Bored at work Friday – POST YOUR DREAM PROPOSAL!

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I would take any proposal at all!

However, I’d love to be proposed to at the aquarium! I’ve always love fish, and I especially love the stingrays. The zoo/ aquarium is one of our favorite places to go in the summer. I would love to get married there as well but the 180 pp price tag kinda rules it out 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

leisha606:  Honestly, I had my DREAM proposal, without even knowing it, because I had never thought about/cared HOW he would do it, but rather that he do it all.

It was a Friday, in early summer, and my day was business as usual.  Except, when a gorgeous bouquet of flowers were delivered to my office with a note “I love you”, and his name.  At that moment, because he never does that, I thought “OMG!!! TODAY IS THE DAY!”, and proceeded to call him to thank him.  He was so non-chalant over the phone (and I always KNEW I would KNOW if/when he was going to propose, because he cannot hide a single thing from me ::).  He just said he knew I was having a bad week (when I asked him what I did to deserve them).  At that moment, due to his attitude, I thought ‘nope, not gonna happen’.

Fast forward a few hours, and he calls me on his way home from work, and tells me that he has reserved a table a nice restuarant for 7pm, and to be home and ready by then.  My thought, “YUP, he is proposing…eeeeee!”.  So, I go to have a glass of wine with a friend after work to squeel with delight over the fact that today will be the day.  Except, when I get home at 630pm, he is washing his truck, completely ‘normal’ for him to do, and there is no way he could be normal before proposing, so out went the thought, and off to dinner we went.  Dinner was lovely, per usual, and he was completely himself.

We get the check, I ask what we want to do next, and he said we should take a walk along the river (WHICH WE NEVER DO!), and so butterflies arose again, and I got giddy with excitement.  We walked, and walked, and walked, and chatted, and then he said ‘well, we should head home, I have to be up early for work’.  That is when I told myself that he is screwing with with, and no, he is not proposing today.

We get home, and there is a flat of flowers on our front porch.  When I asked what they were, he said he forgot to tell me that his mom had extras and dropped them off.  Totally normal thing for her to do.  We went inside, got into our pjs, poured a cocktail, and he asked if I wanted to sit outside.  So, out we go.  He asks if we should plant the flowers so they do not die, and I said ‘no freaking way, I am tired’.  He starts burying a hole for the first one, and out of the corner of my eye, I see something white in the dirt.  I asked him ‘what is that?’.  He says ‘you should come see’.  I say, ‘no, what is that’, and as he digs a little deeper, I realize it is a box, and then I realize that he just set/set-up the perfect proposal.  He got down on one knee, and I said yes!

You see, he played with me for an entire day, and then enjoyed squashing each and every ‘proposal’ moment, knowing i would have NEVER expected it to be on our front porch, in my pjs, with a buried box 🙂

THE ONLY thing, only only thing I ‘wish’ would have been added is to have had something ‘set-up’ with close friends and family post-proposal, because calling everyone in that hour or two was exhausting, lol.  But, beyond that, I am pretty lucky to have had my perfect proposal!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

 

I would be happy with any proposal at all!  I would really prefer a privte proposal at home while doing what we do best: sitting on the couch lol.

However, if I were to build the proposal out of my wildest dreams, I would say that it would be on our anniversary.  I would open his gift to me, which in this situation would be a beautiful Louis Vuitton purse (c’mon, this is my dream proposal!), and I’d be thrilled and happy to see it.  He would wait for me to discover the ring slyly hid inside of the bag that I’d only see after opening it up to see the inside.  And then he’d whip out his guitar and propose to me with a song that he wrote himself and our cat would hop over and take photos with us 😛

Realisticly, I’d be ecstatic if he hid the ring on our cat’s collar and called him over while we were cuddling on the couch (my smart kitty comes when called!).  I always thought proposals including fuzzy animals were really sweet 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

 

babytoes:  Hell would freeze over before SO bought me an LV bag lol. He looked at me like I was crazy for buying rayban glasses, apparently they don’t need to be ray ban for me to be able to see lol. After 2 years he is coming around to the idea that slightly more expensive pants last longer. He gets why jewelry is expensive and is willing to buy me that, and he bought me a nice leather jacket for christmas last year, but paying for designer lables would never happen. Even in my imaginary proposal

