(Closed) Did you know ahead of time when he was going to propose?

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
3528 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I knew that DH was planning it because he dropped some hints. I was pretty much ok until the day of the proposal (Christmas Eve). I was excited but worried that it still might not happen. I was worried he might present me with a pair of earrings or something instead. So, I was excited/nervous/in edge the whole day. Thank goodness he proposed because I would have been pissed if he hadn’t!!! 

Post # 3
4509 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I 100% knew it was coming. He had told me that when we were visiting family in FL he had planned a special trip down to the keys. I wasn’t sure which day he would propose. He waited until the last day of our trip.  I tend to be an anxious person so I don’t know if this was the best route to take but either way it worked out in the end.

Post # 4
661 posts
Busy bee

I thought I knew, but he was still able to pull off a surprise! I knew the general time frame but he still was able to completely catch me off guard.

Post # 5
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I had a feeling that it was coming “soon” because of the way he had been acting and he had said it would happen by the end of the year.  i thought he would do it on our 10 year anniversary in December but he managed to completely catch me off guard a few months earlier than that! 

Post # 6
1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2022 - Maui

mine wasnʻt a down on one knee proposal, it was more of a “pick a ring, i got this, letʻs do this, Iʻm in this with you, I want this forever with a ring on your finger” kind of statement in a jewlery store over his birthday weekend and heʻs not a romantic person AT ALL so i was totally caught of guard but thrilled that he had those thoughts all on his own with no pressuring. 

Post # 7
2236 posts
Buzzing bee

I knew about when the ring was finished, and we had plans some weekends following, so I knew within ~3 week window.

I didn’t REALLY know when until he told me (a week out) that he was taking me on a suprise trip and wouldn’t tell me the destination. So I had about a week to just walk around in bliss… and shop obssessively. lol

Friends and I did some brainstorming about possible destinations, but I had no idea how he’d do the actual proposing bit. I was just happy to know it was finally happening, and grateful for everything. 

Post # 8
1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

We’ve been talking about it for months now. I know it’s coming by mid-October, and by knowing his personality I have a good idea of how he’ll do it. I found out by accident that he already has my Grandmother’s ring and that he has yet to order the new band for it from the list I gave him, which narrows the time line to beginning of September at the earliest.

We’ve discussed it to great lengths, so at this point I’m trying my best to not find out anything more so I can be genuinely surprised when he officially asks!

Post # 9
6331 posts
Bee Keeper

I had a feeling he was going to propose on a particular weekend getaway, but I didn’t get my hopes up too much in case I was wrong. Just going on our trip was going to be fun, so I knew it wouldn’t be disappointing. I guess I prepared by not preparing. 

Post # 10
1885 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Yes, I pretty much knew — we ordered the ring together, so I knew approximately when it would be complete and shipped, and we had a 6 day hiking trip coming up about a week after when the ring was scheduled to arrive. My husband basically confirmed my suspicions, too 😉 So I knew sometime on the trip, but not when on the trip it would be. It ended up being day 4 of 6!

Post # 11
2458 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

He tried to keep it a secret but I guessed, through a couple of things he said or asked.

Post # 12
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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leelee93 :  We started planning our wedding before ever being officially and publicly engaged. So, I knew it eould happen sometime before we got hitched – and it did!

Update us when you get engaged! It’s such an exciting time whether you have a hunch it’s around the corner or if it takes you by complete surprise!!

Post # 13
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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leelee93 :  I knew, picked out the ring, but the exact day and specifics were a secret. It was best of both worlds for me, not too much agonizing anticipation but still surprises 🙂

Post # 14
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I knew pretty much the exact day.  My Fiance said he was going to propose before June this year and unfortunatly for him he watied until May to pop the question!  We are long distance and only see each other on the weekends so I knew it was going to be one of the 4 weekends in May.  Well becasue of our schedules and events going on I was 98% sure what day he was going to do it on.  I tried not to think about it leading up to that day, or during that day at all.  But at some point I knew it was about to happen and had to give myself a pep talk in my head lol.  Even knowing it was going to happen it still doesn’t take away from the pure joy and excitement!!  I was still shocked and beyond the moon happy.  So it didn’t take anything away from the moment to me.

Post # 15
7 posts
  • Wedding: September 2018

I had a feeling since we always talked about the future together. He then acted weird when asking about my ring size and what i like etc. Later i found out that he was picking out a diamond for me so I asked him if I can choose the stone myself. He then scheduled an appointment where I get to see 7 different oval diamonds (since that’s what I wanted) at the same time, varying different sizes and specs, and I get to pick out my favorite. We set the stone with the Tacori setting that i customized and then he proposed. It was exciting for me because I didn’t know how the final product was turning out and I didn’t know when he was going to propose, I just knew it was coming. It was also great because I know that I’m getting the exact ring that i wanted 🙂 

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