POLL: What Type Of Proposal Would You Prefer?

posted 2 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: What Type Of Proposal Would You Prefer?
    Simple, Low-Key : (115 votes)
    62 %
    Extravagant, In Public : (15 votes)
    8 %
    Extravagant, Not In Public : (41 votes)
    22 %
    Other - Explain Below : (11 votes)
    6 %
    No Proposal : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
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    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I had a simple, low-key proposal. Like, REALLY simple. He woke me up in the middle of the night to propose. I would have liked a bouquet of roses or something to make the occasion extra special, but I was just so happy to be engaged that it didn’t really matter!

    I wouldn’t want a big, public proposal as I get embarrassed really easily.

    Post # 3
    Member
    6343 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Any proposal is memorable. The ideal proposal should be based on what the proposer knows about the personality of the proposee. FI proposed on a weekend getaway during a picnic lunch. Honestly, I knew I would love it no matter how he did it because it came from him. However, I did steer him away from some commonly done proposal styles that would have been less comfortable. 

    Post # 4
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    3345 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    We just decided to get married one day driving around in the car. It went something like “Hey, we should get married on Christmas” “Yeah, we should do that.” That was fine with me. Once my ring came in, FI did present it to me on one knee in our living room and officiall ask “Will you marry me?”

    Post # 5
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    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I voted simple low-key, and that was exactly what I got! 

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 1975

    Zoom:  My proposal happened on a Summer vacation. It was low-key, just the 2 of us on the beach. It was romantic. He was super nervous. Everything he said he prepared/rehearsed for, he had difficulty saying during that big moment. It was super sweet, because that’s just who he is… Super nervous! My FI knew what type of person I am, so he knows a large proposal would have embarrassed me. I’m glad I had a calm proposal, as we both enjoyed the moment, and the moments after it happened, together without multiple distractions.

    Post # 7
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    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Zoom:  I get anxiety problems when I am in public places or in a big croud, specially if I am the center of attention. I can literally pass out. My fiancé wanted to propose in Paris, while that sounds like a dream come true to every girl in the world, I really did not want him to. I specifically told him that it need to be extremely private because I dont want my proposal story to end in “and thats why we had to run to the hospital.” He proposed in our house and I couldn’t be more perfect. I love him so much for respecting my decision. After our proposal we went to Paris, Madrid,  and Granada. It was perfect.

    Post # 8
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    262 posts
    Helper bee

    Mine was (hilariously) low key but heartfelt and I think that’s all that matters whatever the nitty gritty details are. It was a total surprise which I think is better; a male cousin announced to the family that he and his now ex-wife were going to New York to “get engaged”. That did and still does strike me as bizarre. I suppose the flip side being that some people put a massive amount of importance on the proposal itself, it’s whatever takes your fancy I suppose. 

    Post # 9
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Personal, private, heartfelt, and something that involved thought being put into it (probably somewhere between low-key and elaborate, but I’d err on the elaborate side if I had to choose between the two)

    Post # 10
    Member
    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    the kind where I’m engaged at the end. 😀

    Post # 11
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    4575 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    We got engaged on top of Diamond Head on our vacation to Hawaii. He did it there because my parents, who have both passed, went on their honeymoon there and had several pics of Diamond Head.

    We designed my ring and it wasn’t ready in time for our trip so he surprised me with it a couple of weeks ago. He had a note with the ring box on top when I got out of the shower. When I opened the box there was a note that said “tricked ya :)” and my ring was not there. I was laughing/crying and then he gave me my ring. It was perfect because he is such a fool and keeps me laughing so it was definitely a reflection of him. 

    Post # 12
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    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    cateyes:  This. I don’t care about candles, flowers, or anything as long as us being engaged is the end result. 

    Post # 13
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    1178 posts
    Bumble bee

    I chose no proposal. DH and I had been talking about getting married, eventually we both agreed it was time to do so. We picked a date, then immediately proceeded to look at venues. I did get a. Ring because they are gorgeous and I wanted one. 🙂 DH was relieved that I wasn’t interested in a proposal. He’s fairly introverted and I don’t like big, flashy statements like that. We’re both pretty quiet.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  Xu.
    Post # 14
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    173 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Low key! He took me to the spot where he asked me to be his girlfriend, gave a speech, and proposed. He didn’t get down on one knee but honestly I was starving at the time and just wanted to go eat (I knew when it was going to be because he cannot keep big things from me to save his life, bless his heart!). Sometimes I wish there had been someone there to capture the moment but: 1) I would probably have been gripping my stomach from hunger pains (seriously, it was 8 o’clock at night and I hadn’t eaten since breakfast); 2) I’m not photogenic; and 3) I have such anxiety about things like that! 

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    His proposal was very low key – he did it the night he came home for Christmas (he’s in the military) after we had shut the lights and were lying in bed talking. He had the ring in his pocket the whole day and couldn’t wait to ask. It was absolutely perfect for us – we always used to talk until all hours of the morning about our hopes and dreams for the future after we went to bed. I wouldn’t change a thing.

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