Tell us about your marriage proposal disasters

Whether your disastrous proposal ended in marriage or not, we would like to hear your stories

A marriage proposal should be a moment of joy – but of course, that’s not always the case. Even if the answer is a resounding “yes!”, the proposal itself may be mistimed, misinterpreted or even interrupted.

With this in mind, we want to hear about your proposal disasters. Perhaps your painstakingly prepared romantic meal didn’t go down as well as you hoped? Or maybe you were being proposed to, and found yourself on the receiving end of a flashmob flop?


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