Google it and you will find 258 million results on the various ways to propose. You need to make your marriage proposal personal; use your creativity to prepare in popping up that special question.
Why is proposal necessary? Why do you have to do it? Will it in any way improve your relationship? Is the proposal a must in a relationship, or can you do away with it because it was just concocted by enterprising businessmen to increase their sale of engagement rings? Is popping the question, "Will you marry me?" while on bended knees really romantic?
History of the Proposal
The marriage proposal dates back in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.
Marriage is sacred and preparation for it is essential to consummate a lasting relationship. Making the proposal on bended knee has no historical origin but the act signifies faith, honor, and surrender. We would normally kneel when praying so proposing on bended knees is like one's faithful commitment to the love of his life. Knights kneel while being awarded honor by kings and queens; proposing on bended knees is waiting for your girl friend to honor and accept your marriage proposal. Proposing on bended knees is like telling your girl friend that you completely surrendering to your relationship and that you vow to make your relationship happy forever.
Preparing for the Proposal
For most women, the proposal is one of their most awaited moments in their lives.
They fantasize about it, day dream about it and expect it to be very romantic. It is for this very reason that the boy friend exerts effort to make the moment very special and memorable. The boy friend makes tedious preparation for the proposal date. He selects a sentimental location, a place they love and has a special meaning to their relationship. Sometimes, he will share this special moment with family and friends by either inviting them to the event proper or asking them to help him prepare for the event. He would hire a photographer and a videographer to document their special moment. If the place warrants, he will add a romantic music or their theme song during the proposal. To add to the excitement, he may add flowers to decorate the place of his choice as symbol of their love. Normally, he would ask the big question towards the evening; evening being more romantic than a morning or afternoon proposal. He prepares for his speech as the words would mean everything to his bride-to-be. He needs to speak the words from his heart. All these preparations are to be cherished and bragged about to their children and to their grandchildren. The material symbol, the engagement ring, is normally passed on to the next generation.
However, no matter how memorable, romantic, and cheesy a proposal may be, it is not a guarantee for a successful marriage. The proposal can be a reminder to the couple that they share lovely moments and because of these happy memories they should reconsider parting ways when tough times come. However, the proposal, that cherished memory will not guarantee a complete and lasting marriage.