Worried about proposal reaction

posted 3 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@jfair:  Yeah, I was like, “Shit, I better be excited!” even though I knew, how, when, why, where it was going down. I did my best to be GAGA! Don’t stress too much. Try to enjoy the moment. My thoughts were, “OMG, it’s getting so late. I’m tired. Where’s the ring already?… Maybe we should just go to bed and do this at breakfast.” … Not exactly romantic thoughts but maybe because I was onto him and it was taking forevvvvvvvvvvvver.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jfair:  I didn’t see the proposal coming so I didn’t have anxiety. I would just relax because thinking too much could ruin the moment 🙂 Who is to say you won’t have a intamite at home proposal? You need not worry about your reaction because who knows if anyone but your BF will be around to see it! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@jfair:  After 12 years of dating, I always thought my reaction was going to be like “Finally!”, but it was more like “OMG I can’t believe this is really happening…I mean I can, but I can’t!”  I tried to predict so many times how it would happen and what I would do, but at the end of the day it was all very surreal and yes, a little awkward (I ended up burying my head in his shoulder to avoid the awkward OMG face), but sweet all the same.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Well, mine was a surprise.

I screamed (in public), jumped up and down, snatched the ring from his hands, stared at it, and jumped up and down again, before he took the ring back, got down on one knee, and put it on my finger (which is also the time I remembered to say “Yes”)

DH still makes fun of me! He definitely wishes my reaction would have been smaller!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

That’s why I loved our private proposal.  I could react exactly how I wanted, no one was looking at me but him.  He knows me well enough to know thats what I wanted but if I thought he didn’t I would have casually mentioned it.  He proposed in the location of our very first date (coffee shop), outside, on a bench with no one else around.  He said some very sweet words, took my hand, and asked me to marry him. 

Maybe its a good idea to make exactly how you want it known?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@jfair:  Because I picked the ring and know he has it (never seen it in real life, he’s hiding it until the proposal) I’m a little afraid that the lack of surprise is going to make me seem aloof about it. I’m sure I’ll cry when we do our vows but I dont know if i will when he pops the question.. Don’t get me wrong, I’m super excited, but I kind of feel a littale like I might not make a big enough deal of it. 

Im going to try my darnedest though!! I’m sure he’ll knock my socks off 😉

Post # 13
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320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant

I was kind of scared that I wouldn’t react and would disappoint my BF, because I am not a very emotional display kind of person in general.

When it actually happens you will be SO anxious and excited, promise.  I kind of saw it coming but wasn’t sure, but when it happened I was shaking, and got so worked up I couldn’t eat for like 6 hours!  And the sparkly on your finger will be so amazing to keep looking at. 

 

 

Post # 14
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1373 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@lucygirl1:  haha, mine has been so so weird since he’s had the ring!! It’s adorable 😀

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was kinda worried but it turned out fine! When my husband first brought up the possibillity of getting a ring by gut reaction was…lets go with very nervous (that sounds better than alarmed and nauseous). But that’s just because I’ve always had a hard time with commitment and at the time I wasn’t sure we were on the same page on the kids front. I asked for some time to think things through. And once I was sure we were on the same page as far as kids were concerned, I told himit would be okay to propose and we talked through ring options. So I knew it was coming. But not when. But my husband is the worst at surprises, so I figured it out on the way to dinner. And I’m happy to report that my dominant emotion from that point forawrd was super excited. In fact, I may have pretty much demanded my “present” early in the evening, because I knew it was coming. And I was very excited and lovey and happy. It was great. I don’t really remember what exactly I said, other than “Yes”. But there was a lot of hugging and kissing involved.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@jfair:  I think we’ll both get to be surprised anyway, even though we sort of know! It’s totly different when it happens I think!

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