(Closed) How did you react when he proposed?

posted 9 years ago in Proposals
Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I laughed, uncontrollably and kept asking “are you serious?” lol….I was so happy and surprised, he had played a couple tricks on me once or twice and I thought it was a cat toy or something stupid behind his back. But when I looked down in his hand it was a ring box open with my ring gleaming out at me ๐Ÿ™‚ laughing was all I could think to do.

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I thought I would cry because I’m a HUGE sap and cry at everything (FI says I’m the only person he knows who cries at comedies).  When it came down to it though, I gasped, said “are you serious?!” then said yes, hugged and did a very very happy dance and said I needed to go call my parents!  He had talked to my parents weeks before (which they told me, my mom can’t keep secrets) but he purposely didn’t tell them when because he knew my mom would tell me everything.  It was unexepcted and expected at the same time.  When he talked to my parents he told them he had already ordered the ring, so I knew that much, and we were on vacation where we had to fly and he made some excuse to not go through security with me, so that got me suspicious, but then the stinker waited until the second to last night there, so the whole week I just assumed I was crazy and it wasn’t actually coming!

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I sobbed, hard. I knew that he had a ring, so I knew it was coming sometime soon (since he said prior to the end of the year and it was November) but I still started bawling as soon as he got down on one knee!

Post # 50
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Helper bee

I had been playing the waiting game somewhat unsuccessfully for a while.  HeFlutter wanted to plan this big thing and make it super special.  I had an involuntary nervous breakdown whenver someone I knew got engaged.  One Saturday night, a good friend of mine got engaged and I was so upset, I cried myself to sleep.  He came to bed that night and just held me.  The next morning as we were getting ready for church, he came into the living room and asked if I was upset with him.  I shook my head and told him I was just upset in general.  He nodded once, looked off in the distance, then he got this goofy grin on his face.  He started to talk about how he wasn’t going to do it like this, and that he wanted to ask my parents first and he wanted to have a ring first and make it special…at this point, I started shaking my head because I felt terrible.  He asked, and I guess I was still shaking my head because his face fell for a second.  I told him I felt like I was taking something important away from him (meaning the proposal).  He smiled even bigger and said, “No, you’re giving me something amazing by saying you’ll be my wife.”  He had to remind me that I hadn’t answered yet, and I told him yes.  We hugged, and cried, and smiled the rest of the day.  Every once in a while, I still allude to the fact that I feel like I robbed him of that “perfect proposal”.  He always tells me that I agreed to be his wife, and that was more important than anything.

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m a total crybaby, so I totally thought I would start bawling. The complete opposite happened, I couldn’t stop giggling! When he actually asked me it was in a cutsy way “Will you be the ketchup to my fries, the peanut butter to my jelly” which made me giggle even more. My actual answer was “It was about time you asked” before saying of course! (We had already begun planning the wedding a couple of months before)

Post # 52
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Helper bee

We were on a sunset cruise on a 50 ft sailboat in key largo for my birthday on Friday, and we lucked out being the only couple who showed up. He asked me if I wanted to sit at the front of the boat once the sun started to set, so we did. Then the captain brought us champagne and red solo cups :-p. He had led me on to believe that we were going ring shopping on Monday (tomorrow!), so when he asked me if I would be mad if we didn’t go ring shopping on Monday, I thought something had come up at work! Then he started fiddling in his pocket with his free hand. I gave him a “what in the world are you doing” look, and then he pulled out a ring box and asked me to marry him. Before he even got the ring box open, I started crying. I’m pretty sure I knew I was going to cry. I get a little teary-eyed reading other people’s engagement stories, how would I not cry at my own! Afterwards, I found out that everyone knew!! Everyone but me! lol. My girlfriend told me she’s been avoiding me since Thanksgiving (which is right after he got the ring and asked my father for his blessing) because she was afraid she wouldn’t be able to keep it a secret!!

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I cried!

Post # 54
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Like this…

 

The first thing out of my mouth was a cuss word. Then I looked to my friends and asked if they all knew about this and then called them all a bad word (just joking around)…. AND THEN I answered with a Yes lol. It was all kind of a shocking blur. Our friend recorded it though.

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think I said “Is this really happening?” then I cried and squealed “Yes!” And then this happened…

Congratulations, ladies! 

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We were eating dinner at a really nice restaurant for my b-day and he asked me what I wanted for my birthday after we ordered some drinks. I said “oh I dunno” and then said jokingly “well you knooow what I want” (implying a ring, since we’re been discussing/designing a ring together) and he leaned over and pulled a ring box out of his pocket, opened it up and goes “how’s this?” I half screamed since we were out in public and he said “wait I gotta do this right” and got down on one knee and goes “Jess, I love you, will you marry me?” I cried ๐Ÿ™‚ I was so excited that I couldn’t eat my dinner.

Post # 57
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Haha I remember VERY clearly my reaction.. I said “Are you serious?” probably ten times in a row, started bawling uncontrollably and he said, “Well…?” because I was too in shock to talk.  Finally I was able to speak and said “Of course!!” 

Post # 58
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hahaha, I love everyone’s stories!  Fiance and I were talking about marriage and getting engaged *specifically* when he asked.  Literally, I was explaining my reasons for not wanting a ring, etc. and he popped the question and I was STILL shocked!!!  I asked if he was kidding.  Actually my exact words were something like “Are you serious?  Do you mean it?  You’re really asking me to marry you?  Like, seriously, after this we’ll be engaged like really engaged??” He was cracking up laughing at me, and after he said yes to ALL of my questions I made him ask me again!!  Then I giggled and said yes ๐Ÿ™‚

Totally not romantic, but neither are we LOL.

Post # 59
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 

That pretty much sums it up for me…….

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was all teared up, so I just nodded a few times, and then hugged him and said “Yes!” in his ear! 

Post # 61
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@micahg: LOVE that pic!  If there was a pic of us, it would have been just like that ๐Ÿ™‚  I pretty much attacked him with the happiest hug in the world while sobbing with joy lol

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