Post # 77
@BrideofGroomzilla: My Fiance had so many “romantic” opportunities between our cruise to 4 different Caribbean destinations to under fireworks on a riverboat in Nashville. But no, he chose to do it over pulled pork and brisket with sawdust on the floor and no one else around. Ya know what? I thought that was perfect!!
When I told my aunt and family the story the next day (we were visiting from out of state and staying with them) she was like, ::pause:: “Oh!” Like the story didn’t impress her. Well that was just fine with me lol b/c I had never been happier in my entire life.
What was funny though is after his BBQ joint proposal, we went to the Gaylord Opryland hotel and walked around (b/c it’s amaaaazing inside). There was this beautiful, lit gazebo and an indoor waterfall and I said, “See, THIS is where you should have done it. Do it again.” b/c it was so cliche.
Post # 78
I don’t mean to laugh but that’s a great one to tell your kids!!! My Fiance won’t even update his status to “engaged” b/c he HATES how everyone knows everything on social media!! I had people say “POST THE RING!!” and “It’s not official til it’s on facebook!!!”
Post # 80
We had talked about it, and I knew it was going to happen soon. He asked if he should buy a ring, and I told him no. We would shop for it after we got engaged. A month later we were on vacation in Denmark. I really expected it then, but nothing happened. A week later we went hiking and stopped at a tree to eat lunch. I thought he was down on one knee to get the sandwiches out of his pack, but he proposed. It was perfect. We found the ring a week later.
Post # 81
I waited and waited for my SO to ask me because we had talked about it before and we knew it was something we wanted to do. I had always jokingly told him that he had better come up with a creative way to do it too…well, it didn’t happen and didn’t happen. So, one night while we were sitting on the couch I looked at him and said, “So, are we going to do this thing or what?” lol. People are always asking me how he asked…I just kind of say that it was just something we decided to do. 🙂
Post # 82
Fiance and I got engaged last month. We were in bed, naked, and about to have sex. He told me that he wanted nothing more than for me to be his wife (we were at the mall earlier that day and I was trying on rings at jewelry stores just for fun), but said he felt bad that he couldn’t afford the ring I deserve or a big wedding. I told him that I didn’t care about those things, and just being with him forever was all I need. He got quiet for a few moments, then asked me to marry him. I started to cry and said yes, and we had the best sex ever.
Not sure what I’m going to tell people (nobody IRL knows since Fiance wants to get my ring before I tell people), but “intimate home proposal” sounds about right =P I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Post # 83
We were at a new Years eve party at his cousins, during the countdown he got down on one knee, but I didn’t notice at first because I was a little tipsy and busy counting down. He yelled ‘WOMAN!” And I looked over and he was on one knee with the ring. I don’t remember what he said but I said “YES! SHUT UP! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!”
Then I got more drunk and lost a game of strip beer pong.
That last bit usually gets left out of the telling.
Post # 84
My Fiance proposed to me twice. The first one was 2 years ago. We drove to Mexico on whim and spent the weekend exploring. On the way home we got lost (FI always thinks he has a better way of going than the gps) and we were driving the the middle of nowhere. I was getting frustrated and nervous so Fiance whipped out my ring and gave it to me. Can you say awkward?! He never actually asked me to marry him. Just kind of said we should be engaged lol. Fast forward to last year, we went to the San Fransisco bridge while it was freeeezing and super windy. We were walking to the middle lookout part when he asked for my hand. I said, “Let me just take this picture.” After I took the picture he went to hold me hand (I thought) and he put the ring in my hand. It caught me off guard (like he put a bug in my hand or something) so I literally almost threw it down. Thank goodness I didn’t!
The only reason I got a second proposal was because I decided I didn’t really like white gold and had it sent to the jeweler to custom make the same setting in gold. He thought, with no ring on my finger it was the perfect time for him to propose “the right way.”
Neither time was like the movies or youtube videos we have all watched. Neither time did he get down on one knee. He meant to the second time, but nerves took over since it was crowded, and he also knows I wouldn’t like that kind of attention. Both were funny and spur of the moments and perfect, for us. It’s really all about how it relates to you as a couple. Any proposal story can be romantic, if you want it to be. There is a big different between “it was an ordinary Tuesday night at home watching Scandal on DVR” and “After a hectic day, we snuggled up on the couch to watch our favorite show with some yummy wine. He proposed to me while I was in his arms. I don’t remember what was said, but I know it must have been magical because I said yes and the next thing I knew there was a ring on my finger. My now Fiance (I love saying that) was nervous/or not, knelt down/or not, but it was perfect and I’m marrying my very best friend.” …or something like that.
Post # 86
Honestly I wanted the “intimate at home proposal” but Fiance didn’t listen. He felt SO much pressure from the media and from his friends who had gotten engaged within the last couple years – he felt that he had to outdo them all. I thought it was silly but you know what? The proposal was his thing, he could do whatever he wanted.
He ended up having me do a full day scavenger hunt through DC and the area of VA we live in with friends and a photographer following me around (without me knowing) and I loved it after all. All that mattered at the end was that we were engaged and he had put some thought into it.
For weeks leading up to it, I kept telling him how much I didn’t like the big, elaborate proposals, and that I thought it was something that should just be us.
He said “Too bad, not your day. Your day will be the wedding.” ha!
Post # 87
My proposal was at home as well. NYE, we had some friends over and his brother and sister, at midnight we went to the back yard to see the fireworks and he got down on one knee. Didn’t pour his heart out, he just simply asked the key question. It won’t end up on youtube…..but to me it was absolutely perfect.
Not everything has to be over the top to be perfect.
Post # 88
Yeah, I’m personally kind of sick of hearing this question too and I’ve only been engaged for a week.
We got engaged on vacation in Orlando so, naturally, everyone thinks he did it at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or in Disney, but he actually proposed at the resort while we were in bed.
I know what everyone thinks when I tell them and it’s just kind of annoying. I wish he had at least did it at the pool or something, but whatever.