inappropriate time/place to propose?

posted 2 weeks ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Helper bee

The only inappropriate places to propose are those that would steal the spotlight from someone else who should have it (e.g. at someone else’s wedding, someone’s graduation, in some cases by interrupting others’ dinner by doing it in a restaurant).  Doing it on a family trip is a wonderful time, just as it would be at a holiday gathering!

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2022

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@bmb5859: i see nothing wrong with him proposing on this trip.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper

If you have openly discussed an impending proposal and prefer it to be a time when it’s just the two of you, then just tell him that. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I don’t see the issue

Post # 7
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Busy bee

My husband proposed when we were on vacation with my family, they were thrilled! It made them feel very included and were excited about being able to celebrate together so much. But if YOU would prefer that he did it in a more private situation, that’s valid too. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

as long as this vacation isn’t someone else’s celebration, I think it’s totally okay, tact wise. I know that I personally wouldn’t want to be proposed to during a family vacation, or if I were, I’d want to make sure it was still a private moment, so I would reiterate that (please don’t propose in front of my family). But that’s just me. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Definitely not inappropriate in the slightest. I think the only truly inappropriate times to propose would be at someone else’s engagement party, wedding, funeral etc. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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@workingonmynightcheese:  I’ve never heard of this happening but figured I would throw it out there as a definitely inappropriate place to propose haha! Also I love your username and am binge watching 30 rock right now

Post # 12
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Busy bee

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@sapphire27:  I can see it happening… you know it has somewhere!! Also, it makes me super happy when people get the 30 Rock reference 🙂 my favorite show!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

It’s not inappropriate for him to propose on a family vacation, but it comes down to preference. Will the two of you have your own hotel room and/or space to get away to have a romantic moment? Personally, I wanted to enjoy the couple days after my husband and I got engaged just the two of us. 

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