Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Another Lip Dub Marriage Proposal

This one is for you saps, courtesy of Addie Pray. I don’t like public proposals (especially in front of family and friends), and I don’t like lip dubs, and I’m not all that crazy about mash mob type of things, but I still totally dug this proposal (as long as it wasn’t mine!). I may have even gotten a little choked up at the end. I guess I’m a bit of a sap, myself.

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    Rachel May 28, 2012, 2:06 pm

    Nice! I saw this the other day and was totally crying at the end.

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  • bittergaymark

    bittergaymark May 28, 2012, 2:10 pm

    I still can’t decide whether these are more annoyingly cute or merely just nauseatingly narcissistic… “Everybody look! Everybody in the world who I don’t know who thusly wouldn’t dance and lipsync behind me, watch!!!!”

    Deep down, even I have to admit it, though… Just how much I would so LOVE to see one of these where the girl in question pales and simply says: “Great show everybody, but no. No, I will not marry you. Sorry! Again, though, wow. Nice dancing everybody…”

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      Addie Pray May 28, 2012, 2:22 pm

      I’m sure that does happen… and I’m sure the dude chooses NOT to put that video on Youtube. God, how embarrassing that would be.

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        Rachel May 28, 2012, 2:24 pm

        Yeah, that’s what I’d assume too. Like, remember the video from a few years ago of the guy that proposed at the basketball game and the girl said no? The mascot was consoling him, haha. I bet that guy wishes he was smart enough to do it in a setting where he was the one filming it, so he had control over the video.

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      • FireStar

        FireStar May 28, 2012, 4:29 pm

        There was a guy a little while ago who was mad at his (ex)girlfriend since he ambushed her with one of these public proposals and she said yes so he wouldn’t be embarrassed but told him no after. He was mad she “changed her mind” and felt she should have been honest. And the poor girl was trying to save HIS feelings. The proposal may be a surprise but that you are thinking marriage shouldn’t be.

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      • honeybeenicki

        honeybeenicki May 29, 2012, 8:36 am

        They have a ton of youtube videos of “failed” public proposals. A lot of them at sporting events, etc.

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      PFG-SCR May 28, 2012, 3:33 pm

      I’m usually a sap, but I didn’t like this proposal at all. I saw it a few days ago, and to me, it didn’t seem sincere – it seemed contrived for the _sole_ purpose of posting on the Internet, which ruined it for me.

      The one that I absolutely loved was the movie theater proposal from a year or so ago – that was awesome!

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    • Leroy

      Leroy May 29, 2012, 1:36 am

      I’m with you. These sorts of marriage proposals often strike me as form or extortion. And there have been cases where the women back out, though typically after the fact.

      Not to be a wet blanket, but it’s impossible to lip sync to lyrics you can’t hear. So there’s a pretty good chance that this is a put on. For example, they’d obviously synced the audio in post. Why wouldn’t you just play the music from speakers so that your theater buddies can hear it?

      I’m putting even money on this being contrived. Not that it didn’t happen, but that it wasn’t a surprise, and was well staged, and may have required a few takes. The whole thing looks like it was tailor made to gain publicity.

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    Addie Pray May 28, 2012, 2:19 pm

    I’m a complete sap – I’ve seen it 4 times now and I balled like a baby each time. I like that their parents have a part. (I assume the older couples are their parents.) I like that there was a gay couple. I loved the “dancing Jews”. (Are those the words?) I liked that there was a kid or two dancing too. And I liked that people who couldn’t make it came anyway via Skype. They must have had an awesome engagement party immediately after.

    I heard on the Today Show that he planned it for 6 months. That’s a long-ass time to wait to propose once you decide you want to propose.

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      Addie Pray May 28, 2012, 2:24 pm

      Shit, the lyrics are “dancing juice,” not “dancing Jews.” I probably could have googled that BEFORE I wrote out “dancing Jews,” …. but I kind of like “dancing Jews” better.

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        Rachel May 28, 2012, 2:25 pm

        Haha, the dancing Jews were my favorite part.

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        Addie Pray May 28, 2012, 2:25 pm

        I mean, what the hell is “dancing juice” anyway? At least I know some Jews who dance. Done, I’m sticking with “dancing Jews.”

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        lolabanana May 30, 2012, 9:33 am

        Dancing juice = alcohol

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    LolaBeans May 28, 2012, 2:50 pm

    i cried when i watched this last night! so adorable… but not for me personally

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    Zepp May 28, 2012, 3:41 pm

    im guessing this couple watches glee. if a guy did this to me i would be horrified! haha not my thing at all

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      rachel May 28, 2012, 3:54 pm

      Did they do something similar on Glee?

