Post # 1
I noticed quite a few of us are expecting proposals by New Years or Christmas and figured I’d start a thread where we can all share our excitement/anxiety/whatever. Anyone down to do a pact not to mention it to our SOs until he does it?
How did you all find out he’s going to do it soon? Or are you just speculating? As for me I was just speculating until recently when I was stressing out he told me it would be by New Years!
Post # 2
I believe a proposal for me is coming this weekend or next!! I am up for a pact! It is taking everything I have not to mention anything engagement/wedding related because I don’t want him to know that I know. He is my best friend & I tell him everything so I have been biting my tongue!
I found out because we really do share everything so he is having a hard time, too. About two months ago, he let it slip that he was planning on doing it for our anniversary which is November 24th! Since then, he has dropped more hints here and there. We decided to celebrate our anniversary on the 22nd & said he is recreating our first date! I know he ordered my ring last Thursday because he called me asking about shipping times from the store & I later saw him on the computer with his wallet.
At first I was disappointed to “know”, but now I find it adorable & am super excited! 🙂
Post # 3
I have an idea that it might happen on our Mexico trip. We are going for 2 weeks and Christmas and New years fall within that time frame. He keeps saying things like you better wait this will be the best trip ever. We’ve traveled plenty of times to Mexico so it’s not our first rodeo. Constant little things like this is what has me guessing but I could be wrong lol. I don’t want to know or even have an idea I want to be totally surprised!
I don’t know anything about any rings because I’m very old fashion. I gave him clues about what I wanted but I prefer he picks out the ring. I didn’t want to pick out the ring. SOOOO anxious.
I’m starting to get bitter when someone at work tells me that got engaged lol. Out loud I say ” Awwwwww Congrats thats AMAZING” but inside i say “Ugghhh another one and I’m still waiting” No real hate though hahah
Post # 4
JessiLulu: Oooo how exciting! He’s recreating your first date? Was that in public? Are you pretty sure that’s when he’s going to propose or do you think there might be something else in store?
I’m a very private person so I’m terrified my bf might do it in front of people (I have no idea what he’s going to do). To the point of knots in my stomach. But whatever, as long as he does it I’ll get over it lol.
Post # 5
lalanono: Our first date was to the movies & Chili’s. I told him I’m fine with skipping on the movies because I’m not a big movie person. For our 6th month date, we went to a local gorgeous nature trail so he is replacing the movies with the nature trail. I think that is where it will happen! 🙂
They have a gorgeous covered bridge, pond, old school house, old log cabin, & old church. I love it there. We go often & actually had couple pictures made there about a month ago. 🙂
We shall see, though! We are also planning on going to a local Botannical Garden for their Christmas Lights tour on Saturday. I think it would also be romantic there at the tinsel trail.
Either way, I am excited to see what he has planned! 🙂
I totally understand that! I am similar. I hate the spotlight on me so I don’t want a lot of onlookers! I think we will be so in the moment though, that it would go unnoticed that people were staring! 🙂
Post # 6
I don’t think I’m going to get a proposal this Christmas or New Year’s but, the other night he asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I showed him a picture of the engagement ring I wanted, he studied the picture for a bit and then asked me “what size?”
Post # 7
I’m more optimistic for one before the end of the year than I have been before. Seems like a real possibility for the first time.
Then I think, wait, there’s only six weeks left in this year and I’m 80% sure he doesn’t even have the ring ready yet… So who knows (answer, not this girl) lol.
I do know he has a plan and the ring is in some stage of being reset. Have no idea any specifics. He just made sure to make me vaguely aware things are happening haha. I just really hope it happens before Christmas. I’m already bored with the idea of awkwardly navigating through wedding and engagement jabs from family at Thanksgiving. To be able to shoot them the bird, engagement style, at Christmas get togethers would be nice, since it’s the season for giving and all that.
Post # 8
Me! I am pretty positive it is happening a couplw weeks before Christmas! I know he has the ring and has been dropping hints about it. I am so excited…it’s so close!
