Post # 1
I was wondering if any of you planned joint proposals, so to speak, and if so how it went??
SO and I have already talked about “exchanging rings” on our anniversary (in ONE MONTH, eeps!), but the more I think about it, the more I want it to be at least a little special/out of the ordinary. No jumbotron or anything, but something more than “here you go! Now we’re engaged!” You know what I mean?
Please share your stories and help me with ideas!!
Thanks in advance 🙂
Post # 3
My wife and I proposed to each other. We picked out rings together, then on our anniversary we hiked to the top of a nearby mountain. When the moment felt right, we each proposed to each other, one after another, then split a bottle of champagne and went out to eat at our favorite place.
It was perfect and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2015 - Pharmacy Museum
I had already initially proposed to her off the cuff and unepectedly with a plain band that my mother had given me. We then shopped together for engagement rings, chose a day and hiked up to somewhere special to us, had a picnic, and asked each other individually. It was perfect for us.
Post # 5
Thanks so much for sharing your stories! That’s my plan 🙂 Choose a day to do it together than do our own thing. So you guys don’t regret “planning” the day so to speak? I never did until I started reading all these surprise proposal stories and then was like, well…….is it bad to know it’s coming??
ETA: We totally also picked out rings and they’re in the safe in my apartment!! 🙂
Post # 6
We didn’t do a joint proposal, but we did both give each other rings. I knew she really wanted to be surprised and I had always pictured myself getting down on one knee and doing to the whole grand gesture proposal. I threw her off by telling her my timeline was to propose in a year because I needed to save up more money. So when I proposed she was VERY surprised! We then picked out my ring together and she gave me my ring a couple weeks later.
Post # 7
@wrkbrk: I am not gay, but I was snooping on various posts and came across this. I hope you don’t mind me sharing my opinion. Obviously my boyfriend will propose to me, but we have discussed timing together very specifically. I don’t see that as much different as what you are doing, so I think it’s fine! Talking about it means you both want the marriage equally, and you know she excited for your engagement.
Post # 8
I love these proposal stories so much! Very sweet!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I think it’d be sweet even if you know the date. It’s like the anticipation that you know you are going to take the next step in your relationship together… I think it’d just be sweet. I was surprised by my FI, but I would have liked to know the day so I could have been a little better…uhm..dressed haha. 🙂 But I feel like you can make her feel like the most special woman in the world, surprise or no surprise.
Good luck! <3 <3
Post # 10
Update: We did it!! 🙂 We are engaged! Proper post with ring pics to follow this weekend when I can dig myself out from this pile o’ work!!!!!