(Closed) So… I know when he is proposing. Anyone else been there?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That’s exciting! Don’t let him know that you know – if you’re happy with that timing, keep quiet, otherwise he may want to think of something else and it could be later.

I basically knew when Fiance would propose because I knew when the ring was ordered and I was 99% sure he wasn’t the type to hold onto it once he had it in his hands.  I was just so glad to finally be getting engaged that I didn’t care about lack of surprise one bit.

Post # 4
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I found out he was going to propose on Valentine’s Day and told my roommate/best friend, who was also close with my Boyfriend or Best Friend. I wasn’t a fan of a V-day proposal, but also had been hoping for a surprise.

She ended up telling him I knew and since he wanted to surprise me, he switched it to two weeks earlier on a random Saturday– caught me COMPLETELY off guard! :o)

Post # 5
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was fully informed of all of the details – day, circumstances, everything. It was still really special! Even though you know when it’s going to be, it’s still a bit of a shock to see your boy down on one knee! Trust me, that’s when it all becomes real! πŸ™‚ Congrats in advance!

Post # 6
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I agree. Don’t tell anyone! Well unless your ok with the idea of him pushing back the date. Chances are you already would of known he’s planning on proposing so how much a surprise would it be really. I say enjoy this moment relax and just let it happen when it does.

Precongrats to you!

Post # 7
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Looking on the bright side…better to know exactly when it’s coming than not know whether it’s coming at all πŸ™‚

I’ve listened to the other Bees here, and the common sentiment seems to be that whether it’s a surprise or not, and even if they were so frustrated with waiting they weren’t even sure it would be a happy occasion (afraid they’d say “it’s about time!” when he proposed), it was so magical to see their guy down on one knee that they couldn’t help but be completely thrilled.

Post # 8
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

yuppp i knew when! My Fiance is REALLY bad at secrets lol we were long distance and  he told me the day it came in(like i said really bad at secrets) and he was coming home a month later for a week. i KNEW it would be that week.. just not exactly when. Then, he asked his mom to cook and invited my paretns and siblings… THEN i knew. The whole night was stomach was in knots! It was so still so sweet tho πŸ™‚

Post # 9
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve sort of ruined my BF’s surprise.  I know when the ring is arriving, and I seriously doubt he’ll wait for too long once he has it.  The exact date and his plans are still unknown, so at least there’s some surprise factor left.  Is it the same for you, @artichokesalad, or did you discover all the details?

It’s actually helped me a lot to know a little about what’s going on.  It’s such a relief to know that it IS coming, and soon.  I’ve been calmer in the last few days since I made my discovery than I’ve been in months.  And that’s been helping us to be really happy together.  I’ll be so glad for the proposal to come when we’re feeling especially close rather than me being moody and anxious like I was when I had absolutely no idea what was going on.

Plus, I figure – being careful not to let him know what I found out makes me feel like I have a secret now, too.  So there, Boyfriend or Best Friend. ;D

Post # 11
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve totally been there – I knew the weekend Fiance was going to propose.  Like JessicaL we’re long distance and he could not resist telling me the day it came in.  I had picked out the setting on Blue Nile after we’d done a TON of shopping at brick & mortar stores and he’d chosen the diamond.

So, I knew two things girls aren’t “supposed” to know: the timing, and the ring.  I just didn’t know the actual game plan.

But honestly, the PP are soooooo right – even knowing every single detail will not prepare you for the moment he actually proposes.  It will be magical, wonderful, and your nails will look fierce!

Post # 12
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

artichokesalad: Definitely think about it positively! Like you said, now you know to get your nails done before it happens! πŸ™‚ Maybe even buy a nice dress for the event so you look extra good in pics that night! LoL.

Very excited for you!

Post # 13
611 posts
Busy bee

That is so exciting for you! I would go insane if I knew when my boyfriend was going to propose! I’m 99.99% he has the ring and has had the freaking ring since like April and I’m going crazy!!!

Post # 14
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I knew exactly when and how it was going to happen and I still ended up crying and shaking when that ring was slid onto my finger. πŸ™‚ The moment is so powerful that it really doesn’t matter if you’re not surprised–you’re still overcome.

Post # 15
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Lol my boyfriend told me the exact date he is going to propose o_o. I did expect it was coming, since we recently finished ring shopping and such, but I feel like knowing the EXACT DATE is pretty different than just having an idea when it may happen.

So, be happy that it is just “around christmas” haha! At least that is vague enough that you still don’t have a real clue when it will happen! πŸ˜›

Really, I don’t think anything can compare to when the man of your dreams goes down on one knee, ring in hand, professing his love for you and asking for your hand. No matter if it’s a complete surprise or not, it’ll be awesome (:

Post # 16
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think it doesn’t really matter – you don’t know HOW he will propose, or when on that date. You can now just be excited that it is coming – AND you can go get a manicure the day before for your photos!

How exciting though – it is just around the corner!!

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