Trying to find just the right song even though she loves the song YOU by Jesse Powell, I'm not the greatest singer but I think I can dabble a little bit.
I was looking for a duo or group song and was going to get some friends (that sing a little better than I do and more than I do) to assist me with it.
I'm throwing her a surprise birthday party with her closest friends and family and somewhere at sometime in the party I'm trying to figure out how to incorporate the song and a time to start singing. That's why I wanted a group or duo song so that others could start singing and we could dance until my part and then I would start singing as I get down on one knee and pop the question.
From the Engagement Experts Team
We are so excited that you're taking the time to think about things and thought of singing to make her proposal special.
Girls LOVE it when a guy sings...and when he gets friends and family in on it, well, that takes it to a whole new level. Especially when it's done during a surprise birthday party.
It's great that you've even thought of her favorite song but don't limit yourself to songs that she loves--we're pretty sure that you can easily make her have a new favorite song by singing something that she isn't expecting.
And we think we found the perfect one. We posted a proposal we love that used this song to surprise an unsuspecting bride-to-be on our Facebook page a while back.
It's "Seasons of Love" from the musical Rent. We love that it's a happy song with a good upbeat. It's perfect for having your friends (and even family members start before you) because it's a simple tune that just about anyone can sing.
Your friends can start, family members can join in and then you can come in, start singing, and get down on one knee.
We hope you love it as much as we do and get inspired on how to make it work at the party. Since the couple in the video were in a long distance relationship they changed the lyrics from "Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes" to "Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred miles" so that it was tailored to them.
Depending on your situation, you can leave the lyrics as is because they refer to time (which is true for all of us), or modify them somehow to your and Dana's particular circumstance.
Here's the actual video of this guy's marriage proposal for inspiration. Use your own words, your own thoughts on how to pull it off and make it your own for Dana.
Finally, be sure that you have someone discretely taping the whole thing on video. And if you'd care to share it after the event we'd love to post it on our site.
Good luck and Congratulations Anthony! We wish you and Dana all the best!