(Closed) So happy to read about non-elaborate proposals

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My Darling Husband is not a very detailed kind of guy and I always pictured he would propose in our house or the beach, just the two of us alone. Instead he planned a nice dinner at our favorite place and waited until desert to actually get on one knee. I was very very surprised because he is a shy guy and hates being the center of attention. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was not to elaborate but for his standards it was. He really wanted to have a story to tell but you know I would have been just as happy if he would have proposed in our house. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 5
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My Fiance is super private. He proposed at the place where we concluded our first date on the 9th anniversary of that date. And we walked around the lake and the pier, and we went back to the car. He told me to get out of the car because I’d gotten back in too fast. Then he started talking about life and our history, and I sensed it was the proposal. Then, this truck drives by all slow, minding our business, and my Fiance started stammering and stumbling. I could tell he was trying to adlib until the truck drove off. It was cute. At first I was like, who cares if they’re watching, but I was actually glad that he didn’t do it with them gawking. That way, it was just between us–not between us and some dude in a truck, you know?

He didn’t get down on one knee. Now that i’m thinking about it, maybe the truck guy spooked him into forgetting that part. It didn’t even seem to matter. He handed me the box with the ribbon on it before he even asked me. It was cute. I don’t think a “story” is what’s most important. What matters to me is the smile and tingle I get when I think of it. 

Post # 6
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah, my fiance did a pretty simple proposal – in his defence, he had a proper one planned out, but he sucks at waiting with surprises, so had to give the ring to me as soon as he got home.

Post # 7
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

We were on vacation, he cooked a fancy dinner, just as we were sitting down he goes “wait a second” and ran out of the room. Came back, knelt down on one knee, held up ring. THen I started crying and screaming “yes!” so even if he had something more elaborate planned I kind of killed that. I loved it. We’re private people and don’t want a ton of fuss or drama.

Also I asked him about it a couple months later and he said he was glad I started yelling and grabbed the ring because he was nervous and blanked about which hand to put it on and what he was planning to say. So I guess we’re a good team. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
719 posts
Busy bee

Tomorrow is the 1-year anniversary of our engagement.  He proposed in his truck in the parking lot at the mall where we had our first kiss.  It was during a freak October noreaster snow storm…and tomorrow there will be a hurricane!!!  The 29th of October is not our day for weather!!!  It was a simple proposal and perfect.  I never wanted a big public proposal.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 9
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My husband proposed in bed. We were in a LDR and I was visiting him. I had just gotten to his apartment and we were laying in bed and he said jokingly, “What am I going to do with you MrsWishyWashy?” And I coyly responded, “I don’t know MrWishyWashy, what ARE you going to do with me?” At which point he pulled a ring off a chain around his neck and said, “I think I’ll make you my wife.”

Simple. Intimate. Perfect.

Post # 10
2390 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t get the fuss over the surprise, elaborate proposals.  I honestly don’t even know when we got engaged – we just knew from about the second week we knew each other that we were getting married.  I think he actually said “will you marry me” about 2 months in.  

We got the ring a couple months later, and he took me to a fancy dinner the night it came in – he said some really sweet stuff that I can’t remember at all and gave me the ring.  No down on one knee or anything ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I wanted an elaborate proposal. I even told FH he should tape it because I love having records of these types of things. But when it came down to it. He just got down on one knee after the insurance agent asked if we were actuallly married, lol. No fuss, no muss, and I’m a pretty fussy gal. Some times I get sad that my proposal didn’t go the way I dreamed about, but who cares, I’m marrying mr maple and that’s what matters!

Post # 12
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

There’s nothing wrong with a straightforward proposal!

FI’s was somewhere in the middle, not at home, planned, but not elaborate. It was actually his second take at the proposal… at first he thought about popping the question during sex! That wasn’t “me”, so luckily he put out a feeler first before popping the Q under the covers.

A livingroom proposal can be highly romantic… every couple has a unique style, so for some ppl that’s probably perfect. These are just details anyway….  What really matters are the feelings behind it!

Post # 13
3586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@RedAngelDreamer:  I know, I like the inimate, quite ones.

Bit big shows make good viewing on You tubes, but only a couple of htose are really very interesting.

I was party to one of those Big Deal proposals some years ago. It was at a party, and all of us were told that he was going to proprose. They had already lived together for years, I couldn’t see what the big deal was. So it was kind of awkward, waiting for him to get it over with since the word was: he wanted an audience. I wanted to go home.

She was surprised, I guess. Hard to know. They still didn’t get married, and although they’ve moved away, they are now in a LDR and I’m not sure that they ever WILL get married.

Post # 14
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Def no sweet proposal story here! I knew he was going to be doing it on my birthday when we were on vacation in Georgia. When we were about ready to go to bed, he handed me the ring box and asked if I would marry him. Can’t get LESS sweet than that but it would’ve seemed phony if my Fiance had tried to do something over the top as that is soooooo not him and he would’ve felt awkward. I am okay with it because the meaning behind our engagement is the same no matter how he asked me. 

Post # 15
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think mine was both detailed and kind of not that big of a deal. My sister and my husband kind of knew the type of proposal I wanted, so my sister helped my husband set it up. Roses and candles in the house. The thing is, I knew all about it, so it wasn’t a surprise at all! My husband picked me up from work, and the whole car ride home we both knew, ok he’s about to propose. I didn’t know exactly what it would look like, or that he would do such a great job with it, but when we got home, he awkwardly mumbled out a speech and then asked me. Of course it was all uphill from there. 

Post # 16
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

oh my gosh I love hearing these stories of FI’s that forgot or just plain didn’t get down on one knee.. it makes me feel so much better because I thought I was the only one!

my guy proposed when we were on vacation in Vegas.

He’s pretty shy but he knew I wanted something to tell my friends all about so he took me to the swanky Eiffel Tower restaurant then we went to the top of the tower to watch the fountains and see the view of the strip & etc and then he was holding me from behind watching it all, he whispered in my ear and asked me to be his wife…

He didn’t get down on one knee (which like EVERYONE asked me if he did… and I kinda wanted him to if I’m honest… I’m such a silly hopeless romantic) but it was so genuinely sweet that he did all that for me because it was actually really romantic & I know he would have rather just been very low key.


I love your proposal stories ladies! They are all so genuine!

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