Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Before "I do"

Here at Something Borrowed we focus on the big day, but for this post I want to write about the big question.

"Will you marry me?"

It seems simple enough, only four little words, but the meaning is tremendous. It causes a grown man feel like an awkward school boy, and can make the woman feel like a queen. Throughout history the proposal has had its own traditions and lore, with each asker trying to find new ways to make the moment special and unique.

Thanks to the advent of portable video cameras, many public proposals have been caught on tape for the enjoyment of millions.

One of my favorites is a recent proposal. Ginny was at a movie with her family when a trailer came on the screen that showed her boyfriend Matt asking for permission to marry her. It was very sweet and touching...and I won't ruin the ending.

Another favorite is from 2007, right after Boise State won the Fiesta Bowl. During the post game interview with Ian Johnson, the reporter unknowingly butted into a proposal... (Start watching at the :59 mark)

For those who are having a difficult time coming up with the perfect plan, here is a list of proposal ideas to jump start the process. Also, here's a link to seven proposals gone wrong.

Proposing definitely isn't an easy task, but in the end it's worth putting extra effort into because it will become a life long memory.

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