Thinking of popping the question this summer? This handy map from ROX has some top tips for where to buy the perfect outfit, choose the perfect ring and ask the dreaded question. We give our own take on their ideas and suggest some innovative proposal scenarios.
Some say that Aberdeen was built on seven hills, like Rome. For many there ends the connection with the most rome(antic) city of all. But anyone who knows Aberdeen is aware than it can possess a beauty that would rival even the City of Love. So if you are thinking of asking her (or him) to say 'Yes', why not check out this map of suitable Aberdeen locations? We guarantee it is a less hackneyed proposal setting than Rome.
1. Follow in the footsteps of history at the Beach Ballroom
Thousands of Aberdeen couples have met, falling in love and danced off into the sunset at the Beach Ballroom. A dance mecca since the 1929, why not celebrate your engagement by going for a spin on the amazing sprung floor?
2. Hunt for buried treasure at Balmedie
Why not plan a scavenger hunt at this beautiful beach, complete with clues that reference your relationship and a map leading him/her to where the engagement ring is buried. Only maybe substitute an plastic ring for the real thing.
3. Be insta-upstaged in the Cairngorms
Of course, no proposal is complete without the engagement photos and social media post. Be careful though that the breathtaking scenery of the Cairngorms doesn't steal the limelight!
4. Start your Happily Ever After at Craigievar
Supposedly the inspiration for the Disney castle, you couldn't have a more fairytale proposal than getting engaged at this stunning pink castle.
5. Get the pictures in early at Dunnottar
Is Dunnottar Castle one of the best backdrops for wedding photos ever? Yes. Is it also a right pain to have to climb 140-odd steps on your wedding day? Yes. Get the proposal pics at Dunnottar so you can go easy on your big day.
Think my ideas are a pile of piffle? Where would you suggest getting engaged in Aberdeen? Share your ideas in the comments below.