A Perfect Marriage Proposal Speech

A Perfect Marriage Proposal Speech

Blog Updated 5/2019: “Katie…umm…uhhh…(shoot what was I going to say)…uhhhh….Will You Marry Me?” The much anticipated question and moment in your life where you want to say the perfect thing but instead mumble a few words before blurting out “will you marry me?” It’s assumed and sweet that guys get a little nervous when they say their “marriage proposal speech” so don’t be too hard on yourself. However, to ease those nerves, I came up with a few proposal speech pointers. Hopefully it helps you collect your thoughts and provide confidence for your marriage proposal.

5 Tips for Your Perfect Marriage Proposal Speech:

photo of man saying his marriage proposal speech


1. Brainstorm Memories

Do this before you write your marriage proposal speech. Think about how you met, the first time you laid eyes on her, the moment she was no longer a “friend” but someone you wanted to date, what you were doing when you realized you absolutely wanted to marry this girl, why you can’t imagine doing life without her, etc. Starting off with a monumental memory from your relationship is a great way to begin your proposal speech, almost like you would a story.

2. Write It Down

Now get organized. Spend time putting all your thoughts about your memory (from step 1) on paper. Now that you have a starting point to your proposal, jot down all the traits and quirks you love about her. List all the reason you want to marry her. After you have a full sheet of paper you can evaluate and organize the traits/reasons on your paper that mean the most to you (and her). Now you should have a beginning and middle to your proposal speech. You’re getting close!

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3. Ditch Lengthy

A 1 minute proposal speech it totally fine. Organize a meaningful but manageable proposal speech. That’s why it’s helpful to consolidate your thoughts (step 2) so you share what matters most and don’t have a million things to remember (even though you have a million good things to say, right? wink, wink.) If you feel like there is much to say and you don’t want to cut it short, I recommend writing it in a letter that she can read after you propose.

4. Final Words Are Most Important

Undoubtedly the final question, “Will you marry me?” is your grand finale; but the final words leading up to the question are just as memorable. When you first drop down on one knee and she realizes what’s about to happen, she’ll most likely be so surprised, giddy, flustered, excited, emotional, etc. that you’ll want to give her a few seconds to grasp what you’re saying so she actually hears you. This is precisely why you should save your most special comments for the end of your “proposal speech.” She will be more likely to truly remember and take it in.

5. Say It Aloud

It may seem silly but practice saying your marriage proposal speech aloud. Chances are you may forget a few thoughts you wrote down, but by practicing, it will come out more natural (even though it probably won’t feel that way). Plus, you’ll be less likely to stumble over your words during your big moment.

It may seem difficult to find the perfect words but hopefully the steps above provide some helpful guidance for your perfect marriage proposal speech. I know with a little thought and practice your girlfriends will love your proposal speech.


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I started The Yes Girls after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder because I loved the idea of helping guys propose in completely personalized & romantic ways. Thankfully I am blessed to have my husband, Kyle, who always supports my passionate personality, no matter how extreme my ideas may be! Years later, I’m still hooked. A leap of faith and incredible clients turned this into the best job ever!

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