(Closed) Proposal Planning

posted 7 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

personally i think it would be better to propose at the beginning of the trip. Not only will you be abl to relax, but you’ll have the whole time to enjoy being engaged. This is also good if you think she might suspect anything… you don’t want her to be feeling impatient.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh my goodness that will be lovely! From personal experience, my now husband took me on a vacation to propose to me but didn’t do it until the LAST day! I was happy to be engaged, but would have liked to have spent more time relaxing versus waiting for him to ask and trying to look my best all the time so that when he did ask I didn’t look awful! 

I know it’s a surprise for her but I’d do it earlier in the vacation rather than later.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would do it earlier as well, so that you can enjoy the newly engaged excitement for the rest of your time together.

Really though I’m sure that whatever you decide will be perfect – if you’re thoughtful enough to come here asking for opinions, my guess is you’ll spend tons of time planning a lovely proposal.  Good luck πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@shyguy3712: I think you should do it in the airport as soon as she gets off the plane πŸ™‚

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you was proposing to me, i think it would feel more romantic in Rome….

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Definitely towards the beginning. πŸ™‚ It would be nice if it were before Christmas so you two can spend your first “engaged Christmas” together then. πŸ™‚ So sweet. Then you can celebrate in Paris! Good plan, for sure. Got my approval.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@shyguy3712: It depends on your girlfriend. Is she someone who strives to be very unique? Or is she someone for whom Christmas is an amazingly magical time of year?

Unique = not Christmas day (some ladies think it is cheesy to be proposed to on a holiday. I personally don’t though.) 

Magical = Christmas day/Eve

The thing about an engagement is that you will only celebrate that anniversary  for a few years, if at all depending on when you set a date for. So I wouldn’t worry too much about it being a unique date. 

Is she really looking forward to planning the wedding? I love proposal stories where the guy gives the girl a stack of wedding magazines after the proposal.  I think that this is cute and special and helps to hype up the excitment. 

I agree with everyone saying to proposal in the beginning of your trip. I would also tell your hotel when you are planning to do it and see if you can have the room gussied up (wine, chocolate, rose petals etc) for when you come back after she has said yes! πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Any of these places would be beautiful and romantic, I really don’t think that you can go wrong. Is she more or an architecture person or a nature person? That might help in the garden vs building thought process. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

When in Rome!!!! So the rest of your vaca can be spent as an engaged couple!!!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Worker bee

ShyGuy, I agree that you should propose near the beginning of the trip . . . but as someone who was once in an LDR (and is now “in person” thank God!), I can tell you that it sometimes takes a few days to get used to being “together” in person again for lots of couples . . . so I would wait until you’d had at least some time to catch up and feel all “in person connected” if you know what i mean.  

With my SO, when we were on Skype, we *felt* close . ..  BUT . . . when we were back in person, even though we felt so close on Skype, it still took a couple of days to feel back in the swing of things of being in person when we’d been apart for 5 or 6 months (!) at a time.  So, my opinion is that you should give her just a bit of time to enjoy being in your presence for a while before you pop the question. πŸ™‚ 

I wish you the best!!

Post # 15
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Worker bee

Oh . . . and I agree that you should do it in Rome!!  Have you been there before?  One lovely spot is at the bottom of the Spanish Steps (where there is a beautiful fountain) . . . *sigh* sooo romantic!!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Oh, i just have a thought! What if you do it at the Trevi Fountain? You could get her to close her eyes, make a wish and throw the coin over her shoulder. Once she has her eyes closed, you go down on one knee! 

But really, all of the places you suggested are just beautiful and she is going to be thrilled no matter where you decide.

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