Post # 1
So my SO and I have decided that instead of him planning a big surprise proposal (we share all of our money/bank accounts and he sucks at surprises anyway) we’re going to plan a small trip to Disney World in December to get engaged/celebrate! It’s really perfect because Disney World is our happy place (we worked there together last year) and we’ve never been at Christmas, my favorite time of year, and there’s no way he could have pulled off the whole trip by himself without me finding out.
I know the trip is going to be perfect, but I’m afraid I’m going to be disappointed that it won’t be a surprise. We picked my ring together, and I kinda wanted the proposal at least to be a surprise if the ring wasn’t. I’m also afraid that the situation will feel forced because I’ll be expecting it…. But this way we get to celebrate together in our favorite place, and I have ALWAYS wanted a Disney proposal. This way I get my dream proposal… I just know about it beforehand.
Does anyone else have plans like this? Is it too weird? Please reassure me that I’m not going to regret it. 😛
Post # 3
Honestly, I would love that. I hate surprises. I hate feeling like my SO has all the “power” in the situation we’re in – he gets to pick the ring, the time and the place. I think what you have planned sounds so sweet and so mutual. To be honest, I’m a little jealous!
Post # 4
@nber0815: Mutual is a really great way to put it. We’re even paying for the ring together. I know it’s nontraditional, but I’m hoping it will be perfect. 🙂
Post # 5
@Leasli: My parents decided together that they were getting married. There was no proposal. I think that your plans are amazing!
Post # 6
@Leasli: At least you won’t have the horrible “will he” pang as you’ll know it’s coming and you can savour the moment 🙂
Post # 7
I think you are over thinking it. I think it’s very nice you picked it out together and planned the trip together.
I would try to relax and leave the rest up to him 🙂
Post # 8
It sounds like a great idea. Unlike so many of the Waiting Bees you have the joy of knowing how special your vacation will be and that you’ll be coming home engaged.
Post # 9
@tiff-tiff-tiff: My parents didn’t have a proposal either. Instead, when my dad’s representatives asked my grandfather for permission, it was generally assumed that they were getting married when he gave the ok. Every now and then my mom still jokes about not getting her proposal.
Post # 10
It’s a nice way of getting engaged and celebrating at the same time! You’re so lucky to get your proposal in your favourite place in the world so enjoy it!
Post # 11
This sounds like a really sweet idea! Congratulations, I hope you guys have a wonderful time.