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

posted 3 months ago in Proposals
Post # 46
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Honey Beekeeper

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@gimmepretty:  Haha, I didn’t mean it that way! 

Post # 48
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, my husband went down on one knee to propose. He likes tradition, so I think that’s a big part of why he did. 

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@harlequinade:   I started crying immediately and repeating “are you serious?” a few times while he was saying what he was saying. It was a rush of adrenaline, so I honestly have no idea what he said. <— This was 100% me, too. 

Post # 49
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Busy bee

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I proposed down on one knee.  I handed her a letter to read, at the end it read “Will You Marry Me?”.  I was standing as she read, then knelt down and opened the ring box. 

She’s quite a bit taller than me, and she dropped to her knees too…  which was good, I don’t think I could have stayed standing I was shaking so hard.  I knew she’d say yes, but I was really overwhelmed with emotion.

Post # 50
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We were friends since the moment we met in college. We dated other people, but lived together for 2 years. My boyfriends always really liked him, the one even reached out to tell me he was happy I married the guy I did. 

Husband graduated a year before me (still just friends at this point). We had gone on 3 dates, at the heavy suggestion of friends, to make sure we weren’t missing something obvious. But we really didn’t want to ruin our friendship, so we said our goodbyes. 

Yeah, that lasted 8 months. We decided we hated being separated from our best friend and we’d just get married. We’d picked a day to go to the courthouse, and he surprised me 3 days before by proposing on a train that was parked on a steep slope on the mountain. 

He tried to get down on one knee, but he was very sore from a marathon. I couldn’t help but laugh and told him he didn’t have to do that. He was relieved 😅 

 

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We basically decided to get married on an airplane, so we were both sitting down :). We were coming back from visiting my parents, and my mom had asked us what our long-term plans were while we were out at a restaurant for lunch. I was mortified and didn’t want him to feel pressured, as we’d only been dating about 8 months at that point, so I tried to quickly change the subject. On the airplane ride back to where we lived at the time (not together yet), he asked about my reaction, and we ended up agreeing that we did, in fact, see ourselves getting married! So it was very organic and mutual and exciting, and we did consider ourselves engaged from that point. 

Then we spent the next 5-ish months discussing how and when and where we wanted to get married, what type of ring, etc. We debated having a longer engagement so we could save up and pay for more of the wedding ourselves, but my parents insisted on helping us. My dad said, “don’t postpone joy!” so we decided to get married September 2017.

I designed my ring because I had specific ideas and my husband just wanted me to be happy with what I would wear every day. He did ask me to let him be the one to communicate with David Klass, our jeweler, as soon as I had signed off on the final CAD, so the end result would be a little bit of a surprise, and he could still set up a proposal. So I didn’t know exactly when the ring would arrive. The day it did, he got down on one knee and said some sweet things and proposed “officially” while we were cooking dinner together at his house. He had a bottle of nice champagne chilling in the fridge, and we called everyone to let them know before putting up a post on social media.

We had already made some wedding plans at that point, like picking our date and our venue, but we had kept that between us and our parents, so when we announced our engagement to our broader group we already had a few things sorted out for the wedding. I was so glad that we did that, because it meant less unsolicited advice from people! He proposed right before Thanksgiving 2016, and when I got back to work the following week, we already had a date set, a venue, and I had my dress lol. People thought I was super efficient but I’d already been planning for a couple of months by then. 😀

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

Its a long story but my sister and I both got proposed to together in front of our whole family who had been assembled under false pretenses so it was a surprise and both our fiances got down on one knee. It was really sweet and fun and the whole family was cheering.

Prior to that, we had a conversation where we decided we wanted to get married and I chose my ring which took a few months to get so yes, he had the ring I had chosen when he “officially” proposed. However, the ring was wrong so he loves to tell me how I never actually said “yes” because when he put it on my finger I was like “what the F*(k is this?!” because it was very wrong. LOL

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@mrsptobe2017:  “don’t postpone joy!” 

That made me smile! I love that ☺️

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn

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@peanutbutterandjam:  down on one knee, had a ring, loved it all. 

Post # 55
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

Like some PPs, we discussed marriage and decided when we were ready to take that step. Once we decided we were ready we just started planning. No proposal, and at the time, no ring. Several months in we picked out a ring and once we got home he got down on one knee and “proposed”. I told him I had to say yes cause we’d already put a bunch of non-refundable deposits down.

The way we did it worked for us. I wasn’t interested in a traditional proposal and I liked never having a “waiting” phase.

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

No kneeling for ours. I also said yes five times before he could get the actual question out due to him getting choked up though. 😂

Post # 57
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Honey bee

No down on one knee proposal for us.

We were discussing a potential move to another state and the idea of commitment came up and we basically decided we were going to get engaged.  The next week I spent searching for the stone, we went and bought it, then I designed the ring.  

The kicker was though that I couldn’t wear it for 3.5 months.  When it was finally time, he said “you want to wear your ring?”

 

Post # 58
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Busy bee

he did.  i was so clueless that i didn’t realize that he was proposing until he actually dropped to his knee and pulled out the ring.  i just thought he was waxing romantic about our relationship since it was valentine’s day and we were on our first weekend getaway together haha.

Post # 59
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Helper bee

Some of these comments sound so judgemental about people who have a more traditional proposal… geez

My husband got down on onen knee, he didnt say anything just smiled at me and then finally asked if I’d marry him and of course I said yes and then he got up and we had dinner.

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

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@anonbee123123:  Yes, i thought the same thing, it’s just a cute traditional gesture to me, I dont see it as some kind of statement either way anymore than THE RING is a traditional gesture! LOL.

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