Ultimate Marriage Proposals (Volume III)
December 5, 2007 4:10am CST
The continuation of a continuation of a redone thread. I hope you'll stop by single, married, coupled or just interested. You can find the original discussions of this "trilogy" in the following discussions. Volume I - http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1262085.aspx Volume II - http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1347630.aspx Here are the final ideas I was able to come up with. Depending on what the outcome is, I may think of more. Just like with the last thread you are allowed to share proposal stories. Take your time. Have fun! And thank you much to those that supported me in this. [Idea 29] – Trinity On Valentines Day, get her the gift you wish to give her, but along with that, give her a simple silver ring(fake or real). On Easter, get her a simple gold ring(fake or real). Sometime during the spring, or at least on a good nearby date, get her the diamond ring(uh...this one needs to be real). Traditionally, silver, gold and diamond are part of the holy and marital trinity. [Idea 30] – Courtly Love from way back when This one can work on Valentines Day, but any day is fine really (in fact I encourage another day but its your show). Get a coin purse (yes. Suck it up guys and get one. Girls you’ll have it easier). Now get some gold and silver coins to put in it. They can be real or fake (chocolate is good option). Also in the purse, place the wedding ring. When you give it to your beloved, make sure to say what you want to say, but for the record, the traditional line is “With this ring I thee wed. Gold and silver I give thee”. And remember that courtly love is mostly one-way by definition, but true love will require a two way effort. Love and cherish each other very dearly and as much as the other is. [Idea 31] – Hot Air Balloon (included due to net ‘fluence) Well for this one, just take your love for a nice hot air balloon ride. Look out at the sights and talk to each other. If it’s a long ride, pack a picnic/lunch too. Sometime during, just pop the question to her. Hiding the ring in the lunch box you packed will be nice for this one. I do not recommend hiding it in an important component of the balloon, nor do I recommend any dumb acts here. If you drop the ring... well... /facepalm for you eh. [Idea 32] – Girlfriend/Boyfriend of the year Okay using Microsoft Word, Publisher, Photoshop, Illustrator, or some computer person who knows what the heck I’m talking about... draft up a pseudo award for girlfriend/boyfriend of the year. You can even get a ribbon for it too from a crafts store and a frame. Send it to her via mail/shipping or drop by and give it to her wrapped. Now before all of this, if you are using it package the ring with the award but put it somewhere in the center. Tape it to the award too so it doesn’t get too far. Also if you do try it this way, it may be better to hand deliver the thing, that way you don’t have to worry about post office “mistakes”. [Idea 33] – Billboard or Sign(s) This idea is done a bit more in hypothetical but I’ll visit it anyways. What you do is rent a billboard or get an electronic sign to flash your message. Of course some people will have better access to this than others. If you want to be bold, you can try a large lawn sign (or several smaller signs) from an idea similar to this in the first block of Ultimate Proposals. Again, there are zoning laws and you’d have to pull this off right. Hopefully there will not be any real trouble from the city, but if you do this around election day you have a MUCH better chance of getting away with it. Just lending my profession expertise here. [Idea 34] – You’re LIVE! Okay depending on how you look at this, it’ll be easy, hard or crazy. One way of doing this is the hard way. Trying to get an ad spot on the TV and hoping she’ll catch it during her TV watching. You may have to ask her to WATCH and record a program you or she(or he) likes. Or you could try getting several ads in the same 30 minute or 1 hour block. That’s the hard way. The crazy way is trying to make yourself live while she is bound to be watching her favorite program. Some sports events with a nice turbotron could help you out here too. Now THAT may be nuts, but its still an idea. Plus these are Ultimate Proposals, only for those willing to at least consider them for ideas of their own, or the bold and daring willing to execute them. And finally, the easy way is to hook up a webcam or camcorder to the TV/VCR/DVD and then make yourself live from another room while she’s watching the TV. A universal remote will also reprogram the TV so she’ll be seeing you when you want. Oh yes and do not forget to “temporarily misplace” the batteries to her(or his) remote. Good luck, it seems like you’ll definitely need it here. [Idea 35] – The “S” Key I’ll wait for the few of you to stop trying to think dirty on this one. Just like the customer one this is supposed to be G rated for our purposes... sigh... oh right...it is your show once I give you the idea... Well for this one, attach the ring to the S key of the keyboard of your computer/laptop. Now the reason I did this one, the S key in traditional Qwerty typing is occupied by the left ring finger. (then again, I may have the wrong finger for the ring in mind... *shrugs*) Anyways, the point should be clear to the recipient especially if they do not notice the ring at first but feel it with that ring finger. I’d also attach a note or card to this, or use this in conjunction with the next idea. If not, the note should do and hopefully you’ll be on hand to really tell her what you want and how you are feeling. [Idea 36] – Screen Changer? If you can, try to bring up Microsoft Word and write down a very good and telling letter, its got to be all you. Its also a great chance to get your feelings out to her(or him) if you are shy or stubborn or personal choice of taciturn, what have you. Then put on screensaver or put the computer on