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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

  • Brittany
    Dedicated August 2020
    Brittany ·
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    Oops correction: knee***
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  • Amanda
    Dedicated August 2021
    Amanda ·
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    Traditional! He got down on one knee and I was so shocked that I didn't say yes right away - he was down there for awhile Smiley laugh

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  • Macy
    Expert September 2019
    Macy ·
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    Traditional one knee (: in the Memorial gazebo where we met
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  • Shannon
    Dedicated June 2021
    Shannon ·
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    He got down on one knee on stage of my favorite band. Not very traditional, haha
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  • Heather
    Dedicated July 2020
    Heather ·
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    We had a couples photo shoot. While we were taking pictures under a bridge my future sister in law (the photographer) told me to close my eyes for a “tickle photo.” After the first of these pictures she said we’ll do it again, but when I open my eyes Joshua was down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

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  • Becca
    Super August 2019
    Becca ·
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    Traditional. My fiance got down on one knee in front if Niagara Falls Smiley smile
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  • Ana
    Dedicated October 2019
    Ana ·
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    He got down on one knee and it made it that more special!

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  • Adara
    Devoted October 2019
    Adara ·
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    Traditional he got down on one knee

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  • S
    Devoted September 2019
    Sara ·
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    Modern!

    I was technically the one to propose and it was in the car, on no sleep, right after we'd gotten our lost dog back after the worst week of our lives.

    I am making him propose 'for real' though now that we finally have the ring! Yes, we finally landed on a ring nearly a full year after booking our venue and just four months before our wedding. Our wedding photographer is doing our engagement shoot, so we decided to do a proposal shoot! I told my guy not to get down on one knee. He has creaky knees. Smiley smile

    I'm getting proposed to this Friday!

    At my express wishes, he did NOT ask my dad for permission. Though, my dad, being the joker that he is, tried to play it off that the he was mad that my FH didn't ask. He couldn't stop cracking up though, which sort of ruined the effect.

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  • Katie
    Dedicated April 2021
    Katie ·
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    Traditional, and so glad it was! Wanted to hear my whole name and he couldn’t get his words out, so at dinner he said it.
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  • Samantha
    Dedicated October 2022
    Samantha ·
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    Modern, I asked him
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  • Kathleen
    Savvy April 2021
    Kathleen ·
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    He got down on one knee after we got out of an escape room 😄
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  • S
    Beginner May 2020
    Shannon ·
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    Non-traditional. He knows I'm not a fan of proposals or engagement rings. So we just had a conversation and picked a date.
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  • Hannah
    Dedicated June 2020
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    Non-traditional out the wazoo haha. I feel like we never had a super official proposal, but we are engaged and everyone knows it haha. FH jokingly last night asked me again when we were watching TV, so I feel like this will continue for minute hahaha!!

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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    Funny thing is, he was going to get down on one knee, but my panicked reaction just grabbed him by the elbows and picked him up.

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  • Genevieve
    Dedicated April 2021
    Genevieve ·
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    Nontraditional in a way- we are currently privately engaged and planning our wedding but he has an “official” proposal planned before our engagement goes public!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    Modern.
    This is still always so beautiful.
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  • Elizabeth
    Expert September 2019
    Elizabeth ·
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    Traditional, he got down on one knee and surprised me!

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  • Stephanie
    Savvy September 2020
    Stephanie ·
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    Traditional. He did get down on one knee. It was also modern, as he had this amazing setup that fits perfectly into our styles (and with our wedding theme)

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  • Erin
    VIP December 2020
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    I didn't get my cute proposal. We just talked about it, he said that if I wanted to move forward, I had to talk to his dad, I did, and then we were engaged. It's disappointing, but it is what it is.

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