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        Zepp May 28, 2012, 4:24 pm

        isnt everything on glee like this?

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        rachel May 28, 2012, 4:58 pm

        Haha, I don’t watch the show, but from what I’ve heard, I’d guess it probably is 🙂

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        Flanagan.er May 28, 2012, 4:36 pm

        They sang that song on glee, but it was at the actual wedding, not for the proposal.

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    Bethany May 28, 2012, 3:46 pm

    I thought it was really cute… My husband is the exact opposite of this, and would have probably rather broken up than propose that way 🙁

    I see no fun youtube videos in my future!

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    brendapie May 28, 2012, 3:59 pm

    I find most public proposals to be over the top cheesy and cringe worthy. I did like the one at UCLA where the guy got his girlfriend’s family and friends to participate in a flash mob. They danced to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” and it just seemed so sweet to me.

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    Alecia May 28, 2012, 6:48 pm

    I agree with Wendy-I’m not engaged/married but I wouldn’t want it to be done in such a public fashion. I want something a little more intimate than something that could go viral on the internet. But I agree with FireStar-no matter how much it’s a surprise I just think the idea of marriage should not come out of nowhere.

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    haggith May 28, 2012, 8:01 pm

    honestly, i thought the girl in red was the one who was proposing… till i saw the guy at the end 😀

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    GatorGirl May 28, 2012, 10:58 pm

    I loved it! I love this song and I’m a sap for proposals! I loved that both parents where involved.

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    *HmC* May 28, 2012, 11:17 pm

    I’m not a fan of public or showy proposals myself (they generally strike me as more about ego and getting attention for both parties than related to what a marriage is supposed to be about), but this was impressively done and I do like that this beautiful support system was involved. It takes a village to support a successful marriage, after all.

    On a side note, I kept thinking of Porlandia the whole time I was watching this, like these people just seem like they would live in Portland. Not sure why!

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      Matcha May 29, 2012, 11:18 am

      I saw they video. They said they’re from the Northwest (I think they said Seattle but can’t remember for sure.)

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        HmC May 29, 2012, 5:07 pm

        And viewing it again I noticed an Oregon car license. I win! 😀

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  • bittergaymark

    bittergaymark May 28, 2012, 11:22 pm

    Catty remark of the day: If I was GOING to to something like this, I’d damn well make sure I was in fabulous shape… So yeah, I was kinda hoping for a hotter groom at the end. What can I say…? 😉

    PS: Yeah, I totally thought it was the hottie in the red dress as well. I mean, it just seemed so focused on her…

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      redessa May 29, 2012, 1:49 pm

      I figured she was the one up front because she was the only one of the friends who looked like she might have had some dance training (dance lessons as a kid, cheerleader, drill team…). But yes, I did also wonder for a little while there if she was the one proposing.

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    Moneypenny May 29, 2012, 1:11 am

    I’m also in the camp of disliking really showy proposals and such, but this was really cute. I like how the parents/family were involved, and the dancing Jews, and the people included via skype… and jazz hands!! I was a little disappointed that the groom didn’t show up til the end. He should have been dancing with all of his friends! I also thought that the poofy haired-guy who was dancing with the girl in the red dress was maybe the groom, or the girl herself was the groom! 🙂

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  • bittergaymark

    bittergaymark May 29, 2012, 4:08 am

    It could be that after THIS lip dub, I’ve just never been impressed with another. The way the WHOLE town seemingly pulled together…. along with the INSANE signposts at crucial times that perfectly match up with the lyrics all of which show you how clearly mapped out it all ways — especially watch for the ice carving of the jester, the fireworks on the bridge…. it really is just amazing. The timing of it all, just wow… Even to cynical old me… Having worked on lots of shoots, it amazes me how well this all came off.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPjjZCO67WI

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    • FireStar

      FireStar May 29, 2012, 9:02 am

      So impressive! I remember when the put the video together – truly – best video ever.

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    Giancarla May 29, 2012, 12:15 pm

    I love watching these things! This is one of the better ones I’ve seen and it was SO sweet! The fact that family and friends helped him out was even sweeter. Thanks for posting Wendy!

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    Christy May 29, 2012, 12:32 pm

    Turns out the groom-to-be is a friend of a friend!

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      Addie Pray May 29, 2012, 3:16 pm

      So basically I know a friend who is friends with the friend of the groom-to-be?! Awesome!

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    lets_be_honest May 29, 2012, 1:25 pm

    Sour Sallys you all are. This was freakin’ adorable.
    I’ve always said I want a private proposal, but hey, if you can get my whole family together for something this adorable, I think I’d be game.

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