Did he (or she, or you) get down on one knee?

posted 3 months ago in Proposals
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

my now-fiance and I were sitting on our little two-seater outdoor sofa on our balcony drinking coffee in the sun when he asked with a live stream of the giraffes at the zoo in the background (he asked during the pandemic). He went inside to get a bunch of flowers he’d bought me, sort of slid back into the seat and said lots of sweet things, then asked with the flowers over both of our laps which was super lovely. 

He is a VERY tall man (6’11”) and the little table setting is super close to the sofa thing, so getting down on one knee would have been hard in that moment and he was thinking of getting out everything he wanted to say so he completely forgot. After I’d said yes, I told him he’d forgotten and he enacted it just for me because I wanted him to, haha.

He did have a ring but I said yes before I even saw that he had anything. I think it would have been a lot less nerve-wracking to have sort-of seen the ring and have been listening to what he said, than the way it happened for me. I’d already said yes and all his focus was on me inspecting the ring rather than waiting for my answer.

It’s hard to imagine what our proposal would have been like if it hadn’t been when it was. He did such a stellar job bearing in mind all the limitations that were in place, and I’m so grateful for how thoughtful he was and how much effort he went to, even if it wasn’t the sweep you off your feet Disney proposal he might previously have arranged (he won’t tell me what he’d originally planned as he is thinking of doing it for an anniversary!)

The way it ended up happening was really intimate and felt incredibly romantic to be the only two in the whole world who knew what had happened since it didn’t take place in public. I wouldn’t change that for the world.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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@peanutbutterandjam:  My husband got down on one knee in front of giraffes at the Chicago zoo while on a weekend trip. He had a ring but knew what cut of diamond I wanted…my ring was perfect!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We were sitting across from each other in the hotel suite eating our picnic style dinner by candlelight 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

We both did!  We each did our own proposal. I’ll never forget it!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

No, he was sitting on our couch with me.  He was really nervous even though we had already planned on getting engaged and totally forgot he was “supposed” to get on one knee until I told him afterwards.  He did have the ring.  It didn’t matter to me at all.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

Yes. I told him it was important to me that he do that. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Same as PP. He got down on one knee at the beach 🙂 I think he would have gotten down on one knee either way, but I had def told him some preferences (not around family, not on a holiday, ask dad (reallyyy important to my parents), and knee)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Our engagement happened as a conversation that involved us both realizing that we both felt we were right for each other and we both wanted marriage.  So…the next conclusion was “we should get married.”. Next were two questions, him: “when should we get married?” Me: within the year. Him: “Does this mean we’re engaged?” Me:Yes.  Oh, one last question..him: “Do you want me to propose and get down on one knee and all that?”. Me: “No.”. I liked that everything was honest and in the moment.  The “surprise” people fuss about is responsible for half the waiting posts here.  And a staged proposal seemed unauthentic to me and I had no interest in it.  But, to each their own.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

He did not. We were camping, sitting around the campfire when he proposed. We had to dig out the flashlight so I could see the ring lol. We were both just sitting in our camp chairs when he proposed.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I don’t like a knee thing but we did take a photo with the knee lol

However the real proposal was both of us standing and hugging for like 15 min lol

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: Las Vegas

Nope he did not. He proposed at home, after a dinner out. We were standing and he asked me to be his, and gave me my ring.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

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@vanessalynn22:  haha high five, fellow giraffe buddy! They’re super beautiful animals, and my fiance reminds me of a giraffe. Not for the tallness (lol), but actually because they’re so graceful despite being so big, which he is as well. The way they kind of silently drift around even though they’re enormous reminds me a lot of him. Plus he has beautiful eyelashes that I just love.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper

No kneeling was involved. 

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