Post # 1
My boyfriend and I recently picked out a ring and he purchased it. He is not very creative and I don’t have a lot of expectations when it comes to a proposal. I am very introverted and would rather not make it a big thing in front of others anyways. I was considering asking him if he’d rather do a joint proposal type of thing (I know he has nothing planned right now). Any ideas of what we should do?
Post # 2
You could just not do a proposal? I mean, you’ve both already agreed to be married and you don’t want to do a big thing in front of others anyways, so who is the show for?
My brother and Future Sister-In-Law got engaged without a formal proposal. They bought rings and then she started wearing hers and that was that.
Obviously, if you want to do something special to celebrate or mark the occassion of getting “officially” engaged, do it! But it wouldn’t be a proposal and there is nothing wrong with that.
Maybe take a weekend away to a favourite spot? Not sure where you live, but we live near the rocky mountains so if our case it would probably be a weekend in the mountains. For you it might be a weekend at the lake or in a city you enjoy visiting.
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2018 - UK
I agree with this, you can get engaged without a proposal, if the thought of it makes you both nervous. I didn’t have a proposal, we just discussed getting married and then went out and bought a ring. People were still excited for us when we told them.
Post # 4
Just don’t do a big proposal. We got engaged a few weeks ago at home on a Wednesday night whilst eating chilli 😂 Neither of us like a song or dance over things like that. We designed and ordered the ring together so there was no surprise element so we just decided together.
Post # 5
Boyfriend says, will you marry me? Shows you ring. You say yes. Simple as that. Location could be at a restaurant or at your house.
Post # 6
Why doesn’t he just propose without the creative shit? He can just ask you to marry him and you guys can call ‘er a day. Try it.
Post # 7
We skipped the traditional proposal. We agreed to get married & picked out the ring together. I put it on my finger when I got it from the jeweller and bam we were engaged lol. I wanted the ring so bad and wasn’t willing to wait any freaking longer. I knew my boyfriend would get stressed trying to plan something because big surprises are just not part of his personality.. and I was okay with that. No regrets.
Post # 8
My husband asked me while sitting on a park bench. We had already discussed it. He didn’t do the one knee thing so there was zero attention on us. Very low key. Proposals should reflect the people involved and don’t have to be much. My friend and his partner discussed it and decided that they were engaged at the end of the conversation. He still wants to ask her in a more formal way to have a solidified memory, but it’ll be low key and private.
Post # 9
Just don’t do a proposal in front of others. My personality type is the same. My Fiance did something intimate with just the two of us. It was perfect.
Post # 10
You agree you want to be married? Congrats!! You’re engaged. Just ask for the ring. If he fused then tell him to ask formally, but make it clear you want it private and simple.
You can propose later if you want. Or he’ll, even propose first.