The Marriage Proposal. It's one of the most important events in your life. It needs to be perfect and relate to your whole relationship so far. Because of this people take the 'memorable' part of the proposal a little too far and create some pretty wacky proposals.
Be Careful What You Wish For
“‘I want my proposal to be unique!’ ‘I want my proposal to be a surprise!’ Be careful what you wish for ladies and gentlemen, this could be you: Byokov, from Omsk, Russia, knew he wanted to marry his girlfriend, Irena Kolokov — but he had to be sure that the feeling was (really, really) mutual. So he did what anyone who takes “’til death do us part” literally would do. He hired a screenwriter, director, movie stuntmen and makeup artists to stage a gruesome car crash, where he instructed Kolokov to meet him. She arrived to her boyfriend not kneeling on bended knee, but rather lying on the ground covered in fake blood. ‘When I arrived there were mangled cars everywhere, ambulances, smoke and carnage…a paramedic told me he was dead and I just broke down in tears’, Kolokov told Orange News. The tears, apparently, were good enough for Byokov, who sprang to his feet and proposed–fake blood, bandages, and all. Byokov insists the act was designed for Kolokov to realize how empty life would be without him. Does he feel the same about her? Does it matter? She said yes regardless, and the betrothed couple posed for some you-had-to-be-there engagement photos. Yeah… no. Let’s hope this proposal stays one-of-a-kind ” (Source).
“This was one of a kind! I can only say that the bride never saw this coming. Here’s the detailed extract : One bride-to-be in the eastern China city of Qingdao was taken by surprise by a quirky marriage proposal involving her boyfriend and 48 of his friends dressed as giant carrots. The groom, whose real name is Pan Kun, and his friends danced into Qingdao’s Aofan Square on Saturday afternoon to the theme song of the hit Jiangsu TV dating show ‘If You Are the One’, attracting a large crowd. Pan’s girlfriend, Zhang Xinyu, thought she was merely an onlooker and attempted to call her boyfriend, who was among those disguised as a carrot. He then unveiled himself and asked her to marry him. The embarrassed-looking Ms. Zhang accepted the proposal as the crowd chanted ‘Marry him!’ According to local media reports, Mr. Pang spent around 100,000 yuan ($15,600) to set up the dancing carrots proposal. One can only wonder if he’ll be equally as generous with another kind of carat” (Source).
Lover Of Memes
“This one sounds weird but ended up being a very sweet proposal. A man proposed to a woman using a collection of Internet memes in a restaurant to express his feelings and she accepted” (Source).
“Here it goes. I knew this girl from my school days (1995), class 1 to be precise, she was 2 years junior to me, she was my secret crush, from when I dont know. Fast forward to 2014 On Facebook- Me: Hey wish you happy birthday. She: Thanx. Me: Can I get you cell number. She: XXXXXXXXXX. Me: See you on Whatsapp. Whatsapp- Me: Will you Marry me? She: Need to think. Me: Take your own time. She: Yes! Me: Yes, for what? She: I will marry u. Reason: A known donkey is always better than any unknown person. Its almost 2 years to this happy accident” (Source).
Open The Chocolates
“I’m not sure how ‘weird’ this is, but I love how it turned out anyway. This is a shortened version of my parents’ story. They had been together for ten years before they got married (they met freshman year in undergrad). I forget how long it was between proposal and marriage, but probably not long they eloped. Anyway. My dad had taken my mom to dinner and when they returned home she absolutely refused to open a box of chocolates he had gotten her because she was too full. ‘No, you really have to open the chocolates.’ And she did.I find it hilarious that he had to convince her” (Source).
“Standing on the edge of around 350m tower with safety belts. A charming boy sitting on his knee, give an alluring diamond ring to gorgeous girl and saying that three most adorable words ‘I love you will you marry me?’ and in reply the gorgeous girl just accepted that alluring ring and gave a huge hug with kisses” (Source).
Got To Do It Before November
“I always thought this was charming, in its own way: A colleague of mine had a significant other/girlfriend for probably 10+ years. They lived together, bought a house together – but neither really believed too much in traditional marriage etc. They had a very modern relationship where they both traveled extensively (and he worked with me, in a different state). At the university where we worked, they announced that they were changing the health coverage policies such that ‘domestic partners’ were not covered anymore unless they lived in the same household in the same state. Thus in order to get coverage, they had to be married. As she recounted the proposal, my colleague – not really a guy can picture being overtly romantic, looked at the email from the university about the new policy, and turned to her and said ‘Well, if we’re gonna do this, we need to do it by November’ … and that was the complete marriage proposal” (Source).
