Let's get this straight: There is no one way to do things, ever. If you want to propose with a diamond, lovely. If you want to propose with a picture of a goat, perfect. If you both start planning a wedding and there wasn't a "proposal", great! It really bothers me the way weddings are sold. As if they are all some package deal that everyone needs in order to have a special day. I cringe to read some of these magazines. You don't *need* any of that. Your wedding will be special and wonderful because you are getting married. Period.
If the goat idea sparked your fancy, feel free to print these suckers out and get on your knees (or remain standing):