THE BIG ASK
Coming up with a creative and standout marriage proposal is a big challenge. Here are three that went viral. Spoiler: They all got a “yes.”
The one with Harry Potter (546,000 views) With Disney-level production values, one man sent his Potterhead love on a wizardingworld-themed scavenger hunt that ultimately ends in a rather special “Horcrux.”
The one with the movie theatre (33,000,000 views) A woman goes to the movies only to end up watching a “trailer” of her boyfriend making an epic journey to the theatre. Cut to the present moment, and there he is, in the real world, on one knee.
The one with Mickey Mouse (13,500,000 views) A flashmob, Disneyland and Bruno Mars’ “Marry You”: three reasons this video from 2011 launched many all-singing, alldancing copycats.
Tip: Our digital director, Steve Kawalit, actually has a YouTube proposal video of his own. (It was at Facebook HQ—Sheryl and Mark were there!) Here’s his number one piece of advice for anyone planning to do likewise: “Bring a pack of tissues. If she says yes, expect the tears to flow. If it’s a no, expect the tears to flow.” h