Knowing when he will propose

posted 12 months ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

How exciting! I hope you post and tell us how he did it. I really thought I knew when and how mine would propose but he still managed to make it a complete surprise by enlisting the help of a lot of people to make it seem nothing special was going on. It bothered him that I was expecting it to happen at a specific time so he did everything he could to throw me off. You never really know what will happen! Try to be open to whatever happens and don’t think about it so much. My nails looked horrible when it happened and I don’t really care. You will have plenty of time for nice nails and ring selfies in the days following!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I knew basically the date it was going to happen, give or take a day. My guess was right. Dont overthink it πŸ™‚ Just keep your nails looking pretty and go along with any suggestions he has lol. Mine still caught me off guard by distracting me with something on his phone.

Post # 4
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728 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

My partner wanted to surprise me and he had the ring (that I designed) for a few months. In November I decided I didn’t want a surprise as the waiting and the unknown was causing me a lot of anxiety. So we got engaged that evening at home whilst eating chilli on the couch. I probably sound like a broken record on these boards but I personally don’t see any appeal in a faux surprise when you’ve been with someone years and either chose the ring yourself or know he has the ring. For me the importance is the commitment and the planning of the wedding, not the asking of a question that he already knew the answer to in the first place πŸ˜‚ Didn’t take away any of my happiness or excitement it not being a surprise.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Ours was just before Christmas. I kept teasing him about it, and he would say, “You don’t know for sure I’m proposing. I could be getting you another piece of jewelry.” He planned to propose on a Friday night to surprise me, and I thought it was the following Saturday. I met him at the hotel room he had booked us for the weekend, and I got off work late, and showed up in my scrubs. Then I opened his closet door to hang up my jacket, and found a big bouquet of roses hidden inside. πŸ˜‚ I ruined the surprise. He had to wait until the next day to propose; he wanted everything to be perfect. The proposal was beautiful. He proposed on the beach, just as the sun was going down. 

Post # 6
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860 posts
Busy bee

Unless you know the literal second he is going to do it, it’s still a surprise. Make sure to enjoy the time together on those weekends instead of focusing on being “ready” for it to happen!

As far as nails- I sugggest SNS at the beginning of the month. I get mine done every two weeks as that is my routine (excessive to some, sure), so if you’re really that worried, do that!

Post # 7
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420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

My fiance and I had never talked about timelines or anything, but from some comments he made over the course of several months, I was 99% sure that he planned to propose for my upcoming 30th birthday. (I was totally right; he’s terrible at keeping secrets from me because he gets too excited about surprising me, lol.) 

I just played dumb and pretended to be clueless! I knew that if I let on that I knew, he would get all upset that it wouldn’t be a surprise and would try to come up with a different plan. I was happy with what I was expecting him to do and didn’t want him to change it or stress out. I just zipped my lips and made sure to get my hair and nails done for the day I expected him to propose. (Btw, if you’re trying to keep your nails nice for 3 weeks, definitely go for a no-chip gel manicure or dip powder manicure!) Early congratulations to you, and I hope you’ll update us when it actually happens!

Post # 11
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981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

yellowbell :  Oh yes he knew I knew. I had picked out the ring, signed for it when it was delivered. He was super excited to marry me early on (and I felt the same) so we have had a lot of talk about it. We are also in our 30’s (second marriage) with kids and other factors to consider so we didnt have the hush hush spirit about it. We didnt tell other people in real life but we were both well aware and planning this all together. The night he proposed was just him and me. The next morning we told his parents and then our families before making it social media official lol

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Detroit, MI

I’m actually not 100% sure but im like 90% sure I’ll be getting engaged in less than 2 weeks. We’re going to Florida for our 9 year anniversary vacation (been together since 15 and 17) and I think he will do it then. I just picked my ring last month and I know it’s back and he’s hid it now. He’s put so much emphasis on making this trip “life changing” and “memorable” he’s said. And he’s working so much over time (we both work at the same company) so I see him working at home a lot after hours. So hopefully I’m right lol. And I’m literally getting my nails done the day before we leave. I’m getting a gel full set. Almond shaped and mint green with either a marble or glitter finger (clearly I’ve thought hard on this) lol. 

Post # 15
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692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Surprises are super overrated! Now-FI and I went ring shopping together, and I (rightly) figured it would take at least a few weeks to come in. I went back and forth on whether I thought he’d do it at home soon, or on a vacation a couple of months later. One Friday, I just had a feeling, and I was right. Even without the surprise, it was so sweet and special, and it was a wonderful night. We had a cheese plate for dinner, then ate cake on the couch while watching The Great British Baking Show and talking about the wedding. 

It’s no less special if you know, so enjoy the anticipation! 

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