(Closed) Proposal wish list- what would you add to yours?

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@HeartsandSparkles:  I’d be happy with anything. Thinking about it doesn’t excite me anymore but maybe if it finally happens it will be exciting.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@shaniqua:  omg what a Beautiful Proposal story!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@shaniqua:  that is a cute story but i would be irritated with all the other people knowing about it before i did. i know it took a lot of effort and all, but that would have driven me crazy by the end of the day lol

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@shaniqua:  Omg now I want to marry John! Haha! A friend of mine was proposed to in the same way – I think the scavenger hunt idea is so super cute!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I know I’d definitely like a photographer to capture the actual proposal! & since I’m dreaming here…I’d want it to take place on a hot air balloon! ha but the likelihood of that happening is probably zilch

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

When my SO proposes I would like it if he does it with just the two of us around, I don’t mind if he has family and friends hiding out and then they all come out after he proposes, but while he’s proposing I just want it to be the 2 of us.   

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

@shaniqua:  I was crying when I read that story. John is the Man!!

I really don’t care, I just want him to ask. but it would  be nice to have a secret photographer, to get the shot.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The one thing I knew I didn’t want was for the ring to be in any sort of food or drink (inside a cake, in the champagne glass, or any such).  At this point, I’d be happy regardless of how he did it! 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@HeartsandSparkles:  I would probably try to think of non-tangible things you want in a proposal, that way he can still use his imagination and you won’t be let down if you ask to, say, go to a certain place and he can’t make it happen. The fact that you know what you don’t want means you have some sort of idea what you would like. Think of why you don’t want those things and tell him why. For example if you don’t want the jumbotron because it’s overdone and cheezy, then tell him you want something unique and classy. If not at a restaurant then maybe it’s because you prefer somewhere private and symbolic. I don’t know if that helps, that’s just what I would do.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@HeartsandSparkles:  I would just like for it to be private! No people around but us! I don’t care if it’s when I walk in the door or when I’m cooking dinner. 

@braverbeating:  The hot air balloon is amazing… I have always wanted that!!! Then I realized someone would have to be able to “steer” the darn thing and someone else would be there haha. Oh well, we can dream right?! I say aim for the Hot Air Balloon!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

Maybe you should hunt around for stories of proposals that you like and just print them out for him and give a little blurb on each one on why you thought it was a cool proposal?

I want something well thought out. I was envious of my friend’s awesome idea of proposing to his girlfriend by having postcards mailed from all over the world (he travels a lot for work). The postcards spelled out a special message. I thought it was just too awesome.

My guy is very.. creative. One Valentine’s day he had me hunting for notes all over his house (and digging in the garden outside) to eventually dig up some jewelery he had bought for me as a gift. Though he didn’t plan for the note in the ground to have all the ink washed away from the dirt being wet… then he had to let me know over the phone what the next clue was. I have a feeling for the proposal, I’m going to be following GPS coordinates and hunting through caves or something… lol

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@MariaW:  I’d be happy with anything. Thinking about it doesn’t excite me anymore but maybe if it finally happens it will be exciting.

This is right where I am, too. I’m so worn out from the waiting that I don’t even care about the form of the proposal. 

I don’t have any single thing I expect or even want for the proposal, aside from the fact that at this point if he gets a different ring than the one we picked out I’ll probably throw my hands up in defeat (the one we picked out is less than $500).  I would be fine with a ring-less proposal, I just don’t want a different ring, you know?

I know that I don’t want him to kneel; I’m not comfortable with any of what that represents.  I know that I don’t want him to ask for my parents’ (or especially/specifically my father’s!) permission or approval or “blessing.”  He knows both those things, and said he’s fine with them (and definitely agrees with the “no asking” one). 

I know that I’m personally not interested in any big displays of affection or largesse;  If he wants to do a jumbotron or hot air balloon proposal, I won’t care, and will say the same thing either way, but honestly, if he flipped me a ring while we were sitting on the sofa watching Star Trek reruns or blurted out “Will you marry me?” after sex in bed, I’d be content.  I just want it to be done.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

@EmilyJoy:  I mean I am aiming for the hot air balloon! but in my vision there would be two other people…a photographer & the hot air balloon director/steerer…but then I think we’d land and there’d be champagne on the ground! I don’t think its realistic because SO is not a fan of heights per se…and also he’s introverted to my extroverted so I don’t forsee a proposal such as that!

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