Survey: Most Brides Not Totally Thrilled With Their Proposals

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Well here’s a stat that took us by surprise: 53 percent of brides wish – eek – that they were proposed to differently, that is according to David’s Bridal’s 8th annual “What’s on Brides’ Minds” survey of newly engaged and married women.

Then again, maybe it isn’t all that surprising considering the bar we’ve set for those actually doing the proposing. (See: flash mobs, ambush weddings and the like.) And at least that 53 percent still said yes!




Take note, knee-takers – the top areas for improvement, according to respondents:

    • 22 percent would change the location
    • 20 percent wished the proposal speech were different
    • 14 percent would change something about their engagement ring
    • 14 percent would have preferred that different people were present for their proposal
    • 10 percent wanted to alter the date of the engagement
    • 3 percent would change something other than the above

So what do we think about all this, Philly brides? Spill the dirt: Did you love love your proposal? Have a friend who had a not-so-perfect one? Tell us in the comments. 

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  • Rachel

    I loved my proposal!!!! Probably better than I had even imagined and was surprised by how much thought went into it!

  • Justyna

    I loved my proposal! I couldn’t have been happier! :)

  • Cassandra

    I loved my husband’s proposal! We were on vacation visiting our friend, Amanda, in Okinawa, Japan. She was in on it, and while we were watching the sunset on a secluded beach, he got down on one knee, and she got the whole thing on video. We’ve been married 3.5 years now and have a beautiful one year old son♡