What do you make of flamboyant proposals of marriage? Would you wither up and die if he arranged for a choir to confront you on the tube, or would you love it?! I was astonished to hear about proposal planners in the UK recently – seriously? Do we need to include a stranger in such a special moment? Well… I’m all for intimacy and old-fashioned romance. I think you can guess my personal opinion about extravagant proposals so I won’t spell it out (to avoid getting in trouble!)
What I do think is wonderful is the element of surprise. Every proposal has that: and while you might suspect he (or she) is hiding a marry me ring in a back pocket, you can only really guess when you’ll hear that very special question.
Or is there more to it? Can past proposals give us more than a little clue into where and when he’ll pop the question? Would you want to know, or be prepared just in case? Read on… and if you’ve got a holiday booked, maybe there’s a clue in today’s feature! Enjoy xxx
The Top 5 Most Notorious Points of Proposal
wedding blog article by Richard Paul
Aside from the countless dreams about the actual wedding, the dress and that first married kiss, the second most romantic moment of your life will be the proposal – when your other half gets down on that one knee, enthuses about how much they love you, opens up the box, sees that diamond glisten in your eyes and asks: ‘will you marry me?’
Or hopefully it’ll go something like that perfect movie scene of a proposal and not instead see him belching out the question after a takeaway curry, but you’ll never know until it happens if he’s played his cards right… and that’s all part of the romance. However if he’s just presenting you with tickets to one of the following cities, your heart can start beating a little faster about the possibility of it happening at a famous landmark it is home to. Here are the top 5 points of proposal:
5. Venice, Italy – The Canals
If you’re not married or engaged yet and are sat on a Gondola across from your partner whilst floating along the Venetian canals, it would be hard not to think that he might be getting set to pop the big question. As long as you’re okay with the gondolier being present whilst this extremely personal moment is taking place, then let’s hope you’ll be flying off to Venice soon.
4. London, England – The London Eye
Now if you’re in the UK you won’t have very far to go for this one, but the London Eye is still standing tall as one of the most popular places for people to propose. Maybe it’s the panoramic views across the whole of London or the chance to hire ‘Cupid’s Capsule’ – the only way to make it just you two, a bottle of champagne and that ring.
3. New York, USA – Central Park
Yes, New York has its hot dog vendors and rickety rides on the subway but it can also be one of the most romantic places in the world. Especially when riding through its Central Park in a horse drawn carriage at sunset. This might sound like too much of a cliché, but it’s magical for a reason. This or a stroll through it near Christmas time and there’s no way you can say no.
2. The Very Scene of your First Date
Now this breaks away from the rest, but if things were getting a little too cliché and predictable for you, then this is one that is completely personal to you and your relationship. If he remembered where your first date took place (and he really should) then this is a place that’ll just be yours. It could be a restaurant, a coffee shop, even a little park you met in. Whatever it is, it’ll mean a lot.
1. Paris, France – The Eiffel Tower
Where else could the number one most notorious place to propose possibly be other than atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris? The centrepiece in the home of romance, it doesn’t really need any introduction, just don’t be surprised if there’s about 5 other guys doing the same thing whilst you’re being proposed to. But once you’ve said yes, you can set off down the River Seine and get chatting about what married life will be like…
Written by Richard Paul for Hen Heaven, the people who can send you on hen weekends abroad once you’ve been proposed to.