Were you still surprised when you expected a proposal at some point?

posted 3 weeks ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Yes I was. We ordered the ring and after that I was waiting. He managed to confuse me though into thinking we were doing some pre engagement pictures so we could have them ready to announce our engagement with. It also helped to confuse me that the jeweller said the ring had another week or so before it would even arrive. Turned out he and the jeweller were communicating the night before the pictures and he told me we could go visit my ring setting (we did that every week or so for fun lmao) and I had no idea it was ready til we got there. So I ended up very surprised. From there we went to the park where we had our first date and he proposed before the photographer got there since i hate public scenes with a passion. I loved it. Private and still managed to surprise me after all with the date. I could not have had a nicer proposal.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I definitely managed to still be surprised, even though we picked out the ring together! πŸ˜‚

Our 7th anniversary is in the beginning of May, so I was expecting the proposal to happen then.

Instead, at the end of April, on a totally random Wednesday afternoon, I came home from work to find that he had set up a very sweet and fun proposal scavenger hunt all over the house for me πŸ™‚ Was NOT expecting it at all, but that made it even better!

I liked the surprise of it happening on a random day instead of our anniversary, plus now it means we have a new anniversary — a proposal-versary! πŸ˜› 

Not sure how you’d feel if he did this, but maybe despite what he said, your boyfriend will do the same and surprise you on a not-special day to make it an extra surprise (and a new special day!) πŸ™‚ 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Definitely I knew he had the ring and was thinking maybe New Years Eve but no he waited until a day I wasn’t expecting it and we went for a walk where we had our first date and he proposed there it was totally us.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Mlim :  yes it had been discussed prior, once on purpose and once by accident. He and I went out to eat at a mexican place we like and that day there was a mariachi band playing and they kept coming closer and closer and I was like oh no… they better not come over here!! You better not be about to propose!!!  And he was like no no!!! Its coincidence I swear!! And we had the please do not propose like that talk. He did also ask me flat out at some point if I wanted some big thing for a proposal and I told him there too that I did not want some big thing. He knows I have anxiety and hate being the centre of attention and doing anything in front of strangers. So doing the proposal on the park with nobody else around but still having a beautiful background was perfect.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Yes. We picked out the ring together and decided we would be engaged before our vacation. Since I knew that was the deadline I did what I could to put it out of my mind until it happened. We were actually cleaning out the garage and I said “I guess there’s nothing more to do” and he said “one more thing” I turned around and he was on one knee.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

My boyfriend proposed to me only a month in our relationship so unexpectedly that I didn’t have any other choice but get so darn surprised haha. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Yes , even though I knew the ring was being made and was probably ready.. Indidnt know when he was getting it or when he was going to propose – expected it a bit later on my birthday or on our Xmas trip to NYC.

isntead he did it as soon as he got the ring end of August and completely caught me off guard on a random public holiday Monday morning in the kitchen at home when we were dressed to go out for a long training run (and I was very grumpy about it and wearing no bra..).

He knew I would be totally onto him right away if he’d tried to plan or suggest anything more significant for us to do, and he said he didn’t want to wait.  

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Was I overcome with emotion? Yes. Was I surprised? Not really.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

 

Mlim :  haha good time to think about it then and make your preferences known! Hopefully he would take them into consideration.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Maybe because Im type A, but I think the suprise factor is over rated. FH and I have been very open. I picked the ring, he kept me up to date on it being made and shipped. I signed for the package when it was delivered and got to try it on.

I know where the ring is in the house and I know he is going to propose next weekend on our anniversary trip to a local hotel. That gives him a 2 day window to propose but he has confirmed it will happen there. Though none of this will be a suprise, it will be absolutely magical to have him formally ask and to know that we both want to spend the rest of our lives together. I expect it to be emotional in a good way even though I wont be suprised πŸ™‚

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Mlim : Yes, I was still surprised even though he told me it would happen before a certain date and even though I knew what ring he got me and when. He was just that good at throwing me off! That made it even more impressive that he managed to surprise me even after I had so many clues lol.

It felt amazing but to be honest, I’d have been happy even if he did it on the couch on a random day and even if there was no element of surprise because all I really wanted to do was start planning the wedding but he wasn’t as into doing that until we were “officially” engaged. 

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