These Horrible Marriage Proposal Fails Will Make You Cringe
Getting engaged is often one of the most exciting moments of people’s lives. And while a marriage proposal doesn’t have to be lavish or monumental to be meaningful, but it’s always nice to try and make such a special occasion memorable.
Of course, sometimes even the best of intentions go awry. These marriage proposals might seem like a good idea, but here’s why they’re actually the worst.
Plan before you pop the question
Even a simple proposal should be pre-planned — you might think a spur-of-the-moment surprise is more romantic, or that you’ll “just know” when the time is right, but that leaves room for too much to go awry. Think about the meaningful places and moments in your relationship. You may even want to be inspired by some of the top celebrity proposals (don’t worry, not all of them are lavish).
Next: Stay dry.
The water proposal
It seems incredibly romantic to propose on a bridge or on a boat … until you get nervous and drop the ring. And if you must propose at the beach, make sure the tide is on its way out or you’re far away from the water.
Next: Please don’t give your partner a heart attack.
The fake arrest proposal
It’s absurd to think that people still do this, but please refrain from having your partner “arrested” as part of an elaborate proposal plan. You can let them know they’ve stolen your heart in a different way.
Next: Plan to be sober when you pop the question.
The drunk proposal
You may be moved to take a knee while you’re wasted, but these proposals are often sloppy, unplanned (without a ring), and, worst of all, instantly forgotten. Even if you’re nervous, it’s best to avoid alcohol on your special day.
Next: Talk about indigestion.
Hiding the ring in food or drink
This idea sounds good in theory, but if you’re going to spend that much cash on a ring, you want it to be sparkling, not covered in food. Besides, by hiding the rock in dessert or champagne, you run a real risk of it being swallowed.
Next: This proposal is pretty risky.
The mid-argument proposal
Arguments can be passionate and heated, and you might be compelled to ask your partner to marry you during or after a big one. But not only is this a bad way to begin a life together, you’re risking being shot down by someone may not have cooled off yet.
Next: It’s best to avoid the crowds.
The public proposal
If you and your sweetie have a favorite restaurant or public park, by all means, pop the question there. But if you’d rather be dramatic and propose in front of a huge crowd, you’re practically asking for something to go wrong. Your partner could be embarrassed, or you could end up getting rejected in front of thousands of people.
Next: Some things should never be faked.
Please don’t fake a proposal
Even if you and your sweetie are real jokesters, please don’t fake proposals to keep your other half guessing. Not only is it just plain mean, you could end up in a “boy who cried wolf” situation, with someone who doesn’t believe you when you’re genuinely asking.
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