Marriage proposal videos have been appearing in my news feeds. I remember that two years ago I found this proposal cute. Although there were anti-climactic and cheesy parts, it is, after all, an amateur video. The concept was novel then.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVAE91E7kM]
Early this year, this proposal has gone viral. It is a 27-minute extravaganza with impressive special effects. It was quite amazing at first but then it dragged on and when I read about the fiance’s bio, I found out that he is a director. I thought he was stretching his 15 minutes of fame way too much. He was almost in every frame like a superstar in this mini-movie. Anyway, all is well. She said yes. If it were me, I would have doubted his intentions. He was begging for attention. (I can be cynical about these things. That is my excuse for being single. Ha!)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVTr5MNa_8Y]
Quite recently, Filipinos have caught on with this trend. Proposing marriage has now become a production number. Take this hostage drama situation. Good thing that the acting was bad and the girl did not suffer a heart attack. Otherwise, this proposal could have gone awry.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnryVfOtxYw]
Then there is this flash mob proposal which I think is cute but in a situation like this, how can you say no? Everyone is looking at you and there was a considerable effort to make this proposal possible.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlNyz1-FJqk]
Another proposal video shows how musically gifted Filipinos are. People bursting out into a song and dance number does not only appear in the movies but in real life as well. Ha![youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSL1qswYQ4]
Here’s another proposal that, I think, was well-executed. It appeared like an ordinary day with a surprise proposal in the end.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIZH2VyyNGU]
And here’s another one where the girl really can’t say no. He gave her a car for her birthday and then he proposed in the end![youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFhLHqPRW7Y]
I do not know if these proposals put pressure to those who are in a relationship. A wedding has become an expensive event. Years ago, pre-nuptial photo sessions were unheard of. Recently, it seemed that it had become a norm. Now, proposal videos have entered the picture. I wonder what’s the next trend.
I really wish they all live happily every after.