- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I read all of these amazing and romantic proposal stories.. but where are the not-so-perfect stories? I’d like to hear how your FI proposed!
Mine wasnt as picture perfect as I had hoped for many reasons.
#1 I knew he had the ring. He showed me the receipt and it had the “expected date” for it to be ready, so I was on pins and needles around the expected date.
#2 We had just gone out to our favorite restaurant and ate like royalty (Steak & Lobster anyone?) When we went home I plopped on the bed and couldnt move. I had a bad tummy ache and I had a 13hr day at work.
#3 He tells me that he wants to go for a walk. WTF I JUST HAD A 13HR DAY ON MY FEET AND HE WANTS TO GO FOR A WALK? This is very strange and highly unusual for him. FI NEVER EVER EVERRRRRR wants to go for a walk.. especially at night. He managed to convince me to get out of bed on one condition: I wear my soccer shorts and one of my soccer tshirts (my comfort clothes). He agrees.
#4 Here is where I start to suspect something is up. Its in the middle of August. A very HOT, MUGGY, HUMID August and he has a sweater with him. WTF is up with the sweater?
So, we’re walking. I hate it. Im hot. Im tired. My stomach hurts. Wtf are we doing walking around the neighborhood in the middle of the night?
We sat down on a park bench (his neighborhood is a whole bunch of houses surrounding a park with tennis courts and his elementary school) and we’re silent. Im still hot and tired and Im getting aggrivated. I want to go home. He starts talking about how its a nice night and how the stars are out. I asked him to show me where the stars were (on some nights in Toronto, you cant see anything in the sky because the lights of the city) and he pointed out to a bunch of planes in the sky. I started to rip on him because he thought planes were stars.
That is when he said, “Fine, I guess you dont deserve this.” and then went down on his knee and uncovered the ring box from the sweater. He proposed to me at his elementary school park, Im wearing my soccer practice attire and theres people smoking pot in the tennis courts watching and then yelling at us (ie. “DONT DO IT MAN!”, “YOU DONT GOT TO DO THIS! SHE’LL STILL S____ YOUR D____!” <— this one will always stand out to me)
He cried. I laughed because I didnt believe him until he showed me the actual ring. I still didnt cry. I guess its kind of cute how he proposed but he told me his original idea and that one would have made my heart melt. He originally wanted to take me to Niagara Falls and go on a carriage ride and then when he got out of the carriage he would “pretend” like he dropped something and then he’d pull out the ring. From that nice plan to proposing to me at a park. Kind of underwhelming but eh, its what it means!
Let me hear your Not-So-Perfect Proposals!