Lessons Learned from the Malibu Drone Proposal Debacle

Drone Proposal

Drone ProposalIt’s a common saying: if you fail the first time, try again. Some things in life, however, would be best if you get it done on the first try, such as proposing to your significant other. Otherwise, it might leave some pretty awkward memories.

Just ask the guy who relied on a drone to propose.

The Almost Tragedy

Tristan McGann was just trying to be unique. His love for drones gave him the idea of a drone ring drop as the best way to pop the question. His attempt at a one-of-a-kind proposal, however, almost took a turn for the worse when the drone dropped the ring.

The YouTube video by user Ography shows Tristan waiting for the drone to drop the ring into his hands at Point Dume. Unfortunately, the drone’s electronic claw dropped the ring early and near the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Lesson Learned

What can you learn from Tristan’s epic fail/win of a proposal?

RingsUnique.com explains that while choosing the engagement ring is important, preparing all other details of the proposal is crucial. You don’t just propose or rely on a drone to do the magic — everything should be thought out very carefully.

Unique proposals are interesting, but think twice if it is something that will involve risks. Do your research before proceeding with any of your plans. List down all the details first, such as location, the people involved, and how you will pop the question. Next, write down the pros and cons. This will give you a picture of what the proposal might look like and the things that could go wrong.

Preparation is Essential

While you can always propose more than once, nailing it on the first try is always the goal. If you wish to do it right, don’t brush off the little details. Also, a backup plan is necessary in case things don’t go according to plan.  Ask help from your friends or from your significant other’s side to ensure a smooth proposal.

The whole drone debacle ended on a nicer note. Tristan’s friend Tara was fortunate enough to find the ring perched on the edge of a cliff — a relieving end to an otherwise tragic and epic fail of a proposal.