- 7 years ago
(I have a feeling that someone is going to read this and say “wow, what a jerk!”, but I assure you, I am really not that jerky. Ok, maybe a little jerky. But less jerky than beef.)
Maybe a month and a half ago, FI started to talk wedding plans. I told him that no planning talk was allowed unless I was with ring.
The week of Thanksgiving, he part-1-proposed with a souvenir rock ring from the gift shop, with the part-2 ring/proposal to come later. Of course, I said yes, and spoke fondly of my rock. Everyone that I told of my rock was tickled when I pulled it out to show them, somehow no one ever expects a rock…
FI’s mom is a bank manager, and two of her clients happen to own a jewelry shop. The owners offered to let us come have a looksee, to see if there was anything they could do for us. We found something awesome, and after much consternation and gnashing of teeth, it was ours.
FI was keen to let me have the ring and do a switcheroo, but I figured that if we were going to a fancy expensive dinner with the family, maybe that would be a nice place to do it. Maybe someone would be excited enough for us to pay for our share of the dinner… and thus hatched my plan to have FI propose at dinner. (I’m really not that controlling of a person, I couldn’t turn down the prospect of free fancy dinner.)
Between the main course and dessert, FI decided he was going to give a speech. Someone decides to yell, right at the beginning, “OMG IS HE GOING TO PROPOSE?!”. FI tells me that he was tempted to say “nope” and call it quits, since he was already a bundle of nerves, and someone *had* to go and throw the “surprise”.
Being the horrible person that I am, I don’t remember much of it, because the awesomeness of it caught me off guard. Not that FI isn’t awesome, but I tend to be a pretty stoic person, especially when I’m expecting something. FI finished his speech, asked me the best question ever, and presented me the box of awesomeness… upside down. He righted the box, and since I’d gotten choked-up/teary-eyed, I had to flip it back to upside down and tell him I liked it better that way before I could give him the answer.
In the end, it all turned out awesomely. (Except for dinner. We had to pay. )
I’ll have pictures of my shiny later.