Post # 1
…would you have prefered to have not known and be 100% surprised?
I know SO is proposing on sunday! I’m happy either way, but now that I know its going to happen, I’m not sure how to react. lol
how was your reaction still after knowing he was going to propose?
Post # 3
Well I was hoping it would be our anniversary, I was counting down to our anniversary, he wouldn’t tell me whether I was right or not. I saw the ring box bulge in his pocket when we went out that night, so I knew down to the few minutes when he would propose. I still cried, was thrilled, and couldn’t get the smile off my face for a week. I wouldn’t change it one bit 🙂 Not knowing at all would have driven me crazy, I also picked the ring
Post # 4
There was only one more day for it to possibly be before we moved (a date we wanted to be engaged by), but yes, I will still surprised, and still cried.
Post # 5
@echolove: My fiance and I got engaged without a proposal. He said he wanted to do one when I visited his city, so he could plan it out. Our anniversary coincided and he’d gotten us a suite in a fancy hotel for that night. So I knew the proposal was coming, but I didn’t know the how or the exact when of it. It ended up being a surprise in a lot of ways, I cried and it was everything I could have hoped for, even though I knew it was coming 🙂
Post # 6
Even though I knew it was coming up and I had a feeling it was on that day I was still surprised.
Had I wish I had been completely 100% surprised? Maybe.. But I’m too much of a control freak for that to happen 🙂
Post # 7
I knew when mine was coming! We were in an LDR, so when he left me about a million voicemails/ emails asking me for my ring size and booked plane tickets to visit, it became pretty obvious. Even then, he still surprised me! I was watering the plants and I turned around- he was on one knee with a ring box in his hand! He knew that I would figure it out, and how much I wanted to be surprised. It wasn’t as romantic as some of the stories I read on the bee- but it was perfect for us.
Honestly, I don’t think that it matters too much how he proposes. It will be super special, romantic, and emotional simply because it is a proposal.
Post # 8
i had no idea – totally blind-sided!!
we’d picked out the ring together, had put down a deposit, but had decided to tell both our families on Christmas day 2011 and pick up the ring in january after he had started back at work.
BOY WAS I WRONG! he secretly picked up the ring one day and had ‘accidently’ locked me out of our internet banking so i couldn’t see the withdrawal. he must have been so nervous because he called me several times straight after i was due to finish work, i think i even said once ‘stop calling me, i’ll be home when i’m home – you’re being annoying!’ meanwhile he’s set up a picnic in our yard, with some of my favourite treats and flowers and wine and was waiting for me when i got home. 🙂
i get all smiley thinking about it. it’s not the most romantic of stories, but it’s so us!
Post # 9
First off, congratulations (whether it is Sunday or not)! I had a very strong feeling it was the day, but wasn’t positive. But it is still an unbelieveably exciting moment –expected or not!
Post # 10
I knew it was coming but he still got me a little. We had gone together to pick out the ring and I knew it would be ready that Tuesday. I assumed he had gone at some point that week to pick it up so when he wanted to go downtown that Saturday I was so excited! I got a cute outfit on and did my hair and makeup so I’d be ready for some pictures. We were eating lunch when he said, “Oh, and while we’re out today do you want to go pick up the ring?” I was crushed. I had been on edge all week looking forward to it and he hadn’t even bothered to go get it!! We left the restraunt and he took me to one of “our spots” and got down on one knee. I started crying instantly and punched him.
Post # 11
I knew exactly the day FI was going to propose. We’d already gotten the ring, and it had been in the house for a few months. The surprise for me was that I didn’t know how or when during the day he was going to propose. We went out to a nice dinner, drove up to the lake, shared a bottle of wine, had a romantic walk on the shore, cuddled on a park bench… then got in the car and went home. When we walked in the door there were LED candles set up, “our song” playing (middle of the song, I assume he had it on repeat), two dozen roses, and when I turned around FI was down on one knee, ring in hand and asked me if I would marry him. It was perfect! He had me guessing the entire day, and it turned out that he proposed in the very last place I expected!
My reaction was excited, because even though I knew he was proposing, I was caught completely off-guard by the “how”.
Post # 12
@echolove: I’d prefer to be surprised but I get into everything and poke and prod until I know exactly whats going on. I got it out of him that it will be before the end of the year, but I joined the SHUT IT pact, so now I just have to distract myself.
Oh, look! Something shiny!!
P.s. Echo, I’m guessing things went well with your SO asking your dad. You owe us the story if it happened this weekend!
Post # 13
@MissPurplePurl: Ugh! He didn’t propose! He’s meeting with my dad today. He wants to talk to my dad first and then propose. Hopefully that goes well today.
Post # 14
@echolove: Bah! Well, it’s only a matter of time. Sorry it didn’t happen over the weekend but seems like he is doing his best to make sure everything goes according to plan. I’m sure we will be wishing you a huge congrats soon.
Post # 15
@MissPurplePurl: Thanks! He was worried that my dad was going to find out that he proposed before talking to him. He’s kinda nervous talking to my dad and didn’t want to upset him out of respect. And this is a guy who is 6’3″, ex marine, MMA fighther in kick boxing and brazilian jiu jitsu and my dad is like 5’8″. lol He never gets nervous. Even he’s surprised that he is. haha
Post # 16
I’m pleased that I knew it was coming as I have never been so excited, it was like waiting for Christmas as a child. I knew right down to the second, as my fiance was very cute and kept asking ‘Do you like it here? Do you think it’s beautiful? Is it perfect?’ and it was just perfect. Yay for you.