(Closed) How much do you/did you know about your proposal?

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I knew what my ring looked like.

The proposal was a complete surprise! I had no idea he was going to propose the way he did.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I haven’t had a proposal. πŸ™‚

We discussed marriage a lot before buying our home. Our home was our focus so after we finished that process then we knew we were ready to focus on that. We went to look at rings together and realized we needed to go custom. That took a really long time and we had to switch jewelers. By the time it was done, it was right before our trip to fly out to see his family so I needed to be able to wear it down there. πŸ™‚ I never felt a proposal was necessary. Fiance wanted to do one though back then and said he would. He claims he’s still planning to do one last I heard. It’s cool if he does and cool if he doesn’t. I’m doing my own “proposal” to him either way since I think it can go both ways. We’ve technically been engaged for a good while though. πŸ™‚ I bought a really cute gift that has a pop the question message included from etsy and I plan to kinda have him open if during a nice day out in the warm weather. So it’ll just be a cute/fun memory to make even though we’ve already made our engagement official.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It was a total surprise! He was spending time with his dad while I hung out with my best friend and when I spoke with him on the phone made it sound like we would go and look at more rings after dinner that night. He ended up buying one while they were out and at dinner he popped the question, he was so excited that he couldn’t wait. Although I still like to joke with him and remind him when we are talking about it that he never actually asked if I would marry him but I never did tell him “yes” either, I just put it on and that was that 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I kind of felt that we were both ready and we had talked about marriage more frequently in the couple months leading up to it.  I suspected he’d do it when we were together at Christmas, thought maybe Christmas Eve or something, and he did it a few days before that.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I would have known everything if I had my way, but my SO made up some cover stories to throw me off the trail (he said I knew too much)… I’m very gullible and completely believed him, so I knew nothing about the proposal. I love knowing things, though, so it did bother me that he wouldn’t tell me, but in the end I was ecstatic to be completely surprised!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I had a very strong suspicion

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

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cassey1237:  i had no idea when he was doing it or that he had even asked my dad for my hand. i knew he had a ring thanks to accidentlly finding it when putting up laundry. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee

No but I accidentally said “this would be a perfect time to propose” and then he did! I had no idea he even bought a ring and asked my father already. I really was completely shocked. 

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I had an inkling it would be at Christmas. But then I also thought it could be our anniversary in October, our Europe trip last summer, my birthday, Valentine’s Day, the previous Christmas….you get the idea.  We had bought a house and gotten a dog together so I thought a proposal would be the cherry on top to a year of new chapters together, but didn’t want to get my hopes up too high, lest it didn’t happen. 

A few weeks before Christmas my Fiance bought a euphonium. (Back story- we are both band teachers so I knew the approximate cost). He was really excited about showing it to me. I listened with interest but casually mentioned “oh my goodness we’re never gonna get married”….  After the proposal he laughed about that and admitted part of the reason he bought it then was to throw me off! Good one on his part!

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I knew nothing about how he would propose but I did give advice on the kind of rings I liked, and I knew he’d got it. 

The proposal itself was perfect and a complete surprise!

Post # 26
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Busy bee

We bought the ring together & were told it wouldn’t be ready for a few days while they set the diamond but I had a suspicion that he was going to get it early to try to surprise me. He thought he was sneaky but he wasn’t lol I never really told him I wasn’t that surprised. I didn’t know exactly how it was going to happen or where though.

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I know a lot, but not when or how. We’ve been talking about it for months and he always told me it would be this year. In January we looked at rings together and I picked out three different ones that I would be happy with any of them, and he bought one of them but I don’t know which one. I’m not too picky and I was in love with all three but I wanted it to still be a surprise, and wanted him to pick it out essentially. I also knew when he asked my parents. He had to tell me because I was gonna go along with him and my dad one day, and he had to convince me not to come along so just told me he was going to talk to my dad. I don’t know when he’s proposing though. But he’s given me way too many hints. He is SO bad at keeping secrets lol. And I’m so good at figuring things out and observative so I’m not very easy to surprise. πŸ˜› but from what I’ve gathered, hes taking that day off and he’s made reservations somewhere and he’s given me hints about may, and two weeks from now, and end of April, so I have no clue when. πŸ˜› Im not trying to figure it out really, I don’t want to ruin his surprise but  don’t mind knowing really. I’m still gonna get engaged either way. πŸ˜‰

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

I had no idea everything was a complete surprise

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