(Closed) How did you know he was going to propose?

posted 4 years ago in Proposals
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

My Fiance started to use whitening strips for his teeth! We were whitening our teeth together every night, but the whitening strips can get super painful so I skip them on some nights. He was so ademant about whitening our teeth every night and kept using our upcoming vacation as a reason to why he cared so much about whitening his teeth.

I guess I didn’t think too much of it and the propsal was still a complete surprise, but it did cross my mind! It’s unlike my Fiance to care so much about something aesthetic. He proposed while we were on vacation, so I guess my intuition was right. 🙂

Post # 17
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Worker bee

I didn’t realize until about 5 seconds beforehand. 

We had talked about getting married and even gone to look at rings, but I knew he didn’t have much money saved up, so I figured we were probably 6 months out from a proposal. What I didn’t know was that when he’d told his mother that he was saving for a ring, she offered to give him him a beautifulo family heirloom ring. And apparently he didn’t want to wait! He went out and got the ring sized and cleaned, and I had no idea. When he said he wanted to go to one of my favorite gardens on our day off together, I didn’t think much of it. We do stuff like that sometimes. It wasn’t until we were enjoying the views in the garden and he said something about wanting to keep me forever, then stepped away, that I thought, “wait a minute…” And when I turned around, there he was down on one knee.

Very sneaky. 🙂

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Backyard

We were planning to go to the mountains for our first local anniversary. (We were long distance for 9months first.) One day when we were talking about that, he accidentally mentioned getting engaged. I figured it out then but didn’t say anything until about a week before. Once the cat was out of the bag, it was kind of a relief for both of us.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee

I love this thread! I was completely taken by surprise, i did NOT think he was going to propose when he did, but just a few seconds before he popped the question, I sort of knew it was coming. It was new years, we went down to the pier (my favorite place in the world) with my best friend. When the clock was 11.58 or so, he asked my friend what her new years resolutions was. She said something about believing more in herself or something. Then he asked me (weird because he doesn’t really believe in new years resolutions) and I was super stressed because I didn’t want to miss it when the clock hit 12 so we could kiss, so I was like “I’m gonna start jogging” (totally untrue, I hate jogging, just wanted the whole resolutions thing to be over so we could kiss) but to be fair I hasked him what his resolutions was and he kind of lit up and then said “ummmm” and then he didn’t say anything for like 14 seconds (he told me afterwards that he this speach planned but was so nervous that he forgot every single word lol) and then i knew. He looked so nervous. And then he went down on one knee and apparently he hadn’t told my friend because she started screaming “OMG OMG OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING AAAAAH” and it was just awesome. 🙂

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We had been dating for almost 9 years. We had talked about it from the time we were a month in but really the timing and ciscumstances were never right and we both knew we didn’t want to go into this struggling with money issues. But he had hinted at buying me a ring with his tax return (hey, whatever works!) and i knew he bought me the ring because he told me. But he told me in a worrying type of way. like he was getting cold feet. He said he bought the ring but didn’t know how to go through with it. Obviously it worried me a bit. But maybe two weeks later he woke me up with a ring in hand. No doubts, no worrying, and knowing he was doing the right thing. He really couldn’t have planned it better because i would have totally ruined the surprise had he actually made plans. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

GroovyHippieChick:  haha I love that you thought he fell! Similar to mine, I remember saying “omg where did you get that!” 

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Monikax3x3:  my husband proposed in Chicago too – in Millennium Park. I remember how nervous he was on the train in to the city!

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I had no clue. My husband is in the Navy and I went to see his boot camp graduation with his family. We had talked often about getting married especially with him being in the military, but we had immediate plans for me to move cross country while he was in school for 2 years so I assumed getting engaged and married was still a while away. I especially did not imagine he would propose that weekend – he’d been in boot camp for 2 months with his only communication being handwritten letters, he was not allowed off the boot camp base let alone to go to a store to buy an engagement ring. The day after his graduation we all went into the city and we were walking through Millennium Park. I was looking at something and he tapped me on the shoulder. When I turned around he was on his knee with a ring. I was completely surprised – turns out his mom had promised him a family heirloom ring a long time ago for when he finally found “The One” and he wrote her and asked her to bring it with her. 

Post # 25
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2017

me and my guy have been together since september…but are getting engaged sunday…lol nothing was a surprise we have been talking bout marriage the second month into the relationship…im so excited and waiting for the delivery of my ring as we speak or as i type

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Oh man great thread lol! I kind of ruined our engagement, but there were so many obvious signs.

