November 18

Rant or Rave: Friends or Family at a Marriage Proposal

Once in a lifetime photos? Or a special private moment? The jury is out on whether to have friends or family at the marriage proposal.


We’ve heard stories of family that is there snapping photos but otherwise remain unseen to full-on parties where everyone there knows the news and is in on helping plan the surprise. And, of course, a more traditional private moment just for the two of you. Would you rather keep the special moment in your memory or share it with those close to you? Rant or rave and tell us about your proposal story!


2 thoughts on “Rant or Rave: Friends or Family at a Marriage Proposal

  1. Gina

    When my husband proposed it was just the two of us. As much as we love our friends & family, it was perfect that it was a private moment for just the two of us. I think it depends on the couple and if they truly know each other, it’ll happen in a way most perfect for them.

  2. Katherine, Starlight Registry

    I was having this exact discussion yesterday with a friend… he said he’d set up the proposal so that immediately afterward they’d go to a bar or other place where lots of their friends were, but I don’t think I’d like it! It’s a moment people should have to ask about and you tell them if you want to for me.


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