(Closed) Completely surprised or seen it coming?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
7905 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We had talked about marriage already, and we went together to look at rings. I anticipated the proposal on a weekend trip he planned. I never had any expectations for the proposal or ring to begin with. I love that we know each other so well!

Post # 17
3389 posts
Sugar bee

ginegin:  I was with Fiance when we bought the ring (after a year of trying to find the perfect one!).  We had already scheduled a weekend getaway trip for a few months later, but I still wasn’t 100% positive it would be then.  So even though I was prepared for him to ask, I had no idea his plan to ask, and so that was suprise enough for me! 🙂 

Post # 18
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

ginegin:  We were dating for 11.5 years before he proposed so technically not surprised, since obviously we’d talked about it. I became suspicious when he had to up his credit card limit while we were on a trip, because I usually know what he buys, and I couldn’t figure out why his credit card would get declined so I became suspicious, but then it didn’t happen until the very last day so I assumed, it wasn’t happening, but then it did. He ended up surprising me!

Post # 19
1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

In a way I was completely surprised even though to a degree it was planned. Initially we were out hiking 3 years into dating on a rainy day and at the end as we passed a jewelry store Darling Husband suggested we look at rings. We went and he tells the jeweler that he’d been planning on proposing soon.  (What??  I did not know this) FAST FORWARD to 2 weeks later and we’re driving around one weekend and he tells me that we’re on our way to go pick up the ring I had loved on that prior visit. We picked out a center stone, had it set, and he paid, then he plopped on bended knee. I was there for all of it. Surprise me with a ring? He tells me he prefers I picked it out with him. 

Post # 20
2656 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It started with a conversation (started by me) about wedding timeline and ended with a decision by both of us to get married. So yeah, it was a surprise – to both of us!!!! We didn’t tell anyone for a few weeks. We wanted to get our heads around it and pick a ring.

Post # 21
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I knew it was coming as we had known forever we wanted to get married but had to wait. after years of waiting, we placed a ring on lay a way ( instead of credit).  He suprised me by saying oh because of the drama lets wait until x but he surprised me by popping the question unexpectedly on our anniversary date.  

Post # 22
2696 posts
Sugar bee

I had no idea  He had to go home to London because his father had a fatal heart attack and when he came back he was very serious and somber.  We were having  movie marathon in bed and he paused between movies for ice cream, came back into the room with ice cream, champagne and the ring on a tray.  I was speechless.  And of course I said yes!

Post # 23
19 posts

Kind of knew…. but was shocked when he actually had the ring! LOL 🙂

Post # 24
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Both actually. I had been seriously waiting for about a year, and I just expected the proposal to come sooner, but I knew it was coming.  Looking back I’m not sure why I was getting so antsy over it.  At the end of 2012, Fiance  said he wanted to be married in 2015, and didn’t want an engagement that lasted over a year.  Well from Christmas 2012 to March 2014, I was a waiting maniac.  And truth is, I wouldn’t have thought twice about getting engaged at that time, if he didn’t bring it up.  So I knew it was coming, we talked about it often.  But after a little over a year of waiting in the back of my mind I was starting to lose hope that he would really propose soon.  The day we got engaged was more perfect than anything I could have ever imagined, there were several hints leading up to him popping the question, but I was just so oblivious to it all.  That day we’d had some of the most perfect moments, I would find myself thinking: “God, it would be perfect if he proposed right now, but there’s no way that’s going to happen.  He’s just not that romantic”, then I’d feel a little bummed.  At the time Fiance had no clue about the rollercoaster of emotions I was feeling leading up to the moment. I tried to be very mellow.  When he finally popped the question that day, I was SOOO Suprised! Oh and I felt like such an idiot, because I had so many hints dropped on me that day. A few of his relatives had thought he had already proposed, and a couple people asked to see my finger.  But I was none the wiser. It just put me in a bitchy mood, because we’d been together so long everyone was always asking about wedding bells anyway.  I didn’t realize his whole family knew he was going to propose that day.

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Post # 25
6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

ginegin:  i was. I had no idea that he was shopping for a ring or planning a proposal. We talked about marriage and knew thats where we were headed but we never discussed a timeline as to when we or i wanted to be engaged by so i think not having that timeline discussion really added to the element of surprise. I wouldnt have wanted it any other way. I loved being surprised, and the ring was perfect

Post # 26
37 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

We discussed getting married and what type of ring I’d like so I knew he was up for it. lol  My entire family (about 30 of us) were going to Disney World in April to celebrate my grandparents 60th wedding anniverssary, so for some reason I got it in my head that he’d do it there.  When he popped the question on the Christmas Eve before the vacation I was in total shock and didn’t see it coming.  The ring box was in his front pant pocket (totally visable) and I didn’t notice because I literally had no clue!  I’m glad I didn’t see it coming.

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