The first and most important thing about asking someone to marry you is to keep in mind whom you’re asking! If your sweetie isn’t into public displays of affection (PDA’s), then she probably isn’t interested in a mariachi band strumming while the whole restaurant claps along as you get down on one knee to ask her hand in marriage. Actually, if you had even considered a mariachi band you definitely need help!
The most memorable proposals will correlate with your common interests and favorite things to do together. For instance, if you both love astronomy, take her up to a mountaintop at night with your telescope and the Romantic Picnic Valise filled with the food and wine/champagne you packed. While she’s gazing through the lens of the telescope you can dangle the ring in front of it. When she realizes what was blocking her view she’ll go into orbit!