(Closed) Did any of you RUIN the proposal?

posted 5 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

haha no but my Fiance lost the ring!!!!

we were living in port douglas australia and there is a look out, we walked up the steps to the top and the ring must of fallen out of his pocket on the way up!!! so he started his wee speech and said the nicest things, then got down on one knee and said “so now i have a question for you”

then went to get the ring and it wasnt there – so started saying “no i dont! i dont have a question!” i was like WTF is going on!!!! then i clicked and i was like OMG is this what i think it is!!!! and then we had to look for the ring on the steps with our cellphone lights (it was night) – found it!!!!!!

and he got down on one knee again and proposed hahahahaha was SO us – best story ever!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@maloussii:  Yup; every step of the way, I ruined it! My story is LONG, but pretty funny IMPO! Here it is…

Back in January 2011 he suggested we go away for a night/weekend, saying that he needed a break and time to relax (his mum had been in hospital since early November and it had been a hugely stressful time for both of us, so, I believed him). Me being obsessed with anything vaguely holiday/hotel/travel related, I got stuck in to researching our options, and found an amazing deal: 4* apartment in Spain for 3 nights with flights and transfers for £90 each! We went ahead and booked.

We flew from Luton early on Friday 4th February. We were flying with Easy Jet, so of course it was the usual thing of rushing to the gate and getting in line to get decent seats. Unfortunately, as we stood in the (very long!) queue, the bloody fire alarm went off! Cue us being evacuated at 5am in the freezing cold onto the tarmac: nice!

When we eventually got back in, we’d lost our place in line, but luckily, we still got seats together. Unfortunately though, we had to stow our carry-on cases quite far back on the plane, and my OH was getting visibly worried about this. So there I am, going on about how I have all our valuables (passports, cash, jewellery, phones) in my hand-bag, not getting what he has to be worried about (of course, the ring is in his case (which I insisted on packing and he only just managed to sneak in by pretending he’d forgotten to pack toiletries lol); oh, and I’d forgotten to get him travel insurance!)

We land, and get to the hotel without major incident, and they tell us that the safe incurs an extra charge, which I refuse to pay as we don’t ‘need’ to. He’s a bit on edge about this, I figure he’s just being a big girl about it! We dump our bags down, and head out. We’ve got SERIOUSLY lucky with the weather (beautiful bright sunshine and 24C, amazing!) so we enjoy a beer and sangria at a bar on the seafront.

Then we hit the supermarket, to stock up on bits for breakfast/lunch and drinks. I pick up a bottle of sparkling wine for us to share before heading out for dinner, and he suggests getting two, cue an argument where I say I don’t see the point as we’ll only need one for tonight, but I eventually agree on the basis that HE carries them!

We get back, and are now quite tired, having been up since 3am and having had very little sleep, so we decide to have a siesta, and I set my phone alarm for 7pm, doing it’s low season and restaurants don’t open as late.

It gets to 7pm, my alarm goes off, in my sleepy state I cancel it… We wake up at 8.30pm, and my OH starts getting in a panic about how late it is, and rushes round like a madman getting ready while I take my merry time, drinking sparkling wine, doing my hair, and telling him we can always grab a McDonalds if the worst comes to the worst, which he doesn’t take kindly to, but I don’t really see what he’s worried about, so ignore it.

We head out eventually at 9.30pm. We walk down the seafront, and all the restaurants are closed (not looking good!), and he suggests coming back later on after dinner with the other bottle of wine; at which point my lovely comment is ‘Urgh no! The sea looks like oil!’ (ahh, ever the romantic I am!). But, we find a lovely restaurant at the marina which is open, so have dinner, during which he broaches the subject of marriage and proposing, at which point I start going on about how there’s no rush, etc etc!

We finish dinner and I suggest drinks; he doesn’t seem keen, but, trying to be the cool, relaxed girlfriend I insist, and we stay out until 1am, when he suggests heading back, and says that maybe we could walk down the seafront. At this point, I whack a MAP out of my bag, and proceed to demonstrate that walking down the seafront is not the most direct route, and that we should walk down the main road. He then suggests getting a cab, and I’m like ‘It’s a 15 minute walk, that’s such a waste of money!’ (jeez, what a cheapskate! lol), but, after I proceed to walk into a planter (yup, I am a moron, wasn’t even drunk!) he hails one anyway.

We arrive back at the apartment, and he suggests going out onto the balcony with the second bottle of sparkling wine. I ask if yet more alcohol is necessary (such a charmer!), and moan about how it’s cold, then take a manky brown blanket out with me to make a point lol. But, it’s pretty nice to be fair sitting out there sipping sparkling wine and talking 

Then, he stands up and gestures for me to come to him, and gives me a big cuddle and tells me how much he loves me, and us, etc, before reaching around to his back pocket… I take a step back, and go, ‘Are you scratching your arse?!’ At this point he must have just wanted to get it over with lol, so he drops to one knee, and presents the ring, and asks me to marry him. I was gob-smacked; how I didn’t twig, god only knows; I can only think it’s because I always assumed he would propose on our main summer holiday, and probably not even that year.

