(Closed) Proposal rules?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

i told mine that i didn’t want it to happen at a sporting event [while i love sports, i was never a fan of the stadium proposals] or restaurant, or in a crowd [which automatically rules out the first clause. lol]. other than that, its fairly open.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

no- I didn’t want the proposal to be hindered in any way and I also didn’t know what he felt comfortable with. I let him do it when he was ready, whenever he wanted and however he wanted as it was his proposal. He was so proud of himself afterwards that he called everyone BEAMED about it for days because he got to do it exactly how he planned.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I told my SO that if he ever proposed in public, or with a diamond ring, that I would say no. I think I told him that when we were 14. 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i said nothing, and now i wish i had

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I told him I want us to be alone. I don’t want others sharing in our special moment. I don’t care if he asks in the tub, I just want us to be alone.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I told mine what my idea proposal was (because he asked) but didn’t tell him that his had to be that way.  I wanted it to be completely of his doing.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I also told him what my dream proposal was (he asked) but I didn’t say that he had to do it that way. Basically my rule is nothing embarrassingly public. Like if people can see us from a distance or if we’re in a park or something that’s fine, but no proposing in a restaurant or big crowd (: Oh and no ice skating, because I hate it.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Through subtle and not-so-subtle hints, I made it clear that I didn’t want a very public proposal. It was private, just the two of us, on New Year’s.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had a few rules… like I didn’t want it at a sports event, .. i wanted him to be a little creative with it and I wanted him to ask my parents first. But really, when I was at the point where I was wanting it to happen so bad, I just told him one day…. you could propose in bed and I would be happy. I don’t care how you do it, I just want to be engaged to you. In the end, it was perfect,… very private and creative… it’s a moment that him and I will have forever; nobody else. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mlb032488:I wish he actually would have said “Will you marry me?” and do the whole knee bent thing. With a ring. Or without, even. But definitely with those 4 words, and the kneeling.

And I wish he asked my dad and/or my mom.

I mean, I wish it was outlandishly romantic, but that I KNOW is crazy, and that’s why I didn’t say anything. In the end I got, “so we’re definitely getting married on the 3rd then? Yay!” (over the phone)

 

I never felt engaged. I never called him my fiance unless vendors kind of corraled me into it.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Although I really am enjoying everyone elses stories and things they suggested. 🙂

 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I did ask that it be just me and him so we could enjoy the moment together without interruptions!  However… as he said “Will you marry me?” my cell phone rang through the whole thing, so if you think it’s coming, silence your phone 🙂

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

No, I haven’t given him any guidelines for the proposal.  I hope he knows me well enough to know I wouldn’t like anything super-public, but other than that, he can do it however he wants – I just want him to ask!

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