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Ward Off Marriage Proposal Disasters With These Tips and Advice

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Not all of us are like or even want to be like Liberace, who received around 12 proposals of marriage a week from his fans. Most of us receive or make only one marriage proposal in our lifetimes. We want that proposal to be memorable and very special.

One of the things we like to do on an Engaged Encounter Weekend is to ask the couples how he/she proposed. The stories are amazing!

Marriage Proposal Stories:

One young man tied the engagement ring to a kite string, with some sort of a special knot, and took his gal kite flying on the beach. As she tugged on the string, a shiny object came tumbling down -- it was her ring. She was furious with him, but she did say yes!

An avid fisherman tied the engagement ring to his fishing line, and gave his unsuspecting girl friend the pole and told her to reel in the line. When she saw the ring dangling over the water, she, too, was a bit upset, but she said yes.

We also heard of an engagement ring placed in a carved out dictionary. When the intended bride unwrapped the book at Christmas time, she tossed it aside without looking inside. She was pouty most of the day and finally looked at the book -- only to discover the engagement ring. She was embarrassed, but humbly and tearfully said yes.

Do you know how your parents or grandparents proposed? If not, ask them! You could get some great ideas from their proposal stories.

We think the best proposals are the ones that tug at your heart strings a bit. Proposals don't really have to be fancy or elaborate. They just need to be memorable. We've heard stories about camp outs that turned into disasters, lost rings, and the best laid plans messed up. We've also heard simple proposals that brought tears to our eyes.

So ... what stories do you have to tell regarding your proposal? Please share how you proposed to your spouse.

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