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There’s nothing quite as intoxicating as the days and weeks leading up to your marriage proposal. You’re madly in love and can’t stop thinking about her and your future together. The mere idea of moving her relationship status from girlfriend to fiancée can be all-consuming.

Yet, it’s not enough to go engagement ring shopping, drop to one knee, and pop the question. Asking your partner to marry you is the ultimate gesture of love and should involve a real investment of time, effort, and chivalry. You only get one shot at pulling off a deeply romantic proposal she’ll love forever.

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Most people make one of three mistakes when they propose to their loved one:

And with so many details to keep track of, popping the question can quickly become overwhelming.

This guide is informed by unequaled marriage proposal experience. We aim to inspire you, focus on what matters, and help make this life-changing day with your sweetheart unforgettable.

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So, we watched our proposal video separately because Mario is finishing up late today. We watched it while Facetiming, and we were simply speechless!!! Really, no words; it’s so beautiful! I want to watch it 10,000 times over! It will never get boring. It’s pure perfection—I can’t believe how incredible it turned out. Thank you so much, Vincent!

Maria & Mario

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Before you pop the 4-word question, you must secure her dad’s blessing. And we’re not talking about a casual “I’d like to marry your daughter” phone call.

Asking your future father-in-law for his daughter’s hand is a signal of respect to him, her, tradition, and the romantic institution of marriage. It’s the proper way to propose like a gentleman.

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So, we watched our proposal video separately because Mario is finishing up late today. We watched it while Facetiming, and we were simply speechless!!! Really, no words; it’s so beautiful! I want to watch it 10,000 times over! It will never get boring. It’s pure perfection—I can’t believe how incredible it turned out. Thank you so much, Vincent!

Maria & Mario