(Closed) Bad…but with a good ending…proposal stories.

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
3668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Aww, I know we all want the perfect fairy tale proposal stories but the important thing is that you get to marry the man you love!

You could always propose back to him and make it special!

Post # 4
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

In my case…it was Valentine’s day, and I had been working with some foster children that were due to go back to their ex-carer – I had been told they were leaving at 6pm, so planned to go there that afternoon to spend time with them (pretty tearful, because I’d been working with them intensely for ages). At about 8.30am, my partner drove to his hometown to get me a Valentine’s day present. His hometown is about an hour away and, at 10am, I got a phone call from work saying the kids were leaving at 1pm, instead of 6.

I started panicking and getting ready to go see them (I was waiting for my partner, because he worked with these kids too), so at about 11am, I was waiting impatiently out the front of the house for him to pull up so we could go (all thoughts of the present were gone from my mind).
Anyway, just after 11, my partner gets home, insists on going inside to “hide the present.” I basically follow him inside saying “Just give it to me now and let’s go!” So he turned around, handed me a small box, and said “Fine then, here’s your present.” We then stood there in awkward silence for several minutes until he realised he had to tell me it was an engagement ring. I hugged him, said “Awesome, now let’s go.” I didn’t fully realise I was engaged until about 2 hours later!

Post # 5
864 posts
Busy bee

Yeah, my business travel ruined my proposal. Against my better judgement, I traveled two weeks before Christmas for work -given the increased air traffic volume and potential weather fiascos, I generally try to avoid airline travel after December 10th.  Anyway, ended up traveling and getting stuck due to weather in Ohio for 2 days. Finally, after 24 hours in the airport, and  totally unbelievable set of challenges, i finally made it home totally exhausted.  FH met me at the airport bc I was too tired to drive safely and gave me the 2 day old roses and the ring which was intended to be given at a very planned out, 5 star experience.  Oh well. The next day, he took me to the art museum we both love and got down on one knee for the “official” proposal. How very… us, that it got botched because of business travel – we both travel extensively for work.  Very sweet that he adjusted without complaint! And let me say that the free trips we get because of frequent flier miles make up for it!

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