standby/hibernate. When your love comes back to the computer it’ll restore back to the point it was the message will be right there. If you can make sure you are nearby and follow up on this like I say for most of the ideas. Now this is just the most basic of ideas. If you have command of photoshop, video editing and such then try that as well or instead of Word. For photoshop (even paint) you can create a custom graphic with pictures and text. For xilisoft (or windows media maker... even powerpoint) you can make a slideshow or short video of what you want to get out. The idea is to grab attention and do your best. If you can be there too and tell your beloved what you feel. [Idea 37] – Declaration of Flowers A mix of idea 1 but a little more of the botany dork in me talking. Give your beloved an appropriate mix of flowers in a vase (be they real or fakes). The idea is the message, and to help deliver the message make a note or poem about each flower and how it relates to her. Attach that to the vase or basket. If you are getting it for women you’d be best off with something fitting but also unique choices. Still I’ll include some of them here. White Rose – virtue/humility/purity, Red Rose – true love, Pink Rose – grace, Orange Rose – passion Scarlet Lily – aspiration Red Tulip – declaration of love Yellow Tulip – befuddled love White Clover – promise (sometimes shared with white rose) Iris – change/change in life (my “adjusted” definition) Use them to as you wish, but I’d use white clover and maybe iris along with several others. [Idea 38] – On the headphones? This idea is a bit simpler but still a fun one. If she has an MP3, walkman, ipod then get it and put the ring on that at least the headphones will work as a good spot. To be sure, tie the headphone cord in a loose note around the ring then connect it to the jack (try to throw in an appropriate song in the playlist too, it might be caught or not. Results will vary). [Idea 39] – Midnight This one might be crazy or stupid, I really don’t know. But here it goes. Snail mail (or if you have no choice email) your beloved an invitation to a quiet but beautiful location at 11:50. Places that could work, top or high floor of a skyscraper, high floor restaurant, an open park or square, some place a bit different. Or you can use the place you first met (uh if you met under...questionable...circumstances...maybe stick to my suggestions or come up with something fitting). Now then, to prepare for this, get two glasses, a bottle of wine or champagne and (if applicable) wedding ring. Await your beloved at the meeting spot with these items (maybe a picnic too). When your beloved arrives, take the final 10 minutes of time. You can be apt and talk about the time you’ve had with her(or him), you could also mention what you really feel about her and your futures. If you can, time it just right at 11:59... that’s when the question gets popped. Enjoy the rest of the night and your lives. (Note: if you are not much into night owl, you can set a more “sleep friendly” time. Maybe 6 or 7 depending on the season. The idea is to have it at night for a bit more effect. But really, any appropriate time should be fine.) [Idea 40] - Gag gift Get a book on satirical marriage or proposals and give that. In the acknowledgement section put in your own real proposal. Tape the ring to the page. In fiction one character proposed to his wife by giving her a book “How to Advance Your Career Through Marriage” priceless! =D. In reality, my friend tore out a section of Step on Maintaining Marriage and commandeered the list. He wrote in Step 1: Get Married, Step 2: Marry me [name], Step 3: I won’t quit asking :D. It was funny to see. I will say, be careful here and know your beloved well (both guys and gals). The last thing you want is a quagmire on whats supposed to be a beautiful day for both of you.
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• United States
7 Dec 07
I still don't know what kind of magic fower that was that the hubby stuffed in an envelope with a bunch of fast talk about how if they were sent by someone in love they would bring the recipient to him. Hah! Guys often have such a bloody hard time saying "I love you!" Skirting around in the bushes, l calls it, but it woiked. Yeah, only going there was one thing, I was not anxious to get hitched. So after God knows how many years and hubby insists it was the 14th time he asked me to marry him, I gave him the same blank R-U-Krazy look but that time he said, "Well, don't let the door hit you in the @ss on the way OUT!" So I said, "Uh, you mean you weren't just playing around this time, you actually want to get married?" Well, duhhh! So we drove up the Reno and did it before either one of us got cold feet. That was about 40 years ago. Now he says "I love you" frequently. Must be the cooking.
• United States
5 Dec 07
I used a couple for dating ideas and others I wanted to try out but didn't get the chance. As for being proposals, nope haven't tried it yet. Just ideas, quick exercises in thought and definitely imagination, along with some past ideas and experience. Don't worry, I'm working and this doesn't consume my time Believe me :) As for the discussions, the original got cut off due to mylot length limits. Then I worked on the second half that got lost as another discussion but never thought to post it. Another discussion reminded me and got me to post it.
16 Dec 07
Some of these are really good - I like the "midnight" one on this thread. So romantic. I can't imagine anyone not being impressed by that. I know I said we probably wouldn't get along in real life and I know I'm old enough to be your mother but even I would say yes LOL!
• United States
16 Dec 07
Aww Stiletto! We could get along in real life! There are times I do just bite my tongue and plenty of times my hot-button topics are never mentioned in daily life/conversation. We'd be just fine! =3 "Some of these are really good - I like the "midnight" one on this thread. So romantic." *blush*