SO's Engagement talk.

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Do you require him to go down on one knee?
    Of course! It wouldn't be a real engagement if it wasn't done. : (36 votes)
    33 %
    Nah... who cares? : (23 votes)
    21 %
    Wouldn't mind either way. As long as an engagement happens. : (49 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    2581 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    My FH didn’t, and I panicked when it looked like he was going to and told him I’d probably be sick on him if he did.


    My proposal was a surprise, and I don’t surprises very gracefully.

    Post # 4
    929 posts
    Busy bee

    @tiff-tiff-tiff:  nope, SO doesn’t have to go down on one knee. As long as he says the magic four words “will you marry me” or something similar I’d be happy lol. But he, like you suspect your SO of, is trying to throw me off how/when it’s going to happen and surprise me. Cheeky men!

    Post # 7
    573 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m not fussed about the down-on-knee thing; I think I’d rather were both standing.

    Post # 8
    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Mine did! Ok, well kind of.

    He actually proposed when we were in the car so we were both sitting down. We took that as the real engagement and started planning right away. Then when my ring came in, he surprised me with it (I had no idea he had it already) when I got home one day and he took it out of the box, went down on one knee and asked me again.

    I’ve never felt like getting down on one knee is necessary, but it was cute!

    Post # 9
    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @chronicwhimsy:  ugh, I’m the same way. I really hate surprises, and I don’t take them well at all. On one hand, I’m worried that I’lthereafter not having a surprise and romantic proposal, but on the other hand, I kind of just want to get my ring and just celebrate romantically after that. I mean, I know it’s coming. We’re designing a ring together now lol. 

    Post # 10
    2581 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @mrspinesol:  Haha, it came two years earlier than I anticipated and blindsided me a bit! It wasn’t super romantic – at least on my part! He did a great job. I swore at him, then threatened the being sick, and then got drunk! It was all good-natured, and he knew what I’m like, but I am absolutely not the sort of girl who fits in a stereotypical romantic situation, and I sort of panicked a lot.

    Post # 11
    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    When my FI started to propose, he was across the table from me.. I can remember thinking to myself ‘ he better be getting down on one knee!’  However, based on the poll results I must be in the minority 🙂

    Post # 12
    1535 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    FI got down on one knee, and I’m happy he did. I don’t think it’s necessary to be a real engagement though! to each their own.

    Post # 13
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Mine actually did just toss the ring at me. I’d just got home from work on a Friday night, was half-way through changing from my work clothes into sweats and he tossed me the little box and said, “Marry me?”

    Not a single romantic bone in his body, God love him.

    Post # 15
    423 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Our church and then at The Garden Room for the reception

    I’m a sentimental romantic geek. I think Mr. Waltz pretty much knows I’m expecting him to get down on one knee. He’s the old fashioned gentleman type though, so I don’t think he has a problem with it. If I remember correctly, he did give me my promise ring that way; it was cute.

    Post # 16
    7194 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I didn’t have to force him, he did it on his own. Idontthink any aspect of a proposal should be forced…

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