(Closed) Public or Private Proposal?

posted 8 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: Was your proposal public or private?
    Public with lots of people around : (12 votes)
    8 %
    Public place but not many people around : (37 votes)
    25 %
    Infront of family/friends : (14 votes)
    9 %
    Private, just the 2 of us : (85 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Mine was a semi-private proposal (there may have been like 2 people walking somewhere but we didn’t see them) at sunset out on a rock on a beach on a vacation to Rhode Island. I thought it was perfect for us that nobody was really around since we’re both more private people.  I find it interesting though that when it’s talked about my fiance’s parents are a lot more impressed with his brother proposing in public in the middle of a pub on their vacation.  I feel like it just depends on the people as to which is right.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Fiance did it in private, and I loved it. I got to scream happily a bit (even though I was completely expecting it), and we didn’t have to worry about anyone being around us. It also gave us a chance to savor it a bit before we got other people involved.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Mine was private! We were on these cliffs at Acadia National Park at sunrise. It was very romantic and very private!

     

    @pebble: Haha you tackled him! That would have been bad if I had – we would have plunged 300 feet down sharp rocks into the freezing cold Atlantic. How did you forget about the ring?!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Mine was private. I’m not big on being the center of attention so it was perfect:)

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @pebble: Haha. That sounds PERFECT! How adorable is the jersey technique?! 

     

     

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Mine was in front of a bunch of friends and family.  It was super exciting and romantic, but I do wish it had been a little more private.  He had asked them to stay on the other side of the cottage while he proposed except one friend taking pictures, but everyone ran around and awkwardly watched us anyway.  It was wonderful though!

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Vacation, day on a somewhat secluded beach we had to hike to. There were maybe 20 people there and he was taking pictures and taking soooooo long and I was getting really annoyed because we had another half of the hike to do.  Turns out he was just waiting for most of the people to leave.  So he had to stop me as I was walking away from the beach back to the trail (trying to get him to hurry up – lol!) so he could propose.  A couple of people up towards the trail realized what was going on and whistled and hooted.  It was fun.  And i was totally surprised.  Then I pushed him on the rest of the hike and he was so sore he couldn’t walk for two days.  How’s that for a thank you?!Tongue out

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Semi-private for us! It was on the 18th hole of a golf course, so we were the only ones in the immediate area. However, the golf club was on to the proposal, and had placed the ring by the cup… so staff were watching, and a few other golfers were watching from the clubhouse. It felt very private to us thought until people started clapping, and the staff brought down champagne!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Just the two of us – at home on the couch.  Perfect for us 🙂

    Post # 14
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    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    It was public, but no one was around – on the beach on a sunny but chilly day in early May.

     

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Just us two – in the kitchen. I was a little bit annoyed b/c he didn’t get down on one knee 🙂 I made him get down on his knee and ask again! He did manage to totally surprise me though. 

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We went out to dinner w/ both sets of parents.  Everyone said he was going to propose then but I said no because I didn’t want something like that and it wasn’t a fancy dinner – just something “regular”.

    On our way home he said he wanted to stop for some wine/beer and then while we were browsing he said he wanted to “try” some champagne so we got a $5 bottle of champagne to “try” — so cheap!  hahahaha

    We went home and we were supposed to be going out w/ some friends after dinner but I was stuffed from dinner so I threw on some PJs – which Fiance was trying desperately for me to leave my regular clothes on!  He then “popped” the question after pouring some champagne!

    I gave him some requirements though:  NO holidays/birthday proposals and NO proposal in a public place and NO proposing in fron of our friend or family.  It was perfect!

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