5 Foolproof Proposal Ideas

Photo by: Abcnews.go.com / The Knot
For the Theatre-Goer: An Onstage Proposal
Channel your inner Vaudeville star and jump on stage before the curtain closes! Chances are, you'll receive a standing ... more 
Photo by: Abcnews.go.com / The Knot
For the Theatre-Goer: An Onstage Proposal
Channel your inner Vaudeville star and jump on stage before the curtain closes! Chances are, you'll receive a standing ovation and you may even be able to celebrate with the cast afterward!
Tips for the Taking: Get approval! Don't expect to be well received when you take to the stage unless the performers are in on the surprise. Email the production company and get written approval confirming the date and showing you're interested in. Also, rehearse your lines. No, you're not in the show, but you are delivering a monologue to the entire audience - your significant other included.
Marriage proposals gone wrong!
less 
1 / 5
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 12:14 PM EDT

Your proposal story is one you'll be asked to tell again and again, so we pulled a few proposal planning experts aside to find out exactly what it is that makes the perfect proposal. The conclusion? Skip the YouTube proposal or flash mob and come up with something truly personal. Here, five ideas to get you started on the right track.

By Jamie Miles for TheKnot.com

© 2013 The Knot. All rights reserved.

More from TheKnot.com
See more foolproof proposals here!
Celebrity engagement ring look-alikes

20 secrets to a fun wedding reception
10 most outrageous wedding photos