(Closed) WAITING BEES …..Would you want a Private or Public proposal?

posted 9 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: What kind of Proposal would you want?

    Private

    Public

  • Post # 32
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Definitely private! Just the two of us. I’d love it to be outdoors though. Either way I’d just love him to ask.

    Post # 33
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC

    I’m not waiting, but I was happy with mine. In a public place yet still very intimate and personal. It was on a bench by the water with a few people walking their dogs, etc.

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I hadn’t really thought much about getting engaged before he proposed, but I definitely would have said private because I’m very shy, and that’s what I got. That being said, though, I love witnessing a public proposal because I think it’s so much fun to see! I work in Rockefeller Center and I loooove seeing people get proposed to on the skating rink. I’ve also seen a proposal at the top of the Empire State Building and most recently during a Nets game. I’m a sap so i always tear up 🙂

    Post # 36
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I said private, but it doesn’t have to be exclusively so. I don’t want some big show or anything, but if it happened to be in a park or something (or a location that meant something to us) that wasn’t 100% secluded, I would definitely be okay with that!

    Post # 38
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    100% private! SO knows that this is the #1 most important thing to me! I’m such a private person, I don’t even like exchanging our Christmas presents to each other infring of family haha. I don’t even know why. 

    Post # 39
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @lindseyl06:  oh…..my goodness. I cringed through that entire video. That was the most awkward thing I’ve ever watched. Not sure if I feel worse for him or her haha!

    Post # 41
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @WannaBeeMrsB:  Yes I feel the same way. I wouldn’t want to be proposed to in a food court in the mall but I wouldn’t have ran away like that. The funniest thing was the guy filming said “WWWWWHHHHHHHAAAAAAATTTTT….”

    Post # 42
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

    Former waiting bee here: 

    I wanted a public proposal originally. My Fiance and I are both artist but he is more introverted then I (He is the Creator and I am the Presenter). 8 months before we got engaged the lead singer of his band proposed to his Girlfriend onstage after a set. So wonderful. But she later told me she wanted a PRIVATE proposal…

    My Fiance proposed to me privately X-Mas Eve at home before going to a dinner party. He most definately caught me off guard and of course I said yes. Later he told me how much the home and life we built together ment so much to him and he didn’t want to put on a “spectacle”. I love him and he asked me to marry him, therefore my proposal was perfect. Would I have wished he cleaned the house beforehand? Sure! But begger’s can’t be choosers.

    Would I have loved to be proposed to in front a bunch of people with my love and I dressed to the 9’s? Sure! Would I have wanted his lead singer to propose to me instead of my Fiance because he did so publicly? HELL NO! I wouldn’t trade my man in for anything.

    You have to accept the kind of man you have if you are going to commit to spending your life together. In the end, If it is the man you want to marry on the other side of that proposal, it won’t matter the place, or what you are wearing or even if the house is clean or not. What matters is that you say Yes.

    What was wonderful is that after the proposal and calling our family, we shared a wonderfully romantic cab ride to our friend’s (the band and their wives) dinner party, which was a kind of pseudo-engagement party for us (they all knew he was going to do it). Everyone congratulated us the moment we walked in.

    Post # 43
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    Busy bee

    I wanted a public proposal – not football field, but enough that strangers would applaud as we kissed. Haha. But I got a private proposal in a rose garden. Not complaining! 🙂

    Post # 44
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2022

    I voted “Private,” but I guess in reality it’s somewhere in between. I like how a PP put it.. “Personal.” It doesn’t have to be exclusively the two of us, but I don’t want tons of people around either. I don’t want it to happen in our apartment.. but a private moment between the two of us somewhere. The only thing I’ve really asked of him, though, is that it represent us and who we are as a couple. 

    Post # 45
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I am somewhere in between. I told Fiance that I didn’t want it in front of all of our family as someone else in the family had already be proposed to in front of everyone. I am not one for displaying a ton of emotions in front of people and I didn’t want to hold back. Fiance proposed at Rockefeller center, on the observation deck so it was semi in public (it was at night and dark) but no one around us had any idea what was going on. We got to spend the next hour just the 2 of us celebrating and being excited before we let the world in on the good news (as we didn’t get cell reception up there).

    Post # 46
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m not waiting anymore, but I think while I was waiting I didn’t really care. It could have been public, it could have been private, I just wanted him to propose!

    I thought he was going to propose on Thanksgiving in front of just my family, and I liked that idea. But if he did it at Christmas in front of both our families, I would not have been happy (I am really comfortable around my family, but not as comfortable around his!)

    In the end, he proposed in a public place (next to Lake Michigan) but it was so cold that we were the only ones out there!

    So it was in public, but private. And absolutely perfect. I wouldn’t have changed it for anything 🙂

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