(Closed) Silly thought! What proposal cliches do you not want??

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 17
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I didn’t want anything public and I did NOT want the down-on-one-knee thing. My proposal was almost a complete surprise and thankfully Fiance did none of those things.

Post # 18
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I told my SO that I didn’t want a public spectacle either. A restaurant is fine as long as it’s not attention grabbing!

Post # 19
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I like the whole ring in champagne thing, because how hard is that to clean off? He’d need to make sure I didn’t down it without looking though. D:

But yeah, not stuck into food.


Post # 20
2529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I made the mistake of stressing to my then-boyfriend that I didn’t want him to ask me “in front of people.”

I meant like a resturant, or a ball game, or in front of all my family and friends… I was OK with a park or a somewhat-not-really public place. I just never really explained that to him (or, at the time I thought it was obvious)

Well anyway he took it literally, got spooked, and proposed to me on the couch in our living room.

Certainly not my dream proposal, and it hurt my feelings for quite some time afterwards.
BUT, I’m so happy to be marrying him now, I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

Post # 21
109 posts
Blushing bee

@LittleE3:  Flash mobs absolutely irk me!! So cheesy and not a good fit for my SO nor I. He isn’t into that stuff so I am not worried. I would hate a restaurant proposal as well. I would also hate college graduation proposal (it happened at my college last year).


Post # 22
841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@LittleE3:  I didn’t want anything public – I wanted just me and him. And I’m not big into the getting down on one knee thing… it feels weird to me… but we got engaged in his car so that wasn’t an option anyway haha.

Post # 23
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

No crowds of people, no family or friends there,  just us. I’ve never told him but I would love for it happen on a vacation so I can soak it all in for a week and not have to tell anyone about it until we get home, haha.

Post # 24
982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I didn’t want a holiday proposal, and I didn’t want a public scene with tons of people around. We ended up getting engaged in a park with a few people around and that was perfect!

Post # 25
234 posts
Helper bee

hahah I have so many creative thought in my head but I keep my thoughts to my self because I want him to think of something on his own and it not be my creative ideas.

NOO crowds. I blush easily. I prefer it just be us. If there is people I would only want my sisters to help. 

Post # 26
576 posts
Busy bee

No food. I don’t want to have to take the ring home and wash it before I wear it. 

Not on Valentines Day. I’m just not a huge fan of the holiday romance wise. 

Nothing that would involve coordinating a substantial(20+) group of people or could make for an entertaining YouTube proposal. I think they’re cute to watch, but I’d probably freak the hell out because that much public attention makes me nervous/panicky. 

Post # 28
1001 posts
Bumble bee

My list of DO NOT WANTS was so long that we eventually realized I just did not want a proposal (which took a load off his shoulders, to be sure)!  We mutually agreed to an engagement, instead.

Post # 29
557 posts
Busy bee

not in a public space, not a big spectical at our place and definitely not on any sort of holiday.

Post # 30
316 posts
Helper bee

Honestly, I’d take any of it.  My boyfriend tends to be more practical and less romantic, so if he did anything besides throw a ring box at me and tell me to marry him I’d be floored.  


The only thing I told him I didn’t want is a heart shaped diamond.  

Post # 31
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

The only thing I’ve told SO is that I dont want my mom to be there. It sounds horrible, but she gets very emotional, and can be a bit smothering, and I just want to enjoy the moment with just the two of us with out my mom crying and freaking out and hugging me. I really love my mom, but she can be a bit much and I dont want to deal with her while I’m trying to enjoy the moment. 

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