Post # 1
Instead of crying about how he can’t come up for Thanksgiving due to an important contract he just got (he was going to officially talk to my dad about marrying me although it’s already unofficial but alas that has to wait due to the LDR we’re in- boo)…I’m curious to see how it happened with everyone else!?
Post # 3
If this sort of thing is important to you and your Fiance, I think the phone is fine.
Post # 4
He tried to meet with my dad a number of times but because my dad had no idea how important the converstaion was going to be, kept rescheduling. Finally one night when we were over at my parents house hanging out playing rockband I conveniently suddenly decided I wanted cookies right then and there. So my sister and I ran to the store so he could ask my dad. It was important to him that he had the ring there to show my dad so it took longer for him to be able to ask than he liked. Three weeks later I was engaged!
Post # 5
We were up in our hometown one weekend and we went out to eat with my mom about a week before we went on vacation. I went to the bathroom before we left and apparently they talked about it then (I’m not super close to my dad and it meant so much to my mom). I’m not sure exactly what he said, just for her blessing on asking me to marry him. When he proposed, I called her that night and she was like “I KNOW!” and was really excited.
Post # 6
We only live about 5-10 minutes away from my parents, so he went over one afternoon while I was at a hair appointment. I think he mostly just said that he wanted to ask me to marry him and to let them know. They also talked about when in the next few days he was planning on proposing, but it ended up being that night! He didn’t do anything elaborate – just wanted to talk to them and get their support. I’m glad he did 🙂
Post # 7
He and my dad both love this one Mexican restaurant. He invited my dad to meet him for lunch there one day. (When I mentioned it at the time to a few people, they all went…OOOOOOOOO. I was like, oh god no! I had no idea!!)
Anyway, he asked if my dad wanted to get a margarita but my dad said no. He had to go back to work after so he better not.
After Darling Husband asked him, my dad said, "Well, looks like we have to get margaritas now!"
Very sweet. I had no idea a proposal was coming or that Darling Husband was so sweet/old fashioned.
Post # 8
He didn’t because he knew that I would not appreciate that type of thing. If I did, he would probably have done it in person, though. But really, if he can’t get there in person I think doing it over the phone is fine and shows he really is eager to do it and doesn’t want to wait 🙂
Post # 9
When you get your girlfriend pregnant, it’s kind of too late for asking for a blessing from her Dad. I think he was more concerned about asking my Dad to spare his life! lol!
Post # 10
He took both my parents out to dinner and told them that he’s going to propose and wanted to make sure he had their support. They were very happy 🙂 And I thought he was at a business dinner that night!
Post # 11
We live about 400 miles from my parents, so Darling Husband called my Dad. It was a sweet gesture.
Post # 12
He actually asked my mom and he even brought it up to my siblings. He spoke to my mom in person. He had to schedule a “meeting”, lol
Post # 13
@hilsy85: I have almost the exact same story!
My Fiance took both of my parents out to dinner, in the middle of the week, I thought he was a business dinner meeting.
Later, it all made sense. He had called my parents and invited them to dinner… my parents were slighly suspicious of what the conversation was going to be and both of them called me that day to ask me what I was doing that night…trying to feel out if I was going to be there or not.
A few days later…it all made sense why my parents suddenly needed to know what my Wednesday night plans were 🙂
Post # 14
My Fiance hadn’t even met my father because we live on opposite sides of the country and a visit never panned out! We announced it to him in private though only 1 week after the engagement when we could finally all meet up. Good thing my dad isn’t too traditional, but he did (laughingly) say, “Gee I don’t even know the guy!”
Post # 15
We planned to go to Vegas for our anniversary date and a few days before going out there my Fiance stopped off at my parents house to talked to my dad. Basically explained how much he cared for me and that he wanted my dads permission to marry me. My dad said he would love to have him as a son in law and two days later we were engaged.
Post # 16
My husband didn’t tell ANYONE he was going to propose except for MY mother. She gifted him a ring to propose with and away he went! He planned it all out and told my mom the day it was going to happen. While I was being proposed to on the beach, my mom told my dad it was going to happen that night. My husband didn’t tell either of his parents he was going to propose until it was already done!
I don’t know if my dad would have wanted to give his blessing. His dad actually wanted to and was initially hurt, but later he gave it in spades.