A Casual Proposal -- With a Surprise Engagement Party
Proposing in front of a crowd can seem impersonal -- there's no such thing as a private moment when your mother is right behind you with a camera. Besides, the thought of everyone staring at you while you're on one knee, waiting for a yes or a no, would make anyone break out in a cold sweat. But if you'd still like family and friends to be on standby for an impromptu engagement celebration, the feat can still be accomplished. You just have to plan accordingly.
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