We had a trip planned to Disney for my birthday weekend and my only request was that we had dinner at Cinderella’s Castle on my actual Bday. 8 months out the only reservations they had were at 3:45 pm. He magically got the reservation changed to 5 pm, so that was hint #1 that something was coming.  About 2 months out, he was showing me something on his tablet through his email, and his inbox was listed off to the side. There was an email that caught my eye with the subject line “WDW Glass Slipper Eng…” aka Walt Disney World Glass Slipper Engagement. That was the major hint that it was coming… of course I couldn’t keep put so when he left his tablet unlocked and unsupervised I read the emails. He was actually going to CANCEL our proposal because he didn’t think he could get the ring in time. I was a bit relieved and thought it legitmately wasn’t happening anymore and that I didn’t ruin anything. Weeks later I heard him and my mom having some conversation in our kitchen about the jeweler we went to go look at rings at. It was kind of obvious and I thought ok maybe this is happening? Well 3 days before we leave, my mom randomly asks me “When are you going to get your nails done?” She has NEVER asked me that question…. and my best friend’s mom asked her the exact same question days before she got engaged. So the clues were everywhere.

I wish I hadn’t known because the joy I felt when I read that initial email is the joy I wish I had in the surprise. But that WDW Glass Slipper Eng in clear view was the dead giveaway it was coming. 

If it wasn’t for that email or her question I would have been totally surprised! 

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

andielle:  Oh my gosh my fiance kinda did the same thing! He was so adament about these crest white strips out of no where and he kept pushing it was for our upcoming vacation ahaha. That was another clue!

Post # 28
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We had brought the ring together almost a year before the proposal and decied H2B would do it at some stage. It had been so long i never really remembered! So at the time I didn’t know it was coming as such but cought on fast! 

we were on holiday in Queenstown NZ horse riding down the Dart river just after a fresh dump of snow! 

We stopped to take photos and my H2B was trying to get his horse (a massive Clydesdale) near mine.He also couldn’t  get off it as the horse was so big! So while he was going around in circles fiddling in his pocket trying to get something, I new something was up! He got as close as he could with out my horse trying to bite his and continued getting something out of his pocket.He finally did, but forgot to take the ring box out of the over box! So he was sitting there trying to get it open! Obviously by now I had caught onto what was up and was giggling away! 

In the end he was so frustrated with the it he was just like arrrrr! WILL YOU MARRY ME!!!! Knowing he was frustrated I just played in it (like we do) and said yes! But only if you can put it on my finger! He did manage it without to much horse drama and later after the ride he got down on one knee and said what he actually wanted to say! 

A very unforgettable holiday! Cannot wait for our wedding next year in March

 

 

 

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We had talked about getting married from very early on in our relationship but never about the specifics. I think we both always knew we would get married but wanted to be set in our careers & able to buy a house first.

One day when we were in the mall he wanted me to try on rings “just for fun” to see what I liked & didn’t like. Almost a year went by, with no proposal. I wasn’t in a rush, I knew a proposal was coming, I just wasn’t sure when.

My first hint that it was happening soon came when we were talking to his mom on the phone. She was taking his whole family on vacation to Disney World & we were talking to her about the flight details. She didn’t know she was listening in when she asked  “did you decide where you’re packing that thing you bought?” He immediately took the phone & ran into the other room where I couldn’t hear her, blaming his actions on “bad cell reception.” I had never seen him act so strange & flustered before, so that was when I knew he had bought the ring! I could hear his side of the conversation and I knew that he was going to pack “the thing he bought” into his camera bag that was also his carry on.

When we arrived the first night after a long day of travel to the Magic Kingdom it was 100+* out, we were hot, exhausted & all a little cranky (traveling with a group of 14 people isn’t really that fun!)  Nonetheless he wanted to have our picture taken in front of Cinderella’s castle. I wasn’t very cooperative because I didn’t realize that was when he was going to propose. His family wasn’t really around &  I never saw him go into his camera bag, so I didn’t think this was going to be the it! I thought he just wanted our picture taken & I was too hot to want to capture that exact moment. When he kept asking, I finally agreed, just to get the photo over with.

We stood in front of the castle & he kept grabbing for my right hand. I tried to pull it away from him, so we could pose nice for the picture his mom was taking. When I finally looked him in the eyes I could tell that he was about to propose! He looked so serious & so nervous, it was so adorable! I asked him if he was going to make me cry & he replied “probably!” Sure enough, happy tears were already streaming down my face by the time I gave him my left hand and said “then you’ll need this hand instead!” He got down on one knee & proposed right there, in front of a crowd of people! His mom captured the whole thing & when I looked up there were strangers all clapping, crying & cheering! It was such a magical moment! I just feel a little bad I made him work so hard for it! Even though I knew it was coming at some point in the vacation I never thought it was going to be right then!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee

He told me to order the ring? lol

But then I didn’t know it had been delivered so he still got to surprise me! 🙂

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