Some couples do it in the privacy of the bedroom.
Others do it on a lake, or during a picnic.
Some do it right out in public, with hundreds of people around.
Now — in preparation for their production of “I Do! I Do!” — the Westport Country Playhouse wants to know how you do it.
“It” is, of course, proposing marriage.
To enter the Playhouse’s “Perfect Proposal Contest,” write (in 300 words or less) how you were asked to say “I do.” Or how you got your partner to say it.
The winner, and his or her spouse (or date — you not only don’t have to be currently married to the same person in the proposal; it’s okay if you called the whole thing off some time after the brilliant proposal but before the actual exchange of vows) — will be awarded a night at the new Delamar in Southport, a $100 gift certificate to Da Pietro’s, a New Country of Westport Lexus (well, the use of one for a weekend), and 2 tickets to a future Playhouse show.
The top 5 finalists receive 2 tickets to the Playhouse’s 2nd annual Date Night (Friday the 13th of August — uh oh), where the winner will be announced. Date Night includes a pre-show reception with champagne, light fare, romantic music and “Cupid-inspired giveaways.”
To enter, email your name, phone number, address and story (with optional photo) by noon on Tuesday, August 10 to: email@example.com.
The Playhouse says “no purchase is necessary to enter.” Technically that’s true. But most “Perfect Proposal Contest” entrants have already bought a few minor items like diamond rings, wedding dresses and honeymoons.