An analysis of the anatomy of a marriage proposal

[Note: this post is still a work in progress. It will be revisited at a later date.]

After watching more than 4-5 hours of marriage proposals on youtube, I felt qualified to speak on the various elements of a proposal which includes:

  • Location: at a public place or at home
  • People involved: just the couple or involving others
  • Planned or impromptu (most of the proposals on youtube are planned, which explained why they are captured on video in the first place)
  • The classic kneeing down on a knee or not?
  • The ring (this can be a very hmmm complex topic)

Before popping the all-important question, the proposer may include any one or more of the following (and indeed you can do it any way you like):

  • Spoken or written words. My favourite proposals are those which involved placards.
  • A dance or a few dances. Flash mobs are very popular. They can be engaged professionally apparently.
  • Music – bands, choirs, singing, instrumental
  • Art – painting, wall art, art installation
  • Video
  • Website
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I didn’t know that …

I didn’t know that watching marriage proposals (on youtube) can be so addictive. They are heart warming, very often times deeply moving and beautiful moments indeed.

Here’s a selection of the ones that I like best:

For those who are married, how did you propose or got proposed to? For those who are single, how do you intend to propose?

En espanol

No se que los videos de las propuestas de matrimonio en youtube son muy addictivas! Son reconfortantes, muy emotivas, y para mi, son las momentos tan preciosos de la vida.

Hay dos que me encanta mucho:

Los casados, como tu pareja le propuso? Y los que todavia no se casaron, como vas a proponer? La suerte contigo!