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Proposal: Modern or Traditional?

Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Parties and Events 0 127
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One tradition that doesn't seem to be going away any time soon is getting down on one knee for the proposal! Did you or your fiancé(e) get down on one knee for the proposal? Or did you try something more modern?


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Latest activity by Sweetness, on December 25, 2020 at 1:43 PM
  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
    Future Mrs. K ·
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    Traditional, he got down on one knee and even asked my fathers permission before.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Traditional. She got down on one knee right in our living room.

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  • Katherine
    Expert July 2019
    Katherine ·
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    Traditional for this one! One knee!

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  • Lisa
    Expert April 2021
    Lisa ·
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    Traditional! He got done on 1 knew in our living room. I loved that it was private and in the comfort of our home.
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  • Lisa
    Expert April 2021
    Lisa ·
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    My proposal was the same. Cheers!
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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    Traditional!

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  • Kristen
    VIP June 2020
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    Traditional. He got down on one knee, albeit quickly because I hate attention in me in public places. Luckily an aquarium staff member caught in and somehow managed to stall some people from walking into the area we were in!!
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  • OnCloudRawls
    VIP June 2019
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    Traditional. He got down on one knee, but the funny thing is, he has been playing around getting down on one knee since our first anniversary to tie his shoe or tell me he loves me, so when he actually proposed, I was so confused lol.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Traditional, he got down on one knee in our living room!

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
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    Modern. We were sitting next to each other on a bench at one of my favorite vacation spots.

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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
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    Traditional. Best day of my life!!

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  • Justine
    Dedicated August 2019
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    Traditional! He asked my parents months prior and was waiting for the perfect time to propose. He also talked to all my siblings. I knew he was going to do it because my sister spilled the beans. Then, in a random chain of events, my mom and I were doing some last minute Christmas shopping the day before Christmas eve and my mom's car was stolen right out of the parking lot. It wasn't brand new or anything but it was paid off and she was happy with it. He surprised the day after Christmas with an identicle car. He surprised me too and then got down on one knee like the opportunist he is 😂😂😂
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  • Jessica
    Super May 2019
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    Modern. Our proposal was more like "hey...our ten year anniversary is coming up. Want to just get married on that day?" "ok!"

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  • Alyrae
    Super February 2020
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    I was laying down 9 months pregnant and he was giving me a back rub ..... when he told me to sit up he had something for me it was Christmas of 2017 and i didnt even know he got something for me ..... so i sit up he hands me a pandora box i thought it was another charm but when i opened it to my surprise was an engagement ring and then i found out it was his mothers ring to his dad who is now passed away so vary different from the traditional sense
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  • Sarah Eliza
    Dedicated May 2022
    Sarah Eliza ·
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    The proposal was a surprise and he got down on one knee
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  • Amy
    Expert May 2022
    Amy ·
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    He got down on one knee (even though it was fractured) but I would call it more modern. His proposal was over a few days. We had just come back from vacation in Yellowstone. The first day was a nice dinner with a very pure heartfelt questioning of what we both wanted for us and as a couple which is unusual coming from my man of few words. Second day was the actual "pop the question" day after taking me around to all our favorite places. However, he wanted to give me a ring as another gesture of love (I'm much more keen on the ring not being the important part of proposals, also not a diamond kinda girl). This was the next day. My ring was perfect and my proposal was deffinatly one to remember even though it was not the old fashioned way. It was so much sweeter.
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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda ·
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    Traditional. He got down on one knee in Belize.
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  • Sara
    Expert June 2019
    Sara ·
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    Traditional, one knee in our living room Smiley smile
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  • Alicia
    VIP August 2019
    Alicia ·
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    Traditional one knee for us.

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  • Kaylee
    Dedicated September 2020
    Kaylee ·
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    Traditional. He got down on one knee in a spot that is very meaningful to us.
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