“After I had texted her asking her to meet me in the park, and I didn’t know her roommate who I had confided in had told her that I like her. (Rookie move, I know) She: So what’s up? Me: Nothing. Just sittin’ here. She: Okay, why are you ‘just sittin’ here’? Me: Just. Looking at the world outside. She: It _is _a nice world. Me: The weather is really great. She: Mhmm. Yeah, great weather. Me: I know. It’s so rare that one gets to witness such awesome weather.
She: Oh yeah. So is there something specific you wanted to talk to me about? Me: Nope. It’s all good. Just thought you should check out the weather. She: So should I leave? I kinda have work to do? Me: But don’t you like the weather? She: Dude. What the fuck is your problem? Me: What are you talking about? She: Look, I know you like me okay? You wanna stop beating around the bush? Me: Wait. You know? How? She: You told my damn roommate! Me: Well I didn’t think she’d tell. She: Well, what exactly was your big plan? Me: I wanted to ask you out! She: Well, why didn’t you? Me: I got nervous okay? She: So do it already! Me: Okay! Maybe I will! She: Then do it! Me: Try and stop me! She: I won’t! Me: Fine. Then will you go out with me? She: OKAY! I’m a weirdo. We broke up exactly 23 days later” (Source).
Nothing Beats Eating Noodles
“My wife and I were sharing a bowl of noodles. I looked at her. She looked at me. I said, ‘let’s get married’. She said, ‘sure, why not?’ We continued eating our bowl of noodles. P.S. And now, whenever someone starts sharing awfully sweet stories of how they proposed by hiring a dozen jets to do a flyover, a platoon of skydivers to write their fiancee’s name in the sky, and a diamond ring the size of my left kidney descending in a shaft of glorious light borne on the wings of 99 handpicked monarch butterflies, I excuse myself to make a cup of coffee. Black, no sugar” (Source).
The Sociology Exam
“There was this girl in her last year of college who had a habit of studying her notes while walking on the terrace of her house on second floor. One day the notes diary fell down while she was leaning over the parapet, memorizing the answers for sociology examination that was to be held the following day. In the adjacent house there lived _a _guy of nearly the same age who picked the diary up from his terrace, that was on first floor and returned it to her.
At the last page it was written ‘I love the cute braids of your hair. I love it when you lean towards our side of terrace to study. You are perfect. Marry me.’ She dropped a paper the next day on him with: ‘You are always on time. I see you coming on terrace in my study hours. Ask my Dad :)’ P.S : This is in 1987. They are my mom – dad. They married the next year and the love still blooms” (Source).
“Once my friend told me about his proposal. I thought it was good one…. My friend and the girl(his beloved) were attending their tuitions. The teacher must have given a short break or something. That was when he thought of ‘doing it today’. He came to her, said that he had problem solving some equation. The girl asked which one. Then he wrote on a piece of paper- ‘I < 3U’ (I less than 3U), and went away. Next day the girl came to him and said she got the answer. My friend fearing for a heart break hesitantly asked ‘What?’ Then she wrote on paper – ‘Y = 5’.
Quite a mathematical one that was” (Source).
Well I’m Going To Honduras
“My friend tells the story about his wife proposing to him. Future Wife: How is December 3rd? Friend: For what?Future Wife: For our wedding day. (pause) Friend: OK, but I’m going to Honduras on December 4th whether you’re coming or not. They had a great honeymoon in Honduras, and have been married for more than 20 years” (Source).
Are Cauliflowers Flowers?
