(Closed) How did he/she propose?

posted 8 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My Darling Husband almost died proposing to me on a strip of land in the middle of a river right before a waterfall!  He actually fell in when he was trying to get back across.  He had the ring in his board shorts pocket!  

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

my fiance proposed labor day weekend in 2009 on a camping trip next to our fave beach in Maine.  late at night when the beach was empty, we went to hang out. he brought a blanket, music, candles and a camera! i suspected nothing because somehow earlier that day i brought up us getting engaged and he had me CONVINCED that he had not yet bought the ring (we had looked at rings a year prior).  

in fact, i was so convinced, that as we sat down on the blanket on the beach, i thought it was time to start being less subtle about what he needed to do and i said “see, this would be the PERFECT setting!”  (meaning perfect setting to propose).  he just ignored me, so i thought he either didn’t hear me or didn’t care to answer, which made me feel a twinge sad.

a few minutes later, he said do you want some chocolates? and i said sure, but was thinking how he didn’t mention that he packed chocolate before.  so he reached into his bag and pulls out a little bag. it was dark so i did not notice at first that it was a kay jewelers bag!  then i did and was like “omg, omg, omg”. and then he tells me how he wants to spend the rest of life with me and by then i had pulled the ring box out of the bag.

it was perfect   🙂   still one of my favorite moments ever.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mine was totally lame–and I get to say that, since I was the one who did it!

Until July 31, 2008, NotFroofy and I (as a same-sex couple) could not get married in any state except California.  Although Massachusetts had same-sex marriage, it was available only to Massachusetts residents.  And it was already clear that California was going to have a big battle over same-sex marriage.  The last thing we wanted to do was to get married, and then have our marriage invalidated by a constitutional amendment.

Effective after July 31, 2008, Massachusetts modified its statute to allow nonresident same-sex couples to get married there.  It took me a couple of days to find out about this.  Once I did, I knew I wanted to marry NotFroofy.

So on August 3, 2008, I decided I would propose to NotFroofy.  However, unlike most people who propose, I hadn’t really talked about marriage before then.  (Why talk about it, since it was impossible anyway?)  I knew NotFroofy wanted to be with me for life.  However, there are a lot of unresolved legal questions about same-sex marriage, and I didn’t know whether she would be willing to marry me under those circumstances.  And I certainly didn’t want her to feel as though I would leave her if she didn’t accept my proposal.

So I spent much of the day trying to get up my nerve to propose.  I was so obviously out of it that NotFroofy kept asking me if I was mad at her for some reason.

Finally, NotFroofy and I sat down on the day bed in her office, and I blurted out something really romantic like, “Umm, so what would you think of the idea of getting married?”  Fortunately, she said yes!

We didn’t have engagement rings.  I didn’t want one, and I had no idea whether NotFroofy did, so I decided it was better to propose without the ring.  It turned out that NotFroofy didn’t want an engagement ring either, so we just waited until our wedding and got our wedding bands.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I knew it was coming but wasn’t sure exactly when. We were leaving the next day on a trip to Costa Rica, and I figured it would be when we got back. I didn’t think he had the ring yet, but he did. I left work early that day, since I was going on vacation. I got home and was so excited- but he seemed mad and told me he was very busy and could I please go find something to do- take the dog to the park or something. I was irked, thinking he’d be happy to see me early I didn’t know it at the time, but he was trying to insure the ring so he could propose at the airport! Well, he started to rethink that (fearing alarms going off, etc), so when I got back  to the house from the park, he said “let’s go out to dinner”. He was just acting really odd- usually before a vacation we are both on cloud 9. and this was going to be quite a trip! Anyway, he said he had to stop at the ATM, and i could see what looked like a box in his pocket. I thought “oh, my God…this is it!:. We got to the restaurant, quite a fancy one- and I started to head to the pub portion. He said “no, no let’s go into the nicer area”. Then I knew. WE wouldn’t typically go to a fancy place right beofre going on an expensive trip.

We were ordering dinner, and he said “I got something for you”, and put the box on the table next to me. I almost started to cry right there. I knew what it was, but I didn’t know it would be so beautiful. Then he asked me to marry him. It was a very quiet moment because there was a table of people right next to us.

It isn’t a cute story like some of you have, but I’ll never forget it!

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