Christmas is a busy time for wedding proposals and new grooms-to-be will be sighing with relief today at romantic proposals successfully pulled off while their new fiancée shows off her ring.
Spare a thought for the bride who was the victim of what must be one of the cruelest and craziest proposals ever, and watch the video of their proposal.
Romantic wedding proposals
Anyone with a scrap of romance will have planned the proposal in meticulous detail, and we love the suggestion from The Reef in Sri Lanka for their firework proposal; perfect for those who might get tongue tied as the fireworks will do the talking for you!
We’ll keep it a secret
We’ll set the table
We’ll light the candles
The stars will shine
(It won’t rain)
You’ll relax over dinner
You’ll fumble and find the ring
We’ll light up the sky
You’ll both gasp with surprise
And hopefully she (or he) will say yes
Are brides ready with a wedding ring?
That tradition of 29th February each leap year being the one day that women can propose goes back many hundreds of years to when the date had no recognition in English law – indeed the term came from the day being ‘lept over’ and ignored.
It was considered that as the day had no legal status, it was reasonable to assume that traditions, including the fact that it should be the man who proposes, also had no status.
Women who were concerned about being ‘left on the shelf’ took advantage of this anomaly and proposed to the man they wished to marry.
It was also thought that since the leap year day corrected the discrepancy between the calendar year (365 days) and the time taken for the Earth to complete one orbit of the sun (365 days and 6 hours), it was an opportunity for women to correct a tradition that was one-sided and unjust.
While many traditions have gradually disappeared, this is one that is still going strong, and there will be some nervous looking men around tomorrow….
As anybody who knows me will tell you I absolutely love magic…and look what I’ve found…
A magical wedding proposal..click here
Just like that…
I wonder if yours was like this…
What if she had said no !!!