Marriage proposal videos are all the rage on YouTube and throughout the internet. Guys are planning the most elaborate marriage proposals, filming them, sharing online, and then watching the view counts climb as the videos go viral.
Some of these videos have been viewed millions of times, even attracting the attention of the mainstream media, and sometimes resulting in appearances on The Today Show and Ellen.
I have gathered 8 of the most impressive proposal videos, so that you can get inspired by them, and also try a few of their tactics in your own marriage proposal.
After the videos, I have shared the meaningful element that each of these proposals has in common, and what you should be sure to include in your marriage proposal.
Now, let the videos roll …
Here are 8 Extraordinary Proposal Videos that Will Inspire You:
1. Justin and Emily: The Proposal
What I love about this proposal video is the creativity behind it, and the fact that Justin had the forethought to place hidden cameras around the restaurant to capture Emily’s reaction during the proposal. Turning the proposal video on its head by mocking the clichés is great too. This video is a long one, so settle in …
Watch Justin and Emily: The Proposal on YouTube
2. Spencer’s Home Depot Marriage Proposal
I love the unorthodox location choice for this proposal. Proposing in the middle of a Home Depot store definitely adds to the surprise factor, and it’s probably one of the reasons this proposal video went viral so quickly. The inclusion of so many friends and family members is great too. Enjoy the performance in the lumber aisle …
Watch Spencer’s Home Depot Marriage Proposal on YouTube
3. Matt Surprises Ginny with a Movie Trailer Proposal
This proposal video is currently the most viewed proposal video on YouTube, with more than 28 million views! Wow. That is impressive, but what’s more impressive is the effort that Matt put into making his marriage proposal one that Ginny will never forget. This proposal video went viral and became so popular, that the couple was featured on Ellen and CNN. Take a look …
Watch Matt Surprises Ginny with a Movie Trailer Proposal on YouTube
4. Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal
Proposing marriage to a woman as she rolls along at 3 MPH in the back of a Honda CRV is pretty original if you ask me. Adding a live lip-dub performance consisting of friends and family throws it over the top. I love this proposal video. It’s so much fun …
Watch Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal on YouTube
5. Kyle Proposes to Sarah on Ellen
Public marriage proposal anyone? How about a propose in front of a live studio audience? Kyle surprised his girlfriend by not only getting her tickets to Ellen, but also proposing to her on stage during the show taping. He also admitted to watching Ellen. It takes a confident man to do all that on national television. Go Kyle, go …
Watch Kyle Proposes to Sarah on Ellen on YouTube
6. Jon Proposes to Brit During Her College Class
This proposal video may not have the production value of some of the others, but it has no less heart. Jon does a great job surprising Brit, and he takes inspiration from the movie The Wedding Singer to execute his proposal. The video is a bit slow to start, so give it time. The good stuff starts at about 1:25 …
Watch Jon Proposes to Brit During Her College Class on YouTube
7. Russell Proposes to Kelli
This proposal video portrays one of the more elaborate proposals that I have seen, complete with air travel and multiple cities. I love how this proposal has so many surprises for Kelli, including a 5-day vacation. The series of videos from Russell are a nice touch, and if you weren’t impressed already, this all occurred on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy your trip …
Watch Russell Proposes to Kelli on YouTube
8. Zach Braff Helps Matt Propose to His Girlfriend
Convincing a celebrity to participate in your marriage proposal may be a bit ambitious, but no task is impossible to accomplish. Matt managed to enroll actor Zach Braff into his proposal video. The result was great, but I love how he included family and friends more than the celebrity factor. Check it out …
Watch Zach Braff Helps Matt Propose to His Girlfriend on YouTube
The Meaningful Element Each of These Videos Has in Common
Each of these proposal videos, and many others not featured here, all have one powerful element in common.
This element is what’s propelling them forward in view count and social shares. It’s not the production quality or the promotion of the video.
The most important element that each of these videos has in common is that they perfectly highlight the incredible love that the couple has for one another. Each of these proposals puts the woman first by crafting the perfect marriage proposal for her.. (Or for him in the case of the Home Depot proposal video.
The special effects, over the top public displays of affection, and surprise of each proposal is impressive, but what people are drawn to and what they remember is the emotion that was felt during the proposal. People love love.
What is your favorite viral proposal video? Let us know in the comments.
Read the Guys Guide to Proposing Marriage eBook for more creative proposal ideas.