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Top 5 Proposal-Popping Trends

by Kristen Lomasney

If you’re a follower of social media, you may have seen a few of these pass through your newsfeed recently: the flash-mob wedding proposal. “Public over-the-top proposals are very trendy, and flash mobs in particular are going strong,” says The Knot’s Winikka. If this sounds like the right approach for you, you may want to call in the experts, such as Flash Mob America, to organize a personal “mob” in your local area.

If you prefer to go it alone, it’s best to stage your mob proposal in a bustling public place, such as a park, shopping area or event venue. Some examples of past flash-mob-proposal sites include the Prudential Center in Boston, Pier 39 in San Francisco, Market Square in Pittsburgh, Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City, the St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis and Union Square Park in New York City. 

But just remember, things can get a little … tricky when you organize a public event. One proposal, for example, in September 2011 took place at Disneyland with a cadre of professional dancers, but the moment almost got quashed because of a lack of permits. With some explanation (and understanding park officials), the would-be groom still managed to make it happen.

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