(Closed) Did you give your SO any tips for your proposal?

posted 5 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: Did you tell your SO anything that was important to you in a proposal?
    Yes, and I'm happy I did : (30 votes)
    22 %
    Yes, but they didn't listen : (4 votes)
    3 %
    No, because there wasn't anything to tell : (31 votes)
    22 %
    No, but I wish I had : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Yes, but I wish I didn't : (2 votes)
    1 %
    No, but it worked out : (26 votes)
    19 %
    Other (please explain!) : (2 votes)
    1 %
    My proposal hasn't come yet, but I have/will : (29 votes)
    21 %
    My proposal hasn't come yet, and I wouldn't : (11 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    1228 posts
    Bumble bee

    Love this post! I told my fiancé some minor details and I’m SO happy I did

    Post # 4
    3277 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I told him he had to ask my parents and have the proposal photographed, both of which he was already planning

    Post # 5
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    No, and I am happy I didn’t.  The proposal is one thing the man gets to plan all on his own.

    Post # 6
    8389 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Mine was a surprise but I wouldn’t want any part in planning it. Kind of ruins the idea for me, personally.

    Post # 7
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The only thing I made clear was that I really didn’t want a public proposal. Other than that, it was completely up to him. 

    Post # 8
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016


    Post # 9
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I didn’t have anything to do with the way in which he proposed. By his request, I gave him a few pictures of rings that I liked and he chose what he wanted to get. I voted “Yes, and I’m happy I did”… The only input I gave on the proposal was that I would really love it if he could get pictures of it, which he did! He later admitted he never would have thought of that himself, so I’m really happy I made that known. 

    Post # 10
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I had alway said that I wanted something private and at home and in the morning, since we did long distance for 3 years before we moved in together, and that sort of intimacy seemed so perfect to me.  He proposed at home in bed in the morning, and it was perfect.  I think I would have been equally happy if he decided to do something else, though. 

    Post # 11
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Fiance asked me if there was anything I hoped for out of the proposal. I told him as long as he did more than just chuck the ring at me while saying “Here,” it would be great. Then he told me not to be stupid and tell him something for real, haha. I said I really liked the idea of him getting down on one knee, and for him to formally ask “will you marry me?”

    After he did his own, unique way of asking (and got over his nerves), he got down on one knee, formally asked, and put the ring on my finger. It was perfect 🙂

    Post # 12
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I only asked that it not be in public, so he did it at home and it was perfect.

    I told him that I would say no if he did it at a sports game on a jumbotron!  (Not that he would EVER do this, but I would die if he did!)

    Post # 13
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I picked the ring, other than that he planned everything and it was amazing. He took me on a hike and we had a picnik on a bench near a river where his mom once took our picture(without our knowledge). He got down on one knee and was all cute haha. I was shocked.

    Post # 14
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I only asked that he not do anything super public. I mentioned stuff that was cool (like we saw a picture on Pinterest of a guy proposing to his girlfriend in the snow), but I wasn’t like, “You MUST do x!” 

    Actually, he wanted to take me ice skating a hire a photographer to capture the moment, but he picked up the ring and immediately freaked out and had to propose that day lol.

    Post # 15
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee

    I picked out the ring….I’ll let him handle the proposal. I only asked that he make sure my nails were done before he asked haha

    Post # 16
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I asked him not to do it in public – I just didn’t want a commotion and a bunch of people staring. Guess what? He did it in the middle of a restaurant, hah! Everyone around us watched and sent bottles of champagne to our table. He did not listen to me at all, but it was still perfect 🙂

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