I actually had this post on marriage proposals planned before Kim Kardashian's proposal aired on TV the other night, but now it seems like even better timing (if you follow that stuff, anyway ;) While Stumbling in the past, I've come across a video or two recording some pretty awesome marriage proposals. Usually in public, involving a handful of people or more, some music, tears, laughs and kisses. Each one of them has stuck out in my mind ever since I first watched them, so I thought it was about time that I shared them with you guys!
Obviously, all of these were recorded, so they're generally much larger productions than most traditional marriage proposals tend to be. Personally, I had always wanted pretty much the opposite though. I wanted a proposal that was sweet, simple and very intimate. Above all else, I just wanted Dale to stay true to us as a couple, and I didn't want it to be in public or around other people when he did it. Ultimately, he did good...dropped down on one knee in the sand on the beach at sunset. It was a random Thursday night in October, I was in my sweats thinking that we were just taking a walk, and there was no one else around to stare at us (important to me). It wasn't expensive or showy, but it was definitely "us," and it was absolutely perfect. I know that many couples like to get a photo either during or right after the proposal happens, but I really didn't care much about that. I wanted it to be just about us, a moment that was ours alone, and I know that we'll always remember it with or without a photo! :)
I bring this up because while my Picks for video proposals below are so sweet and fun to watch, I think that there are just as many amazing proposals out there that weren't recorded! But that doesn't mean that they aren't equally as special and memorable. If there are any guys out there thinking about proposing, my biggest piece of advice would to be stay true to your relationship when deciding how to propose. In other words, don't ask your girlfriend to marry you in front of thousands of people at a baseball game, if you've never even been to one before. Don't think about what other people would think is a good proposal, or what will get the most hits on YouTube! Think about what you and your partner love to do together...special memories, places, anniversaries, things that are meaninful to both of you. It could be as simple as cooking her dinner at home, because you always cook dinner together (or maybe you have a running joke about your lack of cooking skills). Just make sure that it feels right. Oh, and make sure that you have a ring! Even if you're planning on getting her one custom made later on, just make sure that you have something to slip on that finger when you propose...a simple promise ring, a family heirloom, something!
P.S...Be sure to click on the image above, which will take you to a photographed proposal featured on OnceWed a while back. It's the sweetest thing EVER, and nearly brought me to tears. So lovely.
This proposal got a TON of online buzz a few months ago, and it's easy to see why!
I got chills when I watched this one. So sweet.
This marriage proposal is just plain awesome.
This dude worked to propose to his woman!
This proposal is creative for sure, and definitely good for laughs!