Engagement & Marriage Proposal Ideas

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Inside Weddings shares the latest ideas for the perfect proposal, inspiring engagement photos, real stories from couples, tips for newly engaged couples, and more!

Engagements & Proposals

Fall Engagement Shoot in Central Park & Brooklyn, New York

See more of Danielle and Max's sunny NYC engagement session!

After meeting through mutual friends and starting to date eight years later, Max proposed and this New York couple took engagement photos in their city prior to their Arizona wedding on May 8, 2021.


Engagements & Proposals

A Different Take on Engagement Photos in Joshua Tree National Park

Photographer Fitz Carlile captured the fun and adventure of this couple's love story in a "different" approach.

As traveling physical therapists, Nicole and Justin wanted their e-session to reflect their lifestyle and have a unique look, rather than the traditional style they'd seen before.


Engagements & Proposals

You're Engaged... Now What? Answers to Popular Questions

Discover answers to the top six questions couples ask immediately following the proposal.

Newly engaged couples often have some of the same concerns as they start out on their wedding-planning journey. The proposal was the ultimate surprise, announcing it to family and friends has been a blast, but now what?


Engagements & Proposals

Should You Announce Your Engagement Right Away?

It can be nice to keep the news between the two of you.

Find out when to announce the happy news to your closest friends and family, as well as your social-media acquaintances.


Engagements & Proposals

The Dos and Don'ts of Proposing

Make sure you pop the question the right way.

There is definitely no one-size-fits-all guide to proposing, since every person and relationship is different; however, there are still plenty of things to keep in mind before you put your plan into motion.


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What to Do When You Know a Proposal Is Coming

It's time to play the waiting game...

It’s engagement season! As many people out there are currently planning how to propose to their beloved, there are even more patiently (or perhaps not-so patiently) waiting for a ring.


Engagements & Proposals

10 Things to Know Once You Get Engaged

You proposed or accepted the proposal... now what?

While there's likely a lot on your mind – from the new things you'll learn about being engaged to the main questions you'll have after saying "yes" – we've gathered some of our best advice for engaged couples


Engagements & Proposals

Watch Ellen DeGeneres Surprise an Engaged Couple

When a bride-to-be wasn't getting support from her parents for her same-sex wedding, Ellen stepped in.

Watch Ellen DeGeneres surprise an engaged couple on her daytime talk show – and make sure you keep viewing until the end!


Engagements & Proposals

The Pros & Cons of Buying an Engagement Ring After the Proposal

Some choose to use a placeholder ring instead.

Prospective grooms may also feel paralyzed by the pressure to find the perfect piece of jewelry. One solution is to find the ring after becoming engaged, whether the proposal occurs with a placeholder ring or no ring at all!


Engagements & Proposals

Romantic Ways Real Grooms Proposed

Brides share how their future husbands popped the question.

Read these stories from brides featured in some of the latest issues of Inside Weddings magazine!

Discover expert wedding planning tips, articles, and inspiration for your proposal and engagement before and after you pop the question.


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