What do you NOT want in a proposal?

posted 4 months ago in Proposals
Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 

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@dracarys:  yes, we had talked about it. That’s why he planned a nice proposal for my birthday. Somehow, when his friend convinced him that proposing on my birthday was rude (I wouldn’t have thought so, but his best friend was married and his whole family assured him that it was bad form), he felt compelled to propose before my birthday, which was only 4 days away.  For some reason, that flummoxed him so much that he didn’t just move the nice plans up by four days.

I did hear someone ask him about the proposal a few weeks after abd his response was “yeah, so I really screwed that up.”  So, at least he knew it was lackluster?

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

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@BabyEtobe:  do we still talk to that friend?! That sucks, but it sounds like you guys made it!

Post # 50
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2016

This is an interesting thread. I am already married, but never wanted family or friends around for the proposal. No fuss, just me and him.  

I was shocked when he proposed, and honestly I think he surprised himself too 😂. The question just kinda slipped out one evening when we were hanging out. I’ve asked him what he would’ve done had he planned something, and his answers are sweet and romantic, but honestly, what actually happened was just so true to his personality that I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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@lyni12:  your story reminded me: once when I was younger (maybe barely 21?) I’d been dating this guy for like 2 months. He walked me to my door one night, and I can’t remember the exact conversation but basically he was asking me if I’d ever consider marrying him someday. I liked him and things were going good so I said yes, if things work out someday I might. 
 Next thing I know he’s saying “wow I can’t believe we are engaged!” I shut that down quickly. We were together maybe another month. Oh to be young. 

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