- 5 years ago
Hi, first post, be nice 🙂
I’ve bought a ring (with a bit of help), spoken to her parents, now I’m going to pop the question – it HAS to be on / before xmas day (probably will be xmas eve), but I can’t make my mind up how / where.
She’s probably expecting it, and I *think* ive managed to convince her that it will be early next year. But it will be xmas eve as we are seeing all her family & friends on xmas day, so she’ll want to show off the ring!
First I was thinking that we would go out for dinner, and I was going to get a friend to deck out my living room with rose petals, candles, flowers etc, and I’d ask when we got home.
I ran that by her parents, and her dad laughed at me and said if we leave the restauraunt and she hasn’t got a ring on it, she would be angry for days… they liked my 2nd idea – a nice restaurant, and having the waiter bring out a plate with a message written in chocolate sauce after we order desert…
But now I’m thinking that might be a bit tacky / cliché, would possibly embarras her, and that a private personal thing at home first would be better… so my third idea was: Casually tell her we are going out for dinner on xmas eve, and as she is getting showered, changed etc, I do my own living room with the petals, candles, balloons etc, with a trail of candles (LED teal lights – safety first!) downstairs and ask before we go out – and tell the restaurant to have a plate saying “Congratulations” or something.
I’ve overthunk the entire thing now, and I’m worried it will be a disappointment!
Any ideas / suggestions very welcome?