It’s one thing to meet the love of your life; it’s another to ask them to marry you. There’s more to proposals than simply popping the question. Apart from getting the sweet yes, everything should be memorable. While there’s nothing wrong with traditional proposals, some occasions call for a little twist.
Fortunately, Hollywood is a wellspring of good proposal ideas. With films that tugged numerous heartstrings, inspiration is at hand. Before you rush to your local jewelry boutique in Boise, take note of Hollywood’s remarkable samples of popping the question:
The Extra Mile: The Wedding Singer
Effort makes every proposal special, like in The Wedding Singer.
Left-at-the-altar wedding singer Robbie (Adam Sandler) confesses his love for Julia (Drew Barrymore) through song. To stop her from marrying her awful fiancé, Robbie gets on the same flight to Las Vegas and serenades her with “Grow Old With You,” which is now a popular song in weddings.
It’s normal to be hesitant before you ask. In Robbie’s case, he wasn’t sure if Julia’s reaction would favor his efforts. He could’ve wasted a flight if she said no. Instead of letting fear get to him, Robbie exerted the extra mile. Don’t let fear cripple you from offering your partner the promise of forever.
Simple but Thoughtful: Stepmom
For some people, a spool of thread inside a jewelry box is not a good idea for an engagement ring. But Stepmom is a good reminder about an old-age saying: it’s the thought that counts.
Luke (Ed Harris) pops the question to his girlfriend Isabel (Julia Roberts) by waking her up with a spool of thread. While the thread seems tasteless, his proposal speech changes the game: "Even when things are hard and you feel like giving up, you have to hang on to that decision, that choice to love each other. Even if it's only by a thread. I let that thread break once. This time, it won't. Will you marry me?"
Not everyone has the budget for an extravagant proposal. If you don’t, stop forcing yourself. Your partner won’t appreciate the ring if they see you buried in debt. Instead, do what you can. It’s not the ring or the flower that counts — it’s the sincerity and love you give. Make your proposal Hollywood-worthy by doing it in the best way possible — yours.