(Closed) Thoughts: Getting Engaged on Vacation?

posted 9 years ago in Proposals
Post # 17
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think vacation proposals can be very romantic!  That being said, they can also backfire.  For instance, if you have your heart set on a vacation proposal that doesn’t happen, you’ll come home feeling bitter and broken hearted despite all of the wonderful time the two of you spent together away. 

I spent last Christmas in Bora Bora with my SO…for awhile, I suspected we would get engaged on that trip…and I know he wanted very badly to propose.  Unfortantely, a month before the trip, he was laid off.  He had money put aside for the vacation itself, thank goodness, but could not afford a ring.  We had a very heartfelt conversation prior to the trip that let us both “off the hook”… I wouldn’t be on edge anticipating a proposal that wouldn’t come, and he wouldn’t feel guilty about having to romance me in other ways on our tropical get away :).  Now, if he had the money and ample time to plan a proposal, I would have loved to get engaged in Tahiti!  I think getting engaged on vacation gives you both time to be on cloud 9 for awhile!

Post # 18
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I got engaged on vacation so I’ll give you a quick rundown of what happened.  We went with another couple so they had the ring in their bag.  I would’ve had absolutely no idea, except the dumb store mailed us the bill (we lived together already) while DH (then boyfriend) was on vacation with his family.  So…I found this Ben Moss envelope in the mail…what else was I supposed to think?  Haha.  Even though I did expect it to happen in the near future, he did surprise me and make it totally special and romantic.

The 2 downers were…he didn’t get the ring sized (why I will never know…I showed him a ring I have that was my ring size, and he had the ring for several months!) so I ended up with masking tape wrapped around the bottom part of my ring so it didn’t fall off for the rest of vacation.  And also, I really really wanted to go home and see everyone, so I didn’t make the most of the vacation, cuz I kinda wanted it to end (even though we had a good time).

That’s my story!  If the guy puts the effort in it can definitely still be a surprise.

Post # 20
3586 posts
Sugar bee

I’d love it! I love cruises and getting engaged on one would make it even better.LOL

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