Post # 9
I know mine’s got to be coming soon since we are going to New York City 2 or 3 days after Christmas. I know he’ll be purchasing either the diamond only, or a diamond + setting if I find one I like better than the Verragio setting!
We’re going to look at rings one last time. He’s already told his parents but hasn’t asked my parents for their blessing yet so it’s only a matter of time!
Post # 10
I’m going crazy! I’m fairly sure he put the deposit down on the ring, and that it will happen over our yearly winter trip to Chicago! We have gone shopping a few times, and the sales people know who he is the one time we walked in! I am hoping it is because he is there so often :)! But that’s 12 days before Christmas. We go to the Christkindlemart, take in the lights and go to a Chicago Blackhawks game! We took a weekend trip to Galena, IL (a small resort town) in October and he told me he was planning to do it then but it didn’t work out. I never wanted a Christmas or Valentines Proposal, but I really don’t care anymore.
Does anyone else have parents who could really care less? My Mom asked what I wanted for Christmas, and I mentioned since we will most likely be engaged a gift certificate for a photographer to help with engagement picture costs would be nice. She’s all “Really? That’s a thing? How stupid, What a waste of money, etc…” And she doesn’t seem like she will be excited at all. It’s very upsetting for me that she doesn’t get excited about anything. She mentioned she won’t want to go wedding dress shopping with me and that driving an hour to the only plus size boutique in my area would be a waste, that if I’m too fat for a sample size I should just lose all the weigh. Plus she says all I need is a VFW hall, to have people bring food and play music on an iPod.. There is nothing wrong with that, but that’s not the kind of wedding I want, I understand that she’s not a foo foo person, but it hurts a bit. I will be the first/oldest child and grandchild to get married most likely since my siblings and cousins are too young and don’t have significant others. I just want to be excited and do it the way I want to, because my SO and I will only get married once and we have been together 7 years. Basically I just want someone to be excited, you know?
Sorry, a bit of my chest.
Sooo back to Christmas/New Years proposals…haha
Post # 11
Thinking it will happen the first couple weeks in December.. I will check back in with this thread when it does! I hope to hear happy news from all of you 🙂
Post # 12
My boyfriend said last year’s eve, right before midnight that we would be engaged by the end of this year. In June he said to his friends by the end of summer. As summer was ending, I checked to see if it would happen. He freaked out, saying it’s not romantic any more. I said let’s go back to original timeframe, and he agreed. However, I don’t suspect he is up to any thing and its making me sad. I’m tired of waiting, been waiting for almost two years now. If the end of year comes and goes, I want to propose to him. I told him tonight that my boss wife proposed to him, but my boyfriend was opposed and said that is his job. I don’t want to leave but it makes me sad know ing he is making me wait for so long, it’s not fun or exciting anymore. I am over it and feel that if it magically did happen, my expectations are too high now and I’ll be like all that waiting for this? I wish you would have done it sooner, but oh well I guess he has to be ready. It just makes me sad to know I moved in clearly stating my expectations and he is not deliberating. I feel that I have been mislead. Sorry for rant, as time goes on I get sadder knowing it probably won’t happen and I’ll be let down again.
Post # 13
I think a proposal is coming soon! A few weeks ago, I used my SO’s phone and his voicemail screen popped up after he unlocked his phone. I don’t think he knows that I saw, but the jewelery store that we planned on getting my ring from had left him a message. My curiosity got the best of me and i checked our phone log online and sure enough, he’s been in contact with them since early October. And all of a sudden, he’s been showing me pictures of the wedding band he wants. He’s been dropping a few hints here and there but im trying not to read into too much and show my excitement. I don’t want him to know that I know lol.
I’m looking forward to reading some updates as we get closer to the end of the year!!
Post # 14
I’m hoping for a proposal by the end of the year too! Boyfriend or Best Friend said he’s looking forward to the holidays, and Christmas, specifically the exchanging of gifts…
So, here’s hoping! We found a ring for me we both liked, but you never know. He claims he wants to go do some more ring shopping.
Good luck ladies! I’m excited for us!
Post # 15
I have been told by a family friend that my SO intends to propose on Xmas day. Am trying to keep calm lol