(Closed) A Christmas Engagement?

posted 11 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

no! but that’s one of the ways i pictured getting engaged – in a cabin with a fire going and hot cocoa and being cozy 🙂 instead, it was on a hammock in the caribbean on a hot day.

Good luck, i hope you get your proposal soon!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

No stories here… but hopefully will have one soon!  I thought my dream engagement would be around Christmas in NYC by one of those huge christmas trees!  I brought up going to NYC for christmas… but that got shot down!  Too much $$$  Would love to hear everyone else’s stories though!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

 I thought about it recently, and I don’t want a Christmas proposal (though I suspect I could change my mind on that, if it actually happened that way).  There’s something about being surrounded by my family that makes me blush and kinda cringe.  Though, there’s a good chance that it will happen around that time bc our “date-aversary” is during the holiday season.  Yeah, so I second the cute holiday engagement stories!! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got mine Christmas Eve of last year – my FI’s family always comes over Christmas Eve to open gifts and so that’s when he asked me 🙂 
 

-Bella

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I TOTALLY agree with lovesthebear lol.

For some reason I feel like I might be a little embarrased if he did it in front of my family (not that there would be any reason for that)

I would rather have it be a private moment between him and I, whether it be at a restaurant or at home. 

Of course….if it did happen to be at Christmas time I’m sure  I will be really happy lol

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Fiance stayed at my house Christmas Eve (he has his own room) and he came in early in the morning, before everyone else was up. We snuggled up in bed because it was FREEZING even with the heat on (it was my first white Christmas, thought I’d mention that). He said he already asked the rest of my family and I had no idea what he was talking about. Then he said he loved me and asked me to spend the rest of his life with me. He wasn’t down on one knee, but it was so romantic and so US!!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I almost posted this last night!! (Great minds think alike) i would LOVE a Christmas proposal surrounded my family and friends toasting to us after I say yes the questions, etc.  It’s always been one of my favorites. OMG like the lexus commercials <3.. in the snow with a snowman, on a ribbon on the Christmas tree, in a series of bigger boxes getting smaller and smaller, in my rice cooker that I want for Chrismtas <3… i mean waking up christmas morning with the sparkley on my finger. this is seriously my favorite way to get engaged and i would love it and am crazy enough to say he could ALMOST wait until next year around christmas day, eve… but new years eve holds the same romantic feeling for me.  this year we’ll be at my mom’s for christmas and she has two great fireplaces and a 10 or 12 foot tree… and well it would be so perfect and awesome.  sigh…

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

my birthday is on christmas day…i had guessed he had bought a ring and was super antsy waiting to see if i was right.  so on christmas eve i open a little ring box from the store he took me to look at engagement rings and…its not an engagement ring, but just a fancy band with some channel set diamonds (still a beautiful gift-but what a cruel joke!).  he even said to me “it goes on this hand” and pointed to my right hand.  i cried through my birthday/christmas day because everyone kept calling and asking me what i got…so i got to say “a ring…no, not that kind of diamond ring” over and over again!  sure enough, he proposed on new years eve…he said it was all part of his evil plan! 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

oh your engagements sound so nice! and that was a cruel joke!!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I just want my ringgg! Haha. If he proposed around Christmas and it was just us two, I can’t think of a better way to be asked. Christmas just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside anyway. But if he asked in front of my whole family, eh. I don’t know. I really hope that doesn’t happen. I want to be together for a few hours and it be our secret before we announce it to the whole world, you know?

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I had a Christmas Eve engagement! He proposed at his family’s annual tree-trimming in front of like 30 family and friends!I had a feeling that he was going to and I thought I had all of these clues! I thought two of his brothers told me by accident, but come to find out, they didn’t even know!! but back tot he story…

What happens is, everyone brings an ornament to hang on the tree and one at a time, we stand up, tell about the blessings God has brought that year, and hang the ornament. Well, I first thought it was strange that my parents and brother came. You see, my mom’s not the gathering type and told me she only came the year prior because she thought K was going to propose. She hadn’t planned on coming again! Then, it was weird that Kyle wasn’t in the room while everyone was telling their stories. He was out in the kitchen as I sat next to his friends and family with knots in my stomach. THEN, as he was the last one to speak, he looked strange. He’s a business man, a deacon, and a natural public speaker, so the flushed cheeks, sweaty brow, and nervous nature was very out of the ordinary. He stammered, “I want to thank God for three things, first my family (and he elaborated while my thoughts went in and out,) secondly, my schooling (he almost had to drop out due to finances, but was able to stay in school,) and lastly, I’m grateful that you are all here to witness as I… { This was where I convinced myself that nothing was going to happen “Don’t get excited, Don’t get excited! It’s not gonna happen!} PROPOSE TO MY GIRLFRIEND!”

And after that the room spun and I cried but no tears could come out. I was forced to go around the WHOLE room and show EVERYONE my new shining ring. K was so nervous he could hardly kiss me- he didn’t know what to do!

Then I went outside to breathe and looked at the stars like I always do and thanked the good Lord. [Especially since I had told all my close co-workers and my mom that I had a feeling he was going to do it on Christmas Eve, even though my evidence was false! That could have been SO embarassing!] Turns out he had gone over to my house the night before (cutting it kinda close) and asked my mom, dad, and bro since they were all there. I was told he came in soaking from the rain and stood in the living room and I gues struggled with what to say. Then my brother said “What, do you want to marry my sister?” he laughed and said yes and my mom said he only could if he picked up our cat. He hates cats, but he bent over to do it! She was just joking!! And the questions and prodding that my family did is between them because they wouldn’t tell me anymore.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

P.s. He gave me a promise ring 2 years before on Christmas Day!!! It was the ring his father gave his mother before she left for 4 years in the army. When she came back, they got married! It’s a pearl with a diamond on either side.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I got engaged on December 22nd of lst year. My ring wasn’t meant to be my Christmas gift (though I didn’t get much else after that from Fiance since he was broke), but mostly because I was home from school to visit him for Christmas time. But yeah, I suppose it’s a pretty common time for engagements.

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