Would you rather be proposed to in private or in front of family and friends? | The Tylt
Proposals can be the epitome of romance just as easily as they can be the epitome of embarrassment—depending on how it all goes. Some people hope their partners will propose in a private setting, where the focus is just on you, the love of your life, and the question itself. Others imagine grand engagements, complete with hidden cameras, smiling family and friends, and maybe a rose pedal or two. Which do you prefer: a private or public proposal?
Would you rather be proposed to in private or in front of family and friends?
A marriage proposal may very well be one of the most important questions you ever ask or receive. For many, this means it is a moment that should be shared with close friends and family. As Wedding Bee writes
If family and friends are very important to you and your sweetheart, asking the question in front of everyone can be a great way to share this special moment with everyone you care about.
A public proposal is also a wonderful choice for those couples that love big displays of affection—complete with a theatrical flair. If you want to show your partner just how much he or she means to you (and if you’re sure they don’t mind a little attention), the good old-fashioned flash mob just might do the trick.
At the end of the day, a proposal is something that both you and your entire close circle will want to remember. And how could anyone else remember it if they aren't part of the story? Inviting family and friends to the big event is the way to go.
But plenty of people prefer to keep their romantic moments between themselves and their partner. A marriage proposal is quite an important question to ask, and although it is romantic, it's between the proposer and the person being proposed to alone. Family and friends are a sideshow to the relationship taking its next big step, and inviting them to the event places the focus elsewhere. Keep in mind the Wedding Bee's advice:
A private proposal immediately becomes this romantic moment that no one else shares, something you both will remember fondly for the rest of your lives.
A proposal including family and friends doesn't necessarily have to be a public grand gesture. Including the people closest to you and your spouse-to-be can still feel just as intimate and special as if it were just the two of you. Think of the proposal as a precursor to the wedding; it's an excuse to get everyone together to celebrate.
There's just something special about sharing such an important moment with your partner and no one else. If all goes well and they say "yes," your family and friends will have plenty of time to celebrate your love at the wedding itself—when they should be anyway! Private proposals between you, your partner and maybe your dog are the way to go.