- 4 years ago
I hope you can be of some assistance, my Girlfriend and I have been together 5 years now, we have talked about getting married for quite some time and I felt this was the right time.
I have had the ring for about two weeks and always planned to do it on or close to Valentine’s Day, we are not a couple to make a show so I know both of us would prefer this to be in a very private setting without anyone but the two of us there to enjoy the moment.
She has always liked the idea of getting engaged on or around a Holiday Like Valentine’s Christmas, or New Years. Luckily this year is a Friday Valentine’s day so some time ago we planned a weekend away (we will be leaving late Friday night after having dinner locally).
I have a couple ideas running through my head and wanted to get some feedback from you ladies.
My first idea is to do it the night before Valentine’s Day, we are supposed to receive a little snow (or it might be rain, but hoping for snow). I was thinking about going for some coffee, suggesting we go take a walk at a small pond in the area that has a nice beach, and gazebo, doing it there, this way she will get all of Valentine’s Day Plus our weekend away for us to enjoy it. Plus I think it might be a little special doing it the day before rather than the day of. My Problem with this is its not something we normally do, we do go to this spot a lot when the weather is nice but never in the cold, I don’t want her to think something is up so she can have a complete surprise.
My Second idea is on Valentine’s Day, we have reservations for a nice restaurant, in an area that in self-contained with a few little shops, a little park, and the restaurant. Was thinking of doing it in the park after dinner, however that would most likely mean there will be other people around making it not so private, so I am not completely sold.
My Third idea is taking her to a nice hiking trail on the day after Valentine’s day, while we are away. She asked me to come up with a few ideas on what to do. I found this place (never been), it has a small waterfall on site and thought it might be a nice place. My thought it it might not be as nice as doing it before or on Valentine’s.
I have NEVER been good at keeping secrets but for once I have been able to do it, and as I said want her to be in complete surprise and be to enjoy the moment.
So what do you guys think?