There’s a lot of pressure associated with orchestrating the perfect proposal. After all, it’s one of the most pivotal moments in your relationship: the moment you and your partner decide to spend the rest of your lives together. Not only does the way you pop the question set the tone for your engagement, but it’s also a story you’ll continue to tell year after year. It’s safe to say those four words carry a lot of weight.
To help make your proposal as meaningful as possible (and to help take a load off), we’re sharing some of the most romantic ideas from our Real Weddings. Whether it’s a laidback proposal in your cozy apartment or an extravagant ask in the middle of a crowded city, these thoughtful, heartfelt, and emotional proposal stories will undoubtedly inspire you.
Below is a roundup of our 22 favorite engagement stories from real couples. At the end of the day, no matter how you pose the question, it’s a special experience you and your partner will never forget.