Marriage proposals have become an industry, with professional planners, flash mobs for hire and elaborate, homegrown surprises to make the moment memorable.
And let’s not forget YouTube, and our steadfast resolve to share. So what happens to the best-laid plans when the ring disappears, the liquid courage is out of control or romance is ruined by unforeseen disaster?
“More complicated equals more possible problems, and more pressure,” said Anja Winikka, director of the wedding site TheKnot.com. “There must be a breaking point somewhere.”
See Wednesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for tales of elaborate proposals gone awry.