(Closed) Poll: Was your proposal a dream come true or a disappointment?

posted 7 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: What are your feelings towards on how your man proposed?
    It was a dream come true!! : (193 votes)
    65 %
    I was disappointed : (103 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I was disapointed and I feel bad about saying this. My husband has never been creative in any way (like he always cooks the same thing and wears the same clothes) I know that some he tought about something else because he told me but he was afraid I would think that was cheesy. I won’t go into detail just for the sake of not boring you all but he proposed after I had stitches removed from my wisdom tooth surgery I mean can you get more romantic than that? I love him with all my heart and sould regardless of his lack of creative talents :p

    Post # 4
    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I wouldn’t say mine was a disappointment, but it wasn’t a “dream come true” either. It was just a really casual, spur-of-the-moment proposal in our living room. It was very “us” but sometimes I wish my Fiance had put a *little* more thought into it.

    Post # 5
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was so happy- it was low key but still had importance.  And I was surprised!

    Post # 6
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    It wasn’t a dream come true but it was private and simple and exactly what I asked for! I would have been so upset if he did it in a public place so for me a simple and “boring” proposal was just perfect! 🙂 I could never be disappointed in my proposal because it was the man of my dreams asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. How could that ever make me upset? 

    Post # 7
    43 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Mine was definitely a dream come true.  DH whisked me off to a resort overlooking the ocean for Valentine’s Day.  After we checked in, we enjoyed glasses of wine and took a walk along the cliffs overlooking the ocean.  He proposed on this walk, and we were able to enjoy a romantic weekend celebrating our engagement.  It was perfect for us and what I’ve always dreamed of! 

    However, I do have a few friends who were pretty disappointed by their proposals.  One thing I try to remind them is that even if it wasn’t their perfect vision, their FH/DH did the best he could and wanted to convey his love and commitment to them in his own way. 

    Post # 8
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    It was casual, natural, and perfect. We were out for walk and he just turned to me and said, “Marry me.” I didn’t need a big production made out of it for it to be special; just hearing him say those words made my heart leap, and the only thing that’s been able to surpass that moment since was our wedding!

    No ring, no fuss, no problem. IMO you’ve gotta love ’em for who they are and not put too much pressure on Mr. Predictable to become Mr. Outstanding Creativity or Mr. Ultimate Romance. I wanted to be proposed to by the guy I planned to marry, not his Hollywood stunt double.

    Post # 9
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’m one of those people who doesn’t understand what there is to be disappointed about.  Did he ask you?  Do you want to marry him?  Did you get a ring that you liked?  Ok, cool.

    I don’t get it.

    Ours was very low key and also very expected as we had picked up my ring earlier in the evening.  I can’t pretend that I understand couples where she knows that he has the ring and he knows that she knows but he makes her wait then arranges some big “surprise” production weeks or months down the line.  I mean, do you want to be engaged or don’t you!?

    I guess I can understand being disappointed if he like THREW the ring at me or said something hurtful, but I doubt this is happening in 80% of cases!

    Post # 10
    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Mine was nice, but nothing over the top, and certainly not “a dream come true.”  I feel bad calling it a disappointment, though. I think there’s something between dream come true and disappointment, and I think that’s where my proposal fell.

    Post # 11
    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The proposal didn’t go the way he planned (the way he planned would be amazing, but the way he did it was completely him) and he had to change it up but it was still amazing and will be a story to tell some day. 🙂

    Post # 12
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @CarolinaCola:  Agreed, is there a middle ground option?

    My Fiance put a lot of thought into WHERE he proposed and the ring itself but not really the words to say. He isn’t a mushy mushy type of guy anyway so I didn’t really expect as much.

    It was an awesome proposal in Yosemite which means a lot to both of us but the words eh not so poetic. 😉

    Right before he proposed….can’t be that bad right?

    Post # 13
    2253 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wouldn’t have mine any other way. It was a total surprise at a restaurant on the rooftop of this resort that overlooks the city skyline. He arranged it with the restaurant to reserve the entire outside patio just for the proposal. He was so nervous that I still laugh when I think about it (in a good way). After I said yes, he arranged for fireworks to go off! Then when we went inside for dinner, he arranged for my friends/family to be there to join us! Best day ever, well at least until the wedding. =)

    Post # 14
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    How could a proposal be a dissapointment, if you get engaged you should be thrilled no matter how he asked!

    Post # 15
    1577 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Definitely perfect and blissful. Also definitely private, and at home.

    I was just back from a stressful course, we had been apart a month. We had always spoken of forever, but never of marriage. This was the first time we actually spoke of it… and then he proposed (he had it planned)!

    Wonderful, because I never had to be “waiting”, knowing it was coming; and it was such a special moment… we couldn’t have captured that again I don’t think, if he had waited to do it elsewhere.

    Post # 15
    1577 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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