Post # 1
I have been scouting these boards for a little while and decided to get in on some of the action…
Just a little background on my situation. I dated a guy all through college and we got pretty serious. About 1 ½- 2 years into it we started talking marriage, life plans, graduation plans, etc… we discussed a timeline when we would want to get officially “engaged”, but it never really panned out and I knew deep down I didn’t want to marry him ( and I am sure he was thinking the same about me)
So, things don’t work out, we break up, I move to another state and stay single/casually date a little for about a year or a little over. I meet my now Fiance, we become friends, see something more… date and get engaged within about 10 months. Our 1 year anniversary is this month. I didn’t know he had the ring, had no clue he was planning on proposing ( although I wanted him to) and was totally surprised when he got down on one knee !
We had talked about marriage, talked about our future together, discussed life plans and everything…but I didn’t know he bought the ring 6 months into our relationship and held on to it for 4 months!
I am just curious how many brides were either 1) taken by surprise 2) had a clue it could happen 3) had it planned out?
I have engaged friends that planned it down to the month when they were going to be proposed to. Since I was in a relationship before where things seemed like they were going to be planned my only requirement was that I wanted to be totally surprised… and I was!
What’s your story? Did you know?
Post # 3
I absolutely did know it was coming. We were ready to get married for a while, but Fiance couldnt find a job. We had shopped for ring styles together, etc…Once he got a job I knew a proposal was impending. About two months later, he planned this very extravagant meal and I knew. 🙂 Still didn’t take the romance out of it for me, even though I knew it was coming! 🙂
Post # 4
My Fiance and I had been together for 3 years and live together. We went ring shopping in February of 2010 and decided on what we liked =). He didn’t buy anything then because I wanted to be surprised. I knew the proposal was coming in the next 6 months or so, but I didn’t know when it was going to happen.
My guess was that it would happen in July, around my birthday. In April, we took a trip to Italy and I told him if he was thinking about proposing in Italy I didn’t think it was a good idea to travel with a ring like that, and that it would make me paranoid on the trip if I was thinking the whole time he might propose!
So it actually happened in May 2010 (I was totally surprised by the date it happened and I had no idea he had gone and picked up the ring the day before!) We were going out to dinner and he started dropping hints though so I was like, Oh…I think he’s going to propose tonight! =)
Post # 5
we knew about it.. Cuz he has to come to my parents first, meet them, be interogatted by my dad, and all that old fashioned culture stuff – nothing special at all..only thing was cute wa the fact that he travelled half way across the world to meet my parents. <3
Post # 6
My fiance and I had talked about our future plans together and we knew we wanted to be married sooner rather than later. He asked me when I thought an ideal time to be engaged was, and we both agreed it was around the one year mark. We had planned a vacation about that time and I knew he would propose to me then. It just seemed romantic to propose while on a trip and in a beautiful city.
Post # 7
We had a house together and had gone ring shopping 6 months prior and I knew we’d probably get married, but I had NO CLUE he was going to propose when he did, which is why I pretty much had a heart attack when he did it. I’m talking hysterical sobbing, red face, mascara everywhere, shock.
Post # 8
We’ve been together for 10 years, so I knew it was coming in a sense. But when exactly, I wasn’t sure. We had looked at rings and I didn’t know he had bought one. I had a feeling he might propose on our anniversary but then totally forgot about it because I was so busy and overwhelmed that day with work.
Needless to say, when he DID pop the question, all my worries melted away~
Post # 9
I was completely surprised. We’d been together for about 2 years. We had talked about “when we’re married’ but never specifics. We had been living together for about 6 months and in my mind, I thought maybe we’d get engaged after a year. Needless to say he had other ideas! We never discussed or looked at rings. He got a girl at work to help him and went with a classic round solitaire. I love that he put thought into it and did it himself. And, to me, it was so much more fun that I was surprised rather than expecting it.