But 21-year-old Cara Cahoon nodded yes when her fiancee interrupted Columbia College's graduation to make sure she was going to marry him.
Twenty-three-year-old Andrew Morris yelled out to Cahoon as she was shaking the hand of Columbia College president Caroline Whitson on Saturday.
The 3,000 people at Township Auditorium burst into applause when she nodded her agreement.
Whitson told The State on Monday that she couldn't enforce her threat of ejection for anyone who disrupted the ceremony, given the circumstances.
Cahoon had said yes April 4 when Morris hid a diamond ring in the sand at Isle of Palms.
Morris says he always wants to treat her like he's still trying to win her heart.
The wedding is set for Aug. 8.