So you’re thinking you want to propose marriage. Where do you start? What will you say? There’s so much more to it than just “Will you marry me?”
This doesn’t mean you have to memorize a speech, but it definitely helps if you have some things in mind instead of trying to just wing it. The best marriage proposals are the most personal ones.
Today we present to you three things to focus on in your marriage proposal.
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No, we’re not going to give you a script – you have to tailor these to your partner specifically… but we will help you out with some starting points.
- Tell her why… Why do you want to spend the rest of your life with her? What are the things about her you just can’t live without? Is she your best friend? How do you see your future together? Nothing says I love you like saying I want to wake up next to you every morning.
- Tell her how she makes you feel… Does she make you feel like a thousand bucks? Like you could conquer the world? How would you feel if she accepted your proposal? Like the happiest man in the world? Tell her honestly and specifically how you feel when you’re around her.
- Use her favorites to help you… Draw inspiration, and possibly quotations, from her favorite songs, movies, or books. Here’s some dreamy lines to give you an idea…
- Say it in a song lyric: Leave it to the people who make their living singing about love, and incorporate their iconic phrases into your proposal. Who’s your partner’s favorite artist? Maybe they have a line or two you can work in…. a couple cute examples are – “Love is old. Love is new. Love is all. Love is you.” The Beatles / “You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.” Taylor Swift
- Say it in a movie quote: What’s her favorite Romantic Comedy? Give her the proposal of her dreams by borrowing a line from a dreamy leading man. A classic example is from When Harry Met Sally – “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
- Bonus for Jane Austen lovers: There’s nothing more swoon-worthy than Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice; sweep her off her feet with his romantic words: “You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.”
Don’t forget that these are just launching points you can use to start jotting down some ideas. No matter what direction you decide to go in for your proposal, as long as its heartfelt, your partner is sure to love it. Don’t stress or worry about memorizing a big long speech line for line. The most important thing about a proposal is that its true to you two. If you need a little more inspiration, go back and read Proposals: Say What You Need To Say, for three more tips. Happy planning, and good luck!
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