Post # 1
Did you give your SO any rules/conditions about proposing? I did lol!
1. It must be in a place that we can return to years later. So no, not an apartment you’re renting.
2. It can’t be on a national holiday. If retail stores have special sales for then, pick another day!
3. It can’t be on either person’s birthday. If you pick my bday, god help you, that’s MY day! If you pick yours, I will forever overshadow you, do you really want that?
Actually that’s it lol
How bout you?
Post # 3
I jokingly told him he couldn’t do it on a holiday or birthday.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
My only “rule” was that I told him (years before he proposed) that I could never marry someone without my family’s blessing. Since my dad passed away before we met, he asked my dad’s sister & her husband, and my dad’s mom for their blessings.
Post # 5
He actually brought up that he doesn’t want to do it on my birthday or holiday, especially not Christmas. He also said he would never do it at a restaurant. I’m just fine with that. I told him to just make sure that I’m not bumming around in PJs.
Post # 6
Haha, that’s funny! My FI actually proposed at an apartment that I was renting, so I guess we can’t return there! But, we still have the day that comes around once a year! 😀
Post # 7
I did! Not in front of family or friends. Not in a restaurant or hidden in food. And not near water.
Post # 8
Those rules are cute! My FI actually told me he thought that anyone who proposed on a holiday or a birthday was looking for an easy way out. It’s always easy to share a special day. It takes something good to MAKE a special day! <3
Post # 9
I really wanted him to hire a “paparazzi” for when he did it–like have my sister hiding in some bushes–but he ended up doing it in my room at 1am with just us 2. Either way, I was happy! We faked some shots of him doing it immediately after 🙂
Post # 10
I asked my FI to please not do it over Christmas because we were going to be staying with his family and I wanted either both families to be able to be there or neither.
Post # 11
I requested he not do it in front of other people, that was the only one lol
Post # 12
Not a holiday or birthday.
Post # 13
My only request was no public proposal but honestly after 5 years, I wouldn’t have griped one bit!
Post # 14
I didn’t give him a list but DH knew that:
1)It couldn’t be done in a way that I couldn’t tell my family the truth. Ex. in bed or on vacation because my relatives are old fashion and I could never admit to going away with him
2) No sporting events
4)He needed to ask my dad
5) Getting down on one knee is a must
Post # 15
@bearlove: I didn’t really want a bunch of people there but he did have a co-worker hide in the bushes to take a picture and I love that he did that!
Post # 16
I pretty much just didn’t want it to be in public.