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I’d prefer either a private proposal or my family being involved. I always thought it would be cool to take a hot air ballon ride and when coming back down see my family hold a marry me sign while he proposes in the air lol.. Im cheesy

Post # 8
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817 posts
Busy bee

 

LittleE3:  Well, my boyfriend got my a fake LV bag for my birthday last year… he knew I love the brand and being the sweet man he is, he did the best he could with his budget (which wasn’t a lot because we’re poor students right now).  Sooo I’m thinking that when we’re at a place in our lives to afford such luxury items he might purchase things like that for me for very special occasions, but I’d feel better about “wasting” my own money on un-necessary things like that. Plus, even if he did want to buy me stuff like that, it’d never be a suprise because he’s terrified of buying me something I won’t like.  He’s already told me that I’m helping him pick an engagement ring out (haven’t gone looking yet) but I love suprises so I’m really hoping he was just trying to throw me off 😛

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

babytoes:  I’m so very much the opposite of you. I hate surpirises and he told me I could absolutely exactly pick out my own ring if we don’t end up taking his grandmother’s heirloom ring 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

 

LittleE3:  Let me rephrase… I like good suprises haha.  I like the idea of someone putting thought, effort, and love into doing something unexpected for you to make you feel cherished.  Day to day life I’m the kind of person who HAS to know what’s going on, how long it will take, how to get there, etc.  But if my boyfriend were to say, “I have a suprise for you!” I’d get pretty excited and I’d be pretty pleased if it was even something small like picking up a little pack of Butterfinger Bites (my weakness).  I’m not about the suprises where you’re in front of a large crowd (or even small gathering) because I’m shy and a boring homebody.

leisha606:  Well furbaby can’t really take photos sadly, that’s part of my dream proposal.  Boyfriend would’ve taught our kitty how to take photos so he could  capture the moment, lol.  And I rethought the whole tying the ring to his collar thing, because what if our kitty stopped off at the litter box before coming over with the ring?  Cat poo on the ring is not the best beginning, lol!  And that is so sweet that your SO did that!  So thoughtful 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

leisha606:  My dream proposal would be within the next three months! Haha 🙂 I really just want a private, intimate proposal that includes just SO and I. No one else. It would be awesome if it happened while we were on vacation somewhere so I could have time to take it all without having to inform people right away.

I have also always loved winter proposals, snowing on a horse carrige ride through the city, SO PERFECT! But its almost spring so…thats not possible haha.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

leisha606:  my ideal proposal would be done already. I really, really don’t enjoy secrets or surprises, and it’s the not knowing a darn thing that is making me anxious.

But that aside. I’ve got this goofy fantasy of having a photo shoot, just the two of us and the photographer is directing us… Look at each other…  and then stand back to back… Now hands in your pockets…. Now turn back and look at each other (at which point he’s down on one knee) because I’d love to have photos of my reaction

 

Other than that I would love him too propose at my “favourite place on earth” – its a gorgeous lookout near my home. So idyllic!

 

Something thought out and private please!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

leisha606:  I’ve been to two gigs where people got proposed to! The crowds just went wild!

the first one was at a paramore gig, Hayley was on stage and said she doesn’t normally do this but they had a letter left in their dressing room but thought it best if the person who wrote it should come up on stage and explain it. So they got the couple on stage, he gets down on one knee and everyone starts screaming and clapping. Then they get to spend the evening just off stage and the next song was dedicated to them

the second time was at Jason mraz, he started talking about what the next song meant(loving someone even when they annoy you etc) and then lead the conversation to mention a couple in the audience. They shone a big spotlight and the cameras on them, he proposed and then Jason sang the next song for them.

both times my heart just melted for them, but I’m not sure I would want all that attention myself. I guess when it happens though you are so caught in the moment you don’t really mind who is around.

i think I’d quite like to be proposed to at an aquarium or a natural beauty spot, simple, pretty and fairly intimate

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

When we were getting to know each other prior to becoming an “official” couple, SO and I would hike a lot along trails through conservation areas. I think the trails would be fitting for a proposal, and would especially be nice during Fall weather. I’m very logical, though, and even something like that seems like a performance. I’d be happy with just a conversation about “making sense” from a financial/legal perspective.

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