(Closed) Deep down how important is the "surprise" aspect of the proposal??

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
Post # 92
988 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We didn’t have a traditional proposal and I don’t feel like I missed anything at all.  We booked our venue in June 2011 and announced our date to close friends and family in July 2011, but I didn’t have a proposal or ring until September 2011.  DH wanted to buy the ring himself, plan a nice dinner out, proposal at sunset at a spot along the river downtown, the whole 9 yards.  Even though it wasn’t a surprise, DH still got really nervous (super cute) and we had a wonderful evening celebrating.  Loved it. 🙂

Post # 93
72 posts
Worker bee

I don’t want the huge suprise.. but I would like to know approximately… I don’t know, just as long he makes a memorable proposal, I don’t care if I know or now!

Post # 94
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I really wanted the element of surprise (more than than I wanted a detailed, romantic setup) but when you’ve been with someone so long and you’ve already talked about marriage, it’s inevitable that you’re less surprised when it happens. My husband was wearing his good suit and tie and had a bouquet of flowers for me the day he proposed so even though I didn’t foresee it happening that day, his outfit gave it away so I knew it was coming, lol. 

I love hearing stories of people turning around to find their partner down on one knee. Melts my heart every time!

Post # 95
9947 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am one of those Brides who got what falls into the “Non-Proposal” category… (a talked about Engagement / Proposal… “We should do that the next time we are here in Myrtle Beach”… said as we saw a happy couple having their Wedding Photos taken on the Beach… “you should look into that for our next visit”)

Although we had talked about marriage, these words / timing were still a surprise… and caught me off guard.

So ya, I think surprise an important element in most Engagements.


Post # 96
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am dating a man whom is not the best at keeping surprises a secret! He has already told me he talked to both sides of our families about proposing to me. He tells me he knows when and how he is going to do it (which I consider a struggle for someone trying to patiently wait). The only input I wanted to have on my ring is I told two friends of ours the cut and band style I like in addition to sending them three pictures of what I am looking for since I have a petite finger size (4 1/2). That’s it! I do not want to know anymore!

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