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Are the days of ‘on bended knee’ over?

By admin on December 5th, 2006 0 comments yet. Be the First

Bended_kneeChristmas is one of the most popular times to pop the question but apparently only one in five proposals are made with a bended knee or grand gesture. A survey reveals that if you’re in the South or Midlands (UK) then you are most likely to be asked as if it was a normal question whilst Northern Ireland dwellers like a dramatic proposal, but just 28% said they thought their proposal was romantic.

The survey revealed the top five ways to propose were:
1. Just like a normal question
2. In a romantic setting
3. With a ring produced as a surprise
= On bended knee
5. Spur of the moment

When it comes to saying yes however, women take around two days to reply whilst men take a massive three and a half days! Surely the question wasn’t that hard?!

The survey was commissioned by Wedding Invitation UK

Kevin McNamee, of Wedding Invitation UK, who commissioned the survey, says: “Christmas and New Year is a busy time for us with enquiries reaching their peak in January.  To add a bit of spice and christmas cheer this year we are offering £200 of our wedding stationery (see terms) to the first couple who make an enquiry through our website after Christmas day. The race is on – last year a servicewoman in the Ascension Islands contacted us on Boxing Day.”

Related: It’s still in to get married in church finds survey

(Terms and conditions relating to the special offer:  Prize value includes VAT and delivery.  The Prize relates to Wedding Invitation UK’s budget range of stationery only – no other prize or cash difference / alternative given.  The prize will be awarded to the first qualifying couple to contact Wedding Invitation UK after midnight on Christmas Day – to qualify the entrant must have got engaged on Christmas day (we reserve the right to refuse the prize if the conditions have not been met).

Disclaimer – Bridalwave has nothing to do with the promotion or prize-giving what so ever and should not be contacted in this respect. Or there’ll be trouble!

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