Post # 1
Now that i finally found the ring, i guess it’s time for the next step, the proposal.
I have been browsing on the net for many many days looking through proposal planners and youtube videos for ideas, but still haven’t got a solid concept in mind yet.
I was thinking of doing it on our next austrialia road trip in 3 weeks time, where will only be the 2 of us but then we are going somewhere real far out i am not sure i will be able to find flowers, good spot and maybe a cameraman. Also i am quite scared taking the ring with me to a advanture trip and not sure it’s too rushed. (but where we going is suppose to be really really natural and nice, thats why i also don’t want to waste this oppurtunity)
I seriously do not want do it in our hometown, it’s a crowded city with millions and i seems can’t find any romantic & quiet spot anywhere here. And i think i won’t be comfortable enough to do it infront of a bunch of strangers looking.
Usually i am quite creative in finding strange things to do or say, but this time it’s a whole new challenge for me and i guess i only have 1 try to get this right. I am soooooo awfully lost right now… please help…
Post # 3
@Toro: Every proposal story is so different! What are your FI and you like? Are you bush walking kind of people? Beach people? People who would stay home on a Saturday night eating take out and watching movies kind of people? My FI got down on one knee shirtless while I was in my PJs and to me that was perfect….
A perfect proposal is subjective!
Post # 4
@Toro: Do you know anyone in Australia who could help arrange something? Is the adventure trip guided that you could mention it to the organizers and see what your options are? I don’t think flowers are really necessary, especially if you’re somewhere with natural beauty all around you. If there are others on the trip, just ask that they take a picture. I don’t think professional photographers are the norm for proposals and I can only imagine how much it would cost to get one to go out to wherever you are to blend into the group with all their equipment and set everything up whever you reach a point that you think is nice enough to propose at.
Are they the type to want a big display or something more intimate? Maybe you could get a friend of theirs to ask what they’d like in a proposal? How they imagined it happening. I planned my proposal to FI and thought of so many meaningful ways and places to do it that were special to us. What about where you went for your first date? Or where you first met? One of my thoughts had been a scavenger hunt to all of our special places. You could hop from one to the next, through all your firsts as a couple, reminiscing until you get to X location for you to ask.
I will say, though, the idea I finally came up with went completely to hell, but it’s our proposal story and we love it. While you may only get one chance, don’t stress out trying to make it absolutely perfect. Unless you do something they’d never ever in a million years want, it will be perfect because it’s the moment you decided to spend the rest of your lives together. Looking back, I wouldn’t have changed a thing, even if it meant having things actually go according to plan.
Post # 5
@MsChandler: Thanks for your reply.
The both of us love all things nature, beach, mountain, lake, snow.. all these as long as it’s not man-made. I guess thats because we live in the city with nearly no trees, no park and full on steel, glass, concrete…
And saturday night we usually go explore the old town looking for old resturants to dine in then home, sort of like old couples.
If you dont mind me asking.. did he had a whole speech at your proposal? My brain is so blank right now i don’t even know what i should say.
Post # 6
No, it’s too far out in australia there will only be kangroos and maybe some koala bears. In fact we will spend a few days in kangaroo island and from the google pictures i saw it looks like heaven (for us at least).
Sorry i didn’t mean it by “super professional” camera man, just though of someone like a friend or hired guy to film the event with a DSLR.
Maybe you are right, most of the proposal videos on youtube i saw are in the cities or hotel resorts. I guess without flowers thats just lazy. With the mother nature all around us, i might not need them after all, and we are out on holiday so the flowers will eventually go into the bin when we head home.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - Garden
Kangaroo Island is only a few hours out of Adelaide. I haven’t been but I’m yet to travel anywhere in Australia that you can’t find a bunch of flowers.
That being said I didn’t get flowers at my proposal and it never even occurred to me that I should.
I think it would be super romantic if you pack a picnic and a bottle of wine and propose at sunset somewhere with a nice view.
Post # 8
@Toro: Kangaroo Island would be perfect if you want to propose somewhere secluded! I really don’t think flowers are necessary when you are proposing in a setting like that – there will be some much natural flora and fauna around. KI is seriously a stunning place. Vivonne Bay has been voted one of the top beaches in the world – maybe do it there! There is a shop there if you needed to buy any champagne or something I think too.
Post # 9
@Toro: Kangaroo Island sounds awesome! 🙂 It’s something totally different and very memorable.
You don’t always need something super fancy to propose. In fact, when my FI proposed to me we were four wheeling out in the country with a couple of friends. We had no cell reception, there was no one close by for champagne or dinner. He got us stuck in some mud and proposed to me in the mud. It was PERFECT for us because we are hardcore ATV enthusiasts haha.
He didn’t have flowers and I’m really glad he didn’t, because I wouldn’t have known what to do with them. He just got down on one knee with ring in hand, said some sweet things and asked me to marry him.
Just bring a little sentimentality with you, mention how much and why you love your SO. Why you want to spend the rest of your life with your SO and pop the question! 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2
@Toro: If you’re on holiday/travelling, I don’t think flowers are necessary- they’ll just be thrown away/wilt in the car.
If you really want pictures/a video, I saw a youtube proposal where the couple were hiking and the guy sets the camera on a tripod on ‘auto-timer’ to take a photo of them on top of a mountain, but she doesn’t realise it’s a video and he proposes!!
Post # 11
@Daffadowndilly: @Lollybags: @krislynn_sd:
Thank you all. Yes, i think this is it, Kangaroo Island.
@Lollybags: Wow, Vivonne Bay indeed look amazing!!! To be honest, she planned the whole trip herself, all i did was to nod along and take the credit card out, so i am not really sure we will be passing by Vivonne bay. I do know for sure will we stay at top north of the island with a sea view.
I think maybe i should arrange a meeting with her parents this week to get their permission.
Post # 12
@MrsYoshida: Yes please Mrs. Yoshida
I was just thinking about that too. please send me a link.
Post # 13
@Toro: Hiya, Australia is so beautiful, beautiful views, a hike and you down on one knee I’m sure will be an incredible proposal for the both of you. Maybe an early morning hike with the sun rising? I think the simplicity of the setting will just make it perfect, its about you and your love for her, not lots of extras!
He did say a speech, which was more just why he loved me, why he wanted to marry me, it was perfect. Just say exactly how you feel!