Silly thought! What proposal cliches do you not want??

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
3699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I told DH no food and no public spectacle – in public was fine (as in other people are around in a park or something) but nothing jumbotron or concert stage.

Post # 4
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

flash mobs or in a crowded setting 

also a full drawn out day up till the moment at the end – i’d probably have an anxiety attack, I hope that he just catches me off guard

All that said, I honestly don’t care, as long as it’s heartfelt. 

Post # 6
1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I do NOT want a jumbotron proposal at a sporting event.  I love sports, but the idea of getting proposed to that way horrifies me – it would be awful.

Other than that, I don’t care how he does it.  I just want him to do it 🙂

Post # 7
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I second the champagne thing as well as the jumbotron proposal. I recently commented how bizarre I think the cliche champagne proposal is while watching an early HIMYM episode with my SO and he agreed. SO attended an NBA game where someone’s jumbotron proposal was rejected so I doubt he would go that route either. I personally would prefer not to have a restaurant proposal of any kind, at least not with random people trying to enjoy their meals around us.

Post # 8
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I didn’t want something in a restaurant and didn’t want some big public spectacle like a flash mob. However, I was ok with it happening at a sporting event because I am such a sports nut, so it would be very fitting haha. So I guess I was kind of OK with a public spectacle, just not a flash mob to a Bruno Mars song.

Post # 10
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@LittleE3:  this wont be a popular response, but I really, really don’t want to get engaged on holiday, I find it slightly…. Odd… That people would get engaged in a place they’ve never been before and may never ever go back to again. It’s also a massive cliche in my eyes

Post # 11
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Well I was never waiting impatiently for a proposal but for sure, if DH had proposed at our team’s soccer stadium I would have run a mile in the opposite direction. These half-time proposals are just cringe-worthy. Especially when 30,000 soccer fans shout “Just say No!”

Although any proposal that was a public spectacle would have been qually offputting, to be honest.

I got the perfect proposal for me. In private, at home and with a cup of tea!

Post # 12
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

What about those proposals where you’re mostly asleep when they happen? Like in the movie Valentine’s Day with Ashton Kutcher’s character? I would much rather be awake and enjoying the moment!

Post # 13
6959 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

I just didn’t want anything that felt like it wasn’t “us”. This would include jumbotron (we don’t even watch sports), flash mob (FI isn’t a dancer/is introverted), calling a lot of attention (see introvert)… I did tell him I didn’t want to be at home in my pjs with no makeup on. He got it perfect- in public but not a spectacle. I was not aware of anyone watching us until we kissed and heard a few people about 100 yards away & downhill clapping for us. lol

Post # 14
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Sparkidoodle:  I definitely didn’t want a holiday proposal either, so I completely understand.

Post # 15
10 posts

I made DH promise not to do it on a plane, I don’t know why I was so convinced that was his plan…it wasn’t even close to being right!

Post # 16
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

I’d say yes to anything for sure XD


But ideally I agree with not putting the ring in food, what are you meant to do then – lick the food off? Put it on covered with whatever it was stuck in? Or wrap it in a napkin and wait until you can clean it at home? I’d find that unecessarily stressful XD


The other thing I wouldn’t really like is if he produced some kind of ‘joke’ ring, like a haribo ring or something? I’d be happy with *no* ring but a joke ring I’d automatically think that he wasn’t being serious.

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