On Bended Knee: Our Readers Share Their Sweetest Proposal Stories

Proposals, Real Weddings
Sweet Real Wedding Proposal Engagement Stories

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It will be one of your life's most memorable moments when he asks for your hand in marriage. We asked our readers to share how their guys popped the question, and we got everything from sweet to exotic to daring stories.

"I had just gotten out of the shower, walked downstairs with a towel on my head and slippers on my feet, turned the corner, and he and his 7-year-old daughter were both on one knee. He was holding a ring and she said, 'Will you be my stepmommy and marry my daddy?' It was so precious and perfect." — Joni W.

"My husband races sprint cars. He was racing the night he proposed. During the intermission, he had his car pushed out onto the track and asked me to come to his car. He grabbed the microphone and got down on one knee. He asked me to marry him in front of over 1000 people! After I said yes, the whole crowd jumped up and started cheering." — Miranda L.

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"He tattooed it on his leg! He went big since we were dating almost 12 years before he proposed. I was completely blown away!" — Kristen S.

"We were the only guests on New Year's Eve in a tiny inn high up in the Ecuadorian Andes. Both of us had bad altitude sickness! But after a glass of vino and a lovely meal of vegetable stew, he proposed. I was swooning with love and nausea from the bends!" — Anu M.

"I love coloring, so he made me a small coloring book with our story. On the last page, he had my full name and it said, 'Will You Marry Me?' Then I turn around and he is on one knee, shaking with the ring in his hand." — Erica A.

"He took me back to the kindergarten we went to together and proposed on the playground where we had had a Valentine's Day picture taken way back when." — Sarah P.

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"He made me dress up, which was strange: We were just going out to dinner. The cab took us to the street we first lived on in NYC. He pulled me into the middle of the road right outside our old apartment and directly in front of old St. Patrick's cathedral, got down on one knee, and proposed! I was shocked and a little embarrassed (so many people about!!), but felt ecstatic. In my head now, it's completely like a storybook romance. A great memory!" — Sarah F.

"We didn't know each other. Three days after our first date, he said, 'I want you to have my babies, but you have to marry me first.' I said, 'Okay.' It's been 16 years, and we had some babies." — Kavell T.

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"He came into the diner where I was working, carrying a little box wrapped in purple wrapping paper topped with a purple bow. He placed the box on the counter and kinda scooted it towards me. Then he mumbled what sounded like, 'Are you mad at me?' I responded, 'No, why?' His face was priceless! It then dawned on me what he really said, and my response quickly changed." — Jessica W.

"My fiancé had a harvest party and invited all of our family and friends over. He bought 20 pumpkins for the kids to carve. My friend asked me to show her where our bathroom was. When I came back, there was a 200-pound pumpkin lit up and carved with, 'Will you marry me?' It was at night and all of the pumpkins were lit up." — Amanda R.

"Funny thing is, we had been fighting for weeks because he was always busy and I had no idea what was keeping him so busy that he couldn't spend time with me! So he took me on a helicopter ride to see the sunset in NYC and had it all set up with huge letters on Pier 17 saying: 'Will you marry me?' It was the most perfect sunset ever! So ladies, trust him when he says he's busy!" — Betania B.

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Jolène M. Bouchon is a regular contributor to Brides.com and a freelance writer.

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