Vaughan's Jewelers
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2801-3E Ward Blvd
Wilson, NC 27893
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The way you ask your bride-to-be to marry you is something she will remember and recount for the rest of her life.  The expert staff at Vaughan’s Jewelers can help you choose the perfect engagement ring that will demonstrate your unending devotion and commitment to her.

Here are some ideas for ways you can make your marriage proposal as special as possible.

Pop the question at the location where you had your first date.

Plan a treasure hunt with the clues leading her to a note that asks her to marry you.
Following a romantic dinner – have the waiter bring out her favorite dessert and the proposal written out around the plate.

Ride a hot air balloon and, as you take off, have the staff below unroll a banner with your proposal.

Bring her one rose each night, for 11 nights. On the 12th night, give her a rose with a card inside that asks you to marry her. Then get on one knee and put the engagement ring on her finger.

If you attend a place of worship, walk up with her to the altar following a service. With the pastor, priest or rabbi there (and in on the surprise) tell her you want to stand at this location with her when you become husband and wife. Then get on one knee and propose!

Treat her to a decadent breakfast at a five-star hotel, and tell her that you couldn’t wait until evening to ask her to marry you.

Plant your proposal as a message in a bottle and partially cover it with sand on the beach.

At a Chinese restaurant, with the fortune in the cookie asking her to marry you. (We have fortune cookies for our customers)

When your favorite singer or band is in town, propose just before your favorite song is sung.

Have a wine tasting party at your house, with all the bottles covered up. Then, have her unwrap the bottles and have her tell everyone what type of wine they were drinking, and one of the bottles will have a label that reads “Will you marry me?”

Hire a friend to take photos of you both just for fun. Then, surprise her by getting down on one knee and proposing. You’ll have photos you’ll both cherish forever.

Go to your favorite karaoke place and sing your favorite love song. Then, as the song ends, ask her to come up to the front, then propose in front of everyone!

Carefully open a box of Cracker Jacks, steam open the prize packet and place the real engagement ring in and re-glue packet and box. Casually give her the box of Cracker Jacks during a movie and watch closely as she opens the prize.

Take out a small ad in the newspaper in a section she always reads, and write out your proposal.

Hide her ring in a bouquet of flowers with the note providing a clue that there is something unique about this arrangement.

Hire a car service that has classic cars, such as vintage Rolls Royces, and drive around to romantic areas for an hour. Have the driver stop at a place that holds special meaning and propose. Then, spend the second hour of your elegant drive cuddling and enjoying your first hour as an engaged couple!

Propose in the lounge of a romantic restaurant over a champagne toast. The next big surprise will come when you are seated at your table, and you pre-arranged to have her closest friends and family members there to celebrate in the engagement dinner.

Write your own proposal poem and put it in a book that has her favorite poetry.

Hide her engagement ring in a box of delicious chocolates!

Spell out your proposal during a mock-game of Scrabble.