It’s that time of year again – love-struck folks are dropping down to one knee and asking for their true love’s hand in marriage. If you’re thinking of proposing soon, you’re probably a little nervous – asking somebody to marry you is a big deal, after all. So the romantics at Joy shared some of our favorite proposal stories to teach you a lesson or two on what to do to make sure that your proposal story has a happy ending.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
This dramatic proposal between two spelunkers in an Icelandic ice cave shows just how important location is when it comes to a proposal. Even if you don’t have access to a natural wonder, picking a place that is meaningful and beautiful creates the right setting for your beloved to say “Yes.”
ASK A FRIEND FOR HELP
As in “man’s best friend.” If you and your honey are dog people, take inspiration from this epic proposal that involved no less than 16 balloon-toting pugs and get some four-legged friends to help you with this all-important life event.
PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS
If you have a not-so-secret talent, incorporate it into your proposal. After all, it’s probably part of the reason why your partner fell in love with you in the first place. We swooned over this slightly nerdy, super adorable proposal that showed off this guy’s illustration and web programming skills. Check out the entire online proposal here.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE FUNNY
This guy, who presented his one true love with a series of custom internet memes, proved that humor is an aphrodisiac.
IF ALL ELSE FAILS, BEYONCE
Listen, Queen Bey knows what’s up. If you really want to pull off a flawless proposal, just make sure to include some Beyonce, whether it’s a background song to set the mood or a full on flash mob.