Destination Proposal

Ready to take the next step in your relationship? Planning the perfect destination proposal is both an exciting and daunting experience. We’ve got you covered for the ultimate vacation proposal that you and your significant other will remember for the rest of your lives. Whether you envision a sunset proposal in the Caribbean, a romantic proposal at the top of the Eiffel Tower in France, or a gentle cruise in a gondola down the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, the way you present the engagement ring to your soulmate is guaranteed to leave them speechless. 😶


Here at Flytographer, we simply connect people with trusted photographers for fun photo shoots and have captured over three million memories worldwide. The magic of Flytographer lies in both the experience and the photos. Explore the city with a fun, talented photographer and get wall-worthy photos to relive your trip forever. Today we asked our local photographers to share the best tips on how to plan the perfect destination proposal. 📸



  1. What is the best place for a proposal? Your marriage proposal should be somewhere that’s got some significance for both of you. 🗼
  2. Consider your partner’s preferences: Take into account your soulmate’s personality, interests, and meaningful locations they may have mentioned. 🗽
  3. Get your partner ready and set them up for success: Subtly guide them to get their hair and nails done and pick the right outfit to wear. 💅
  4. Plan for a post-proposal celebration: Don’t let the celebration end after the proposal; continue with a romantic dinner or a champagne toast. 🥂
  5. Capture the moment: Hire a local photographer to capture your love story and freeze your special moment for a lifetime to come. 📸

Photo: Coo and Yurika in Kyoto for Flytographer. Adedayo and partner capture memories in Kyoto with a proposal photoshoot in the Higashiyama District.

1. What is the best place for a proposal?

The first step in planning the perfect destination proposal is selecting a location that holds significance for both of you. Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a dream destination, consider iconic spots like Central Park in New York City, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or a breathtaking beach in Hawaii. 🌉 These proposal locations will provide an epic backdrop when you get down on one knee and ask the love of your life, “Will you marry me?” It will be a proposal neither of you will forget. 💍

Photo: Darine in Banff for Flytographer. Julia and partner capture memories in Banff with a proposal photoshoot at Lake Minnewanka.

2. Consider your partner’s preferences

While it’s essential to choose the perfect location for your marriage proposal, it’s equally important to consider your partner’s preferences. Your significant other is one of the most important people in your life, so you’ll want to take into account their personality, interests, and any meaningful locations they’ve mentioned. 🗼 Whether they prefer a low-key, intimate proposal or would rather be surrounded by family members as you pop the big question, tailor the experience to suit their desires as well as your own. 💍

Photo: Karlota in San Juan for Flytographer. Robert and partner capture memories in San Juan with a proposal photoshoot in Condado.

3. Get your partner ready and set them up for success

Proposal planning doesn’t just extend to the location but also to prepping your partner. A successful surprise proposal requires careful planning and attention to detail. You can set your loved one up for your special moment by subtly guiding them to pack the right outfit or get their nails 💅 and hair 💇done; you can also give them hints about where you’re going, or anything else that will make them feel special. Set the stage for surprise and excitement, creating a special moment you’ll both cherish forever.

Photo: Aimee in Palma de Mallorca for Flytographer. A.J. and partner capture memories in Palma de Mallorca with a proposal photoshoot at Monestir Miramar.

4. Plan for a post-proposal celebration

Whether your proposal location is in Rome, France, New York City, London, or Las Vegas, the celebration shouldn’t just stop after you pop the big question. It should continue for the duration of your trip. You could plan a romantic dinner at a fine dining restaurant, a champagne toast overlooking the city skyline, or a private sunset cruise. There are so many things you can do with your soulmate to make the moment last. 🥂

Photo: Steven in Amsterdam for Flytographer. “Flytographer is an incredible website and my photographer was just exceptional. Travelling to beautiful places in the world and trusting someone to capture the beauty for you is the best thing, especially with my proposal. It was one of the best days of our life and we are so happy with our photo shoot!” – Ashley (read full proposal story)


5. Capture the moment

Part of your proposal planning should include a professional photographer to capture the surprise on your soulmate’s face when you get down on one knee. The moment can often flash by, but a local photographer will be able to ensure the magic lasts forever. Flytographer has a list of local photographers who will be able to give you their expertise on the most glamorous places in the area to ensure your romantic proposal goes off without a hitch, while documenting the whole thing in stunning colour. 📸

Check out our blog on engagement photo ideas to share with your professional photographer.

Photo: Gan in Singapore for Flytographer. Elijah and partner capture memories in Singapore with a proposal photoshoot at the Gardens by the Bay.


What is a destination proposal?

A destination proposal is a marriage proposal that takes place in a location away from home. This might be at a tropical beach, a romantic city, atop a mountain, or at another memorable destination that holds significance to you and your partner.

Is proposing on vacation a good idea?

Proposing while on vacation is a wonderful idea for many couples! In choosing the right destination, and with the help of a proposal photographer, a destination proposal makes a memorable experience with your loved one that can be cherished forever.

How do you organize a proposal abroad?

Flytographer will help you plan the perfect proposal abroad!

  1. Connect with a Flytographer to create the perfect game plan with location recommendations and mockups to ensure it will go seamlessly
  2. They will share tips and tricks to get the most of your surprise, along with local insider tips on the best places to celebrate afterwards
  3. Our dedicated concierge team will assist with any questions, making the big day hassle free and receiving your beautiful photos.


Photo: Jessie in Sedona for Flytographer. Adam and partner capture memories in Sedona with a proposal photoshoot.

Capturing proposal memories around the world

Planning the perfect destination proposal is a blend of thoughtful preparation, consideration for your partner’s preferences, and the magic of capturing the moment for years to come. Our blog on marriage proposal ideas and planning the perfect proposal will give you more tips on how to plan the perfect proposal destination. 💍

While the most important thing to remember when planning a proposal is to consider your partner’s preferences as well as your own, there is so much more to it than that. Setting the stage, continuing the celebrations, and capturing the moment should feature high on your list, too. After all, you want this moment to be just as special as the rest of your lives will be.