A marriage proposal in a balloon

It has been said that being in love is like floating on air! You know they’re the one if they make you feel like you’re weightless again and again. But it’s the next step which is stressful – asking that special someone to marry you.

It can be difficult to think of a creative and memorable way to ‘pop the question’, so why consider proposing while on a romantic hot air balloon flight? You’ll both be floating, and we’ll help you take the stress out of the day with our recommendation on how to make your proposal successful in the air!

Top Tips for Proposing in a Hot Air Balloon

  • Make sure they are keen for an soft adventure experience

  • Tell you’re proposing, so we can inform the pilot and crew

  • Talk to the pilot prior to flight about your plan

  • Don’t drop the ring over the side

  • Set aside a few days - hot air ballooning requires good weather

2 Popular ways to propose in a Hot Air Balloon

In the Hot Air Basket

Make the occasion both intimate & romantic by booking an exclusive balloon flight there will be just you, your loved one and the pilot.  On it’s completion your Pilot will pop the cork of a bottle of champagne and you can toast the start to your new life together.

On the Ground - friends & family welcome

Make it a real surprise with a ‘Will you marry me?’ sign. Get a friend to roll it out on the ground downwind of the launch site, so when you look down as your floating skywards it will be seen from above. Your friends and family can follow our ground crew and the ballooning and join the celebrations after the flight!

Whichever way you decide to ‘pop the question’, your fiancé will be telling the story of how you proposed for years to come!

Let your hot air balloon flight be the start of many more adventures to come!

If you need a few more tips and a checklist for planning your proposal, take a look at this handy guide from Sainsbury’s

Clare Allen