Having met in 1965, I decided that we should get married in 1971 before moving to live in London. I remember being advised that I should not "live in sin" (what a colourful phrase that you never hear nowadays).
I proposed by sending my husband-to-be a Wedding Invitation card with RSVP underlined several times. He was gracious enough to send me a Thank You card saying that if nothing better turned up he hoped to be there, and enclosed my wedding ring (he wanted me to try it on for size). The photo is of our 40th anniversary!