Hey, girls! Here's a question for you. Have you ever considered how you would like your future husband to propose to you? You HAVEN'T?! My dear girls, WHY NOT? This is essential to your happiness. You'd better think it through and come up with a good plan--and then be sure to let all your closest friends and family know so that they can give the proper hints to your intended whenever he happens to come on the scene--because a proposal is a HUGE big deal, and it must be special and memorable and absolutely perfect.
(Don't tell me I'm being sarcastic. I know that.)
(Don't tell me I'm being sarcastic. I know that.)
Let's consider a few options.
~The Scenic Walk Proposal~
This one's a definite winner. Nice and simple. No fuss and feathers. Just thank him profusely for some gentlemanly act of his, and then make it as clear as clear can be that the bad opinion you once had of him is now entirely reversed. He may not go down on one knee and say all sorts of silly romantic things to you but...who cares? The look of relief and happiness on his face when you say "yes" is sure to make up for all that.
~Romance in the Rain~
If you're going for a more epically romantic setting, I suggest you order in some rain. Because who wouldn't choose to have this conversation of conversations while drenched to the skin, huddled under a tiny umbrella, with water dripping from the ends of your hair and down into your face, and...I mean really! What could be more pleasant and delightful than that?
~The Living Room Proposal~
Some may say this is not a proper proposal at all simply because it's too simple, but I say simple has it's place and sometimes simpler is better! Just make sure you have a mom who's an expert at winking or this set up may not work for you all that well.
~The Picnic Proposal~
Now here's a nice setting for you. Sitting down for a picnic under a large spreading tree, in front of a babbling, rippling brook. You can't miss. Your man is sure to be in the mood for proposing in such an environment. Plus you will remember that place fondly for the rest of your life. (Which is a key ingredient for a good proposal. The place, the time, the day, everything, must be remembered vividly...forever. Really. It has to be that special, or it's a no go.)
~The Well Thought Out, Overly Ambitious Proposal~
This is the kind of proposal every girl dreams of right? Where the man puts so much thought and effort into the occasion that...ahem...one begins to wonder whether he didn't hire a film crew to arrange the whole thing for him. But oh the romance of it! And he even goes down on one knee. Which is just so romantic because like nobody ever does that, am I right?! *sigh*
(But what I really want to know is...how, when, and where did he scrounge up all those jars of candles? Talk about being proposed to by candlelight.) (Talk about excessive.)
~On Stage Proposal~
Speaking of going big on proposals, some men like to make a real slam-bang show of it. Like taking you up on stage and proposing to you in front of a huge audience. This is really romantic, especially when you had no idea it was coming. I mean I know I've always wanted to have a thousand pairs of eyes on me as my man bursts into a romantic song (or simply goes down on one knee in that oh so original fashion.)
~That Stranger in the Barnyard~
For those of you who are getting older and more desperate, do consider setting aside your romantic ideals. Just say yes to that outspoken stranger who comes upon you as you're milking the cow in the dirty old barnyard. Who cares about appearances and beautiful settings and all that? Grab that man up and deal with the consequences thereafter. (Because, you know. As long as you don't get that sinking feeling after saying yes, you should be good, right?)
~The Prison Proposal~
Alright I admit, this one is leaning strongly on the side of the unconventional. But you're really desperate now. So forget about waiting for his proposal. Propose to him! And don't take into account the fact that he's in prison and extremely depressed about his current situation, just do it. After all, not every proposal can end in a happily ever after, and what's life without a little risk? (Hint: After this failed attempt go and find some way to lose all your money. I guarantee, it'll help tremendously.)
Well I guess that about covers it. You should be able to come up with a satisfactory proposal idea from these examples, I should think. And if not, well, write to me and I'll try and come up with something better. There's always the "carrying the girl off by force" technique. That's proven to have good results.
|Take it from the Pontipees.|
And maybe after all you would prefer such a unique approach. (Girls have been be known to prefer sillier things.) In which case, give me your guy's contact information and I'll let him know how things stand. Just leave it to me. I'll arrange everything. I only suggest that you be on the alert for cat calls in the night, open windows, and other similarly dangerous situations.
Okay enough of the silliness. Let's be serious.
If you had to choose between the above mentioned proposals (the settings, not the situations...like if you want to be proposed to in a barnyard by someone you actually know that can definitely be an option) which would you choose?
Do you like the idea of a public declaration in front of loads of people, or do you prefer something more intimate, just between you and your man? Do want your guy to put a lot into it and plan out a whole big event, or would you prefer something simple and spontaneous? We really must hash out these details because you never know when they might come in handy.
For me personally, I'm very much leaning toward the relaxed, spontaneous approach. And furthermore, I think I'm pretty much decided that I do not want him to go down on one knee. I know that's supposed to be the proper, romantic way to do it, but when everybody does it, it kind of loses it's romantic charm. (In my opinion anyway.)
So yeah, if I had to choose, I think it would be a toss-up between the Scenic Walk Proposal and the Living Room Proposal. Because I like simple. And if he doesn't give me a ring right away I'm okay with that, too. In fact, my sisters and I have decided that it would be rather fun to have your guy propose to you and then say, "Alright. Now we're going on a date to pick out your ring!" And you'd get to go and pick it out with him. I mean, wouldn't that just be really sweet?
Okay, I think I've rambled on long enough. If you're still in doubt as to the purpose of this post well...that makes two of us. I propose we end it here and think no more of it. What do you say?