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Proposal: Modern or Traditional?

Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Parties and Events 127

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? Photo by Melissa Koren Photography in Exeter, NH Next Question: Planning Timeline:...

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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Photo by Melissa Koren Photography in Exeter, NH



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127 Comments

  • Katie
    Super November 2019
    Katie ·
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    Traditional. He got down on one knee in a California hotel room after a long weekend of trying to make it romantic by trying to ask next to the fountain light show in Las Vegas, and then again on the beach in California. Neither of those played out like he wanted so he got down on one knee beside the bed when it was just the two of us with no distractions.
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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·
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    Traditional. he got down on one knee and I am so glad he did!

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  • Arkilia
    Super November 2021
    Arkilia ·
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    Traditional, he had our daughters read what I meant to them, then they each had a sign that said will you marry then his said me.
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  • Dita
    Expert August 2019
    Dita ·
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    Traditional - he got on one knee. He even asked my mom permission prior (I don’t have a good relationship with my father and he knows how close I am to my mom) so I was surprised when he told me that. Wedding planning really brought out a lot of traditional sides to him.
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  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    Unintentionally traditional. He tripped over our backpack as he was getting the ring out so he ended up on one knee regardless of what he was planning 😂
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  • Kelci
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Kelci ·
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    Traditional here. He took me to the 'spot' on our college campus to propose. It really was so sweet.

    I did threaten a couple of times to propose to him though! But he really wanted to be the one to propose.

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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kaitlyn ·
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    Traditional.
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  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
    EllieRose ·
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    Traditional! He get down on one knee even in the dirt!

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  • Nicole
    Super October 2021
    Nicole ·
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    Traditional, he got down on one knee and read me a letter before popping the question Smiley heart

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  • Elisabeth
    Savvy October 2020
    Elisabeth ·
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    Traditional! He even hired a photographer to take "family pictures". So glad there are multiple pictures with my ugly cry face.

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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
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    He did. He said he wasn't sure he was going to do it until he was doing it.

    I didn't care either way.

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  • Heather
    Expert April 2020
    Heather ·
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    Traditional. I'm not sure if he would have done it another way, but I told him I wanted a proposal like that. Haha. Along with a picture if he could make that happen. The picture was crappy, but the original plan fell through, etc. I'm just happy he finally asked. (:

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  • Rachel
    Super May 2019
    Rachel ·
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    He got down on one knee, which I loved because it seemed so unlike him. But the rest of his proposal was definitely NOT traditional! Haha!

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  • Vicky
    Devoted June 2019
    Vicky ·
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    Traditional! He asked my father's permission before even proposing! Then he took me out & got down on one knee. Best day ever! 💍💕
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  • Amber
    Devoted May 2021
    Amber ·
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    Traditional! He asked my dad for his blessing and got down on one knee!
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  • ALYSSA
    Devoted September 2019
    ALYSSA ·
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    Traditional: He got on one knee.

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  • Mrscolón
    Super September 2019
    Mrscolón ·
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    Traditional! My FH had to get permission to get down on his knee, as he was in his dress blues.

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  • Sarah
    Devoted June 2020
    Sarah ·
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    Modern. He probably would have if he carried out his original plan, but instead he asked me as we sat on our couch on our 8-year anniversary before we went out to dinner. It was very us. Laid back and homey.

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  • Chloe
    Beginner September 2019
    Chloe ·
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    I was 7 months pregnant when he proposed to me. He did get down on one knee but we definitely didnt wait till marriage to have a baby lol
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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    Traditional! He got down on one knee.
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