The Harry Potter film franchise was recently named the most popular in the world, edging out other big names such as Spiderman, Lego, and Transformers to clinch the title. Die-hard Harry Potter fans, or Potterheads as they are affectionately known, have a reputation to embrace all things wizardry with absolute abundance. Even when it comes to special events such as birthday parties, graduations, and wedding proposals, a bit of Harry Potter magic seems to go a long way. If you consider yourself a Potterhead of note, you may also consider popping the question in true Hogwarts fashion. Here are a few tips on how you can add a touch of enchantment to your engagement.
Have a themed scavenger hunt
What better way to pop the question through a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt. Throughout the movies, the characters come face to face with various obstacles they have to overcome, such as a giant moving chessboard and merpeople. Put on your thinking cap and devise an exciting scavenger hunt filled with magical clues that end with you down on one knee. You can send your partner to search for a sorting hat or have them play a game of Quidditch to secure the next clue.If you are planning to leave the engagement ring unattended at any point in time, it might be a very good idea to make sure it is properly insured. Although protecting any valuable jewelry against loss, theft, and damage is always advisable, you especially don’t want to lose such a valuable piece before the intended recipient even got to wear it.
Utilize ‘The Unbreakable Vow’
Any respectable Potterhead would have read the entire books series in addition to watching the movies. At the beginning of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince there is a chapter entitled The Unbreakable Vow which screams ‘marriage proposal’. There are a number of ways this particular chapter can be incorporated into a wedding proposal. You can gift the book to your partner and insert an extra line, the proposal, at the end of the chapter or carefully cut out a section of the book to make a compartment for the engagement ring. You can even plan an intimate candle-lit dinner or picnic and read from the chapter to your partner, ending with your proposal.
Take a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The ultimate wedding proposal may involve you going down on one knee in Diagon Alley or presenting your partner with a Golden Snitch that holds the engagement ring inside after watching a game of Quidditch. Whether you visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the U.S. or the UK is irrelevant. You will be presented with ample opportunity to devise a very creative and impressive proposal regardless of your location. If you do not fancy yourself as very creative, browse the internet for some ideas on how to make your destination Harry Potter proposal all the more memorable.
A themed proposal is bound to tug at the heartstrings of any Harry Potter fan. Even if you aren’t the most creative person in the world you will be able to impress with even just a touch of Potter magic.