(Closed) Spin-Off: Did you have a public proposal? Tell us about it!

posted 5 years ago in Proposals
Post # 2
7892 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve also been surprised by how many people on here prefer and get private proposals. My proposal was during picnic lunch without a crowd watching, but I’m not too flashy in general. The public proposals are the ones that go viral, so I guess they get more attention overall. 

Post # 3
3164 posts
Sugar bee

Mine was a private proposal in public. He proposed in the gardens in front of the Louvre in Paris

Post # 5
68 posts
Worker bee

Mine proposed at the airport. It was super empty, but there was a family of three watching. It would have felt private no matter where we were though, because I was so focused on him.

Post # 6
2570 posts
Sugar bee

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christabel:  Mine was also a public private proposal in Paris. He did it on the love lock bridge at night so there was less people there it was amazing!

Post # 7
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

DH proposed at Union Station in Chicago but it wasn’t super crowded. They were setting up for a wedding so they did let us take photos where it was set up beautifully. 

Post # 8
325 posts
Helper bee

We actually got engaged at Disney (but in Florida)! He popped the question over dessert and coffee in the Be Our Guest restaurant in Belle’s castle.

I know restaurant and public proposals are a “no” for some people, but it was perfect for us. His entire family was there, and even though there were people all around (we even caught some smiling at us in the photos later!) it felt like it was only us in the world. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 9
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Lol, my Fiance brought our ring to Disneyland and had thought about proposing in front of the castle, then a couple got engaged right there.

Instead he proposed at the outdoor lounge in front of Sam’s Tiki Lounge at the Disneyland resort. It was a private proposal but right after we went inside and have them announce our engagement so we would have a public and recorded moment to share with friends and family.

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Post # 10
203 posts
Helper bee

Your proposal is adorable ! We got engaged at Disney World Magic Kingdom about 2 years ago . I was actually on vacation with my mom , dad and brothers . We live in NY and my fiancé was not able to come due to just starting a new job out of college .

The last Friday night of our vacation my dad told me he had a surprise for me and took me to the castle . When we got there he was showing me pictures on his phone and out of the corner of my eye I saw my now fiancé ! I was so shocked all I could do was cry and then he got down on his knee and asked me ! It was such an amazing moment !

A few of the park employees ran over to us right after , congratulated us and gave us just engaged pins to wear  !  I had no idea he was going to propose it was the biggest shock ! I love hearing about everyone’s proposals! 

Post # 11
377 posts
Helper bee

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Peaceoutboyscout:  I was proposed to at Piccadilly Circus, London. So, definitely a public proposal πŸ™‚ I adored the fact that he wanted so many people to be watching at us!

We live in Italy so he planned the whole thing from abroad. He chose Piccadilly because that’s where he had realized I was the one, while sharing the same umbrella under the pouring rain.

He hired a photographer and a videomaker as well. He did good πŸ˜‰ This is a screenshot from the video.  



Post # 12
1083 posts
Bumble bee

I had a private proposal. I would never want a public proposal, he knew that. I think public proposals are not personal or heart felt, it just screams “give me attention!” Vs the heart of the manner: getting engaged….what other couples do is there business, as long as they are happy! I just made it clear that I never ever wanted a public one. 

Post # 13
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

Our was semi public πŸ™‚ He proposed he front of Snow White’s wishing well in Disneyland, which tends to be a fairly ignored part of the park. However, that day Aurora just happened to be standing near the bridge leading up to it so there was a small group of people in line waiting to see her that all got a glimpse of the whole thing. We didn’t know anyone there but they all saw and clapped for us. It was very sweet and since they were still a little ways off from us I didn’t even notice them when he was proposing. I absolutely loved it as the wishing well is a very special place for us, but after the fact Fiance did admit he wished he had chosen someplace like the castle instead as he thought it would have been more surprising for me as the well was certainly more expected given it’s significance to us.

Edit: Wow. Screaming for attention? Are you serious BookTea? You are right that what other couples do it their business, so how about not making such vapid assumptiont about them based on their proposal?

Post # 14
1334 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I think I would have preferred a private proposal because my guy doesn’t like attention and was so nervous!

We were at a restaurant on top of a volcano in hawaii.

it was too cold to go outside to see the glowing crater, so he got down on one knee in this hallway/lounge area. There were people around but no clue how many. Fiance says “Babe, I know I suck..” (referring to his meltdown the first day of our trip), and he held out a ring. 

Someone walked by and said “Say yes!” And my FI’s mind went blank and he stopped talking and awkwardly held the ring out. I said “of course!” And put the ring on, while laughing and he stood up and we hugged.

i have no problem with public proposals, I would have preferred my Fiance to be less nervous and actually ask the question though πŸ™‚ 

Post # 15
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My Fiance was planning to propose in front of all my family and friends at a surprise engagment party until he heard me say I don’t want it in front of family lol.
Then he changed his plans and took me to a nice restaurant and popped the question there then took me home to the party.
The people didn’t bother me at all, I was completely focused on him so I’m not sure what everyone else was doing. I know they noticed though because he had someone film it along with pretty candles that lit up the room.
And it can’t always be what you want all the time, I know some ladies say they hate public proposals but if it is what he wants and he’s the one doing it I think there is room for compromise. My Fiance really wanted family involved so he had them celebrate with us after the fact and I absolutely loved it.

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