(Closed) "My proposal was perfect except for…"

posted 4 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our proposal was photographed but we spent the night on a couch in a crowded frat house, he could have thought that through a little better, but he asked me to marry him so I was ecstatic regardless

Post # 4
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

He proposed on a sailboat and I got seasick right after 🙂

Post # 5
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@southernbelle381:  I absolutely loved our hiking proposal… But the ring was ginormous and we had to duct-tape it onto my finger! Haha. In his defense, I was incorrectly fitted for a 6.75 and I needed a 5.25 (doh). Although I wished it fit intially, I love the duct-tape story (and still have the tape saved in my jewelry box). 🙂

Post # 6
2841 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@southernbelle381:  uhhhhh my proposal took place in our backyard.  super cute– I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.  But I also would NOT have liked it if there were photographers LOL

Post # 7
9557 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I guess I wish thatI hadn’t figured it out on the way to the restaurant. So no big surprise or shock. But it also gavee me time to get excited.

Personally, I didn’t want my family/friends there and I would not have wanted a professional photographer. But that’s  me.

Post # 8
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

No photographers or anything like that – I had said to him i just wanted it to be him and I – none else around so it could be our special moment.

He proposed under a waterfall in the middle of a beautiful forest near the great ocean road. It was such a hot day, I was really sweaty and shaky and my legs were shaking so much i thought i would fall off the rock we were standing on. And i couldnt stop crying. It was a very beautiful, special moment.

Post # 9
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MrsEME:  Ditto to yours, exactly! Proposal pics are cute, but having that moment just the two of us under the moonlight, THAT was amazing and totally beats cute pics.  The wedding is enough of a production, no need for that moment to be one too!

(I don’t judge those who have big production proposals, but I HATE that now it’s almost expected!)

Post # 10
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@southernbelle381:  I told my fiancé I wanted something intimate and not public (just my preference). He came up with the sweet idea to propose in our future home (it was in the process of being built). He called the building site supervisor to get permission to go into the house and to also gave him a time so that he could make sure the construction workers were out of the house. When we arrived at that time there were still construction workers in the house (I didn’t think it was a big deal since I just thought we were checking out the progress) but then he got down on one knee and I realized what was going on. I felt SO awkward because all these workers were watching us and I couldn’t even concentrate on what he was saying to me, I’m pretty sad I missed it. So ya I was a bit dissapointed that he didn’t wait when he saw we weren’t alone but he had booked us a cottage and we headed there after for an amazing weekend. I got him to repeat to me what he said when we were finally alone 🙂 in the end I’m engaged to my dream man so I don’t mind 🙂


Post # 11
1592 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Um its not like hiring photogs is the norm. Anyway mine wasn’t what he planned, but it was perfect bc a great guy asked me to marry him.

Post # 12
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wish he didn’t include my mom.  She was super pay and we ended up getting engaged in front of a most waterfall. I have no idea what he said.  I’m not sure why he didn’t pull rank amd do it at the spot he picked out.  Maybe he was trying to be polite.  None the less I didn’t need or want her there. 

Post # 13
8 posts

We went to dinner after the proposal to celebrate, and I think we were forgotten about because it took over two hours to be seated late at night…oh well! We were busy calling/texting people about the news.

Post # 14
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My hubby tried having his friend film it.. 

lets just say its a video of heavy breathing and pitch black outside… haha soooo..

Post # 15
1818 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

Two parts: I was wearing my “fat clothes Friday” casual Friday outfit after work (my fault), and he forgot to have our song playing like he planned (his fault) 😛 Still love our proposal and wouldn’t change it, but those are the parts that technically “went wrong”.

Post # 16
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@southernbelle381:  My first husband just said hey, let’s get married. So that could be why we are divorced! LOL!!


My FI made it a romantic enough night, but I wanted to be surprised and I was not. And the first time he says he propsoed was my 30th birthday. All I know is I woke up with a ring on my finger the next morning. Never the less, we are engaged and one day I may work up the courage to marry him. LOL!

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