What is the perfect proposal?

"Will you marry me?" These are four words that mark one of the best moments of your life and one that you will remember for the rest of your life too, so how would your perfect proposal unfold? Being whisked away to a romantic city for the weekend? Your man getting down on one knee in a crowded restaurant, or on a sun-kissed beach?

Everyone has their own idea of the perfect proposal, so we took to the streets of our hometown Brighton to ask some fellow Brightonians what the perfect marriage proposal looks like to them:


Anyone currently wondering how to propose to their significant other should take some ideas and inspiration from the video, although if you've watched it you'll know that not everything suggested will be suitable for a nice proposal (I'm no expert but you probably don't want your man to pop the question when you're on the toilet).

We know that Christmas, New Year, and Valentine's Day are all popular times to propose, so chances are many of you are here having become recently engaged yourselves, congratulations!  What we want to know is how your man did the deed, was it carefully planned to perfection? Was it an impulsive decision? Did you choke on the ring after he sneakily put it a slice of cheesecake? Tell us and you could win a weekend in Leeds!

We're currently running a competition with our friends at Wedding Ideas, and the winner will get a **Hen party in Leeds** for you and five of your friends; worth £900. All you need to do is tell us about your engagement and how your husband to be proposed for a chance of winning this fabulous prize!

The prize includes:

- One nights accommodation in a four-star hotel in Leeds

- A Cocktail Making Masterclass

- VIP Nightclub Entry

- A goodie bag of hen party accessories

Feel free to tell us about your proposal ideas, or how your proposal went in the comments, and if you're recently engaged then make sure you enter our competition* and tell all your friends!

*Competition closing date: 28th February 2014. Full terms and conditions can be found on the Wedding Ideas entry page.