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Flash mobs are seemingly random performances that break out unexpectedly in public places. Many involve music and dance, and some of the best ones end in sweet marriage proposals! Are you looking for a creative way to pop the question to your best beloved? A flash mob proposal may seem a little crazy, but you are proposing to someone you are crazy about! Being surrounded by friends, family, and perhaps a bit of silliness will help you cope with your nerves and make you look like a hero. And really, how can your sweetheart say no??

Here are three fabulous flash mob proposals to inspire you. (You may want to grab a Kleenex now!)



A spectacular Lip Dub of Bruno Mars’ “Marry You.”

Heartwarming proposal in the lumber department of Home Depot.

Absolutely adorable Downtown Disney proposal.



Obviously, organizing all of the elements and personnel for an amazing flash mob is complicated. You can hire a team to help you coordinate your unique proposal – yes there are people who make this happen! Or, if you are more of a DIY type, here are some tips to plan your unique marriage proposal.

The Talent! You can hire dancers and musicians or, better yet, recruit your friends and family to learn some wicked dance moves. Your family will want to be there to witness this momentous occasion. (Not to mention seeing your family and your future in-laws getting down is hilarious and adorable!)

Delegate! Make sure all of your co-conspirators have clear instructions so they can play their part. As in a surprise party of any kind, it is best for the guest of honor to have a chaperone to bring him or her to the correct location on time, under false pretenses, of course.

Secrecy! This is of the utmost importance. If you have a blabbermouth friend or relative, it is best to keep him or her in the dark as long as possible so no details are revealed. In some of the most successful flash mobs, participants do not know the exact location of the event until just before it takes place.

Film It! If you can film the flash mob and your partner’s reactions as the flash mob unfolds, do so. This is the sort of thing you might want to share with your grandchildren one day!

So, now you know. What are you waiting for? Bust out your best Beyonce moves and put a ring on it! For more wedding inspiration, come to Committed, an avant-garde wedding event sponsored by the Green Wedding Alliance on February 23 at Greenhouse Loft.