(Closed) Best part of your engagement?

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

you mean favorite part of the actual proposal? 

He had told some of our closest friends and they were hiding taking pics and then we did a champagne toast 🙂 He had brought a cooler with champagne and some glasses.

Post # 3
5038 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

My favorite part of the proposal is that he really took into consideration what was right for us.  While his father was pushing for a public proposal infront of the family my Fiance knew I was more of a private person.  So he waited until it was just the two of us, which was perfect.

Post # 4
9718 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Do you mean the best part of the proposal or the best part of the engagement/wedding planning process?

The best part of my proposal was that it was just so perfect for us as a couple. I could tell how much thought he had put into it. I also loved that it was just the two of us – no family or friends involed so we could just take a couple days to enjoy it (we were on a camping trip with no cell service otherwise it would have been more like a couple hours rather than days)

Post # 5
9940 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I was happy that he did it with all my closest friends present. That was really special to me to have my friends there to support us and to get to see their totally surprised reactions!

Post # 6
2146 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

we sort of had several proposals… my main advice is be wearing pants and put in some effort (not in the messy house after the kids go to bed is a starting point)


in the end it was lovely, on a beach at sunrise in a foriegn land and even the naked men that steaked past made it quite funny but mostly it was relaxed and easy

Post # 7
46 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

We had a one night getaway to a special place for us the next day. It was the perfect way to celebrate and I loved it.

Post # 8
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

She made it about us- somewhere quiet and not in front of a crowd, which would have made it horribly uncomfortable for both of us! Then she whisked me to a night away at a beautiful hotel. We got to enjoy our engagement- just the two of us- for the whole weekend before calling our families. 

Post # 9
2037 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

The favourite part of my proposal was that it wasn’t big or flashy, it was just us and unromantic from the outside but sweet from the inside. He was geeky and it was great.

My favourite thing about engagement was that it ended and I got to be married.

Post # 10
953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My favorite part of my proposal was that it was just the two of us–nothing fancy, just out hiking in a beautiful park. The weekend was a whirlwind of happy tears, lots of fun phone calls, and talking about the future. I am glad that it was not public and we had time together to process and soak it in.

Post # 11
3611 posts
Sugar bee

Ugh EVERYTHING. I loved that it was just the two of us in the moment, but that he arranged for our families to be there immediately afterwards. I loved the setting and all the planning he put into it (which was a lot), and the fact that he planned an entire day and evening he knew I would love. I just loved being so special to the guy I love that he would do all that for me. Sigh, now I’m sad it’s over and I want a redo…except my Fiance might kill me if I said that in front of him, haha.

Post # 12
1378 posts
Bumble bee

I liked that the propsal reflected his personality and us as a couple. It was sweet and understated. He proposed in our living room. A public proposal just isn’t us.  I loved that we waited 24 hours to tell everyone. It was nice to enjoy the moment as a couple together.

Post # 13
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

It really depends on what your sister likes. If she loves being the center of attention, then a public proposal might be something she enjoys. If she isn’t someone who likes to be in the spotlight, then something between the two of them might be better. If she’s outdoorsy, she might want to be outdoors. If not, then choosing an alternative location might be better.

For me, my fiancé proposed on one of our favorite hiking trails near a lake. My dad was hiding and taking pictures and then my family was hiding far away on a dock. They were able to witness the actual proposal, but they couldn’t hear anything my fiancé was telling me which made it intimate, and I didn’t know they were there until I said yes! Honestly, I love that my fiancé took into consideration that I don’t like being center of attention for very important moments (like a proposal) and I love the outdoors. But my ultimate favorite part was celebrating with immediate family and friends after 🙂

Post # 14
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

mackayk:  Mine was done at the Texas State Fair right after the HUGE ou v TX game and I must say it was definately a shock. One there were thousands of people that saw it, two I was beyond shocked and three it got photographed. The photos are the best because my family wasnt there to witness it, only my FI’s family and his best friend. One thing I didnt like to much was the randoms trying to touch my ring after it happened. But all the cheers and high 5’s we amazing! One guy even bought us congrats beers!

Post # 15
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

Like FantasticFawn we had a private(ish) proposal followed by getting to tell lots of people in person. For us, it was because he did it on Thanksgiving. He actually got my exact dream proposal right without me ever mentioning anything! We drove down to San Diego for Thanksgiving with his family. He decided we should “shake off traffic stress” at our favorite spot- a bench over looking the pier/beach in a kind of secluded spot. He got right to the point, got on one kneee, asked, we popped some champagne, had an old hippy surfer take a picture of us, and called our parents/siblings while we sat basking in the glow of it for a while. 

Then we went to his family’s house, told the nephews and nieces. The next day we had my family’s Thanksgiving and I told all my aunts/uncles/cousins there. Then we put it on Facebook and that weekend went to one of my best friends’ weddings- where there were THREE other couples who got engaged that week! It was totally perfect. 

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