Wedding Proposals 101

Wedding Proposals 101: How to tell your story

Telling the story of your wedding proposal is just like telling any other story. Now I’m sure that many of you are like me and don’t consider yourself to be a natural storyteller. That’s OK. The most important thing is to ensure that your engagement story is captured in the exact way that you and your significant other experienced it. That is all that matters.

But if you’re stuck and need a couple of tips to help you get started, read on.

  • Outline your story together — I can’t tell you how many people have thanked me for asking them to write their story for this site. It gave them a moment to step back from the hustle and bustle of every day life and relive something that meant so much to them. The feelings came rushing back and their stories show that.
  • Write what you know — Don’t worry about writing a literary masterpiece. Instead use words that you’re comfortable with. Simply describe your experiences. The story only needs to be as long as it takes to convey the message. Just a couple of a paragraphs should do it.
  • Developing Characters - Let us know about you. Appearance, actions, speech, and thoughts. They’re all important to provide insight you and your experience.
  • Dialogue — Was the proposal delivered nervously or with enthusiasm? Either way, clue us in.
  • Context — Where were you? Who were you with? What time of day was it? Details. Details. Details.
  • Write your catchy title last — Others may disagree, but I think that it’s great to finish writing, step back, and then name it.

There ya have it. Short. Sweet. To the point. Now get out there and share your story.

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