- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2015
I know this has a ton of comments aready but I wanted to add my two cents in.
My BF and I aren’t engaged yet, just waiting for the proposal. But we have been talking about it, and I was accidentally there when he found the ring. We went together to try rings on and I found the one, we were originally planning to buy from an online seller. We have already started to align our finances.
Yet I still am beyond excited for when he proposes to me. I don’t feel like the element of surprise is gone, nor do I feel like I’m missing out. I personally don’t need a flash mob, or any type of over the top proposal. but that’s just me.
Its ra not about how he did it, it’s more that he did. There is no reason to feel like you’re missing out. Be happy you are the person he wants to share all his news and his life with.
I dont regret knowing what my ring looks like, nor that I know it’s coming. The wait is killing me but it’s a good wait!
I knew it was coming a month before he proposed. How did I know? I found my ring on craigslist, and showed him. Thank goodness he listened to me and bought it in Jan. 13, but for a whole month I couldn’t look at it, and I knew exactly where he hide too! It was so hard to not give in to temptation.
But I was patient and one month we went to Vegas for Valentines day. I knew it was going to happen when we walked down to the strip, But when it came. I was so happy, and honestly surprise, that he proposed that I didn’t care that I knew it was coming. It was my then BF at the time, who wanted to make this commitment. If you two have this strong foundation with each other, it only get better from there.
I completely knew it was coming and was about 95% sure exactly when, which is when he wound up doing it. For me, it wasn’t about being hugely surprised, it was about the amazing effort he put into the proposal and really doing something he knew I would love. A big part of our relationship is skiing and when we went away on our first vacation together to a mountain in Canada we said I love you. He set up everything and we went back there and that is where he proposed right at christmas. He even got friends of ours to go on the trip so they got pictures of the entire thing. He even told me later on he wanted to do a flash mob or something but thought that proposing at the peak of the mountain is what I would really love. I was so touched and still crying and shaking when he asked even though I knew it was coming 🙂 and plus the ring is he picked out was so me and beautiful
Don’t worry about the facebook fairytale proposals – reminder you got the fairy tale prince 🙂
I knew it was coming.
We had been best friends for 1.5 years, and we worked together 40 hours a week. When we started dating, wemoved in together in 2 mos, and I knew when he bought the ring. The only thing I had no idea on was the proposal.
I even had an idea that he was going to do it on vacation (because he hadn’t yet). But when it actually happened, I was still surprised, so ecstatic, and it’s all a happy blur lol
Here’s his proposal 🙂
I think no matter what it will be exciting and special because even though you know you’re going to marry him, you’ve still never had the proposal experience.
My fiance was so nervous, even though we’d already discussed marriage and he knew of course I’d say yes! lol
I was involved in picking the ring (as in I picked 3 favorites and the rest was up to him) However, I didn’t know the day, time or location.
He proposed to me while we were eating Chinese takeout and watching an action movie. So, it wasn’t the “fairytale proposal” that society pushes us to have. It was totally us though, totally low key. He got down on one knee and immediately we both started crying and he said those words and I’ll never forget that moment.
I promise the surprise and the romance will still be there even though you know it’s coming.
From 2 months on, my fiance and I talked about marriage, kids, all the goodies. People thought we were crazy but we both always knew…even when we were 16. Freshman year in college he gave me a promise ring. Fast forward 3 years later and we’re graduating and I’m constantly joking with him “where are you hiding my ring?” We even had a system down where I was sending my sister pics of rings I liked and she would forward them to him HAHAHA. ANYWAYS, he still managed a surprise that was SHOCKING. Before we even graduated, he said he wanted to take me on a hike for my grad. present. I told him how that is the worst present of all time. I was also leaving for Africa in a few weeks for the entire summer so realistically I thought he’d do it right when I got back so he had time to get the money stuff together and make the ring. Proposed to me on the hike. My whole family was in on it and my sister had even been lying to me like “oh shoot I need to check in with Ryan to see if he even got my emails.” It was amazing! Surprises are possible, just be patient!
For me at least, knowing it was coming didn’t take away from the special-ness of being proposed to by my soul mate. The man I adore got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife (with a freakin’ awesome ring to boot!). It was intimate, special, sweet, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Whether you know its coming or not, it’s still a shock! I was shaking and grinning and tearing up.
That said, I was never one of those women who wants the flash mob surprise proposal, just something intimate and not in front of a huge crowd of people. I read on the Bee a while back and I think they are totally right. After you are married, no one will even ask how he proposed anyhow 🙂
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