Proposing to your SO at Someone Else’s Wedding Reception

Remember our “Planning the perfect proposal” post? If not, you can find it here:

Well, one thing I omitted in that post was proposal don’ts. I say so because of an incident a friend of mine witnessed that we discussed over the weekend. Surprisingly, I have some friends who thought it was acceptable and perfectly ok to propose to your lady at someone else’s reception. I am sorry guys but your invite to my wedding is now pending review. This is a NO-NO on my day.

According to my sources, here is what happened…..

Following the best man’s toast, the best man proceeded to say that he has been looking for something special his whole life and gave the lovey-dovey speech. Next thing, he walked over to a table, knelt down in front of his girl friend and proposed.

We don’t know if permission was given to the best man to proceed with his actions at the reception. Nonetheless, I consider this a NO-NO.

Not only did he just take away the spotlight from the couple, his behavior lacked class and tact. No effort whatsoever to make the day special to his lady. Perhaps, that was his way of ensuring he got an automatic YES. Could you imagine what would have transpired if she said NO? Nah…I don’t want to imagine it either.

My questions to you readers:

Do you think what he did was wrong?

Would you ever consider proposing to your SO at someone’s reception?

Would you give permission to a friend or family member to propose to their SO at your wedding reception?

If you felt like you weren’t ready for marriage or sure of your partner and you answer under any other circumstance would be NO, would you say YES to save face given where he proposed?

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  1. Bukie, 5 years ago

    Now that’s funny. I swear no one better try this nonsense on my day. Very classless and inconsiderate. Permission or no permission, it’s not acceptable IMO.

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  2. Dammie, 5 years ago

    Nah, not on point at all. Guys can think of better ways to propose than stealing the spotlight from another couple on their very special day

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  3. Ak, 5 years ago

    I was at this wedding lol “Atlanta” #okbye

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    • Sarah Abokoku, 5 years ago

      LOL! Give us full gist on it na. How did people in the audience react to it? What side talks did you hear?

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  4. Lulu, 5 years ago

    Nonsense upon nonsense! That’s just absolutely unacceptable. He chop winsh?????

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  5. Obe Gold, 4 years ago

    Wel! I think is not right, cause an engagement is suppost to be between de two of them alone. Truely is a suprise package bt stil suppost to be between them. The girl would ve be more suprise if it were de two of them alonnnne

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