Last year, it was estimated that 6 million couples got engaged on Valentine’s Day. That was up from 4 million from the year before. How many potential grooms will drop to one knee this year? Obviously, a holiday like Christmas or Valentine’s Day is a popular time to ask the big question. But if you’re looking for something “out of the box,” then consider these awesome ways to pop the question.

Get the Gang Together

This one will take some planning. Back in 2012, Isaac wanted to do something special for his proposal to his love Amy. He put together a Lip-Dub featuring dozens of families and friends, careful planning, and inspiration from the famous Copacabana shot in Goodfellas. The result is a YouTube sensation with a current tally of 24,000,000 views and counting. If you’ve got the friends, there is no reason why you can’t include them in your special moment. You don’t have to go all Lip-Dub crazy, but there is no reason why they can come pouring out of the back room at your favorite restaurant or waiting at your home.

Back To The Future

Every couple has that “moment when we first met” moment. Today, that moment might have happened at an online dating site. Nothing wrong with that. But you have that spot where you had your first date. This could be where you propose. You could actually go further back. What if you could go to the place where her parents had their first date? Without that, she wouldn’t have come into the world. That is a total Back To The Future type of proposal.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

A trail of red roses is a dead giveaway as to where you want your special someone to end up. That’s old school. We’re living in a high-tech age. Why not put together a photo scavenger hunt via text? You can send clues as to where you’d like your future spouse to arrive at a given time. It’s a fun way to surprise her and have a great engagement story to tell.

Go Public

There is no shortage of ways to propose to your significant other in a very public way. Whether it is a plane in flight, during a concert, after a performance of a play or at a ballpark, you’re sure to get help from all kinds of strangers. All it takes is a good P.A. system. The rest is up to you.

No matter how you pop the question, make sure to snap plenty of pictures. That takes planning too, but you don’t want to miss this special moment.