Post # 1
I’m watching proposals on youtube …(which of course isn’t the best thing to do as a waiting bee …) and as happy as I will be no matter how my SO proposes, I’d prefer it not be a huge, public event.
Flash mob proposals ..not my thing. Billboards and jumbo trons at sporting events ..not my thing. And I’d rather not be proposed to at a restaurant in front of a bunch of people.
Not that there is ANYTHING wrong with any of those. I think they’re adorable when they happen to other people and enjoy witnessing & watching them, but I’d prefer my proposal be a more quiet, intimate event. Luckily SO knows this and he’s a pretty quiet, reserved person as well, so it wouldn’t be an issue anyway.
Though I know we’d all be pretty happy with however our SOs propose just for the sake of finally being his wife-to-be, how would you prefer to be proposed to? Do you want it to be in front of a lot of people (friends & family, etc) or would you rather it be just the two of you?
Post # 3
I want it to be just us.. then maybe a preplanned party later with our family and friends 🙂
Post # 4
I think along the same lines as you… those flash mob proposals seem a little overwhelming to me…. but at this point I woud take any method so long as it ends with a ring
Post # 5
I’d prefer nothing around a ton of strangers, really. If someone else is going to experience ‘our’ moment I’d rather it be just us or around people we know.
I think that’s really my only condition, that and he should hurry up and do it already. ;P
Post # 6
I did not want a public proposal. It was perfect for us: just he and I and our dog, alone on a walk at sunset.
(sorry to crash the waiting board, but I felt pretty strongly about that when it was me)
Post # 7
I did not want to be proposed to “in public.” Luckily FI is a fellow introvert and while he did propose outdoors, there was no one around. He also knew in advance that I’d prefer something not-embarrassing.
Other friends of mine have had really super public and dramatic proposals and they loved them. It’s just a matter of knowing your SO’s preferences and comfort level with that sort of thing.
Post # 8
No flash mobs, no Christmas, Valentine’s Day, anniversary or birthday. I want it to be its own special day and just us. We could go to a little get together afterwards 🙂
Post # 9
One of Mr Rugbee’s friends proposed to his wife in response to one of her “When are we going to get married” questions… he just answered “Lets do it, then” and they were engaged. No ring, no build up, nothing. I would not have wanted that.
Post # 10
Ooh, I would have loved a Christmas proposal (not that I didn’t love the one I got!)
But I really, really love Christmas. And it would have worked since the first time he [finally] told me he loved me was over Christmas break one year. Best Christmas gift I ever got.
Post # 11
after 5 years i dont care if he wakes me up out of a deep sleep to pop the question, just ask. lol.
no but um id probably say no to public proposals, dont need cheerleader observers.
Post # 12
anywhere, anytime but xmas eve because that’s when my xDH proposed to me.
SO said a few months ago he had a few ideas on how he’d do it. We discussed it a few nights ago and he denied having a plan. i think he’s throwing me off or something. He’s starting to irritate me LOL
Post # 13
I will admit, this one proposal (I love the “dancing juice [Jews]”), not sure I would call it a “flashmob” proposal, since I’m pretty sure the people were all their friends, really sticks out as my favorite.
I don’t think I’d want anything particularly unromantic, or simple. Like, if I was just handed a ring, or something, and he said, “Want to get married?” I’d probably hand the ring back and tell him to put more effort into it. Luckily, when he went to high school, the guys went out of their ways to outdo each other when asking their girls to prom. So, I show him various proposals, and tell him that he has his work cut out for him. He’s up for the challenge, though! And he fully expects me to say “no,” if I don’t approve. I doubt I will, though, because I’m sure he’ll come up with something awesome.
I’m also partial to geek-related proposals, such as those that take into account one’s interests (such as Super Mario Bros., or comic books, or the recently announced Harry Potter proposal that a fellow bee got!).
As far as number of people, that’s fine, too. I’m introverted, but not to the point that I would hate being proposed to in front of a bunch of people. Well, unless I didn’t want to get married, I don’t think anyone wants to be in front of a bunch of people if that happens, but I’m unlikely to say, “no,” or “I’m not ready,” or something like that.
Post # 14
@Chaoslight: I don’t even like Harry Potter and I LOVED that proposal!
Post # 15
I don’t want all eyes on me. I’m fine with a public proposal (like, he could do it when we first see each other at the airport after I land), but not something where it draws attention to me on purpose – like the jumbo tron at a sporting event or a flash mob.
I think he may do it in front of his family, and it makes me a little nervous to think of them watching, but as it would only be a couple people, I’ll live!
Post # 16
@Chaoslight: The dancing “Jews” proposal is my absolute favorite to watch ever. It makes me cry everytime. That would totally be okay because it isn’t public, and well, it’s just so dang fun!
And geek proposals FTW too. Love it.