(Closed) Did you parents know about your proposal beforehand?

posted 5 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: Did your parents know about the engagement beforehand?
    Mine did, SO's didn't : (27 votes)
    19 %
    SO's did, mine didn't : (10 votes)
    7 %
    Both knew : (66 votes)
    46 %
    Neither knew : (42 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    1264 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My fiance did not tell anyone at all that he was planning to propose! It was a surprise to everyone!

    Post # 4
    1589 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Everyone knew it was coming, but no one, including Fiance, knew when it would be. He’s a spur of the moment type. 

    Post # 5
    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My mom knew- she kind of helped Fiance out when he was designing my ring.  My dad didn’t know though, and neither did FIs parents.  Although it wasn’t really a surprise to anyone…

    Post # 6
    855 posts
    Busy bee

    Everyone knew 🙂

    Post # 7
    6575 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    During the planning process Darling Husband had only told one person, a family friend who put him in touch with their family jewler.  About 3 months before the proposal he told my best friend, because he needed her help getting my ring size. She was so excited, she cried when he told her. 

    The day of the proposal he took my dad to lunch and told him, but I’m not sure if my dad told my stepmom – although I’m sure he did. Darling Husband called his own mom in the car on the way home to propose to me, just to give her a heads up. He tried to wait as long as possible because he didn’t want anyone to slip up. 


    Post # 8
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    A bunch of FI’s friends and family knew that he was going to propose, but I don’t think his parents knew (they’re not very close) and my parents did not know. I called them right away and they were surprised but thrilled!

    Post # 9
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    My FH’s parents knew, and I made sure that he knew if he were ever to ask me he had to tell my mother first! I don’t think my Dad knew. FH says that when he talked to her she said she would take care of him (he isn’t very good with secrets!).

    Post # 10
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    My Fiance asked for my dad’s blessing so he knew. Dad then told my mom who called me to tell me congratulations. Umm mom! She didn’t understand that it was still supposed to be a surprise. 

    Fiance waited a couple months to propose and then his mom only found out about the impending proposal by accident. 

    Post # 11
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My parents and his parents knew it was coming. Granted, we had been dating for a little over 6 years, so we all knew it was getting to that point lol.

    My center stone is actually my grandmother’s stone (originally) and then it was in my mother’s setting as well before my grandmother passed her huge (I’m talking 4+ carat solitare!) ring to my mom. So Fiance actually took my grandmother and mother out to lunch when the semi-mount came it and then took them to the jeweler to have the stone set. He stayed with his brother the night before getting it set, so his brother and parents saw the semi-mount before the center stone was in it.

    It was really nice to know that he made it such a family affair since family is really important to us both.

    Post # 12
    1143 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My sister found out a couple of days before, because my husband showed her the ring. I think he also told my aunt, but I’m not sure why.

    Post # 13
    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My Fiance asked my whole family and proposed on a trip downtown with his parents and family friends:) so basically everyone knew! 

    Post # 14
    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    my fiance only told his sisters beforehand. He wanted to make sure I was totally surprised–and that no one accidentally tipped me off. 

    Post # 15
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Everyone knew. Me included. We talked about it a bunch, had been dating for 10+ years and where about to move in with each other. However, I wasn’t aware that everyone knew so he was still able to surprise me. He took me to dinner after proposing where I was surprised by his family, my parents (who flew to DC from LA) and my closest friends who came from near and far. 

    Post # 16
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    SO never wanted to get married so it was a massive surprise to everyone.

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