We're here to help you keep moving forward, no matter what your plans are.

Lynnie
WeddingWire Administrator October 2016

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?


cfb_1185617.jpg

cfb_1185619.jpg

Photo by Melissa Koren Photography in Exeter, NH



Next Question: Planning Timeline: Modern or Traditional?

Back to the Beginning: Modern or Traditional?

127 Comments

  • Expert August 2020
    ·
    • Flag

    Uh, non-traditional I guess. It was midnight, we were watching a movie. Suddenly, he jumped up and shoved the coffee table out of the way. He got on both knees. Afterward, he said he was afraid he'd fall over if he were on one knee Smiley heart.

    • Reply
  • Jessica
    Rockstar September 2020
    Jessica ·
    • Flag

    He didn't get down on one knee, but I didn't blame him because we were standing on an overlook covered in snow with a wind chill of about -20 F, but it was perfect.

    • Reply
  • Vanessasaurus
    VIP June 2019
    Vanessasaurus ·
    • Flag
    Traditional here!
    • Reply
  • Tonia
    Expert October 2019
    Tonia ·
    • Flag

    Traditional. Down on one knee in front of friends and family.

    • Reply
  • G
    Dedicated November 2021
    Gabriela ·
    • Flag

    Traditional! totally caught me off guard!

    • Reply
  • Kaylalynn
    Savvy August 2019
    Kaylalynn ·
    • Flag
    Traditional . He got down on one knee during family photos with this surprise that he and the family all knew was going too happen for months!!!
    • Reply
  • Emily
    Savvy September 2019
    Emily ·
    • Flag
    Modern: he didn’t get down on one knee
    • Reply
  • Kelli
    Dedicated September 2021
    Kelli ·
    • Flag
    Half and half. He took my mom out to lunch to ask for her permission (my dad is passed and probably wouldn't have been in the picture anyway) but we were going shopping and he pulled out the ring when we got back in the car. I was putting on my seatbelt and there it was.
    • Reply
  • FutureMrsN14
    Super July 2018
    FutureMrsN14 ·
    • Flag
    Traditional!
    • Reply
  • Jennifer
    Savvy September 2020
    Jennifer ·
    • Flag

    Traditional. He got down on one knee at the finish line of my 1/2 marathon in March. Smiley smile and he asked my Mom's permission first. That's my favorite part.

    • Reply
  • Becca
    Devoted October 2019
    Becca ·
    • Flag
    Modern. I am far too lazy to get down on one knee. He sorta jokingly did it when we got the ring in, but since I proposed there was never a traditional kind of moment.
    • Reply
  • Maggie
    Super April 2020
    Maggie ·
    • Flag
    Fh got down on one knee but said NOTHING lol! It was still adorable because he made me an invisible ink coloring book and the last page was a full in the blanks that spelt out will you marry me
    • Reply
  • Georgia
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Georgia ·
    • Flag
    Tradition. He got down on one knee and my parents and grandparents permission. He proposed in front of a tourist attraction in Austin that says “I love you so much”.
    • Reply
  • Genevieve
    Dedicated March 2020
    Genevieve ·
    • Flag

    Traditional, I am a horseback rider so he took me to the (empty) barn loft which he decorated with lights etc. and got down on one knee!

    • Reply
  • Mimi
    Savvy June 2021
    Mimi ·
    • Flag
    Traditional...one knee
    • Reply
  • Miosotys
    Dedicated January 2020
    Miosotys ·
    • Flag
    Traditional. He was down on one knee in our bedroom. I knew it was coming as he took me to pick out my ring, went to go buy it together, and when I told him when I was really ready and he picked it up the next day. But yet I was still caught off guard when it happened! We were getting ready for Vday dinner and I swore he was going to do it at dinner.
    • Reply
  • Alyssa
    Dedicated September 2019
    Alyssa ·
    • Flag

    Traditional. he got down on one knee and waited about 25 seconds before i even noticed.

    • Reply
  • Sade
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Sade ·
    • Flag

    Traditional. He got down on one knee at my dad's birthday party.

    • Reply
  • Dedicated September 2024
    ·
    • Flag
    It was sort of modern and sort of traditional. It was 1am and we were just laying in bed talking and we had been talking about getting married for a few weeks(he would randomly ask me if I would marry him, and I would be surprised and then he would say "I'm just kidding. It's too early to get a married ") so he randomly gets off the bed and puts on a song that he sang to me on one of our first dates and he's on the floor next to the bed kneeling and he's holding my hands and when the song ended he goes "Will you marry me?" (Its important to note the last time he asked me I told him if he asked me without a ring as a joke again I would say no because I was starting to get annoyed with the joke) I looked at him and was about to say no when he reached into his pocket and pulled out the ring. No box or anything. Just a ring.
    • Reply
  • Brittany
    Dedicated August 2020
    Brittany ·
    • Flag
    Traditional, he got down on one day. It was a wonderful day. 🥰
    • Reply

You voted for . Add a comment 👇

×
WeddingWire celebrates love ...and so does everyone on our site! Learn more

Groups

WeddingWire article topics