A Proposal to Remember
When you propose to someone, you want it to be forever. Thus, the actual proposal needs to be something pretty spectacular â€“ youâ€™ll both want to look back on it for years to come. If youâ€™re both adrenaline junkies naturally, then your significant other will no doubt get an extra kick out of seeing the ring or proposal message in the air and really get them falling for you all over again.
2. The Options are Endless
One of the best things about proposing to your loved one through the art of skydiving is that thereâ€™s more than one way to do it. The first choice and easiest option is to have a huge banner on the ground right where you and your loved one will land. As you canâ€™t propose verbally when youâ€™re being hurled through the air at the speed of lightning, this would ensure your partner gets the message as they near the ground. If youâ€™re the type of person that does want to do the traditional â€śget on one kneeâ€ť, you can plan the jump so you reach the ground first waiting with the ring and bottle of champagne. If you want to be super prepared, you can let everyone else in on the secret too so friends, family and a photographer can be waiting with you to capture the special moment.
Another option for a skydiving proposal can be the moment before you jump â€“ then you can celebrate when you land. Ask your loved one for their hand in marriage the moment as theyâ€™re about to leave the plane so this way, theyâ€™ll have the adrenalin rushing through them from the jump as well as butterflies in their tummy from the unexpected romantic moment. Once you land, you can take the sparkling ring out of its safe spot to put on her finger.
No matter what way you decide for a skydiving proposal, you can still arrange for the moment to be as traditional and as romantic as you desire. What about getting the skydiving company in on it too? They can make an announcement over the loud speaker or play your song together as you both reach the bottom. Anyway, you can definitely look forward to the passionate kiss thatâ€™ll follow such a daring, exciting and heartfelt proposal.
3. Choice of Location
A skydiving proposal doesnâ€™t just have to be limited to your area; you can use it as an opportunity to visit somewhere different or a location that is meaningful to you both. Depending on how big you want the proposal to be, you can arrange for a short trip to an exotic location for the experience (this may make it easier for you to persuade them to come skydiving if they are unsure about it!) or you can just stick to somewhere local which will still offer an amazing experience for you both.
Check out this post on the top 9 skydiving destination in the world for some ideas. Depending on the time frame and budget, you can be as mysterious or as simple as you like.
4. Itâ€™s all on Video
Come wedding day, no moment is ever missed with photographers snapping away and friends recording video footage â€“ but what about the actual proposal? Because the proposal tends to be the more privately planned moment, it can be hard to capture it for you both to look back on in years to come.
A great advantage about a skydiving proposal is youâ€™ll have the chance to have it all on video â€“ without giving the surprise away. Most skydiving companies will offer a package that consists of photos and the skydiving experience filmed from the moment you get on the plane, to the moment youâ€™re both on the ground safely landed (and happily engaged â€“ hopefully!) This way, the entire magic of the day is recorded for future reference.
5. It will leave them Breathless
There is nothing more spectacular than a proposal that really leaves you both breathless. The hype, anticipation and excitement from any proposal is enough to put anyone in a whirlwind spin of a natural high, but combining that feeling with an adrenalin-fuelled skydiving experience wont fail to have your loved one gasping with delight as you show how you truly fell for them.
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