by enyouartist » Nov 13, 2004 Can I get a vote on how many women here prefer a private proposal to a public proposal? I''m a Children''s Book Illustrator, and I got to write my proposal on the dedication page of the book. It''s already printed. I also bought a silver rose ring holder instead of the regular box. Lately, I''ve been thinking about taking her to a great restaurant called The Manor. They''re famous for their banquets and weddings. For $50 per person, it''s a five-star buffet with all-you-can-eat lobster, lamb,etc. Afterwards, they have a ballroom, with a live band, and a high, cathedral, glass ceiling, so that you can "dance under the stars". My idea would be to somehow let the band know in advance, and propose to her on the dance floor. What do you guys think? It sounds like too many things could go wrong. But wouldn''t that be something to remember? Should I scrap the book altogether? Can I somehow incorporate it? This whole thing is nerve racking for me. I get so nervous imagining proposing with a room full of strangers. I tried to gage my girlfriend''s preference, but she really seems either or, just sooner rather than later! lol Your advice would be greatly appreciated!