(Closed) I kinda hate that I basically know when he’ll propose.

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@CorgiTales: same.

We didnt go ring shopping together, but all the signs pointed to him proposing. We were going away (to his parents lake house) for Labor Day weekend and he invited my mom, among other things. I was even pretty sure of the night it would happen. But, when the moments leading up to it came, I was so excited and nervous. Then he asked me and it was just as awesome because I couldnt have imagined how it felt.

Just get excited…you are going to be engaged soon! 🙂

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I knew the exact moment was coming. (But shhhh, don’t tell my fiance!) It was important for him for it to be a surprise, but we happened to be taking a vacation to the place where he first said “I love you.” I thought it might happen there, and as we were walking around at that place, I saw the outline of the ring box in his pocket. In fact, I helped him out a bit by playing really coy so he could hand my camera to a stranger…. It was still the most special proposal I could have ever imagined. Do I wish it was a surprise? Yes, a little bit. But it was honestly such a huge moment and it was incredibly powerful! Enjoy your last few days as boyfriend and girlfriend!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I kind of knew when my Fiance was going to proposed too, but I still ended up being surprised because I didn’t now HOW he was going to do it!  So there’s still an element of surprise there!

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs. Puffin: My Fiance and I designed a ring together too so I pretty much knew when it would be ready, and then we were going on vacation right after that so i knew he would be doing it then….it DID NOT make it any less special. I was still so suprised.

I promise it will be wonderful. Just relax and let it happen.

 

Congratulations!

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I picked my ring by going ring shopping by myself. (He would have been miserable and picked a ring in 3 seconds. I’m an over researcher, so I knew I wanted to go to every store in a 20 mile radius) I even had to drive him to the store. He has a huge driving phobia (serious panic attacks when he drives some place new). Luckily, he went and picked up the ring himself. But by the time he got arround to proposing, I had my dress and a deposit down on a location. So yeah, I knew it was coming. He took me to a townhouse complex that I used to live where they have a pond with fishes we would feed. Umm…you want to take me to a place where I no longet live?!? Yeah, I knew right then, it was going to happen.

But, nothing can take away from that moment, when he actually drops down on one knee and actually asks. Up to that point it’s all talk. And even though he knew my answer (I had a dress and venue!!), he was still nervous–like voice shaking nervous.

Don’t despair that your proposal won’t look like what you dreamed it would be as a little girl. It will look different, but feel just a wonderful and special.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Just focus on the fact that you are going to be engaged to the man you love and dont put so much pressure on the moment. I feel like we drive ourselves crazy trying to make everything fit into this fairy tale perfection image that we have but it just makes us more stressed! I knew what my ring looked like because I actually saw it sitting on his desk when I walked into his room way before he actually proposed, I cried at first but then I realized I was being silly because I had practically picked the ring out myself so I already knew what it looked like. I also knew when he was going to propose because he was so nervous all day long ( he is horrible at keeping secrets ) and you know what? none of it matters because the only important thing is I got to marry the man of my dreams.

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I basically knew as well, and even though I saw it coming when the time actually came I was shaking and in shock. It is such an amazing, powerful moment in your relationship- no matter how much you’ve planned or discussed it, when the time comes it will be so much more special than you can imagine. In terms of the LDR- I can’t imagine how stressful that must be, but just try to focus on how much better your future will be once this year’s out of the way!

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I basically knew as well, and even though I saw it coming when the time actually came I was shaking and in shock. It is such an amazing, powerful moment in your relationship- no matter how much you’ve planned or discussed it, when the time comes it will be so much more special than you can imagine. In terms of the LDR- I can’t imagine how stressful that must be, but just try to focus on how much better your future will be once this year’s out of the way!

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

awhh. i knew when my Fiance was going to propose. he wanted me to have it for his family reunion this past weekend and the only way for him to do that was to propose in a window of 2-3 days. he still did kinda surprise me since i thought the chance for him to do it had come and gone, but he still did it that same night and th smile on his face was just priceless when he kept coming over to kiss me and hug me before he did it. it was so cute after he did it knowing the way he was acting was him contemplating to do it then. it was kinda sad that i knew the general time of when it would be, but i got over it. everyone still thought it was sweet even though it wasn’t a big surprise. just be happy, because you know it is coming so soon!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I understand how you feel 🙂 I can’t wait to be proposed to but, like you I have a short frame I’m pretty sure he is going to propose to me in. Basically our trip to Japan lol I know it means alot to him and he might surprise me!

I hope your proposal goes smoothly and it’s everything you hoped it would be!!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You know, he may surprise you yet. I was 99% sure my Fiance would propose on our 3 year dating anniversary. He made a big deal out of making reservations at a fancy restaurant and all that. And I fully expected him to propose during dinner, then when he didn’t, I was sure he’d pop the question during dessert. When dinner was over and we left the restaurant, I have to say I was a little shocked and disappointed, and a bit sulky. Then as we were walking down the street, away from the restaurant, he reached out his hand to me, and I went to take his hand-and there was a little satin box in his palm. So-there we were in the middle of the sidewalk, under a streetlight and he proposed. Even though I knew it was coming, in the end I was still surprised. The eloquent reply I thought I would give went out the window and I was a blubbering, stuttering mess. Finally I said “ok” and that was that. It was still a surprise, still special and still perfect-even though I knew it was going to happen. I am sure yours proposal will be just as wonderful.  

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I knew down to the day. It just happened that way. I have to say, it made me more excited, and the day that it was going to happen I was all over the place excited! He still could surprise you, though.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I knew when my husband was going to propose.   It was so obvious but so sweet all at the same time.   I was just happy that it was done and we could start planning.   You may know the approximate time, but you have no idea how he is going to do it.   I would just go with it, you may still be surprised about how he does it.

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Just remember to be fully present and not all in your head!! Take a deep breath and focus on his words and action and not thinking about all the ways you are disappointed.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i knew hubby was going to propose, and that he had my ring already, and yet he still managed to completely surprise me. he proposed at home one saturday night after we had gone out to see a movie and dinner, so i figured he wasn’t proposing that night since we were past the “date” portion of the evening. we were playing scrabble and he spelled “marry me” on the board with the ring on top. it was totally perfect for us, and totally caught me off guard/blew me away

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