Bruno Mars – Marry You
Train – Marry Me
98 Degrees – I Do (Cherish You)
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
- A long list of songs to choose from.
- A romantic location.
- And four little words: “Will you marry me?”
That’s all we girls ask of you. Four little words that mark the beginning of a beautiful journey.
It is most likely to be the most important question you’ll ever ask, and that being said, it should also be absolutely perfect. In every way possible.
It is every girl’s fantasy to be blown away by a romantic proposal for marriage by her Prince Charming. Having watched and read all the sappy, lovey dovey movies and books, with the perfect guy, who knows just what to say, and just what to do, making just the right moves, and the part where they get down on one knee at some beautiful location and asks the girl to marry him, makes us all sigh and swoon, sets our expectations up high. You guys out there have it difficult, but a girl can dream, right?
What people need to understand is that the marriage proposal doesn’t have to be something you spend a fortune on, but a gesture that tugs the heartstrings. Ever since the dawn of social media, you can see people making grand gestures and posting them on the internet for everyone to see. This eliminates a lot of options for people as most of the ideas go viral, making them mainstream and repetitive. It is one heck of a task to come up with a new idea to propose to your better half.
I, for one, would prefer a more intimate proposal, something only my better half and I experience; that’s what would make it even more special for me. A beautiful, preferably romantic winter night (I have a thing for winter nights), a gorgeous sunset, on the day of the year that signifies something in our lives, maybe a failure that we could turn into a win. But then again, I’m a hopeless romantic.
I’ve read countless proposal ideas and videos on the internet, a couple of them were clichéd but cute nonetheless. One of my most favourite proposals was the one in which the guy gets a flash mob to perform ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars while he and his soon-to-be wife (who was oblivious of what was about to happen) watched. He then later on joins them on the floor, flaunting his amazing dance moves. He gets down on his knee towards then end of the song and the girl says yes (thank God!) with happy tears in her eyes.
There are more traditional ways too where you just take your better half for a romantic dinner or a romantic walk and when the time comes, you get down on one knee and propose.
What I would suggest to you is to keep your proposal romantic, natural –because nothing beats Mother Nature, meaningful, memorable and private –because it’s never good to be rejected in front of an audience, unless you’re a hundred percent sure that the answer will be yes.
But no matter what you choose to do, the whole idea revolves around the promise you’re making; a commitment to spend the rest of your life with someone you truly love. It’s incredible what crazy things love makes us do, because after all, love is what makes the world go round.
Have you proposed yet?
Have you had the chance to propose to your better half? How did you do it? Let me know in the comments below. And as always, stay blessed and keep the love alive!