Post # 1
Everyone always asks: how did he propose?!? My proposal was cute but not over the top by any means. It was exactly on the day we celebrated our 3 yr anniversary. And he was VERY nervous. We were in his house and he gave me my ‘gift’. When I opened it, there it was, a little stuffed animal with velcro hands holding my ring. He asked me to marry him and I said yes.
It was such a surreal moment and I was so emotional I coulnd’t stop crying, but everytime I tell my story I guess people keep expecting something utterly romantic and over the top.
Post # 3
Ours was definitely like this. We were at home one thursday night, no special date, and he wanted to go to a movie. I hopped in the shower, and when I got out he was on one knee with a ring. I said yes, he put it on my finger, we went to Sherlock Holmes.
Perfect for us.
I think your proposal story is very cute! If it was perfect for you, it doesn’t matter what anyone else “expects”. 🙂
Post # 4
I think that’s incredibly sweet & romantic AND how cute that he was so nervous!
Mine didn’t even include a ring & when we did get the ring I went with him to pick it out. lol… it totally worked for us though and I wouldn’t change a thing 😉
Post # 5
LOL, mine is that he came down to visit me on my 21st birthday. We were driving into town for him to get a haircut before we did the bar crawl thing, and I start in with my, “Why don’t you want to marry me?” BS. He says, “What if I asked you right now, would you say yes?” And I just respond, “Of course! Don’t be silly.” And he’s like, “Well, maybe I am!” I retort, “Well, if this is real, where’s the ring?” “Well, I want you to say yes before I show it to you!” “Yes, yes, of course, I want to be your wife!” And the goober reaches into his sock (he was wearing cowboy boots because we live on a ranch) and pulls out the ring. So, it was cute, because he was so nervous, he couldn’t even think about how to do it special (even though I’d been bugging him for months) and he pulled it out of his sock while he was driving of all places! But I wouldn’t trade my goofy, unromantic husband for the world! 🙂
Post # 6
Our propsal story was cute, but definitely nothing over the top.
My birthday was on that Wednesday, and we planned to go out with friends to celebrate on Friday night. It was Good Friday ( last year) and I came home early from work to find our bed covered in rose petals, and a little note from Fiance that was full of birthday wishes. He also got out of work early, and had taken our dog for a walk. I called him to thank him, and waited for him to come home from his walk. Finally I heard the door, and went downstaits to open it. My puppy ran in with a note tied on her collar with pink ribbon. I bent down to take off the note that said “read me”. I finally untied it and stood up to find Fiance already on one knee with a ring in his hand asking me to marry him. I was so excited I didn’t know what to do! I couldn’t believe what was happening. I toally forgot to answer him! To top it all off he had already asked my mom and dad, and all his friends knew. We had a great dinner out with everyone to celebrate my birthday that night, and I got to surprise my friends with our engagement news too! My ring is beautiful, and we are very excited to be married soon!
Post # 7
We were at home on a Wednesday night. We’d been watching How I Met Your Mother or something on DVD. I was in a t-shirt and lounge pants. It was a typical evening for us. After we finished the DVD, I was still on the couch goofing off on my iPad, when he goes in the other room for a minute, then comes back and kneels before me (yes, he got on both knees!) and tells me he needs to ask me something. I honestly thought he was just being silly and I was like “what are you doing?” Then he pulled out the ring and asked me to marry him. I asked if he was serious.
That’s our story.
Post # 8
My Fiance had big, romantic plans, but then got the ring and needed to propose OMG RIGHT NOW before he threw up out of anxiety. I was sitting on the couch in my pjs talking to my mom on the phone. He took the phone from me and basically hung up on her. Then got down on one knee and was shaking so badly I was so confused I barely remember a word he said.
When I tell the story, I typically leave out the throwing up part. I do like that he couldn’t wait, though.
Post # 9
Ours was definitely like this as well.
I guess he had planed to propose on three seperate occasions before he actually did, but each and every plan somehow got messed up. So, it was the day before my birthday and we weren’t living together at the time so he came over my apartment and handed me a bag of my favorite candy (sour belts….mmmm). Inside the bag were copious amounts of sour belts (yessss!) and a jewlery box, which I opened, but it was empty. When I turned around, sour belt in mouth, he was on one knee asking me to marry him. He was so nervous and didn’t really know what to say so it came out something like “uhh um would you maybe umm want to be my wife?”. Nothing flashy, but cute and rather unexpected I must say.
