(Closed) Were you disappointed with your proposal? Were other people?

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

I guess I was kinda disappointed in our proposal. I love my guy, but before it happened I had one rule. I didn’t want him to do it in front of other people. Well, he did. In front of his family on Christmas.  Not the most romantic moment.  :/  It’s our moment though, and I honestly can’t imagine having it any other way now.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee

Fiance proposed to me in a comic book store. I ruined the moment actually because I had no idea what he was about to do and chose that very moment to make a snarky comment about a random guy in the store.

It was perfect for us.

 

Post # 19
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Blushing bee

He hadn’t seen me in a week and proposed in the airport… parking lot! He had inteneded to do it over dinner that night but before he got to the airport he turned around raced back to grab the ring and picked me up just in time.  Usually when I tell people he propsed at the airport after I returned from a long work trip they imagine him at the gate with flowers and a camera crew.  Instead it was very personal right before we got in the car to drive away.  It was the perfect proposal to me (I had a few friends guess that he’d do it at an airport because I’m there so often) but some people seem to get ideas in their head about grand gestures (over-the-top) and are dissapointed with the “parking lot” addition to the story.

 

Either way it was perfect and I said yes! (And the sapphire ring I’d been dreaming of sealed the deal 🙂 )

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

My husband was really stressing over the whole “how i am going to propose” bit before hand (as I learned later).  His dad calmed him down – but almost too much! He was planning on ditching the plan and just proposing to me when I got home after a work trip one night in the middle of the week.  Luckily my plane was late so he ended up going with the “plan”.  To be honest, I love that he put some thought into it and I love how he proposed.  However, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks and as one Bee learned a big grand gesture proposal doesn’t have anything to do with how much he loves you (this Fiance cheated on her).

For some reason these rings just burn holes in guys pockets.  My brother got engaged at 21 and I remember begging him to make it special!!  Well, he proposed in a restaurant parking lot because he just couldn’t wait!! and you know what, they are happily married 12 years later and the proposal was just perfect for them 🙂

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I wasn’t blown away with mine, but I certainly wasn’t dissapointed. It was spontaneous and cute, just like him. No grand gesture, just a moment between us before attending a party with all of my family members.

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I think my husband is more disappointed in the proposal than I am! He had planned to ask me at the coffee shop where we had our first date, but my grandmother passed away and we needed to attend the funeral (instead of making the trip back to our college town). He ended up blurting out the proposal and handing me the ring because he didn’t know what else to do. It was very emotional and sweet, but I think he wanted something different.

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I loved our proposal. We went to DC to visit a cousin of mine for the weekend, and to see the cherry blossom. He kept the location of our trip hush hush until he realized that he couldn’t pack for me. So other than the location which I found out a week before, I didn’t know any other weekend plans until we got there. We stayed at the Mandarin Hotel.  His initial intention was to propose at the Jefferson Memorial (his favorite monument) but realized when we got there that ther were way too many people and he wanted some privacy. So then he thought that the Gardens back at the hotel would work but when we got there it was Tea Time and the Lobby Restaurant looking out onto the garden was full, and again he thought too many people. (I of course was clueless as to what he was planning on asking since for weeks and weeks he had going on about waiting until we’d been together 18 months, and I was OK with it). We went back upto the room, to take a nap (so I thought) and prepare for a really nice dinner and a night out with my cousins. He decided at this point that we need to ‘talk’. He proposes and I was in such shock that all I could say was Are you Serious? About 5 minutes later I got out the YES!  Turns out everyone knew except me.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

Fiance did not get down on one knee – my grandma asked me immediately whether he did….so I told her yes.  What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her : )

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Thank you for this post! Ours was very low-key, and very us. He had just gotten home from something, and I was in my PJs, watching Star Trek: TNG reruns. He proposed with a bag of my favorite caramel popcorn from a candy store in St. Paul, and slipped the bag onto my finger with a keychain ring he had tied to the bag. We chose a ring together the next day. Oh, and even though we’d been planning it, I was still surprised and almost thought he was kidding! But of course I said yes, and we couldn’t stop laughing the rest of the night.

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I had NO idea he was proposing so I was so overwhelmed I didn’t care how he did it!!!!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ours was very low key. I was actually completely surprised … as he wanted me to be I assume =) It happened the day after Valentines day at our favorite place ever.

We were secluded in a private area of the restaurant and he asked me to marry him. =)

It’s funny because it didn’t involve some crazy scenario but it is perfectly fitting for us.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My proposal wan’t anything big either. Just me and my hunny sit outside talking about our lives. BUT i did c a shooting star right before he proposed. He took that as his que when I was making my wish. Couldn’t have been more perfect though. All that matters is if you loved it!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Omg @ the shooting star!!! That sounds magical.

Post # 31
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It was long-awaited but perfect and…wait for it…low-key. As I posted on another thread, my favorite part was that we were on vacation and no one else knew about it until we got home 2 days later. And I don’t like when people ask about it because it was very quiet and personal and I don’t feel comfortable going into detail about what he said, how I responded, etc.

Along the lines of the shooting star (but not really, haha), my fiance and I went to Taco Bell on the first day of that vacation (he was planning on proposing sometime during the trip), and he randomly got a packet of hot sauce that said “Will you marry me?” He didn’t tell me about that till later, but it was then that he knew he had to do it!

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