(Closed) Was your proposal a surprise?

posted 9 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I had a vague idea that it was going to be soon, but it was a total surprise.  I walked in on a Monday evening after work (wrapped up in my parka, it was -35 below!) and the apartment was oddly quiet and decorated all over the place with like, a billion paper hearts!  It was crazy.   Then I kind of knew something was up, haha.

Post # 4
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I knew my Fiance was going to propose on his 2 week trip home from Iraq, but I didn’t know exactly when. I figured it’d be the first couple of days since we wanted to pick out the setting together and pick out our venues. I really didn’t want to do all that by myself and make the call while he was deployed. Every where we went, I expected it. We went to a park, and I just KNEW it was going to happen but i didn’t know when. I figured it out when he wanted to "sit on a bench and chat". He was acting nervous and his palms were sweaty, but I didn’t want to ruin his surprise for him. I think women just know when something is up

Post # 5
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I was mostly surprised because we had been talking about not getting an ering. I told him I was fine not having one as long as I got to pick out a fancy schmancy diamond wedding band. And all along he was in the process of designing and buying my ering! And he took the day off to spend with me which should have clued me in, but it didn’t. I said mostly surprised because about a week earlier, I asked him if since we were planning the wedding, are we officially engaged? And he said not yet and changed the subject. But I was totally surprised with the ring. It’s gorgeous and he did a fabulous job!

Post # 6
80 posts
Worker bee

i had some idea that my Fiance was going to propose, but i wasnt sure when.  he surprised me while we were eating ice cream at our local ice cream shop (yay jersey freeze!).  there were people watching and applauding.  it was great!

Post # 7
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Within a year or two of dating I knew the Fiance was the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with. But because of many reasons -mainly family- engagement did not happen till long afterwards. EIGHT years! When family issues were gone I started to grow antsy but we agreed we would wait another year or two to save up some more money, both be a little more stable in our job conditions. Fast forward.

We had talked about getting away for a weekend with our puppy but kept putting it off, well finally we both said lets just do it! And we did and I booked it for Valentines Day because we will get free champagne and chocolate with it. I’m ALL for anything free. The Fiance gave me a little crap -just teasing- about it because he HATES Valentines Day. A friend actually teased me if I thought he would propose that weekend and said no way. He hates Valentines Day he would never propose on Vday, it’ll be too cliche.
Well, he did. He proposed at midnight (so it would’ve been late the night before and officially Valentines Day) and I never ever saw it coming. When he initially asked I thought he was kidding around like we always do then I saw he was down on one knee and I freaked out.
I absolutely never thought it would come right then and there. But it was absolutely perfect. Even better is that my whole family knew about it since Christmas because the sweetheart of a Fiance actually asked my family for permission to marry me. 🙂 So, yeah, I’ve never been happier to be the only one not in on a secret because everyone close to us knew. His family, my family, our closest friends.

Post # 8
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I thought he was going to propose the next day as he had a whole dinner date thing planned, but instead he did it when we were out at my parent’s cabin, which couldn’t have been a more perfect location!  

Post # 9
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I was totally surprised by the proposal – although we had been discussing marriage and had looked at rings, I couldn’t believe what was happening on an otherwise VERY stressful Friday and workweek.  Looking back I saw how he had slowly planted the seeds and plotted but I had no clue!!

Post # 10
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was incredibly surprised… We hadn’t talked marriage or looked at rings.  I actually asked him, "Are you kidding me?"


Romantic, I know…

Post # 11
153 posts
Blushing bee

Yes because last August I thought that I would have to drop obvious hints prior to getting engaged (ex.  I think we should get married…that obvious).  I was planning on doing that the next time we got to see each other in October. 

Well, apparently he was thinking the same thing, so before he left England to see me, he told his family he was going to propose.  When he got to the States, he convinced me to buy a bottle of our favorite champagne and popped the question the next night in my apartment!  I was in a happy haze for the rest of the time he was here.  YAY!

Post # 12
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I knew about the ring, but the actual proposal was a total suprise!

Post # 13
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We had discussed getting married at length, but I was totally 100% surprised by the proposal. I knew it was coming, sooner then later, but when he got down on two knees, I was totally shocked, and totally amazed at how he surprised me.

We had taked very little about rings and actually the Wednesday before he proposed I finally for the first time made him sit down and look at a few rings online … little did I know that he had just picked up the ring THAT DAY!!  He said he just had to try so hard not to laugh because the ring I showed him (honestly the first time we had actually looked at rings together, he really wanted to do it on his own!) was nearly exactly the ring he chose. Yeah I’ve got a good one, he knows jewlery 🙂

Post # 14
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We had been talking about getting engaged summer of ’08, and then moved it up to winter of ’07.  I knew when he called my parents and his parents for their blessing because I was in the other room.  And when we went to his parents’ house for Christmas, I saw him in the jewelry store with his dad while I was supposed to be across the street shopping for his Christmas present.    I knew it was going to be on New Year’s Eve at midnight, but the ring was a complete surprise.  I like that I was aware of the proposal even though he planned everything, and I liked that the ring was something he picked out on his own and surprised me with. 

Post # 15
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I was completely surprised even though my Fiance had been dropping hints. We were Christmas shopping with my mom when my Fiance "suddenly" thought it would be fun to pretend to be getting engaged and at look at rings at this fancy-pants jewelry store. We had talked about waiting a while to get married, so I thought this was some cruel joke on my mom. Turns out he wanted to know what kind of ring I liked! He had me convinced that it was all joke, so when he proposed three months later, I was completely floored.

Post # 16
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was totally surprised by my proposal. My Fiance and I had been talking about marriage for several months, and I didn’t have any expectations. We actually had an arguement about getting engaged a week before he proposed. He had planned it like that, so that my mind would be so far from the idea.

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