A proposal is supposed to be a special and memorable moment between a couple. But sometimes they aren’t as romantic as people think they are going to be. Here are some funny and ridiculous marriage proposals people have observed, heard or personally experienced.
Her Dad Asked
“We were at the beach on vacation with my family. We’d been together 2 years, are chillin’ in the ocean when my dad asks, “So when are you two gonna get married?” My husband looked at me and asked, “How about next year?” I said “Sure, why not.” It’ll be 19 years this year, lol.”
Her Mom Said to
“My mum was travelling home for my brother’s wedding and said: “Why don’t you two get married at the same time so we only have to make the trip once?” We looked at each other and said: “Sure, let’s do it.” Five years later and we’re expecting our first.”
Since We’re in Vegas
“My wife (girlfriend at the) and I were going to Las Vegas to spend our birthdays there and I told her “ Since we spending the week in Vegas, do you want to get married? “ She said “ sure, why not “. Now our birthdays and anniversary fall in the same week, so usually just go on a Vacation that week to celebrate all 3. Makes for a fun time every year.”
He Wanted to Cure Her Headache
“A man comes home from a long day of working, outside doing manual labor, to his tiny apartment. His girlfriend is curled up on the couch, covered in a blanket, with a pile of tissues and a bucket next to her. Several empty glasses that once held water.
“How was your day,” he asks.
“How was my day? You really want to know? This migraine is so bad I can barely keep down water. The rain is making it worse so I had the TV on static just so I could drown it out. None of these pills are working and I haven’t been able to sleep in days. THAT is how my day is going,” she says.
“Would proposing make you feel better?” he responds.
Anyway that how my parent’s 42-year marriage started.”
They Interrupted a Wedding
I think the worst one I’ve heard of was when a pair were getting married and their best friends; who were also the best man and maid of honor, interrupted their wedding at the alter. Essentially the story goes that when the minister said “if anyone here has any reason to object to this union; speak now or forever hold your peace.” The best friend objected their wedding to propose to his gf. And then acted like that was okay. Oh yeah! They also interrupted their dinner reception to announce they were pregnant.”
He Was Hungover
“He had been out drinking with his girlfriend and a bunch of mutual friends, one of whom proposed while they were out. After a long night of celebrating, he woke the next morning super, duper hungover, and was woken by a call from his girlfriend who was in tears and crying at him over the phone, complaining that she was now the only one of her friends not married or engaged. This went on for a few minutes, and lacking the emotional strength to deal with it, desperate to get her to stop, he just slurred, “Look, if you want to be married, then let’s just do it, let’s get married”. Which was apparently good enough for her.
In his defence, he had been married for 15+ years when he told me the story, and he was clearly still very fond of her, mentioned her at least once a day and often spoke to her during the day on the phone. I think we can all sympathize with being so hungover that you would say or do nearly anything to get someone to stop talking to you.”
He Was Getting His Socks
“At 19, I was an idiot. Had the ring, it was stored in my sock drawer, but no romantic plans. I had no idea that’s how it was supposed to work. She, 18, was over, and we were going to go out for pizza. She was sitting on my bed as I was getting dressed, I opened my drawer to get socks, saw the box and impulsively figured it was a good time. I gave her the ring, we kissed and then I put my socks and shoes on and we went out for pizza.
We’re still married 40+ years later but I still regret not doing it better. She deserved it.”
Let’s Get Buried Together
“My dad asked my mom: “how’d you like to be buried with my side of the family?”. They’ve been going strong for 35 years, though.”
They Were Watching a Scary Movie
we’d be dating a year, met him when I was about 14 and we’d been friends for a while, didn’t date till we were 19. We were on the couch at my house watching a movie and eating snacks, we’re both engrossed in the movie, something scary probably lol you’d think I’d remember but I don’t, I’ll have to ask him. Without breaking eye contact with the tv he’s leaned over towards me and said, “Hey, you wanna get married?” And I kinda glanced over at the side of him said, “ yeah, sure.” And we just continued the movie and didn’t mention it again for a day or so haha. We got married like a week later at a court house. That was almost 18 years ago now.
“So Do You Want This?”
“My husbands dad proposed to his mom in the most hysterical way. his dad was not a romantic guy and probably didn’t want to get married. he had been dating my husbands mom for a while and both families were expecting them to marry.
his dad had just left the navy and his mom picked him up from alameda. his dad was driving and pulled the ring box out of his pocket, threw it to her and said “so do you want this?” and that was it.
it has been lore in our family since then. i found the story just over the top hilarious. knowing his dad and his mom, it was just perfect for them.”
She Proposed While They Argued
“Our relationship was quite new (~4 months) We were fighting for I don’t remember what at a Starbucks where we stopped for a coffee on our way to a bicycle tour. In the middle of the fight she said “Do you want to get married?”. I said yes and we got married 2 months after that. It’s been 7 years, going perfect.”
He Sent Her an Email
“I dumped a guy over Christmas break (It was the first time we were going to see each other face to face since he had gone to grad school several states away.) I came back to school to find he had emailed me a marriage proposal.
Needless to say I didn’t accept.”
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