Engaged bees, lend me your ears! :)

posted 2 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: How well were you aware of your proposal?
    Had a feeling, but wasn't sure exactly when : (16 votes)
    35 %
    Knew it! : (11 votes)
    24 %
    We agreed on it / planned it together : (3 votes)
    7 %
    Had no idea! : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Thought it might be soon, but he/she caught me by total surprise : (10 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 2
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My situation is a bit different because you’d think I would “know” he was going to propose… We are each other’s first sweethearts, we both believe in marriage, and we got to a stage that we had both finished uni and started very good jobs. We don’t live together yet and all my friends were getting married…but despite all this I had absolutely no clue – being each others first we had often discussed how we didn’t want to get married just because it was the next step of the relationship and the natural progression – so I thought at some point we’d have the chat and ‘decide’ to marry because all these years later we are so madly in love. But he still managed to get in first with a beautiful, romantic and elaborate proposal that took him months to organise 🙂


    Be patient and don’t think too much about it because it will happen when it’s right, and the added pressure from people takes away from the specialness (is that a word?) for him – it’s his moment as well 🙂 

    Post # 3
    3407 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I knew it was going to happen only because my SO and I agreed to get engaged this summer and we work opposite days, so we never have any days off together. When he mentioned that we both had Memorial day off together and that we should go for dinner and a walk on the beach that day I knew he was going to propose. I was still shocked and extrememly excited though! It didn’t take away from the moment at all. He has no idea I knew, but like I said even though I knew I was still surprised if that makes sense 🙂

    Post # 4
    1116 posts
    Bumble bee

    I had no idea! Obviously we’d  discussed marriage enough to know we both wanted to get married and that this would probably be to each other but we’d not gone any further than that. My MOH asked me at Christmas if I thought I’d marry him and I said yeah, but didn’t think we’d get engaged until at least after September 2015… he propsed in February and the wedding is March 2015!

    Post # 5
    192 posts
    Blushing bee

    ragamuffin:  overall I was surprised because anytime I asked him when, he’d give me a jokey answer or whatever.  BUT he was acting weird the day of, so I kind of suspected.

    Post # 6
    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    ragamuffin:  FI and I knew about 6 months in that we would be together forever. We started the married talk about a year in. And since I’m not very subtle, about three months before getting engaged I started leaving pictures of my dream ring as my screen saver. I knew FI was going to go the route of having one made, so I wanted to make sure that it absolutely was the ring I will wear forever. This may sound pushy to some, but FI actually appreciated how very clear I was on what I wanted (2ct asscher blue sapphire with a half pave band set in platinum).

    I honestly thought he was going to propose in February. We were planning a vacation and I thought he might have done it then. But the ring was ready about three weeks ahead of schedule. I guess the jeweler put a rush on making it because he wanted FI to have it before Christmas just in case he planned on popping the question then.

    I had no idea FI had the ring. It was sitting in out nightstand for a couple weeks. It was torture for FI to hold onto it so he wound up proposing a few days before Christmas.

    In hindsight there were a million signals that he was ready to propose, but I didn’t pay attention. He used to ask me how I imagined being proposed to, but I wouldn’t give him a straight answer other that a directive not to do it at home. I told him that I didn’t want to imagine because I didn’t want to get my hopes up in case it doesn’t happen. Moreover, I didn’t want to spoil the spontaneity of romance. 

    Post # 8
    1790 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I knew my FI had the ring (he didn’t know I knew), and he was acting very strange the night before he proposed, and he was very quiet the day of too. I was actually irritated with him when I got to his house that day because he’d been really short with me all day through text. Turns out he was just busy planning the proposal. Happy waiting!

    Post # 9
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I had no idea. My FI and I had been together for over 3 years at that point and had talked about marriage but never really had any set timelines. I started getting antsy around the 2 year mark, but eventually decided I didnt care when we got married and just focused on being happy in our relationship. I expected we’d get married at some point but I figured it was a ways off. 

    We went on vacation to Disneyland and he proposed while we were there. It was entirely unexpected, and he had told me that he’d gone with a friend to get a ring a few weeks before our vacation because he was planning on proposing while we were away. He also told me about the few instances where the surprise was almost spoiled (his friend had bought a ring for his gf for her bday and left the box in his car because he didnt want his gf thinking it was an ering, his SIL had made a comment on his facebook page…things like that)

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