- 6 years ago
Summary of my long post: Proposing. Having a really nice dinner. I’d like to avoid proposing at the dinner table, but the restaurant will be a very nice setting. The restaurant is willing to work with me to an extent.
Hey Bees, I’ve got a small request. I’m planning on proposing to my girlfriend in the very near future, and I would really appreciate some input on my plan. I want it to be special, but I’m really trying to avoid being cliche’ or over the top.
I’ve reserved an event for two at a really nice restaurant in town that’s called the “chef for a day.” You spend the day in the restaurant’s kitchen having private lessons with the head chef, and he teaches you different elements of preparing a fancy meal. You’re given chef uniforms with your name monogrammed in it, which I think is kinda cheesy, but it’s supposed to be a lot of fun (everyone in the kitchen refers to you as “chef” all day). We’ll also have lunch with the head chef, and then meet with another person to learn about different wine pairings and cocktails (and try them as well, woo!). Anyway, the big finale is that we get to try out the things we learned by preparing a 6 course meal for ourselves, including the wine we decide to pair with it. The head chef also gives us a gift for participating (no idea what it is though).
So anyway, I’ve booked that event for the day I’m going to propose because I think it’ll be a great combination of romance and fun. However, I just don’t know when the best time to pop the question is. I would love to do it at the restaurant, but I know that she (and I) would both prefer for it to be more private, and not at a dinner table or someplace with a bunch of rando onlookers (they’ve reserved us a corner table in their more private dining room, but I’m still not sure how private it is).
Anyway, my question is simply if you have any ideas to arrange for a more private, intimate proposal. Since we’ll be at the restaurant for most of the day, I’ll have plenty of opportunities for a private setting (but it probably won’t be as romantic as it would be later). Also, the restaurant would be pretty willing to work with me if I have any ideas, but the best they could come up with is to have us in a more private dining area.
I would really appreciate any input, since I’m getting more nervous with each passing day. Thanks!
Also, if you think my idea is super lame, please don’t crush my hopes and dreams. I’ve already paid for the event, so there’s no going back! 😛