Some zany - sometimes cozy - ways to propose marriage

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Some zany - sometimes cozy - ways to propose marriage


One table restaurant Little Lygon, located in Samseong-dong, Gangnam District [JoongAng Photo]

October is one of the most popular months to pop the question because of the pleasant weather.

For those who plan to ask the big question to your significant other, here are some zany ways to do it.

- Have your own exhibition by displaying 25 pictures of your most romantic memories. For only 680,000 won ($607), you can rent a gallery. A table for two is set up, creating a romantic atmosphere with candles and balloons.

- Take your special day to the next level at the Beach Mood Concert just for the two of you at an exotic beach setting. Under a canopy tent, a table is set with the whole package - candles, wine, flowers and cake.

The highlight is a choice between an acoustic guitar serenade and a string orchestra at your service.

The total cost is 780,000 won. For more information on these events, visit

- Another popular event is called Love Frequency. Already covered several times by the media, Love Frequency allows couples to become the main topic of a radio show. With a special transmitter installed beforehand in your car, the program, which has been prerecorded, will be turned on at a certain location at a designated time.

Your song, along with a letter detailing your undying love, will be read by a host. As if this wasn’t enough, at the end of the ride, a special song of your request will be performed by an acoustic guitarist.

The basic package costs 300,000 won, and the full package - including flowers and the serenade - costs 370,000 won. To find out more information, go to

If loud events and complicated preparations are not your forte, a cozy atmosphere may be the perfect place to signal your love.

These restaurants only have one table - making the day all about you.

Little Lygon, located in Samseong-dong, Gangnam District, is decorated in a simple black and white tone with the floor covered with the words “I Love U.”

Two types of menus are available, and they cost 90,000 won and 100,000 won each. You can even spell out certain words with candles and roses for 30,000 won to 40,000 won, according to the number of candles.

For more information, visit

In New York provides another haven for lovers.

Located in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam District, this place is decorated in a very cozy setting of black, white and red, with chiffon curtains to give the ultimate sense of intimacy. For more information, visit

If this is still not enough, take a tip from a proposal expert.

“Most women do not like to receive marriage proposals in an open place in front of many people,” said Kim Hag-soo, a chief manager at French restaurant Continental, located at the Shilla Hotel Seoul. He is often called “cupid” by many, as he has assisted more than 400 couples.

“What they want deep down is a decent meal at a luxurious restaurant, because the proposal is a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

By Hannah Kim Contributing writer []
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