(Closed) Were you ready/waiting/not ready for the proposal when it happened?

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: Were you ready for the proposal? Had you been waiting? Were you not ready?
    TOTALLY waiting for it. Could hardly stand it! : (20 votes)
    24 %
    Definitely prepared, but not really waiting : (12 votes)
    14 %
    Knew it was coming, but hoping it wouldn't happen just yet! : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Knew it was coming and had already agreed on it, so I was prepared : (23 votes)
    27 %
    Kinda waiting, but okay with that : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Totally not prepared at all! : (8 votes)
    10 %
    Still waiting... : (6 votes)
    7 %
    Other? : (4 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    4062 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’d been talking about getting married and he’d already told me to start researching venues. But I don’t know he had a ring or anything or when he’d do it. So I knew we were going to be engaged, just didn’t know the details or when or where or how

    Post # 4
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    766 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I was totally waiting for it! My Fiance had been deployed for 9 months and kept dropping little hints so I KNEW he was going to propose when he got back, and he did! 🙂

    Post # 5
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    2273 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I had absolutely no idea he was gonna propose so it was a huge surprise. He promised with a “placeholder” ring as he wanted to give me a ring but he also wanted me to help choose my engagement ring. I wear the placeholder as a RHR now (I was going to use it as a wedding band but the metal didnt match my e-ring in the end)

    Post # 6
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    7437 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We had been talking about marriage since about 2 months in and had started looking at rings very casually. We started to seriously look at rings about 4.5 months in, and we were going on vacation right before our 6 month mark. I was pretty sure the proposal would come during the vacation, and it did! Since we got engaged within 6 months of meeting, there wasn’t really a “waiting” period, although I was very very ready for him to ask me to marry him!

    Post # 7
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    39 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    he proposed with no ring and nothing special just said it in a cafe. I turned him down. Was not expecting it and didn’t want it (felt I was too young and stereotypical) though I knew he was the one. 3 years later he has convinced me no 2nd proposal necessary

     

    Post # 8
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    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Mine was kind of a different kind of engagement, lol.  My fiance and I have been together 9 years happily, we got together when i was 16.  He had asked me 3 times with ring and all but we were so young so i declined and told him my point on it(not to mention i have always been weird about marriage due to not really seeing healthy marriages around me as a kid)  So this Christmas I was 26 finally ready, and h had already told me he wasn’t going to ask me anymore due to my position on the whoile thing.  So i went bought him a ring, and on Christmas I had it in a little box that was like a tree ornament.  I handed it to him with a little handwritten note in it, poor guy looked like he was in shock lol.  He was so happy after the initial shock of it, i haven’t seen him this happy since the birth of our youngest.  We are enaged to be married in May and we are so excited!

    Post # 9
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    2554 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We had a tiny convo about marriage 2 months before he proposed. I was not prepared at all! Not gonna lie, I was out at a party and came home about 10 minutes before he did, from a work trip, and I wasn’t totally sober. Oops. Oh well, can’t be prepared for a surprise.

    Post # 10
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Totally waiting. We had been together for 6+ years, owned a house together, and had gone ring shopping so I knew it was coming. 

    Post # 11
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    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Definitely not expecting it! He hadn’t dated anyone seriously in almost 4 years, and he spent the first year we were together avoiding the word ‘marriage’, ‘kids’, or ‘family’. Then, out of NOWHERE he proposed after only 15 months of dating!

    Apparently his “So theoretically what kind of ring would you hypothetically like” on ONE long car ride was “his dead giveaway” (his words) that the proposal was coming! I literally had NO idea. I knew we would wind up married eventually, but I thought it was going to be 6-12 more months of waiting!

    Post # 12
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    2321 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I accidentally found out that he has a ring. He was using my PC to check his mail. He left it signed in. I came on and saw the screen thinking it was my email. I saw a subject like saying something to the effect of “your bill..” I freaked out wondering someone tampered with my CC. I opened the mail and found out it was for a ring.

    I didn’t know when it would happen though. It came as a huge surprise.

    Post # 13
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    2321 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I accidentally found out that he has a ring. He was using my PC to check his mail. He left it signed in. I came on and saw the screen thinking it was my email. I saw a subject like saying something to the effect of “your bill..” I freaked out wondering someone tampered with my CC. I opened the mail and found out it was for a ring.

    I didn’t know when it would happen though. It came as a huge surprise.

    Post # 14
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    6339 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I voted ‘other’. We had been discussing marriage for about 2 years and knew we definitely wanted to get married, but I was still studying, so we weren’t really in a position to get married, even though we were ready.

    He proposed in Feb 2011, on a short, last-minute holiday to Spain. I should have seen it coming, as he’s not the spontaneous type, but I am obsessed with holidays, so got wrapped up in booking it (such was my excitement at the prosepct of a last-minute trip lol), plus I’d always figured he’d do it on our big summer trip.

    So, it was unexpected and a huge surprise in some ways, but not in the sense that we hadn’t discussed marriage or weren’t ready.

    Post # 15
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    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Not expecting the proposal at all, but I was ready for it 🙂

    Post # 16
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    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Knew it was coming but wasn’t prepared as I wasn’t in a rush. I remembered him driving me home one Sunday and asking if I had any hidden ex husbands and would I be okay moving into his house and did I really want to get married in Bdos. I said absolutely that that wasbthe one thing that I wouldn’t budge on.  He said okay and that was the end of our convo, I assumed he was going to propose sometime in the future but I wasn’t expecting it on our anniversary.  He told me he had bought the ring six months into our relationship and had to swear his staff to secrecy because he insured the ring through his company.  He did excellent picking the ring all by himself and I can’t stop staring at it.  

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