proposal prep

posted 2 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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136 posts
Blushing bee

Know mine is comone in 6 months. Hitting the gym to lose a few pounds

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Ok not to be a jerk or anything but changing your appearance for your boyfriend to ask you a question is kind of pathetic. Marriage is not about the ring or the proposal. Marriage is loving each other at your worst. When you’re bloated and just rolled out of bed, hair messy, teeth unbrushed, and he still makes you feel like the most attractive woman in the world. That’s love.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Aquaria:  I’m happy to see it wasn’t just me.

sweetercheeks:  If you want to step your game up, do it for you. Not a proposal.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

sweetercheeks:  Not gonna lie – I did hit the gym a bit more consistently while waiting… but he made me wait 6 months LOL I mean, you’ll (hopefully) have pictures to look back on and you want to look good right?! I mean, people hit the gym for weddings and vacations to the Bahamas and stuff… why would a proposal be any different?

I’m glad I did because he did bring a gopro and if I didn’t work out as much as I did, I wouldn’t have had that glow and better looking skin you get from working out! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

sweetercheeks:  Its not just you! my FI proposed back in Dec on a cruise with friends. I thought he was going to do it on a date night we had planned, so I bought a new dress. The night before vaca I was so busy packing I forgot to get a mani-pedi FI litterally kicked me out of the house to go get one. We got on the boat and he proposed 45mins later! I still wore my new dress to date night and we celebrated our engagment.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Two weeks beforehand, we got really serious about agreeing on a timeline, and I explained that if he was planning to ask soon, I wanted it to be before such-and-such date because my parents were coming to visit us. Nothing was set in stone, but I gave myself a mani just in case, and the morning of the proposal, I found that the ring box was missing from where it was normally kept. So I put my hair up in a nice ponytail instead of the normal messy (ugly hahaha) top knot that I would have normally done for our hiking date. I also put on mascara, which I would normally never do for hiking hahaha. I’m glad I did because he knew photos from the day would be important to me, so he insisted on a lot of selfies before and after, and he took one of me right after the proposal (yay for the mascara being waterproof!)

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I had a suspicion he was going to propose on a weekend getaway, but life was so busy and exciting that I didn’t really have too much time to dwell on it. Since we were going on a trip, I did make sure my clothes looked nice for any potential pictures though I was still underdressed to go on any fancy dinners. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

sweetercheeks:  FI and I had bought the ring together so I knew he had it. For two weeks I had pretty manicured nails, very clean and bridal like. Then on week 3 I got tired and painted them dark red…. And he proposed! He actually loves when I have my nails done in a certain color so maybe he was waiting for me to change the au natural look?

Whatever the case is, don’t put too much stock into “prepping for the proposal” unless you do it to distract yourself from being impatient or simply because you want to. 

Shedding 5 extra pounds you immediately put back on once you get the ring on your finger seems like a waste to me….

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I didnt know when my bf was going to propose, it was day before my bday he wanted to go out I got a mani bc i always do i got a dark color but its my style, when i got my ring i like how the pics turned out with a dark mani. it was a total surprise. he carried the ring in his pocket without a box, crazy boy!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

sweetercheeks:  My husband was so excited when he got the ring in his hand– he couldn’t wait.  I was in sweats- in the middle of the afternoon at home.  He was in his work garb (jeans and a tee), unshowered since he had just gotten home.

It was sweet because he literally couldn’t wait.  He later told me- that he had gone to the store to get the ring, but they had to fly it in from somewhere– so he had to go back the next day to pick it up and he could hardly wait that long.

I honestly don’t even know if my hair was brushed.

We’re celebrating our one year wedding anniversary next month and have a baby on the way.

It’s not about how much you weight or our nails.  It’s how you feel about each other.

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