(Closed) Was your proposal a surprise?

posted 12 years ago in Proposals
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sort of!  I found the receipt for the ring by accident one day, and that shocked the hell out of me.  So then I knew it was coming, but I didn’t know when.  I thought it would be on a certain date, but he did it a few weeks before that.  So yes and no.  🙂

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I knew it was going to be that week, because I knew he had been to the jewelry store, but the actual moment was a surprise. What I didn’t know was that he had the ring (hidden in his car, doesn’t seem safe haha). Anyway he was going to do it on a Wed night after my late class, but I had a meeting, so I messed up his more elaborate plan. We had been out with friends the Friday before, and when we got home, he just decided to do it spontaneously, on one knee, in the middle of the street. It was perfect!!

Post # 19
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818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My Fiance and I picked out the ring together so I knew it was going to happen, but 3 months passed before he popped the question so I was still surprised!

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I didn’t think it was going to be, but he totally pulled a "not ready for marriage" fake out and fooled me!

Post # 21
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I honestly had no idea.  The only thought I had was when we were sitting in the cruise terminal and I  brushed up against the pocket he had the ring in, but as soon as I thought it I got it out of my head cuz I didn’t want to make myself crazy.  It was great that he went to so much trouble to lie and make it a surprise for me.  Its the only time I condone lying 😉

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

He was acting weird all day, but as soon as I read my Christmas card with the first clue…I knew right away!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was completely surprised… it was labor day weekend and we were at a friends party. That weekend we were also going away to Hershey Park.. He left the party to quote "go pick up some clothes" since we were leaving very early the next morning. Well needless to say he was gone like 3 hours and i flipped.. It was HIS friends party and I was there alone.. I couldn’t understand (little did I know he was picking up the ring). I kind of ruined the location of the proposal. After a long day of hershey park i just wanted to leave and eat!!! he wanted me to stop at a lil shop in the park n i refused. (silly me, he wanted to propose right in front of the fountain) …. couple hours later in our hotel room.. he got down on 1 knee and i was like "WHAT R U DOING!!"… then end.

I realize now all the little things he did… i had even grabbed his leg at one point n felt a box  but didn’t put two and two together!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wasn’t really surprised.  We had talked about getting engaged sometime before the end of the year.  I was surprised as to how he did it. I figured he would do it in a more private setting, but he did it in front of his entire family on Christmas!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I was shocked!  There’s a lot going on for both of us right now, and I was starting to get antsy.  We’d spent a lovely evening hanging out at home, and I was actually thinking that things were going so well I might be able to bring up the fact that I’d like to get married in the next, say, year and a half and see how that went over.  Instead, he proposed and caught me totally off guard.  Like <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>dannyb417, the first words out of my mouth were "are you sure?"

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It was a total surprise.  I had no clue.  After seven years together, we talked a little bit about marriage, but we both agreed that it would be at least 6 more months until an engagement.  He surprised me with the ring about a month after that.  He didn’t even know he was going to do it until he bought the ring on an impulse buy 4 days before the proposal.

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I was not the slightest bit surprised. I knew he had bought the ring, and when he asked me to leave a certain weekend free so we could go away overnight, I knew it was so he could propose. I’m the trip planner in our relationship, so that was a dead give away. And then, if any possibility of surprise had remained, the hostess at our bed and breakfast would have squashed it. As soon as we arrived, she very awkwardly took Fiance into the hallway to make arrangements for the champagne she was supposed to deliver to our room while we were at dinner! I’ve never seen anyone less subtle in my life! It was actually kind of hilarious, as I waited in the room and pretended to have spontaneously gone deaf. But the lack of surprise in no way dampened my enthusiasm, or how touched I was that he had gone to all that trouble. I actually think it made it even more special for me — knowing all day and all evening what it was leading up to.

 

Oh, and I was SUPER relieved to find out that he had already called my dad and asked/warned him!

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had an idea that my Fiance was going to propose on our trip to Boston.  However, I most definetely did not know when it was going to happen. I didn’t figure it out up until a few minutes before he actually proposed. We had a beautiful dinner and asked if I wanted to take a walk through the Commons (a park out there).  We stopped by the George Washington monument and he kept looking around.  I was like what is wrong with him.  He seemed really nervous…still no clue.  Then he started with the, "Since I’ve met you, you’ve turned my life around.  You are the best thing that has ever happened to me…" When he said those words, I was like "oh my God this is it, Focus, focus…"  When he got down on his knee, I couldn’t believe it.  The funny thing is afterwards he was like do you like the ring.  I was like "Oh I love it, I can’t see it (because it was a dark night), but I love it…LOL

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