(Closed) Stealing my thunder?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2893 posts
Sugar bee

Sounds like it has nothing to do with you or even him really and everything to do with the fact that you work for a media outlet, something that would draw the crowds occurred, and everyone is running with it. Sounds like viewership move. I’m sure it feels weird but I wouldn’t worry about it. It’ll die off soon.

Post # 5
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

So you got engaged 2 months ago in a private way, and now you’re worried about him stealing your engagement thunder? People probably aren’t going to care much until right before your wedding honestly. If he’d done it like the NEXT day I could see you being upset, but 2 months? Sorry that’s sounding a little petty.

Post # 6
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I am sure that your coworkers are equally as excited for the both of you. And you have your friends and family too. Don’t sweat this.

Post # 7
1778 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

He’s getting a big spectacle made because well he MADE a big spectacle by proposing on the air.  You and your fiance had a beautiful private moment.  Personally, I think his now fiance is probably going to be a little mortified at all the attention.  I know it feels like they are giving him more attention, but it’s just because it was done in public.  It will die down soon!

Post # 8
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

He obviously did it in a much more public way. I’m sure your private proposal was awesome… for you. The thing is his way brings everyone else in to it.

It’s nothing to worry about. You wanted a simple, private proposal and you got one. 🙂

Post # 9
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You purposely wanted to keep your engagement private and not broadcast it. Of course, someone who proposes on tv is going to get more attention. You likely would have gotten the same attention had you broadcasted your engagement, but you chose not to. I’m sure they’re equally as excited for you. But truly, two months after your engagement, no one cares anymore until its wedding time.

Post # 10
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

He probably had it planned for a while.  Its not like he threw it together in the 2 days between your engagement and the big spectacle.  And like you said in your OP, you wanted to keep it private and not broadcast it, so you can’t really hold it against him that his was both broadcast and public.

Post # 11
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t think it’s stealing your thunder and I do think the reason he’s getting much more attention is because of the way he did it. At my school things like engagements are sent oUt on mass email to the staff, etc. Well because I work in the special Ed branch and nobody cares I did not get an email but some alumni who got engaged right after me did, as well as a mainstream teacher. Oh well, I guess that’s life. 

Post # 12
2790 posts
Sugar bee

These are extremely conflicting:

“I work in the media and because I am a private person, I did not broadcast my engagement live on the air.  I felt that it was inappropriate and unnecessary.”

“and I didn’t say I was keeping things private….I just didn’t broadcast it for the world!”

So you are a private person who didn’t want your engagement kept private who didn’t want it broadcast live on air but you still want it broadcast on air because you want your coworkers to make as much of a big deal about it as they did about it? Because that’s how I’m reading that.

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