“Its the story of my friend. He proposed his girl in the most weird way possible. At least I found it super weird. It was in May ’13, my friend and I planned up to meet his crush for last time. We all were from the same neighborhood so lived pretty close by. As they graduated the same year, the girl was set to leave for her joining in Pune. So, to bid our share of bye, we decide to meet up at a park, later in the night for a night walk. His crush and me were engrossed in talking, but my friend was abnormally quiet. No jokes and sarcasm, nothing. His crush kept asking but he said it was nothing. Then we sat on the benches and this guy was standing, texts me- ‘I am going to tell her about my feelings tonight. So be with me.’ I read and smiled. I texted him back- ‘I am with you. Go for it! But what is the plan?’ He- ‘Wait and watch.’ I was curious as I knew he is a super dumb person when it came to romance. He excused himself and went out of the park saying his mother is calling him for something. His crush was fine, but I knew something is going to happen. After 10mins, he comes with something in his hands, which he was hiding behind his back. He went down on his knees in front of his crush, takes out the cauliflower and started singing a hindi song. He was so loud, that the dogs in the park started running towards him and seeing them, all three of us started running for our lives. All three of us got up on a slide, where I sat on the steps and those two were on the slide. The dogs continued their barking on him as he completed his song there. After the song he pantingly goes on with telling her about the feelings he had. I was so pissed that his song almost got us bit from the dogs and his crush had the same look on her face. But the crush takes the cauliflower from him and gives a peck on his cheek and says yes. This was where I had a facepalm situation. Then they both slid down and hugged each other. That was one awkward hug, it seemed they hugged the cauliflower. When they were done with their happy moment I asked my friend, ‘We were in a goddamn park! Why didn’t you pluck a flower but went home to take a cauliflower?’ He said- ‘I did not want to disturb trees at night and I wanted a big flower so I saw this vegetable vendor closing, he had cauliflowers, your story struck me and I thought this was the good thing to do.’ My friend and now his girlfriend give each other a cauliflower on their anniversary! My story which inspired him, On Rose day ’12, a senior proposed me with a cauliflower in front of the whole college! I told him about this and what he did was absolutely my influence. God bless that senior!” (Source).
I LOSE ZOU
“She was supposed to be a brilliant girl, so I thought I would propose her in an entirely ‘different’ manner altogether. I contemplated on the issue and I finally settled on sending a cipher which decodes to “I love you” to her, thinking that I could ‘test’ to test her with that. Accordingly, I sent her a cipher over an anonymous SMS and asked her to decode it and write it on the board next day. I thought it was easy and she would easily decode it. So I went early to the class next day only to see this message greeting me. ‘I LOSE ZOU’ I broke into laughter and couldn’t control myself falling off to laugh every now and then for the rest of the day. I occasionally looked at her and she seemed to not care about it at all. She later told me that she thought it was a prank and didn’t think much about it. She wrote it on the board with an intention of finding out who the weirdo was that sent her anonymous SMSes. That night, I sent her another cipher that would be decoded as the three letters of my name. I told her to write it on the board next, and hoped that she would decode it correctly and would write my name on the board. [ I was so immature back then. sigh ] Much against my wishes, I walked into the class with an empty board next day. I was almost certain that she was not able to crack my message. So I sent an easier one that day. But again, no response. She didn’t seem to care about it at all. I started to become sad and desperate. Yes, I was a dumb idiot back then, who expected a girl to reply back to an anonymous a–hole sending meaningless cipher texts. So kept on making my messages simpler and simpler without realizing that she was able to understand them and was not replying to them on purpose. I kept on sending messages. I was thoroughly screwing up with her for each message that I sent. One day, unexpectedly, she came to me and asked if I was free for the afternoon. She needed some help with selecting a few books from the library as someone had told her that I read a lot. I was overjoyed and thought that I could show off my knowledge about books to her and, likewise, impress her. As we walked to the library, I was anticipating that astonished look in her eyes when I explained to her about the books. We reached the literature section of the library and I asked her about her interests, to which she replied Cryptography. I was startled and asked if she needed some academic books rather than the literature ones. She answered that she loved Cryptography and wanted to learn it. It rang bells for me. I asked if she was sure about it. From that expression on her face, I knew that my face looked like rotten tomatoes. But to my surprise, she broke into laughter and I stood there looking at her like a stale idiot. I knew that her laughter was natural and was left with no option but to join her and I did. She looked damn cute while laughing and I fell for her again and again, back to back, hands down. Then she asked me if I wanted to tell her something. I told her that I liked her even though I was a dumbass, to which she replied that she liked me even though I was a dumba–! I was awestruck and didn’t know how to respond. In one instant, I could feel my ego deflating and at the same time, I felt incredibly smart that the girl, in fact, liked me. It was my first relationship and it lasted for quite sometime. She has played quite an important role in making me the person I am” (Source).
Wait Did You Just Propose?
“I heard this one from a colleague. She’d been with her boyfriend for a couple of years and one day sat down to make a life plan, something like ‘I want to marry before I’m 30, so best would be next year, then 2 years later we should probably have the first child to give me time to secure a career I can come back to…’ She told her boyfriend and he agreed that this was a good plan. Then a few months later he said ‘so about that marriage next year, shouldn’t we start making a bit more concrete plans?’ She agreed and they started talking about what date and place would be best… Then it hit her: ‘Wait, was that the marriage proposal??’ ‘Yep, and that’s the only one you’ll get!'” (Source).