We then stayed up talking until about 5am, and I kept staring at my ring. The rest of the holiday was amazing; great weather, and it was just so so nice being newly engaged and abroad, and just having that time together 

I love the fact it didn’t go to plan though; it’s just so ‘us’, and makes a hilarious story lol

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@maloussii:  Uch, yes!  I know exactly what you’re talking about.  When my fiance proposed, we were sitting in a park having a picnic.  It was a beautiful fall day, leaves falling all around, 75 degrees, totally lovely and memorable.  For some reason, though, I was in a weird mood, and I said something like, “I’m in such a weird mood if you asked me to marry you right now, I’d probably just break into tears and not say anything.”  He then said, “Well, it’s funny you say that…” and he pulled a ring out of his backpack!  I was so shocked, I just kept saying, “Are you serious?  Oh my God, oh my God,” while he was trying to propose.  When he finally finished proposing, I just said, “Okey-dokey.”  It was so weird of me.  I still don’t know what was wrong with me that day!  But we laugh about it now. 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@maloussii:  haha i know, luckily it was a cheap one as i wanted to choose my own so it wouldnt have been tooooo bad but he was so stressed cos he wanted to actually have a ring in a box to propose to me with!!!! i still have the original ring but wear it on my right hand <3

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think a lot of times it’s the mistakes we remember most. I’m trying to be happy when things go wrong and just make a joke out of them. I think it can bring you closer when you do it right.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

MY Fiance surprised me completely by proposing without the ring and then had a whole day set up for us to go ring shopping then to a fancy dinner 🙂 I guess I may have ruined it by being taken aback that there was no ring and asking: “Are you serious?” LOL but right away I said “Yes” so it all worked out haha

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would not say I ruined mine, but I sure made it memorable. My Fiance proposed on my birthday and we spent the entire day getting ready for the midnight opening of the hunger games ( I am a huge nerd). All day he repeatedly said I am sorry I couldn’t think of a gift to get you. When we left the movie theater at about 2 a.m it started to sink in that my Boyfriend, after seven years of dating didn’t even get me a card. I am not usually dramatic about these types of things but I got pretty upset. We got home and I got into bed and my boyfriend said “oh I almost forgot, I got you something, but it’s little so dont get excited”. I was so angry when he returned from getting something out of his coat pocket I was so busy crying and sobbing about how he didn’t even get me a card…I barely noticed through my tears he was on one knee!

He had such a sweet little speech prepared about how he wanted to propose at home, when we where in our p.j’s because that’s what real life is like, and he couldn’t imagine spending those moments with anyone else.

I felt like a total brat after the whole thing but we laugh about it now!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I fell asleep!! We had an amazing romantic weekend, did a bunch of wine tasting, went to a great dinner, went back to the hotel and as soon as I hit the bed, I fell asleep! He woke me up at 2:00 am and just went for it ;-). I guess he was planning to do it as soon as we got settled in the room & I settled in too quickly….

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Jlee28:  that is such a sweet story! I’m sure he understood completely why you were upset at first 🙂 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Jlee28:  Oh, I love that story! I can totally relate too. We had been together almost 9 years before getting engaged so I had a few of those moments. I love the fact that he was all ready to do it and that your tears didn’t have to prompt him. I’m sure in a sense that made it even more special for both of you! Good timing on his part!!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@maloussii:  Hey, I got engaged at Epcot too! But not in Italy… in that little patio area between England and France (the good place to watch the fireworks)!

I didn’t completely ruin it… but I did say once after we started talking seriously about getting engaged and we already had the trip planned (in what I meant to be a joke because I didn’t actually think he was going to do it there), “You better not propose at Disneyworld, that’s corny!” Oops! Good thing I told him I was kidding, or things might have gone differently!

I did have a strong suspicion it was coming during the trip, especially since we’d been talking about it and had gone shopping for rings a few months beforehand, but I tried to act like I didn’t suspect anything. Don’t know how good of an actress I was, and FH was really nervous and almost messed it up himself! But even despite all that I still love our engagement. It may not have been perfect, but it was still memorable for us!

So don’t feel too bad, you were just excited! And you’re engaged now anyway, so it’s not like you completely ruined it! At the end of the day you still get to marry the man of your dreams =)

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Aww i love hearing all these stories! My Fiance took me on a gondola ride and we were sipping champagne and chatting, it was a full moon so it was beautiful. I totally knew it was happening as we had picked out the ring a month before and i knew he had it – that month was torture, i just wanted to be able to tell everyone but i didn’t want to until he’d actually proposed. A few times i was just like argh jsut give me the damn ring already it doesn’t matter – but he knew i wanted a proper propsal and i’m so glad I got one and didn’t bully him into just handing over the ring haha. Anyway back to the gondola ride, it was an hour long and the whole time i was just like COME ON! couldn’t even concentrate on what he was saying i was too excited. Then he tried to get down on one knee, nearly capsized the gondola, i started laughing, and COULDNT STOP. He was trying to say all these sweet things to me and i have no idea what they were because i was hysterically laughing! I think all the excitement just got to me and i was overwhelmed with emotions, plus the champagne had gone to my head – i hadn’t eaten lunch as i rushed to get a hair appt during my lunch break so it was nice for our date and it was 9pm by the time we got to the end of the gondola ride, lucky he had a romantic dinner planned at our fav restaurant afterwards. It’s nice because he is totally not the romantic type so he took everyone by surprise!

 

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