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Proposal: Modern or Traditional?

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

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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? 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

  • D
    Super September 2019
    Dana ·
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    Got down on one knee !
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  • Maggie
    Savvy December 2020
    Maggie ·
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    He got down on one knee in the restaurant.
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  • Jennifer
    Super December 2019
    Jennifer ·
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    Traditional in that she got down on one knee, but we were dressed as our favorite romantic pairing from a favorite video game at Comic Con. We asked friends to take pics of us because it was the first time we wore those costumes to an event and she used that to get pics of the proposal.

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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    Traditional...he got down on one knee...which clued me in to his nerves earlier Smiley smile
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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Traditional! He got down on one knee with both of our immediate families and a ton of my extended family members around. It was so nice to be able to share the engagement with everyone!
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  • Lc
    Super September 2018
    Lc ·
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    Traditional
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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena ·
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    That is about the same way we did it Smiley smile
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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena ·
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    Modern. he was talking to his friends at bowling and one asked when we were getting married my fh said oh sometime next year. when we got home i asked if he was serious he said yes we will have been together 10 years by then, will you marry me?
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  • Mrs.
    Super May 2019
    Mrs. ·
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    Modern - first time he asked was through text on a whim. Even when he formally proposed, we were both seated in a car.

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  • Fenja
    VIP August 2021
    Fenja ·
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    Traditional! He got down on one knee in the living room on Christmas Eve!
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  • Future Mrs.W
    Dedicated June 2019
    Future Mrs.W ·
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    He said he had planned on getting down on one knee, but by the time I turned around in the kitchen he was crying with the ring in his hand so I started crying. Which led to hugging
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  • Devin
    Super October 2019
    Devin ·
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    Traditional

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  • Iris
    Expert May 2019
    Iris ·
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    Modern- Although he got down on one knee, I’d say my proposal was anything and everything but traditional. I was proposed as I was getting on a cruise ship for our 3rd anniversary, a banner towed by an aircraft flew over Old San Juan and the Pier area, the message: “Iris, will you marry me? Gabe ❤️”. When I read it and turned around, he was down on one knee. It was beautiful, unexpected, and certainly special.
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  • edecker
    Super December 2022
    edecker ·
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    Traditional! He tried to get me to stand up for when he got down on his knee, but i was already sitting on my towel at the beach and his tactics weren't working. A+ for effort and i think the one knee thing really sold me!

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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar January 2022
    Jasmine ·
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    Traditional. We were on a cruise and he got down on one knee and proposed on the top deck after captain's night (so we were all dressed up) in front of some of the crew. It was amazing and totally a surprise.

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  • Mrs.hays
    VIP April 2018
    Mrs.hays ·
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    Ours was definitely modern. DH proposed in his car.
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  • J
    Devoted October 2019
    Jacquie ·
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    Modern for this as well we did a photo shoot with the old time photo company and we were both sitting in a bath tub when the proposal happened.
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  • Dedicated March 2021
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    His proposal was traditional Smiley smile He planned it all out at our favorite themed restaurant in Disney World
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  • Riley
    Expert September 2020
    Riley ·
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    Traditional he got down on one knee and asked me where we had our first kiss Smiley smile

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  • Charity
    Devoted December 2021
    Charity ·
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    He got down on one knee to make it official. I knew what was happening before hand, we had already booked our venue 4 months prior.
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