Proposing to my Fiance?

posted 2 years ago in Proposals
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Nymeria13:  I never proposed to my husband, but I think it’s a great idea!  This is one of my favorites (my husband and I are gamers)

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Nymeria13:  I proposed back to my husband! I highly recommend it! It was such a great memory, and we cried during his proposal, but not mine (mine was public). 

What are some of his interests? You could creatively incorporate some of his favorite things in the proposal.

If you want something intimate, I suggest checking around at different venues (maybe in the city) to see if they would allow you to reserve it privately for a portion of the evening or maybe they have a private rooftop? This comes to mind because I have a close friend that proposed back to her husband as well, and she actually privately rented some space at the top of the Sear’s Tower to propose back to him. Coincidentally, my public proposal was at the same spot 😉

Maybe you could get some alone time at his favorite team’s stadium, his favorite restaurant, or a museum?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Industrial/Modern

Nymeria13:  I proposed to my guy… we’re fairly private quiet people as well. I picked our first date location and tried to incorporate as many personal elements into it that I could. In the end it turned out to be a uniquely ‘us’ proposal and I was thrilled I did it despite the fact that it’s not really a common route. Try and have a discreet photographer there if possible! Best thing I did and our families really loved seeing it all unfold in the photos since they weren’t there. I actually just posted my story and pictures a few days ago:  

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/a-bit-unconventional-but-our-proposal-with-tons-of-pics/#axzz37TcF0rB8

 

 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Nymeria13:  Yes! See if you can reserve some private time there, or maybe have the waiters do something like put the ring on whatever cigar he orders to surprise him. That would be super cute!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I would suggest him his own engagement band rather than use his wedding band. Perhaps get him something more simple than his wedding band and propose with that so that he can have that special moment with you of puting his wedding band on for the first time at the wedding.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

So, if you propose to him with his wedding band, what are you going to put on his finger on your wedding day?  Shouldn’t you get an engagement ring for him and a wedding band?  Just like women do?

Or are you going to take his wedding band back after you propose?  Or are you going to let him wear it?  Because it’s kind of odd to give him a proposal and a ring but not allow him to wear his “engagement” ring. 

I’m not asking to be snarky … I’m just wondering the logistics of the ring.  Only because, if my FI proposed to me with a wedding ring, and took it back and said I couldn’t wear the ring until we were married, I know I would not be a happy camper!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Ellicott:  I know this wasn’t directed at me, but I gave my DH his ring during my proposal to him, and we reused the same ring as his wedding band. So I guess it’s both the engagement and wedding ring? It wasn’t a big deal for him to give me his ring the night before the wedding so I could give it to my MOH to hold during our ceremony (no ring bearer) and have the photographer take the ring pics with morning-of. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Nymeria13:  Glad you like that suggestion! You know how cigars have those fancy gold emblems/bands made of paper that go around them? Maybe you could incorporate that somehow… like have the waiter slip that off the cigar and put the cigar band in the ring box and put the ring on the cigar to switch it up! Open the ring box to reveal the cigar band inside to trick him and be like “oh I must have lost the ring!” Then a waiter will appear to present the cigar with the real ring on it! I think that would be adorable and creative!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Nymeria13:  Yay!! Do it and post pics! Maybe hire a professional photographer to capture it and do a mini engagement shoot at the cigar bar too.

Yeah, it wasn’t a big deal for us AT ALL. We also did a ring warming ceremony where we passed the rings through the bridal party and they all thought happy thoughts and wished us well as they held the rings. To me, that made it even more special! I definitely didn’t feel like him wearing the ring earlier took anything away from our wedding day 🙂

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