(Closed) Best part of your engagement?

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

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nikkikeesee:  I hope OU lost that year just to make it all even better!

Post # 17
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Helper bee

My favorite part of my proposal was that it was a complete surprise but he had my best friend (my older sister), her hubby (my bro in law), his best friend and best friend’s girlfriend there as well as the fact that he asked my grandpa for permission  (i do not speak to my bio dad and it meant a lot to me that he asked my grandpa because he has always been my father figure. I dont like the whole “asking for permission” tradition but it meant a whole lot to me that he went to my grandpa about it & that my grandparents knew in advance)

Also my fiance did a creative proposal that meant a lot to me and us. He knows I don’t like anything too fancy and spent a lot of time creating the perfect low key proposal for us. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

My Fiance and I didn’t do a proposal scenario. We talked about marriage often and we agreed a house was our first priority. After we bought our house we dove into the talk in more depth and he wanted my help looking into rings. We went the custom route. Fiance had planned to do a proposal but since custom took several months longer than we planned…we literally got the ring shortly before our trip to see his family to announce the engagement lol. It’s not a big deal to either of us on the proposal end but I know he didn’t want to do it before we left just to get it out of the way. He claims to be planning something special still but I don’t really care if he doesn’t (we’ve been engaged since ring looking to me). Being included in the design process was really fun and interesting to me. It was frustrating at times too (jeweler issues and having to find a new one). But I’m glad it was something we did together. 

I ‘proposed’ to Fiance later on after our trip. It was more so giving him a cute gift/message telling him I love him/saying will you marry me in my favorite spot of town after taking him out to dinner. He was so confused why I made him go there in the middle of the night in cold weather so it was kind of amusing for me. We plan to move so I kinda wanted to make a special memory there. So, yea, you could say we’re not so traditional.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

1. He did it somewhere we both loved, but didn’t go often

2. He had someone film it

3. He’d told our parents beforehand (asked my parents for their blessing)

4. He got down on one knee

5. He made sure I’d had my hair and nails done!

 

How he pulled all this off without me suspecting a thing is still beyong me! 🙂

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My favourite part was that he planned it all by himself and it was all ‘him’. He took me to a place that meant a lot to him in his childhood, he designed my ring (with some heavy hinting on my part ageees ago ;)) and he booked a beautiful hotel that he knew I’d like to celebrate after the proposal. It was just all very sweet and very him.

Oh also he asked my dad beforehand, that meant a lot.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I loved that it was so spontaneous! We went away for the weekend, and he brought the ring with him, but his initial plan (to propose at the top of a hike) was foiled by bad weather and a nosy old man. So, rather than concoct another plan, he asked me while we were on the side of a river taking beautiful pictures of foliage! I love that he just couldn’t wait any longer, and I loved that we had the rest of the weekend, just us, to celebrate.

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper

My favourite parts of the actual proposal (rather than the engagement period)

– it was just us

– he was so happy and excited too

– it was not contrived in any way

– he had a stonker of a diamond ring ready and perfectly sized to give me that he’d spent months researching. 

 

I guess what’s perfect varies so much from person to person. If you’re buying a diamond ring then you’ll get help here and expert advice on pricescope forum to get the best for the budget. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

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mackayk:  that it was just the two of us in a place that was really special to us.

Although one great thing is that his sister helped him chose the ring and told us to take a selfie straight after so although we got to have a beautiful moment just the two of us we also have a nice engagement picture with the two of us grinning like crazy a minute after I’d said yes 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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mackayk:  My favorite thing was that he put a lot of effort into making sure it was something I wanted. He proposed at home, after cooking one of my favorite meals. And everyone being excited when we told them.

My least favorite thing was members of my family posting about it on social media before we had a chance to tell everyone. So after about an hour, everyone we were calling already knew because my mom and sister both put it on Facebook.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Here are my favorite parts of the proposal:

He put a lot of thought into it and planned it out carefully (not something he usually does!)

He did it while we were on vacation, at the beginning of the vacation so we had the entire week to relax in our newly engaged bliss

It was just the two of us

He had our host in Greece secretly photograph the proposal, because he remembered that I had thought it was a great idea when a friend’s SO had his brother secretly photograph the proposal

He proposed with a “stand in” ring because he knew that I wanted to be surprised by the proposal, but I’d also want to pick out the ring

I could tell it meant a lot to him to propose, and the look in his eyes and joy on his face when I said yes was amazing

Basically I just enjoyed that he had thought it out, made sure it was something that I would like, and just the fact that it was him and that we were engaged made me so happy! There are countless different ways he could have done it, and I’d have a list of things I loved about it. In the end I’m just so happy to be getting married to him.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

His proposal was at home, with just us. It felt so natural and perfect. I wouldn’t have liked it out in public; that just isn’t me. It all depends on who your sister is like 

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kcoast:  said! 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

My favorite part was the fact that 2 of our closest friends were with us to capture the moment. I have so many pictures of me crying and reacting even before he got down on one knee- that it really shows  the entire thing and not just a posed picture after the fact. 

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