Post # 1
We got engaged just before Christmas as we were preparing to head home for the holidays, and it was sweet and intimate and exactly what I would have wanted…. And I found the experience to be totally awkward, lol.
We’ve been together forever, talked extensively about getting engaged, and ring shopped together, so being asked seemed rather silly when it was actually happening (even though I am also very happy that he observed the rituals, including getting down on one knee- but come on, of COURSE I will marry you, lol).
Any other bees feel like I did when it came to the act of getting proposed to? Also, an obligatory (hah, like I mind showing off my new bling) ring shot- my rose gold pear that I have been dying to show people since it was finished getting made! WOO WOO!
Post # 3
@TeamAwesome: That ring is beautiful! I felt really awkward when DH proposed to me. My dad, some of his friends, and my great grandma were all watching from a distance. I didn’t know what to do with my hands! It was hilarious.
Post # 4
Congrats! And gorgeous pear ring. Love it.
I found it a little awkward too, I guess. We had talked about it for a while, and I knew it was happening on Christmas. So when he led me upstairs away from everyone, I was thinking, “Wow, w’ere about to get engaged.” Which was sort of an awkward feeling waiting for something official to happen that we’ve basically already agreed to.
And then it was slightly awkward when I choked up and couldn’t say anything! I didn’t even say yes. But he knew my answer already, so that was that. Hah.
Post # 5
Congrats on your engagment. Your ring is amazing!
I know what you mean. My fiance and I had been dating four years, ring shopped together and frequently talked about our future including marriage and children. Of course I was over the moon when it finally happened, but he knew for over two years my answer would be yes. Even so he told me that during the proposal he was incredibly nervous (so cute!).
The part I feel most awkward about is when people gush about my engagement and ask if I was totally suprised. Umm not really.
Post # 6
Hah, ok, glad to know I am not the only one! (I was feeling like a total misfit surrounded by all the gushingly excited proposal stories).
And @bowsergirl: when he got on his knee and I said “aww, you got down on your knee!” he said “You’re not going to get all emotional, are you?” I burst out laughing- I guess I won’t NOW, lol.
Post # 7
I love rose gold!
I had no idea it was coming, so it was totally awkward! I was thinking “why is he saying all these nice things about me? Is he… shit, I should pay attention!” It was awkward, but a sweet awkward.
Post # 8
Congrats! So pretty 🙂 and yes, it did feel a bit awkward, but mostly because I don’t like being the center of attention!
Post # 9
Your ring is beautiful! Yes, I agree, it is an awkward few moments while it’s happening. I got really nervous. My daughter (who’s 9) walked in on the proposal and wouldn’t shut up. I then wasn’t nervous, just kinda upset she ruined his speech.
Post # 10
Mine was somewhat awkward too bc my entire family was watching from a distance. I was also somewhat embarrassed/shy just due to all of the attention on me.
Post # 11
I agree, it was really awkward. Mostly because we had talked about it, I picked my ring, put a deposit on it to hold it (we got it from a pawn shop) and told him he could go pick it up at his leisure within 90 days . Plus I knew (without being told) that it was going to happen on our anniversary. He made a big old dinner, told me to stay out until 5:00, make sure I looked nice, etc. I knew it meant a lot to him to do the proposal so I let him go through it, get down on one knee and all that but I was uncomfortable the whole time lol.
Post # 12
I can’t relate to how you felt but I will say your ring is stunning!
Post # 13
@TeamAwesome: Yup! But only because I am somewhat of a nerd and have always been a bit socially awkward. You made a good point, about talking about it previously, and knowing the guy is super serious about it, taking some of the “surprise!” factor down a notch and being like “Okay, duh! Of course cause we’ve been talking about it!” lol
That said – once that ring is on your finger, and you actually see him all doe-eyed and nervous and hoping that you’d say “yes” to spending your life with him – that feeling afterwards is still king and tear-jerking. We’re engaged a bit over a month and I still look at the ring and all I see is his face, heart and soul asking me THAT question and it’s like a new level of adoration for my guy.