Post # 1
I generally don’t like being the center of attention. I try hard not to think of the wedding day (when attention is unavoidable) BUT I think this is different.
Did anyone else not want to give out details about when, where, and what was happening when your fiance proposed. Right after we got engaged that’s all people could ask me and I couldn’t help but divert the conversation. I just feel that it was a very special and private moment that I want to keep to myself. AM I crazy? I don’t want the world to know every tiny specific detail of one of our most special (and private) moments. Isn’t it enough that they will be there for another special event …the wedding. Even to this day almost 10 mnths later… I really haven’t told anyone the deet’s.
So basically I just wanted to know if I was the only one among the Bees who feels this way???
Post # 3
Unfortunately, I don’t feel the same. I couldn’t wait to tell people…if they wanted to know, of course. I’ve kissed too many frogs to find my prince and I wanted the world to know.
Post # 4
No I think it’s okay. There are a lot of things I like keeping close to the chest. Just come up with a script you can deliver to people when they ask–give them the explanation, but don’t give them too many details. And then end it by saying, “Don’t you LOVE my ring? He bought it in May/it’s from a store in Albuqurque/whatever” and they’ll immediately focus on the ring.
Post # 5
I can kind of see where you’re coming from. But I think people are just excited for you and want you to have had the perfect hollywood proposal so that’s why they keep asking. As opposed to changing the subject I’d probably just say “It’s something I want to keep private between me and FH” but that’s just me.
Although personally I told folks because it was so random and fun and totally us. Whatever floats your boat 🙂
Post # 6
That is how my FI feels about it. I wanted to tell everyone that I passed on the street, but really treasures our private, special moments and likes some things to be kept between just us. We came up with a compromise that we would just enjoy our newly engaged status just the two of us and then I began to tell everyone about it after a couple days of just soaking up the bliss.
Post # 7
Hmmm, I was very excited to tell people that I was engaged, but I agree that I was not too keen on sharing the details of the proposal. It was deff a very private, special moment for us and so I usually just keep the story brief. “We were sitting on the couch after dinner and he asked me.” Sometimes people press for details, but I just say “That’s all that happened!”
Haha, of course I shared my story on the bee, buuuut that’s different right?!
Post # 8
Everyone just wants to share the love and happiness and excitement you’re feeling. If you don’t want people to know then yeah, just keep it short and sweet. Most people don’t want to hear the hour long story but it’s fun to share!
Post # 9
Yeah, I don’t like that question either. I’ve never really thought about why before. But I am a private person and I do play relationship stuff pretty close the the chest, so.
Post # 10
After a few times I got really sick of telling people what happened, so I kept an email that I would cut and paste off of, or I’d direct people to my blog. Worked pretty well.