Ps @AIJS52911: I love when they get the pets involved! That’s adorable 🙂
Post # 10
I love reading all of your stories! They’re all romantic in their own way, even if they’re not over the top. Mine wasn’t over the top at all.
It was a Tuesday in August and I had to go into work for a couple hours in the morning. He texted me asking me if I wanted to “go on a romantic walk.” I knew right away something was up, because it’s like pulling teeth to get him to go on walks. I wasn’t confident he would propose because we had talked about it before, but never really in a serious manner (and we had been together almost 4 1/2 years at this point). I finally get home and I was all stressed out over school, as I was in my final semester of college and just a few weeks away from my final thesis presentation. So I romantically said to him, “can we go now and get this over with so I can get back and work on my project?” Nice of me, right?
Well, we start out on our walk on a local bike path and I can tell he’s super nervous. He was rambling on and on and had a certain area in mind that he wanted to go to. Still, I was suspicious but it was really obvious when we got to a spot near a small waterfall and he wouldn’t let me go anywhere else. It was probably close to 100 degrees outside, and we were in bright sunlight. I asked if we could go into the shade and he said no. Sketchy. So he kept saying really cute things, and I hugged him and felt his heart pounding. I kept cool, and he finally got up the nerve to ask me. He said a bunch of sweet things that I can’t remember because I was so caught up in the moment and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes. Then on the walk back to the car I started wedding planning. 😉
Post # 11
Yup, mine was nothing special (though the act itself is always special). It was a casual evening, no special occasion and nothing out of the ordinary. Every tame, mundane and usual. He just brought out a “little present” and I opened it- even though it was wrapped like a ring, I didn’t think it was THE ring, in fact he was kneeling and I still didn’t know what was going on. I loved how “us” it was.
Hot air ballon, big screen proposals are not our style.
Post # 12
love this thread – mine too was a simple cutie. When I went out to my truck to leave that morning for work, the ring box was wrapped all pretty on the dashboard. Man I tore that thing open. And when I walked (ok ok ran) back in the house, he was right there .
Post # 13
On August 3, 2008, I decided to propose to NotFroofy. You know those stories about the romantic proposals at the couple’s favorite restaurant, or in a scenic outdoor spot, where the man gets down on one knee and presents the woman with a ring? Those weren’t me. For one thing, in most proposals, the man knows the woman will say yes before he even asks. For us, even the possibility of our being able to get married was so new that we really hadn’t discussed it. I already knew that NotFroofy wanted to be with me for the rest of our lives. But with the legal murkiness surrounding same-sex marriage, I wasn’t sure whether NotFroofy would think it a good idea. And I didn’t want her to think that she had to marry me in order to stay with me.
I therefore spent much of the day trying to get up the nerve even to ask. My tension was so obvious that NotFroofy kept asking me what was wrong, sure that I was mad at her about something. Finally, I sat down next to her on the day bed in her study, and blurted out something really suave like, “Umm, so what would you think of the idea of getting married.” Fortunately, she said yes!
At that point, we discovered the first of the wedding traditions that would require adaptation: who, if anyone, got the engagement ring. However, it turned out that neither one of us really wanted one, so we never got one.
Post # 14
Mine is simple but sweet. He too me to my favorite Japanese Gardens the dat before my 21st. We had a picnic in the rain and then enjoyed a garden all to ourselves. When we were overlooking the Coi Pond, which is my favorite place on Earth, he proposed! It was going to be were we got married too but Texas heat in July? No thanks. lol
Post # 15
Mine wasn’t over the top either. It was when I picked him up from the airport when he was coming back to drive me to our new home (4 states away). We got into the car and he was so nervous he just blurted it out. He said he kept it on his pinkie the whole flight because he was afraid he’d loose it otherwise.
Post # 16
My Fiance proposed in my living room as we were getting ready to go out for the day. I knew he bought the ring (which was kind of an accident – I knew he was *going* to buy it, but the fact I knew when and all that wasn’t supposed to happen). So I had been bugging him about whether or not he had it yet, you know, just teasing him to get him nervous. We eventually finished getting ready. I went into my room to put away the sunscreen, and when I came out, he was on his knee. I was expecting him to do at a park or something, but he said that if he did something “planned” I would know ahead of time and it would ruin the moment. He said he wanted to do it when I was completely caught off guard. It worked! I didn’t cry but I was laughing and giddy and really happy. Then our “day out” was a celebratory day. We went to the Highline in NYC and took pictures, then out to a very expensive fancy dinner at a fave restaurant. I think the day itself was more special then the actual engagement. It was a perfect day just the two of us.