(Closed) Your engagement: total suprise, or were you in the know?

posted 9 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I pretty much knew it was coming. The only thing that threw me off was that I was expecting it for a while, so when he finally did it I was surprised (just cause I thought I was getting lead on again). It’s fine though. I thought it was perfect.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I picked out the ring and was with him when he bought it, but he kept it for three months before he proposed and the actual proposal was a surprise.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had jokingly given him a deadline of Christmas 2008 and we had looked at rings, so I knew a proposal was coming at some point.  He totally surprised me though by proposing in October on an ordinary day.  It was nice to be surprised.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Complete surprise.  I would not have been thinking about a proposal until six months after he actually proposed.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Totally knew it was coming…we decided to get engaged, then he went to Iraq for 8 months, then he had 14 days of leave before he left to go back to Iraq. Our other option was wait 8 MORE MONTHS and we wanted a June wedding…so we would have been looking at June 2010 instead of June 2009 and I told him I needed the distraction of planning a wedding while he was gone. I really did, too…it helped a lot =]

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Complete and utter shock! I had no idea – Which is veyr unlike me as I am one of those people who always know everything thats going on and hate suprises. No clue, no hints, nothing! He didn’t even tell a single soul to make sure that nothing was gestured! sneaky FI!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I knew. Not only because we decided to do it and got the ring together, but also because he told me to stay out of the room for a while as he got prepared.

It was still special because I had no idea what he was going to do or say! Awww, I love thinking back on that moment. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had no idea and I love that I was so surprised.  I loved that he went to the jewelry store and picked the ring out himself.  I love that he didn’t tell anyone except a week before, he asked my dad for my hand.  There are so many things that are just  special about our engagement!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Complete shock…as in, almost pass out shock, lol. I had no earthly idea, I remember getting ready to go out to dinner that evening and wondering "why on earth is he sooooooo dressed up". We were going to dinner at a casual seaside place, I was wearing jeans and a cute sweater and he completely outdid me!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We had looked at rings together, so I knew it was coming.  The actual where and when was a total surprise.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I totally saw it coming. He chose to do it on our (dating) anniversary. He always does something special for our anniversary, I knew the ring was in his possession before it happened, and he was acting funny the whole week before. So I pretty much had it pegged that he was going to do it then. The only thing that surprised me a little was that he did it after midnight (so technically on our anniversary), instead of waiting for the daytime/that evening (which is more what I was expecting).

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2012

He asked me to pick the ring that I liked the most, but he kept it for two months. The week of the proposal he kept making up excuses for me to get mad and to discover my way of avoiding the fire. On Valentines day 2008 he showed at my house at 6:30 in the morning with tons of gifts and inside one of them was my engagement ring. I love him, loved the surprise and now am planning my wedding 10/10/10.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Engagement planning process was all on me…it’s the ring I didn’t even get to see.  Of course he had to give it to me when I was crying about my brother and all that drama…he kept on thinking, Oh Crud, hope she stops crying.  come to think of it, I didn’t get the ring until the day before our engagement party. 

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