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Marriage Proposals - a How-to-guide on Popping the Question

Thinking of proposing marriage? Or just like reading about wedding proposals? Here's everything you need to know - from dos and don'ts, to engagement ring buying advice, to readers' own stories of their engagements.
  1. Engagement Ring Advice

How to Buy an Engagement Ring
A guide to buying an engagement ring.

Marriage Proposal Ideas - - Make sure your marriage proposal is a success...
Most people only experience a marriage proposal once in their lifetimes, so you'll want it to be memorable and perfect. After you've gotten up the nerve to ask, you might have trouble finding a creative way to pop the question. To help you out, here are 21 romantic and unique marriage proposal ideas that are sure to make a big impression.[

Proposal Dos and Don'ts - Tips for Popping the Question
Thinking about proposing? Before you get down on one knee, read these dos and don'ts of proposing.

Readers Get Engaged While on Vacation
The stories of how couples get engaged are always so much fun to read. Indulge your romantic side by reading these marriage proposal stories from real readers

Reader's Marriage Proposal Story: A Surprise Trip Yields an Even Bigger Surprise
Part 4 of our series of real reader's stories of true marriage proposals. They're not only a great source for inspiration, comfort, and ideas for those planning on popping the question soon, but they're also a romantic fun read.

Top 10 Rules on Shopping for an Engagement Ring
If things go right, you'll only be buying one engagement ring in your lifetime. But an engagement ring is a big investment. With your lack of experience, how are you going to make sure you find one that your sweetheart likes but is still a wise purchase? Follow these ten steps, and you're sure to find the perfect engagement ring.

Asking for Her Hand in Marriage
Asking for a parent's blessing or permission was once a standard part of an engagement. Now asking for a woman's hand in marriage is sometimes viewed as old-fashioned. But if done correctly, it can be a beautiful meaningful moment and opportunity to both honor and bond with your future in-laws. Here's a guide on how to ask in a way that will make her parents proud.

A New Year's Eve Marriage Proposal in Dubai
A New Year's Eve proposal is always romantic, and Jason and Anjali's surprise Dubai proposal is no exception.

Marriage Proposal Idea – A Happy Massage
Here's a romantic and sensual marriage proposal that's easy to put together.

Marriage Proposal Idea – Capture it on Film
Looking for a great marriage proposal idea? Here's how to create a unique proposal at a photobooth.

Marriage Proposal Idea – A Gift that Keeps on Giving
You can surprise someone special with a unique marriage proposal during their birthday or a holiday. Here's how.

Marriage Proposal Idea – a Special Christmas Gift
Looking for a great marriage proposal idea? Here's how to create a magic and joyful Christmas proposal.

Marriage Proposal Idea – Recreate Your First Date
Looking for a great marriage proposal idea? Here's how to recreate the magic of your first date to pop the question.

Marriage Proposal Stories - Real Readers' Real Stories of How they Got Engaged
There are few phrases in the English language that are more sweated over or rehearsed than "will you marry me?" People who are about to make marriage proposals are often a crazy bunch, in need of hand-holding and calming measures. If you're sweating over your own marriage proposal, try reading these marriage proposal stories for inspiration and company. Or, if you're a romantic like I am, read them just because – regardless of how soon or recent your own marriage proposal might be.

Marriage Proposal Stories - Readers' Real-life Proposal Stories
There are few phrases in the English language that are more sweated over or rehearsed than "will you marry me?" People who are about to make marriage proposals are often a crazy bunch, in need of hand-holding and calming measures. If you're sweating over your own marriage proposal, try reading these marriage proposal stories for inspiration and company. Or, if you're a romantic like I am, read them just because – regardless of how soon or recent your own marriage proposal might be.

Marriage Proposal Stories - Proposal on a Mexican Cruise
Part 3 of our series of reader stories of true marriage proposals. They're not only a great source for inspiration, comfort, and ideas for those planning on popping the question soon, but they're also a romantic fun read.

Edward and Andrea's Romantic Marriage Proposal
A good marriage proposal story can be better than the most romantic movie or the most love-filled novel. Knowing that it's real - that it's actually about two people madly in love - somehow makes me tear up and feel a swell inside. They can help you to imagine the day you’ll get engaged, or to remember the romance of the day your sweetheart...

Real Marriage Proposal Story - Caught By Surprise!
A good marriage proposal story can be better than the most romantic movie or the most love-filled novel. Knowing that it's real - that it's actually about two people madly in love - somehow makes me tear up and feel a swell inside. They can help you to imagine the day you’ll get engaged, or to remember the romance of the day your sweetheart popped the question. After all, there are few phrases in the English language that are more sweated over or rehearsed than "Will you marry me?"

Marriage Proposal Stories - Proposal on a Parisian Picnic
Part 4 of our series of reader stories of true marriage proposals. They're not only a great source for inspiration, comfort, and ideas for those planning on popping the question soon, but they're also a romantic fun read.

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