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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Guys: Proposing? Think on These Things!

First of all… before you propose, make sure you are ready to propose. Have you been together long enough to really know each other? It may be wise to cool your jets until you’re beyond the dizzy-with-infatuation stage. Remember, marriage is a lifetime commitment.

If you are ready, be sure to drop enough pre-proposal hints. It’s important to have already discussed the possibility of marriage with your sweetheart before you pop the question. Patience. Have you received unequivocal signs that she’s equally ready to commit? The last think you want to hear is, “Let me think about it… we need to talk about this later.”

WEDproposalThe actual marriage proposal can seem awfully intimidating, with so many questions as to where, when and how. A good deal of consideration should be put into the timing and setting of this event. Preparation is the key. Be creative. However, remember that your ideal proposal may not be hers.

If you like things larger than life, but she tends to be reserved, flashing your proposal on the scoreboard during the Diamondback’s game is a bad idea. Public proposals only work for people who don’t mind being the sudden center of attention.

It’s important to have already discussed the possibility of marriage with your sweetheart before you pop the question. Decide what you’re going to say and practice, practice, practice. Focus on making this a happy memory and everything will turn out fine.

Enlist the aid of friends to help you execute your proposal plan. Don’t forget the ring. Will there be roses and champagne?

Public proposals are just okay, however, try to pick a place that’s a little more personal and romantic.

Pop a breath mint in your mouth before the proposal (there may be some kissing). No matter what else you say during your proposal, when you pop that final question, get down on bended knee! Research shows that 90% of women surveyed hope that, when a man proposes to them, he will get down on one knee.

Once she says, “Yes,” she is going to tell everyone so make your proposal a story worth telling. No matter what your proposal may be, it should always end with the words, “Will you marry me?”

Here are a few videos that will give you some ideas:

If your marriage proposal will be a surprise… be absolutely sure you know what she will say!

Okay! You’ve just witnessed one of the tragedies of a marriage proposal where the hopeful groom did not know what she would say. Now… grab some tissues and get ready for the best proposal I’ve ever seen. It actually brought a few tears to my eyes! Click here!

BONUS Article: Proposals Gone Seriously Wrong!
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Marriage Proposals: What to Say and How to Say It


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