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

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 32
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Helper bee

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@Oooh_snap:  same here! I know my SO, and he is pretty pratical as well.

But somehow I believe the reason I am waiting is because he is going outside his comfort zone to plan something big. I have told him on many occasions that I don’t need all the extra stuff, but if he insists, I won’t be upset 🙂

Post # 33
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Blushing bee

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@Dorian5:  LOL the ringburger…

Nothing involving sports or a Jumbotron, and I don’t like the idea of wedging or hiding a ring in food either. I could see SO planning something elaborate because that is his personality. I wouldn’t mind a public proposal, provided it is tasteful. I’d be equally happy just mutually agreeing that it is time to become engaged.

Post # 34
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Helper bee

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@StephanieElise:  That is exactly how I feel.  My boyfriend has expressed many times that he wants to occasion to be special, but he doesn’t know exactly what to do.  I always tell him it doesn’t have to be some big show and he always asks “but what if that is what you want?”  I suspect he has bigger plans cooking than I can even imagine.  I’m with you though, anything he does, big or small, is going to be perfect!  I think it will be even more special knowing they were willing to step out of their comfort zones for us =)

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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im married now but thought this would be fun! no food. yeah i would have ate that ring up. sports dont bother me but public stuff or in a plain old resturant wouldnt have been good. or the plain old “wanna just get married” while you are in bed. see it on movies all the time and ild be like.. yeah no. he was on one knee and had to be. it was a public place with no one there when he did do it. i wanted it on valentines day but he waited two weeks after since he had just sprained his ankle…. on vacation in hawaii. lol. i think proposing with the ring on the dog would be super cute but ild be afraid he was going to run away. i wouldnt want a christmas proposal idk why. but his whole family staring at me… not a fan of that. if it was just us yes.

Post # 36
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Newbee

My previous marriage had no ring, no proposal… just kind of a, yeah, okay, lets do this then.  So when my Fiance and I got serious and started talking about the potential of marriage, I told him I’d never had the proper proposal–and that was my only definite no!  That I absolutely would not consider marriage without a proper proposal.

He rose to the occasion.  We were on a business trip to Washington DC and he proposed at the Lincoln memorial.  There were other people around, but not paying attention to us.  It was personal, but not on one knee, and he had a ring. I was surprised and I’m still impressed that he planned it out.  He plans nothing, ever.  🙂

Post # 37
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Busy bee

I told my SO that the one thing I absolutely don’t want is a restaurant proposal. Unless the place has some special significance, it’s just not for me. 

Post # 39
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Blushing bee

jumbotro, flashmob, food involved, valentines day, or Christmas day. Which is strange considering my dream proposal is Christmas or new years eve (just not the day haha)

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I said no holidays or sporting events or anything else involving a jumbotron.

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I didn’t want anything super public like sports or holidays. Fiance is a tiny bit shy, so that was no problem. I didn’t want anything I would consider tacky in regular life, like a chocolate rose or weird dessert or towel animal! Our Central Park private proposal was perfect for us. 

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I told him I wanted it on a random day so I wouldn’t expect it (not Valentine’s day, Christmas, birthday, etc), and he had to be down on one knee 🙂

Post # 45
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I told him not on a holiday, or around chrismas. I told him that our anniversary was the latest in the year he could go (Dec 19) and if it wasn’t by then it would have to be in the new year. I also don’t want it at a restaurant, that’s how my bff’s was so no, and I don’t think he would want people staring at us. I am perfectly okay with a vacation, that is actually what I am hoping for. We travel all the time so that would totally be us!

Post # 46
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Worker bee

No holidays, not at a restaurant, not a big public spectacle, not at our place. Looking at the list of my “don’t”s now, it doesn’t seem like I left too many options… good thing he doesn’t seem deterred! 

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