(Closed) I hate telling my proposal story…

posted 10 years ago in Proposals
Post # 16
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Were you disappointed with your proposal? Were other people?


Many of the ladies on this thread describe their proposal as “low key.”  Maybe you just think that people have higher expectations of your story than they do?  I think “How’d he do it?” is just in a way a small talk sorta question…just a normal reaction question that is.  They aren’t going to think any less of your relationship because of your proposal story.  And I just think low key is more the norm than you might think.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 17
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think your proposal story is sweet.  It’s what is right for you guys, not the rest of the people in the world! ๐Ÿ™‚  And some of the other posters are right – it all depends on how you tell the story. 

I asked 2 things of my husband (then boyfriend) – 1. he ask my dad’s permission and 2. it be a surprise.  So one day at work, he somehow got clearance through security and came up and proposed to me in my cube.  Made all the girls cry (and me, of course)!  I was a little embarassed to say “he proposed to me in my cube” but after a while I love that he did it that way.  Everyday I walked to my cube I smiled.  And I have to admit, not a lot of others have a story like that!!

Post # 18
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think that many women have hugely romantic stories about how they were proposed to.  My boyfriend didn’t get down on one knee….a bunch of our friends were hanging out around us and I had a few drinks in me.  He just asked me if I would marry him sort of under his breath.  I had to ask him to repeat cause I couldn’t hear him and then he put the box in front of me. 

Nothing overly romantic but still very special to us.  The good news is that no matter how he asked…..he did ask and you’re getting married and you’ll be together forever.  Congrats!

Post # 19
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think that story is actually very sweet! I would tell it with pride and say how nervous he was and how he made a normal evening into the most important night of your lives!!

Post # 20
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

The way I tell mine, we usually have people cracking up by the end.  The fact of the matter is that it was in my office over pizza and beer on a Saturday night without a ring.  It could be the worst proposal story ever, but the way we tell it together, it’s just perfect!

Post # 22
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My friend’s hubby did it during… “the act” as it were.  She said it was very sweet and romantic, but 1) do you stop and get down on one knee? and 2) how do you tell people?!

Post # 23
4023 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I  think simple is perfect! My Fiance proposed to me while i had a kindey, blatter, urinary tract infection! I was sick, laying on the couch! I think these simple sweet nothing extravagent proposals are just as awesome as the ones with tons of effort. Plus, it was probaly way more of a surprise, where as if he took you to dinner and the spot of your first date, you would probably have an idea it was coming.

Post # 24
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree that it’s all in how it’s told. My proposal was out of the blue as we were getting up to go get dinner with friends. So, when I tell the story I focus more on the journey leading up to it, the meaning of the ring he chose, and how he had his sister (my best friend) distract me while he went to ask my dad.

Post # 25
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@shellyjean – I totally hear you.  Not only was my hubby’s proposal fairly low-key, but I also felt embarassed telling people about it!  We had gone away for a romantic weekend for our five-year anniversary, but hubs didn’t propose over dinner or when we were out and about.  He proposed when we were sharing some steamy time in the hot tub!!!  Talk about awkward to tell people about it!  Luckily people stop asking after the first couple months.  ๐Ÿ˜›  But whenever someone asked, I’d turn bright red and be like “uhhh… he proposed while we were in Boston for our anniversary…” lol

Post # 26
1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yep, totally hear you.  But just remember, whether it was really low key or an all out super proposal, the end is the same – you get him ๐Ÿ™‚


Sometimes I wish my Fiance had done something more extravagent when he proposed, but he isn’t like that.  Our proposal was so us.  I’m happy for that.

Post # 27
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

For what its worth, my story is super romantic/big-deal-ish and I STILL hate telling the story. It just feels too private. Also.. I almost feel like I’m making it up because its too good or something. Like people will think I”m lying? I dunno. The question just makes me uncomfortable. Now that I’m 6 mo out I generally just answer “he did it on vacation in Mexico” and leave it at that unless they really press. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

So my point is that I”m really not sure you’d even want to tell the story no matter what it is. Sometimes stuff that special/personal really shouldn’t be shared too much (I don’t think)

Post # 28
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think it is a sweet story. He got down on one knee and you said yes to the man of your dreams. I think TV puts too much pressure on what the “perfect” proposal should be.

Post # 29
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well I would have loved something like that. My husband proposed to me in a text message. He was in the military and instead of waiting for me to get there in a month he decided to text me and ask. Not what I really wanted either but when we went to the jewelry store to get my ring he gave me my ring in front of the whole mall. I don’t know, I am over it, Love my man and that is all that matters. Good luck, you will look back and realize it was the right thing. It was the way it was supposed to happen.

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