Vocalist and chief songwriter Pat Monahan explained to PopEater: "The fact that 'Marry Me' is more fantasy than it is 'Hey, marry me.' It's 'What if I did this?' What if I took this chance in this love-at-first-sight moment and said, 'Hey, I know you don't know me and I'm just getting a coffee, but I think that we're supposed to spend the rest of our lives together'? Wouldn't that be incredible!" (Source Marry Me Songfacts).