(Closed) SO made a big FB slip!– need advice?!

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Haha, I find most women knew in advance or at least suspected before the question was asked. 

Post # 4
4431 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SparkleBee11:  I knew, but didn’t know when……..basically you’ll have to do yourself up and keep your nails up at every point for a week?  sounds harmless…but I would just try to block it out of your mind and let him have fun surprising you!  That’s always the best.

Post # 5
662 posts
Busy bee

I saw a proposal picture where the guy proposed to her after a few days of her being sick.  Her nose was snotty, her hair was EVERYWHERE and she was wearing sweats and UGGS lol.  It was the CUTEST photo I’ve ever seen in my life and I’ve seen a LOT of baby animal photos! 


Aside from the nails I likely wouldn’t do anything different ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Don’t do it!!!  Remember, it was supposed to be a surprised, so you wouldn’t have done any of that.

I admit, I did my nails that afternoon, because I thought it might be coming.  But I painted them myself since I knew people would be looking at my finger.  Nobody will be looking at your outfits.

Post # 7
662 posts
Busy bee

@mrslittlefish:  Agreed!


I already told SO that if he proposes and my nails don’t look pretty I’m not sending out any pictures until after they are done haha.  If there is a photographer on the scene though, I’d have my nails done the whole week!


Other than that, don’t do anything special. Let him surprise you.

Post # 9
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

If I had known in advance, I’d definitly have done that and more! As it was, I got a manicure the very next day, so they looked pretty while I was showing off my ring!

Post # 10
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

MY Darling Husband accidentally pocket dialed me from his cell phone (how that’s possible on an iphone, I don’t know!) while he was picking up my engagement ring from the jewelers.  I overheard the conversation and he told her he was relieved that he didn’t have to hold onto it for too long because he was going to propose the following weekend!  This all happened while I was at work and I hung up and my heart was beating out of my chest.  I didn’t know what to do!  In the end, I was actually really glad that I knew when it was coming because the day was so emotional anyway that I was glad to have time to prepare ๐Ÿ™‚  Also, it’s a funny story that fits “us” really perfectly (even though Darling Husband asks me not to tell too many people about it!).  FYI…I also went out and bough a new dress and got my nails done ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
2777 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Bunny82:  Awww that does sound cute.  Sort of a no matter what your going through or what you look like I’ll always love you!!

I didn’t even realize I’d be getting an on one knee proposal we had talked about getting married and decided to do so.  I guess I should have seen a ring proposal coming but I didn’t.  I think even though you know when about its going to happen you’ll still be surprised! 

I’d do the nails for sure since you know ahead of time.  In fact I have been putting off doing mine for a while due to potential job interviews but screw it.  I think I’ll do them today so I can post a ring pic with nail polish!!

ETA: I didn’t really show off my ring too much.  People came to my cube to look, after someone else noticed it and that was really the gist of it.  I showed it to friends and family through email and facebook (everyone lives 2000 miles away!)  I have trip back home planned soon and I think I will totally paint my nails before that because people will probably want to see the thing in person.  That didn’t even occur to me before now! 

Post # 13
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I knew it was coming at some point in the near future, so I had taken to doing my hair and makeup before all specialish events.  I didn’t do a whole lot out of the ordinary, but I definitely made an effort.  Darling Husband apparently was convinced that I knew when I took so long to do my hair the day of, but it really was just what I was doing for all days it could have happened.

Post # 14
3667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My SO has promised to give me a one-month heads up before proposing — partly because he knows I hate surprises, and partly because I keep changing my mind about the ring and need to give him a “final answer,” haha. I’m definitely going to keep my nails looking amazing as soon as I get the green light!

Post # 15
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yay on the nails, but I’d probably stop there!  People are going to want to see pictures of the ring, not your clothes or hair! 


Ahh!!  How exciting for you!!

Post # 16
1404 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@SparkleBee11:  I’d make an effort with the manicure but everything else (hair, new outfits) I wouldn’t worry about. I’m thinking my SO will propose in 2 weeks while we’re away on my birthday getaway so I’m making sure my nails are painted but nothing else out of the ordinary. Otherwise there’s too much to worry about and I just want to enjoy the moment when it happens… not worry about what I’m wearing or how my hair is styled. 

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