The homemade movie-trailer proposal, the flash mob, and the personalized "will you marry me?" crossword puzzle: Where did the…

Notes on nuptials.
June 20 2011 7:08 AM

Shout It From the Rooftops!

A brief history of the public marriage proposal.

Read more of Slate's "Weddings" issue. 

Elizabeth Weingarten is the associate editor at New America and the associate director of its Global Gender Parity Initiative.