06/04/2012 07:46 pm ET Updated Jun 05, 2012

Proposal Fails: 6 Botched Marriage Proposals (VIDEO)

We'd all like the big down-on-one-knee moment to be perfect (preferably with music swelling in the background a la every classic rom-com) but sometimes life just doesn't turn out that way.

Even with lots of planning and careful consideration, things can still go wrong when you're popping the question -- like accidentally donating your ring to Goodwill or dropping it in the woods during your hot-air balloon ride.

And unfortunately, no one knows this better than these six unlucky grooms-to-be. We've rounded up our favorite botched marriage proposals in this slideshow, so click below and let us know: Do you have a proposal fail story of your own?

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Proposals Gone Wrong