How long after he asked your father until he asked the question?

posted 2 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Consultette:  One day, because he knew my dad would NOT be able to keep quiet.  He went over there on a Thursday evening (told me he was helping a friend fix his truck), and proposed on a Friday.

Post # 3
744 posts
Busy bee

My FI asked me the next day!  But I had a friend whose husband waited 4 months!  Seemed strange to me, but he wanted to not only surprise her, but surprise both sets of parents with the timing.

Post # 4
1903 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: TBD

Personally, I never went through the waiting phase as mine was a complete surprise. BUT I asked him about a million questions after he proposed and one of the first ones was when did he ask my dad. So this is the timeline for our general engagement. Late May he got the ring. Mid july is when he asked my parents. Late july is when he proposed. 

My best advice would be to just enjoy every moment and take things one day at a time. It’s going to happen. The love of your life wants to marry you too! That’s awesome. Just try to keep your head in the present so you can fully live in the moment when it does happen. 

Post # 5
1099 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

My FI asked for my dad’s permission when him, my step mom and my brother came to visit for christmas (so december 2012) then he asked me March 2013. He told me he had every intention of doing it sooner but our work schedules kept ruining his plans lol!

Post # 6
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

He asked my dad sometime in early Septemeber then proposed October 20th. 

Post # 7
759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

One week! My parents live almost six hours away and he wanted to propose on my birthday weekend so they made it seem like they were coming down to visit to celebrate a week early. I found it odd because I had to work all day Saturday but no big deal because they could just hang out with him. He took them out to lunch and asked! One week later he popped the question.

Post # 8
1762 posts
Buzzing bee

Consultette:  My FI asked my mom last thanksgiving and proposed in February, so three months 🙂

Post # 9
2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

The next day! He knew my dad would probably tell my stepmother, who would in turn tell my sister. He didn’t want to ruin the surprise. 

Post # 10
230 posts
Helper bee

12 days. That was a long twelve days for my Dad who was instructed not to tell me (obviously lol) or my Mom, which was super tough for him haha. 

Post # 11
3090 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Consultette:  One month and a half. He asked my dad the day he ordered the ring and it took about a month to come in. He then waited another week or so to ask me!

Post # 12
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

3+ months….and it felt even longer.

Post # 13
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Consultette:  Lol I thought I’d be the only one, but like quite a few other women, my fiance asked me the very next day! 🙂

Post # 14
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

He asked my dad around Father’s Day in June. He proposed in late August, so around 2 months. 

Post # 15
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Less than 24 hours – looks like a trend 🙂

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