Post # 1
We had a “timeline” talk and we both agreed that he would propose next summer and we will be married within a year of him proposing! The conversation was SO easy!! You have to excuse my excitement because a conversation like this would be so difficult in my last relationship. So to the engaged and married ladies..Did your FI/DH propose when he said he would?
Post # 2
How exciting! Ours was more of a mutual decision. We talked about marriage one day, two months later we picked out and bought my e ring together, then two months after that he asked my dad and proposed, now we’re married! It was really simple, like it should be!
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
Mine jumped the gun by a LOT. We were long-distance for two years. In June of 2013 I left California for England and we moved to Prague together in July. Our “agreement” was that we would live together for at least 6 months before getting engaged (DH remembers it as a year). We bought the ring before we left England. His plan was to pretend he was aiming for my birthday in July 2014, but to actually do it on Christmas.
However, my dad came to visit in August and my now-DH decided to propose in front of half my extended family so my dad could see it! He’s lucky I said yes, ha ha ha.
Long story short: he proposed either 11 months or 5 months earlier than he was “supposed” to. 😛
But bear in mind that we are both in our 40s, so neither of us is interested in dragging things out.
Post # 4
We never had a timeline. He brought up engagement and took me ring shopping. I knew it would most likely come once the ring was purchased, and even though my ring isn’t expensive by WB standards, I knew it would take a little while to decide on one and save. It was a little more than a year between him surprising me with ring shopping and the actual proposal.
Post # 5
MrsWe: We had discussed our timeline. We knew when we would like to get engaged, married, house, kids. You name it. We stick to the motto: “Fail to plan, Plan to fail.”
Obviously not everything can be controlled, but a general idea. We were on the same page about everything. Proposed when we talked about, set our wedding for what we wanted in our timeline. A frank and open discussion about what we would like, helped us. Every couple is different. What works for one relationship, won’t always work for the next.
Very excited for you!! Hope that your proposal and engagement is extra special. Be sure to keep us Bees updated and let us know when he pops the Q! Best of Luck 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand
we had a “deadline” for when we wanted to be married so we had already booked our venue before he “officially” proposed with a ring 🙂 lol but really only by a month or so, because i was really picky about the kind of ring i wanted hehe
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
MrsWe: We had a very open conversation about the timeline and the more serious conversation of engagement started in April and he said could I wait until Christmas so that he could get some money together (which OF COURSE was fine with me). He proposed at the end of October the same year so it was unexpected and early.
Post # 8
We jokingly had a “timeline”… it wasn’t really set, but we have been together over 5 years so I gave him a due date of when he needed to propose one night being goofy, which was w/i a month. We both knew it would happen and were just waiting until he graduated college. He actually proposed A DAY BEFORe his “due date”… we both still laugh abt it. I honestly DID NOT think the proposal would come anytime soon so I was Stunned!!
Post # 9
MrsWe: I picked “other” because we never did have an official timeline discussion. We both knew pretty soon after meeting that we would eventually get married one day. About a month into our relationship he said, “One day I am going to ask you to marry me, for real.”, to which I replied, “And when you do I will say yes, for real.”
11 months later I had a ring on my finger. When my man tells me he’s going to do something he does it.
ETA: How exciting for you!!!!! Try to relax and enjoy the next year. I hope it’s wonderful and you get what you want next summer!
Post # 10
We never had a timeline. We talked about engagement, went ring shopping, and he proposed a few months later. He “sat” on the ring for a couple months because he made up some story about not being able to get the ring, blah blah. He was trying to throw my off so it would be surprise. It worked, I was totally surprised.
Post # 11
MrsWe: I’m not sure if this is odd or not, but there was no “his timeline”. We decided we wanted to get married, and we decided when it would happen. It was a joint decision. He bought the ring we both selected together as our favourite, and then proposed one evening a couple of weeks later. Easy peasy lemon squeazy.
Post # 12
HippyBunniesinLove: nope doesn’t sound odd at all…and I didn’t mean to be confusing I just put “his timeline” because “he” is doing the proposing I could have also put “his promise” does that clear things up a little? lol Your experience does seem easy peasy…I hope mine will be as well so far he hasn’t given me any reason to doubt it won’t be and that is refreshing 🙂
Post # 13
He sure did! Apparently he picked his proposal date after we’d been together for like 3 months. Last summer we were talking about marriage, he said that by next spring we would be engaged, then proposed in the winter. I was so excited when he said this, but totally surpised when he did! Goodluck girl! But try not to think about it too much (I know, easier said than done) it will drive you crazy!
Post # 14
No. He didn’t say when he would propose or even if he was going to propose.
Post # 15
We talked about it and I asked him for a “ballpark” date so I wouldn’t be caught too off-guard, but still be surprised – I wanted to get him an anniversary ring, anyway, and give it to him when he gave me mine. This ensured I wasn’t late getting it haha. He proposed right when he said he would – in the summer.