Public vs intimate proposal – please help!

posted 2 years ago in Proposals
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Exciting, I think it sounds lovely! I think you will be fine if you find somewhere pretty quiet. Good luck!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I wanted a public proposal, but that is not my FI’s style. He proposed at home, just the two of us and recorded it. We sent it out for friends and family to see at a later date. It was the best compromise.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee

My Fiance proposed at a public boat dock that was special to us. It was incredibly intimate, and didnt stress either of us out, and we both are pretty introverted. A public proposal was totally out for me. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee

msbtobe :  heya.. UK bee here. Follow your heart. I’m so excited for you and pray for good weather. My Fiancé is a super duper private person and doesn’t like being in the spotlight. So if your gf is like him, then wait till there wasn’t anyone in the immediate vicinity when you go down on a knee and ask her to marry you. He did propose outdoor, on a bridge on river Cam, on a warm October evening. There were few walkers passing by but he waited till there wasn’t anybody on the bridge when he proposed. He said that he had the ring with him for at least a month but he wanted to wait for a day with clear sky. So, anytime from now, dude!! You can do it! And update us k!! All the best!!!!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I think your idea sounds beautiful. My fiance proposed to me in a park and it was very private and intimate. Granted, it was very early in the morning, but still πŸ˜‚ I think so long as you’re in a decently secluded area it should be fine. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I say the park and make sure no one is around when you are going to do it.   Some proposals can only take a minute or even a few minutes.  So you got plenty of time to do it.  

  

Post # 23
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Busy bee

I had never wanted to have a public proposal, and my husband proposed to me in a park, in Finland in October and it was lovely. To be fair it was also quite late at night, it was pitch black out and we were both sitting on the bench (I had said I didn’t want him to go on one knee), so any passersby would probably have thought that it was just a couple having a private discussion.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I think that idea is perfect! I told my boyfriend that I don’t want a public proposal. But even though your idea is in a public place, you aren’t involving anybody and it won’t be a huge blown out public event. I think it sounds intimate and romantic!

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I also did not want a public proposal, and Darling Husband knew it. He proposed outside at sunset. Yes, there were other people outside in the general area, however it was still private and perfect. Public is when you do it in a crowd, loud so that everyone else is involved, or if you include family and friends, so it’s not just the two of you involved. Your planned proposal is still private, and you state it has meaning for you. Go for it!

Post # 27
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Busy bee

Please please don’t do a public proposal or do it at home. Go to your favourite quiet spot with a picnic 😍

Post # 29
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Blushing bee

Congrats bees πŸ˜€

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