The Dad Proposal
“So this Happened to a Friend of mine and i will share whatever she told me. The guy and the girl were mutual friends for a long time. It was the girl’s elder sisters Marriage that day, and the marriage ceremony had just concluded and all the formalities were done, and the guy and the girl started texting each other after marriage and things went from flirting to the GUY proposing the girl via sms. Guy: I LOVE YOU (girls reads this has no clue what do, she did not like the guy thought he was too arrogant and full of himself etc etc but she was very shy and in this shyness did the most ridiculous thing) Girl: Ok, Tomorrow Morning Come Speak To My DAD. (that was the end of conversation that night) Next morning she woke up to her DAD’s rather Stern Voice calling her down, to her Surprise the guy was standing across her DAD and her mother was besides him. Her DAD said This guy says he loves you and wants to marry you, What do you say? All the girl could do there was LOOK Down in Shock. (She NEVER THOUGHT HE WOULD COME and Had Thought this lead to him stop hitting on her) And this Reaction was assumed as a YES by her dad, who then called up the guys parents and told them whatever had happened and Congratulations to them. And Volla the Proposal was accepted by her DAD Accepted THE PROPOSAL! Well as luck would have it the girl too started liking the guy, and they have been now in a relationship for the 6 years” (Source).
Trip To Edinburgh
“Six months after we met, and about three months after she came to my place for the weekend and never went home, my girlfriend and I went to Edinburgh for Hogmanay. We had an eventful evening. That year, Edinburgh had booked the Stereophonics and Baby Bird as up-and-coming bands for the minor stages but both had had major hits during the course of the year and Princes Street was massively overcrowded (that was the last year before Hogmanay went tickets-only). We spent midnight as part of a gang fighting through the crowds to carry a stranger with a broken ankle to the ambulance, and nearly got into a real fight with another gang doing exactly the same thing. After the crowds dispersed, it began snowing. Big fluffy clusters of white flakes dropping softly through the air. We walked around to the eastern end, where the road curves round and you can look back across the valley to the New Town and the Castle. It was beautiful, and I was pretty sure what I wanted to say, but six months into a relationship felt a little bit early to be asking. So I said: ‘Will you marry me…. eventually?’ Without hesitation, she said: ‘Yes… eventually.’ After that, we joked about getting engaged and talked about what sort of ring and what sort of wedding she would like. The kind of ring we both liked wasn’t very common (platinum, not too ostentatious, with a rubover setting), so when we went past jewelery shops I’d point out completely inappropriate rings and ask ‘what about that one?’ And then one day, in Oxford on the way to visit our bank manager, I looked in a jewellery shop and saw the right ring. So I pointed out a couple of inappropriate ones, and then said “What about that one?” She said: ‘That’s just right’ I said: ‘Shall we go in and buy it, then?’ We were both wearing mirrored sunglasses and I will always remember watching myself trying to keep a straight face as she realized what I was asking. In the shop, the assistant insisted that I got on one knee and proposed properly. The second person to know was our bank manager. The third and fourth were my grandparents, who lived near Oxford. We told them that evening and they went to collect the ring for us when it had been sized for her. We got married 18 months later (one week after Hogmanay 2000, which we spent in Edinburgh again), and in a month’s time we will celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary with our three children” (Source).
Beep Beep Beep
“‘Please say yes. I can’t take it that you like me but we still can’t be together’ the boy was desperately pleading with her. ‘Try to understand. I don’t want to make you wait or run behind me. I really do like you, but my father definitely won’t concede to this. My family is too important for me and I don’t want to disappoint you later.’ She replied, half in tears. ‘I will take care of that, it’s my responsibility to convince him.’ ‘No, I know it will never happen. He won’t be happy. He won’t agree.’ ‘Do you want me to talk to him right now?’ ‘Are you crazy??? We are 18!’ ‘I was trying to make a joke….’ (BEEP BEEP BEEEP) ‘Oh my God my coins are over, please please call me at xxxxxxxxxx’ (BEEEEEEEEEP) (Line disconnected) She fumed. What audacity this boy has. He’s asking her to call him so that he can convince her. Yeah right, like that’s ever happening. Yet, a minute later – there she was, dialing the number with a silly smile on her face. Though he didn’t know it yet, she knew it was going to be a Yes” (Source).
The Shy Smile
“My friend did this during a get together party. He had a crush on this girl but being the shy-type, he couldn’t gather enough courage to ask her out. He had downed a few drinks when he suddenly sneezed (it being summer, this was odd) and the girl, who was sitting opposite him, said ‘may god bless you’, to which he replied ‘ya bless me with your love forever’. Every one was shocked and looking at both of them. The girl gave a shy smile and they have been together ever since!” (Source).