The Proposal Today's grooms are getting very creative with their proposals of marriage! The proposal is now an event in itself, with family and friends often in on the surprise with a celebration and photos to follow. Grooms-to-be may choose a place that is special to his soon- to-be fiance, such as a sports stadium, a beach or a park. He may choose a new adventure, such as hot air ballooning or snorkeling as an unexpected place to propose. Holidays are often the perfect time to propose, when family is already gathered.