(Closed) Leaving for Jamaica on Thursday & Friends Hinted at Engagement

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Not thinking about it is really hard to do! Try really hard not to read too far into what your friends are saying… they could very well be trying to throw you off, let you know without actually saying so, or they could just be going on a hunch and they could be wrong. You know a proposal is coming, just try to be patient. This might not be the BEST advice, but I’m in a similar situation where signs are all pointing to a proposal very soon, and I have been actively trying to convince myself it’s NOT going to happen when I think it will. I do not want to ruin a wonderful moment just because it’s not exactly what I expect, and if it does happen, I want to be pleasantly surprised!


In all fairness, it does sound to me like he’s going to, but I could definitely be wrong.Try to keep yourself busy, do something to distract yourself. Enjoy your vacation and hopefully he does propose! Let us know! 

Post # 4
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

FWIW, I think friends tend to read into that stuff more than they should. Just yesterday, my bf hinted to the wife of his mutual friend that he is going to buy a ring soon. Then we mentioned that we are going away for a long weekend in a couple weeks (totally my idea, totally NOT going to be a romantic engagement getaway) and she perked up and I could SEE her thinking about it.  

Just enjoy your vacation adn your time together. Sounds like your SO is committed to you and your life together and I’m sure he has something fantastic plans (whenever that is…)

Post # 5
4393 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Here’s my advice, KEEP YOUR EXPECTATIONS VERY VERY LOW!!! Not trying to be a Debbie Downer but the worst thing u could do is prepare urself for it to happen and then if it doesn’t its a huge bummer…

I say go and have a great time, don’t expect anything other than to have a wonderful relaxing vacation together.

but I SO HOPE IT HAPPENS SOON FOR YOU!!!!! I remember UR old post about living out of UR car and the phase of waiting and I can totally relate so I wish you the BEST BEE!!! 😄

Post # 6
539 posts
Busy bee


It’s definitely hard not to think about! MY Fiance booked us a trip to Hawaii, and even though my friends hadn’t spoken to him about a possible proposal they were all thinking about it and telling me to get my nails done and saying ‘he must be proposing’.

It was so hard to not get my hopes up, but surprisingly i was so blown away from being in Maui, and had such a great holiday I actually forgot about ‘looking for signs’ or thinking ‘is today going to be the day’

He did end up proposing and I was actually super shocked, it was perfect! I got a lot of ‘i told you so’s’ when we announced our engagement!

Fingers crossed for you, either way Jamaica will be an amazing holiday filled with the best memories!

View original reply

Post # 8
2633 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

View original reply
ladyvictoria:  I wouldn’t think too much of it. Unless he told them that he was going to propose it could be just a vacation- in which case you will leave really anxious, sad, and disappointed and you will not be able to just enjoy the trip and being together.

If he did tell them that he was going to propose, I think that they betrayed his trust by telling you so.

I wouldn’t count on anything. Enjoy your trip, if it happens, it does, if not, then at least you got to spend a beautiful vacation together in paradise.

Post # 9
1534 posts
Bumble bee

I really really hope it happens for you, but i was in almost the exact same position 5 months ago, visiting Peru instead, and it didn’t happen after all – and still nothing 5 months later! Ho hum!

if you’re looking for signs you will most often see them and they might not mean anything. But have a wonderful time and we’ll all be keeping our bee fingers crossed for you. 

Post # 10
1113 posts
Bumble bee

If it happens, I think your friends suck for hinting at it.  I’m sorry.  I can’t imagine joking about it to one of my friends, especially if I knew.

Try to enjoy the vacation either way!

Actually, the day I thought my Fi was going to propose (he was NOT sneaky, bought roses, being real sweet etc) was actually NOT the day.  It was two days later.  He said he planned on doing it that night but I wasn’t in a good mood (HA) so he waited.  It could actually very well NOT be on your vacation, especially if he thinks you might be expecting it.

Post # 13
30392 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

View original reply
ladyvictoria:  Best Wishes to you both!

Post # 14
423 posts
Helper bee

Ahhh! Congratulations!! 🙂

Post # 15
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

Congrats!! My DH did the same thing on our trip to Mexico a few years ago. He was so nervous/excited he did it the first morning there.

The topic ‘Leaving for Jamaica on Thursday & Friends Hinted at Engagement’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors