- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
We’ve been engaged for two years now, but (for whatever reason) I feel like sharing our “unromantic” proposal now.
For us, the entire thing was very romantic, but when we tell people, they usually say “oh…” because they were expecting my story to fall along the lines of: “Oh, we went on a picnic and he had a skywriter write ‘Honeyoats, will you marry me?’ in smoke.”
Well, it didn’t happen that way!
We were snuggled up on the couch of my college apartment one night, under a baby blue blanket, watching a movie in the livingroom. My roommates were party hopping in different buildings, and were coming in and out of the apartments drunk.
Somehow we got on the topic of someday getting married, and he said that if he could afford a wedding ring, he would have asked me to marry him. I was like “for serious? that’s the only reason you haven’t asked me?” I would have said yes, ring or not. I was all giddy and “OMG he wants to marry me.”
We talked about ring prices, and the fact that I really didn’t give a hoot about having a gigantic diamond, so it would probably only cost around $1,000. I think he thought they were like $5,000 minimum.
And then, we decided that we were engaged!
I looked at rings the next day to get a feel for what I wanted, and what I could get for our price range. I found a 1/3 kt princess cut solitaire on a gold band that I LOVED for $700.
So we bought it, and, in my apartment bedroom, he got on one knee and “asked me to marry him.” lol! Of course I said no. (just joking)
Then we told everyone.
Bam! There’s our “unromantic” story that people don’t like to hear about. For me, though, I get butterflies and giddy when I think about that night all snuggled up on the couch, chatting about marriage.
I really want to hear if anyone else had an unromantic proposal or a proposal that SOUNDS unromantic, but you loved.