Stocking proposal!?

posted 2 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Wow. I think a stocking proposal would be so cute. There is nothing you should say to your bf. Let him propose the way he wants to. Keep in mind it is just a proposal and not a wedding. You can plan your wedding however you want but the proposal should be the only thing you have no say in. 

I don’t understand why you don’t want your kids there when he proposes. When you have kids it is not about just the joining of you and your bf anymore but the joining of a family becoming one and your kids should be a big part of that. Your honeymoon can be mommy and daddy time. 

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Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Well, if you REALLY don’t want that type of proposal you could 1. Move just your two stockings to your bedroom or 2. take down stockings all together and say this year you don’t want to do stockings.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think it sounds romantic and it’s sweet that he wants it done in front of the children. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think it would be sweet! maybe he has other things up his sleeve and that’s to throw you off?  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

travelbee:  I don’t have kids so maybe I’m missing out on the “joy of having the kids there”. Hint that you’d like it to just be the two of you, something romantic. I don’t see the need to take the Christmas Day fun away from the kids anyways. Why share an engagement with a holiday that’s more for children… I’d come out and say you’re not interested in an x-mas proposal… Say you’d rather focus on the kids that day and you’d want something more romantic.

You’re not just “Mom”, you’re a woman and your husband will be there once the children are gone, keep the romance alive! 😉 Do what you want!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

travelbee:  I think you need to look at the bigger picture. Yes, the proposal is an important day in your life, but what matters is that your SO is expressing that he wants to spend the rest of your life with you. It shouldn’t matter how it happens.

Honestly, not to be harsh, but IMO it’s not your place to question how it’s even going to happen. I’m not saying it’s wrong to have a mental image of how you would like it to happen. I mean, I think it’s pretty normal to dream about this day. That said, I don’t think you should be the one actually planning it. Let him do it how he wants to do it. Don’t give him hints. Just let it happen. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

travelbee:  I’m a stay at home mommy too but if we has kids I totally wouldn’t mind them there for a proposal. We do date nights once every 6 months too. So I feel for you!! And if you want it just you two, I get that. So here’s my suggestion:

tell him this year you want to do stockings and exchange your gifts on Xmas eve night, after the kids go to bed. That you want some just you two time this year! Have him get the kids in bed, slip into something sexy, light some candles and pour some wine, egg nog (spiked even) or soda, whatever you two like! Turn off all the lights and light up the tree!!!! Than exchange stockings and gifts!! How romantic would that be?!?! 

Keep us posted!! 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

travelbee:  p.s…. We gift the kids new pajamas on Xmas eve every year too!! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

travelbee:  glad I could help… We do our gifts that way, minus candles and wine. LoL.. But we do them Xmas eve after the kids are in bed! Than we relax a bit with cocoa and our tree, than Santa brings the kids gifts and we head to bed! It’s nice to do the gifts just us.

I hope you get your ring soon!!!! Can’t wait to see it and hear the proposal story!!!!! So exciting! 

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