(Closed) Proposal fail, funny story to look back on

posted 4 years ago in Proposals
Post # 2
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My Fiance proposed while we were in a hammock…and then proceeded to fall out when he tried to get up and get on one knee….and I started laughing.  It was dark outside too so I couldn’t even see the ring!

Post # 3
1321 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Fiance had the ring still in its box (which was also in another box from the jeweler), and it was buried in the bottom of his backpack when he proposed. He thought he’d be able to get it out quickly, so he proposed and I just burst into happy tears and then was awkwardly crying while he was trying to fish it out of the bag hahahaha but it was perfect.

Post # 5
9668 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Haha, what a great story! Love the funny ones. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
1180 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I failed ours more than he did. I kept telling myself it wasn’t happening because we were both going to be out of town a lot and even though I kind of thought getting me to the park where we had our first real date would have been great I didn’t think he could pull it off. we talked about making it private So while the park was perfect, didn’t really consider it. And I figured if it was possible that it would happen the next day when we mentioned going by there to bring my friends baby. I’d been so anxious for it to happen I had kind of just convinced myself it was a ways away .

Yet he got my best friend and husband involved. Staged a fight between them about her husband fogetting his wallet on the way to dinner and turning around to go back offered to drop us off a we didn’t have to go. So I’m walking in the grass saying I shouldn’t have worn heels, and how I’m glad it wasn’t a million degrees outside and they could have dropped us off at a bar, not just where they turned around. Then I’m just like “hey, this is where we had that picnic!” And “hey, it’s those trees I took that really pretty picture of!” I even cut him off when he starts talking asking how long he thinks they’ll be gone. Then i start catching on and i keep telling myself this isn’t happening until he got down on his knee. I cried and we hugged and kissed and some frisbee playing hipsters cheered and congratulated us and then I’m still like “I cant believe Sally just missed this! How long do you think they’ll be?!” Then he pointed out they were walking up. he didn’t wait very long for them to come back and they didn’t get a picture of him down on one knee but they got a few of us right after. they told me they thought I knew it was coming until I said I didn’t feel like fixing my hair and just threw it up. it was perfectly imperfect. I thought I was possible but a day early and it still shocked me when he got down and pulled out the ring. It’s was the best feeling ive had in my life. 

Post # 7
5162 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

kayvee:  I knew my husband was going to propose, and I guess we were both so nervous that we got SUPER DRUNK. We ended up passing out (him with his shoes on) in our hotel room, and slept from 6-9:30. We ended up having a really late dinner, then him telling me it was time to go find a spot to propose (sooo romantic, lol) and then as he was getting on one knee he said, “I’m going to propose to you now”. I don’t know if you can tell, but my husband is not the most romantic guy in the world – lol. 


Congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 8
1628 posts
Bumble bee

We were on vacation in Belize and hanging out by the pool before dinner. He said he was going back to the room to change, and I told him I was just going to throw on a sun dress over my suit for dinner and I’d wait for him by the pool. Five minutes after he left, I changed my mind and decided to get out of my suit too. I walked into the room while he was setting it up for the proposal. The room keeper had made these animals out of the towels and he was setting the open ring box onto the towel elephant’s trunk when I walked in. I felt a little bad about ruining the surprise, but it was kind of funny when he whipped his head around, saw me and swore (in a more lamenting way, not angry).

Post # 9
1339 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Mine tricked me and told me there was an animal under a tree in the forest… I love animals so I obviously immediately went over to see what it was lol when I turned around he like slid on one knee as fast as he could, but there were rocks lol… he was like “ooooooooooooawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wowwwwwwwww ouch” I was like uhhhh lol

Post # 10
2350 posts
Buzzing bee

kayvee:  My Fiance came home with all of our groceries, set them on the floor and then went to get the ring. Of course I didn’t know this and I thought he was being silly trying to get my attention. I was putting things in the fridge and he’s like, “babe! babe! look!!!!” and I was like, “move out of the way I’m putting the cheese in the fridge!!!!” And then he was like, “no! stop and look!” Haha, I turned around and he was on one knee, haha. I started laughing and hugging him and then he was like, “you didn’t say yes!!” Haha, so I said “YESSSSSS!!!!” It was hilarious, I hardly even looked at the ring until after saying yes. It was hilarious. 

Post # 12
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My Fiance asked on a camping trip while we were supposed to be watching the Perseids meteor shower, only it was a supermoon so we couldn’t see ANY stars!! We were out on the dock by the lake for a really long time waiting to see shooting stars, then Fiance (boyfriend at the time, obviously) said we should move to higher ground just in case it was lake fog that was blocking the stars. So we got in the car, drove up the mountain, and got out… only to be eaten alive by mosquitos! After about 15 minutes of not seeing stars and trying to slap away mosquitos, he said we should go BACK to the lake because it was nicer. So we drove down the mountain, and Fiance was uncharacteristically silent – I thought because we were both tired. Turns out he was 1) upset at the lack of stars, and 2) trying not to spill his secret! Down at the lake, we waited for another half an hour until I thought I saw a shooting star. I told him this, and he IMMEDIATELY pounced: “You did?! Make a wish!!” and then he launched into his story and proposal and the ring and I cried and laughed and it was wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚ But for a meteor shower where there was supposed to be a shooting star every few minutes, we only saw three in about an hour and a half!! 


Oh, and when we got back to the tent, it was COVERED in spiders. That was horrifying. Spiders & needles are my phobias, so I basically stood on the table and freaked out while he used a stick to brush off the tent. Still gives me the chills thinking about it!


Now we just laugh, at the lack of stars, at him making us move around looking for the perfect spot, and at the spiders. In the end, we’re engaged, and that’s alllllll that matters ๐Ÿ˜€ And every year on our engagement anniversary, we’ll have a meteor shower to celebrate! There can’t be a supermoon EVERY year ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 13
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Not my story but my colleague’s!! Her now-husband was so nervous and excited he texted his mom “I’m going to propose to N right now!” and….. he sent it to N instead. HAHAHAHA.  

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