I proposed and our engagement story is kind of embarrassing! (long)

posted 3 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love your story!  So sweet, touching, lovely and something you’ll smile about for years to come. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Aww don’t feel bad! I think its sweet. In some ways it reminds me of when Monica tried to propose to Chandler in Friends and started crying saying “There’s a reason women don’t do this!!” because she just got so emotional over it. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. When I read this I hear that you loved your man very much and couldn’t wait to be married to him so you decided to propose, while doing so you were so overwhelmed with emotions and love for him – well it might not have gone as planned. But in the end you’re engaged! You’re marrying the man you love. That’s a wonderful thing!

My proposal was not all amazingly romantic either…though when we tell it everyone says “Oh that’s so “FI name”!” The most romantic aspect of it was FI taking me to where we went on our first date. Sweet right? As we were walking he stopped and just started saying “Umm hey so I love you” …”I love you”…then shortly after preceded to pretend to be tripping/falling/having a heart attack…so NOT romantic! Then got up on one knee with the ring. The ring box was in another box so when he opened the box it was like “Here’s another box!” LOL…I can laugh about it now. He’s still so very proud of this..he enjoys the fact that in his mind it was “hilarious”.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My proposal was not really romantic at all so don’t feel bad because I love your story! My FI was about to leave on deployment and I thought this leave would be the last time I saw him. His friend had told me that he saw a ring box in his bag and that he was going to propose! So I was anticipating it the WHOLE time he was home. Finally I freeked out on him because I couldn’t wait any longer. You know when Kate Hudsen in Bride Wars runs to her BF’s work and asks him about getting married? It was like that. He said he had been waiting for the right moment and for me to be patient. So the night before he left I was dropping him off at his parents house and we were standing in the driveway in the rain when he asked me the same way he asked me to be his girlfriend (way back in high school). He didn’t get down on one knee and he didn’t have a ring so his friend lied to me…jerk, but he gave me his USMC ring to wear (on a necklace, it was way to big) until we got an engagement ring. It may not be as elaborate and romantic as others I’ve heard, but I loved it because it was so personal and absolutely perfect. So just love your proposal because it came from the heart!

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@UlfbehrtWedding:  Your story sounds super sweet and adorably romantic.  I know many women want elaborately staged proposals, but yours sounds so unique and genuine.  Congrats on your engagement!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve got a less than story worthy ‘proposal’, however the way we did it was very us.

When we started dating we were 16, it started by us emailing quite a bit and hanging out at my house just the two of us watching TV. he started putting his arm around me when we were watching TV, and when he left my mom would get all excited and ask me what that was all about. My standard answer was I don’t know. Towards the end of the summer we made plans to go see Pirates of the Carribean, Dead man’s chest (the second one). After the movie we were walking to a nearby restaurant for dinner and holding hands when I got fed up of not knowing what was going on and flat out asked him ‘so, are we dating now?’ his answer was ‘according to [his bestfriend] we are’…and thus we became boyfriend and girlfriend. Bestfriend who is the best man insists until this day that we have our anniversary wrong because we were dating ‘at least a month’ before we acknowledged it.

Getting engaged went pretty similarily.  We knew we were heading towards marriage after sophomore year of college (we spent all 4 years in a LDR). We moved in together after we graduated. We were having a conversation on our couch and we decided to go engagement ring shopping. We picked out my ring together and waited for them to finish altering the setting to fit my stone which took about 5 weeks. When it was done we picked it up and he put it on my finger at the store. Ta da we were engaged.

Basically we decide to level up our relatoinship by having a conversation and making a mutual decision. It’s not the most romantic of methods, but it works for us and we’re always on the same page.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think your story is sweet!

If it makes you feel any better, FI make some joke about Bill Murray right before/as he proposed. It somehow morphed into a proposal. He was nervous about what to say. After he realized that he had basically asked (and I said yes), he got over his nerves and got down on one knee and did it properly. (and this was just in our living room)

I’ve been leaving the Bill Murray part out of my proposal story. Even though it was very us and something I can look back on fondly, I’m not so sure everyone else would get it!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@UlfbehrtWedding:  I LOVE your story!!! It’s really nice that you planned and asked him.

We got engaged in an unusual way too but ours was unplanned! We were on theeasy out for food and I asked him if he was going to propose. He said ‘I might at some stage’. I got really annoyed because he was being non committal. This was just meant to start up a discussion about the idea of getting married but the discussion ended up in an argument and then a decision to get engaged! Romantic!?!

Then, I decided to propose on 29th Feb as therehaddock never been a proposal. Plus, it’s tradition for the girl to propose on 29th feb. However this also fell flat! He was workin abroaddap I changed a load of dvd covers and inside one was a gift and the question. I put it into his bag and asked him to open his gift that day. He was so busy that day that he didn’t look at it properly or open the box. I was going crazy all day!!

These stories may not sound romantic but we’ll both laugh at our unusual proposals in years to come and I like the fact that I took control!!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@UlfbehrtWedding:  First of all, Jared’s salespeople suck it. Second of all, I think your story is WONDERFUL and thoughtful and people are probably jealous you had the courage to do it and a FI who said yes!!! 🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My proposal story isn’t the most conventional for sure!

I’d been drumming at dawn on May Day morning on cliffs by the sea in a town about 25 miles away. I’d stayed overnight at a gf’s apartment and after us drummers had had breakfast, phoned my now DH to say I’d be home on the train that got in at 10.30. I suggested that he caught that train to work so I’d get off the train he was about to board. He agreed. Then, two minutes later phoned back to say no, he wanted to spend some time with me at home before going to work. So he picked me up from the station, got home and made me a cup of tea. Tea plays an extremely important part in my life. 

He wandered about between the sitting room and the kitchen for a bit and then we went and sat in the garden where he said he really thought it was time we got married. I agreed. So he said “I suppose I ought to propose to you then, shouldn’t I?”. 

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