Post # 1
There are a few ideas I have but some of them would require waiting… which I dont want to do.
I wanted to hike a mountain we hiked last summer. You have to wait until summer because even then its still snowey up top, but once you’re up there its like you are on top of the world. Not sure I want to wait.
1) Shes going away to LA for a week of training for a new job. She’s already moved out temp. to be closer to training, when she gets back it will have been 5 weeks away. I’m thinking of proposing in the airport, then limo ride to a restaraunt for dinner?
2) waiting until her graduation from her training. It’s a formal graduation so we would both be dressed up, a few family/friends around. Downside her class of around 75 people will be there. not sure if she would be a fan?
3) something private, one on one. Make a small photo book about us in chronological order and then at the end put the ring inside.
… other ideas.. help
Post # 2
Good on you for starters! I’m all for option 3, but it really depends on what your girlfriend is like. I would much prefer a private heart-felt moment, but others like public proposals. Surprise and showing that you’ve put in thought/effort are the most important things I think. I’m not engaged (yet), but I’ve always imagined coming home from a regular day at work and finding that my boyfriend had secretly come home early, bought flowers/scattered rose petals and run me a bath or cooked me a romantic dinner, then proceeded to propose. If it’s a special day (anniversary, New Years, etc.), she might be expecting it.
Post # 4
I love option 1 but that’s just how I’d prefer it I guess. 🙂
Post # 5
I love #1 (can you also combine the photobook w/3 in there maybe?).
Post # 6
Is there any skiing nearby where you live. You can still get that top of the world feeling! There are some mountains that have gondolas up to the top where you don’t actually have to ski down – banff is one.
i like the photo book idea, but I can’t think of a way to not mess up the pages with the bulk of the ring/have her figure it out too early.
Post # 7
#1 is so sweet! If shes a more private person I would definitely suggest finding a less cowded part of the airport, but other that that its adorable!
Post # 8
I’m all about intimate proposals that really speak to you as a couple, so I would pick #3. FWIW, I’m a bit of a drama queen and always had fantasies of this elaborate proposal, but my FI is much more low-key and proposed to me in the dead of winter on a deserted street just around the corner from where we had our first date. It was private, we got to savour it as a couple, and it’s my favourite memory now. It was absolutely perfect.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
I like #1, except if she’s a cranky traveler. My FI flies in sweatpants and is always super tired and grump afterwards so he’d be a bad candidate to get off a plane and take to a romantic dinner. But, I think most people would just be happy to be home and to get engaged!
Post # 10
The ideas you listed are all quite different in terms of the type of woman they would appeal to, so it really depends on her personality. I would have far preferred the hiking idea, next maybe the photo book, but I would have hated any kind of public proposal. I also like surprises and I’m not a fan of drawn-out proposals like scavenger hunts or surprise fancy dinners where you know there’s a proposal coming at the end. But I know a lot of people who love those types of proposals, and you know your (soon-to-be) FI best.
If she likes hiking and nature, what about finding another scenic spot that you can drive to? Or some other place that’s significant to your relationship, like the place where you had your first kiss? My husband proposed at home in a sweet, meaningful, but low-key way. I would have loved an outdoor proposal, just taking a walk together somewhere beautiful, which is something we do often. (He was going to do that but it was winter and he was afraid of dropping the ring in the snow.) I’m not one for grand gestures, I think it’s all in the presentation and how you say it!
Post # 11
I love option three. Very personal and she will have something to keep. However I like option 1 if she likes drama and wow factor. Think about whether she would rather get flowers delivered to her work where everyone can see or to her home with them waiting on the counter when she walks through the door. This will tell you which option you should do
Post # 12
I think im going to go with number 3. I’ve got a lot of great photos and ideas on how to make the album and what to write as the pages turn.
I’ll do it somewhere outside but private so someone can still take a picture of it for us. (have a friend capture it) I might not put the ring is the album and do something different.