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Decent and indecent proposals

 

You want your marriage proposal to be one of the most romantic, memorable moments of your life. So seek inspiration from those who’ve been there before – and learn how NOT to do it too…

Most importantly, before you set the scene for your proposal, make sure you have a suitable engagement ring chosen for your beloved. Check out Love Antiques vintage engagement ring selection.

How NOT to propose- ‘How much weight could you lose by September?’

IT’S A YES!

Screen classic with a comic twist

Proposal rating: 9/10

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Smooth-talking Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) in the all-time epic Gone With the Wind proposes to feisty Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) by saying: ‘I can’t go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands.’ The kiss that follows is movie gold.

 

IT’S A YES!

Cold hands, warm heart

Proposal rating: 8/10

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Season two of TV favourite Downton Abbey closed with Lady Mary’s acceptance of Matthew’s proposal, after many an episode of romantic twisting and turning. Mary’s sleeveless dress was hardly ideal attire for the winter snow, but details, schmetails, she said she’d give it a go.

 

IT’S A YES!

A £250,000 proposal gem

Proposal rating: $/$

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After pester power from six kids, who kept asking why their parents weren’t married ‘like Shrek and Fiona’, Brad Pitt asked Angelina Jolie to marry him in 2012. He’d collaborated with a jeweller for over a year, producing a quarter-of-a-million-buck, diamond beauty.

 

IT’S A YES!

Keeping it simple

Proposal rating: 10/10

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Will Smith describes proposing to long-term love Jada: ‘We were just lying there, going to sleep. I said: “Hey, we might be real good married. Wassup? You wanna marry me?” Unplanned. No ring. She said yes. When you live the kind of lifestyle we live, simplicity becomes the jewel.’ Before you go trotting out that line, be aware he followed up the minimalist proposal with a blinging ring.

 

IT’S A NO-NO

Beware of sporting arena shame

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There are those men who want to share their intimate moment with a vast, beer-swilling crowd at a football/baseball game. Be afraid. It’s a risky strategy and once the tannoy has stopped its ear-splitting crackle, you may end up with nothing but a slapped face and a fleeing fiancée-never-to-be.

 

IT’S A NO-NO

Don’t let emotion sweep you away

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With testosterone pumping at the prospect of marriage, it might be tempting for men to go down the ‘extreme proposal’ route. Before you go booking that mountain climb or dual jet ski to a remote island, bear in mind this hapless swain’s experience…

Londoner Mike Cooper, 32, says: ‘Last year, holidaying in Australia, I wanted to propose to my long-term girlfriend on a isolated clifftop. I thought it would be beautiful, but in reality, we both woke up with shocking hangovers on the morning I’d planned to do it. After a monstrous two-hour climb in the heat, we both felt sick, dizzy and dehydrated. Trying to recover the romance of the moment, I pulled the ring box from my pocket, but when I knelt down, I felt my knees slipping away from me and realised I was dangerously close to the edge of the sheer cliff. My girlfriend started screaming uncontrollably and to be honest, I did too. With her help, I managed to scramble back up again, but we were so shaken, I put the ring box away. I proposed again six weeks later in a nice, safe pizza restaurant back home and this time, she said yes.’

 

IT’S A NO-NO

Don’t swallow the ring!