Post # 47
I love your story, my favourite proposal stories are the ones where there is true emotion between two people. And that doesn’t need to be screamed from the rooftops or written across the skies!
Some of my girlfriends have had really extravagant, public proposals (including one sky-diving and banners and such). And I’m really happy for them. But to me, having someone ask me to be his forever – and me agreeing to it – is the most intimate exchange in the world. It makes it no less special to me that my Fiance proposed on Christmas Eve (it may have been past midnight actually, I don’t even remember – we’d just finished dinner and watching The Muppets movie on TV). We were sitting in semi-darkness with only the lights of the tree illuminating the living room. We were hosting a Christmas dinner with some friends the next day, so we had decided to exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. Incidentally we both had three gifts each for the other person, and suddenly he bounded upstairs to fetch my last gift. When he came back with that little blue box, I really didn’t think much of it. I thought perhaps he’d bought me some T&Co earrings, or a necklace or something. When I opened the box and saw the ring, my world kind of just stopped.
Now, my Fiance is Swiss, and he can be terribly Swiss sometimes. And in his very Swiss was he said, “I have made my decision. I want you to be my wife. Do you want that too?” I started laughing at the formality of it, and then of course I said yes.
So there you have it – my proposal story includes me sitting cross-legged under the Christmas tree in my pyjamas, no makeup, with just our cat to bear witness to the moment. And I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Post # 48
I think it sounds very sweet, simple, and personal, and there’s no reason to hate telling it, IMO.
My ex tried proposing VIA text message while we were in the same place. Before I answered, I asked him why he did it that way, and he said he was too scared to do it face to face. My answer after that was if he was too scared to propose face to face, he probably wasn’t ready to get married. It worked out for the best, now I have the most amazing man in the world for me, and he’s with a girl who’s more his type, and we’re still good friends.
Post # 48
This is really hilarious. I know i am extremely late, but I am going throw a wedding proposal craziness and found this thread. Your post definitely made me laugh out loud.
Post # 49
Our proposal was very simple but incredibly sweet and from the heart. There’s not much of a story to tell, but I don’t care. What’s important is that we love each other and want to spend the rest of our lives together.
Post # 50
- Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC
I think it’s an incredibly sweet story! My proposal was the opposite; I always wanted something just between us over dinner or something, but he really went all out and did a big thing. It was nothing I thought I wanted in my “dream” proposal, but I absolutely love my story because of the love behind it. It’s our story and no one else’s, and that makes it perfect to me, but I will always think intimate proposal stories like yours are so sweet and precious! When you look back you’ll come to love the way he did it, and the most important thing is you’re marrying the perfect person for you!