(Closed) You knew it was coming…Did you act surprised?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Did you know it was coming?  

Yes. He took me to pick out the ring.

Were you kind of expecting it all day?  

It crossed my mind he would do it on my birthday, but I didn’t really think much about it.

Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?  

I was surprised and embarrased because my hair was soaking wet because I had just come out of the shower!

How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)?

haha I didnt keep under control. I kept giggling/laughing like an idiot


Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Did you know it was coming?  Yes.

Were you kind of expecting it all day?  Absolutely.

Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?  I knew it was coming but I was still surprised/excited. I don’t care if he tells you, “I will propose at 8:05pm.” It is still exciting to hear that question.

How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)? He didn’t and I’m usually smiling like and idiot when I get to spend the day with him.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Did you know it was coming?  

Yes!

Were you kind of expecting it all day?  

Yup – he asked me to leave our house for 5 – 6 hours so he could set up a “surprise”

Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?  

Not surprised at all – but there was no chance to act either way.  As soon as he asked the question and took out the ring a flood of emotion came over me and I started crying.

How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)?

I was not under control!!  i was so nervous eating dinner that my hands were shaking and when he finally asked like I said I just starting crying!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Did you know it was coming?  

Yes!

Were you kind of expecting it all day?  

Kindaof, he gets super excited if he is surprising me with anything. His face just glows! He can’t keep a secret to save his life!

Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?  

I acted surprised, and for all of his surprises I typically know before hand. It’s cute how bad he is at things like that, but to this day he will never know that I knew. He tried really hard, and did surprise me with a weekend getaway after. 

How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)?

I was smiling the whole time, but all day I kept preparing myself incase it didn’t happen. I told myself I was wrong, and that helped a little bit. 

 

Congrats!!! Get your nails done!! Make an excuse to catch up with a friend getting mani pedis!!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I wanna play! We aren’t engaged yet, but here’s how I know….

Did you know it was coming?  I know its coming because he wants to be married by the time the house we’re building is finished (5 months, max! eek!), he has the ring, we’re going on a vacation this weekend, and he booked a beach session w/ a photographer, which is SOOO not him! We have never really taken tons of pics, much less with a photographer. Oh, and I was lusting over this BCBG dress for our pics but didn’t get it because we’re trying to save money. He told me he had a conversation with a friend and his wife (our BFF couple) and he INSISTED I go back and get the dress. He’s never cared what I wear before! I’m usually in scrubs! πŸ˜›

Were you kind of expecting it all day?  I’m sure I’m going to be on pins and needles our whole trip!

Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?  Its gonna be probably the most exciting moment of my life surprised or not! ha!

How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)? I’m sure it’ll be hard for me to act like a normal upstanding adult the entire weekend.

And if he doesn’t do it this weekend? I’ll know its because he’s working like a fiend to get it appraised and insured before our trip and he might not be able to in time. We’re both paranoid about losing something so expensive and sentimental! πŸ™‚ Crossing my fingers and toes that the weekend ends with me as his wife to be!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Did you know it was coming?  yes, we’d talked about it and i knew he had the ring

Were you kind of expecting it all day?  pretty much! i knew he wanted to surprise me but since i knew it was coming, i kept expecting it. but we didn’t have any kind of trip or special date planned

Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?  he completely caught me off guard! he proposed after a date night–we’d gotten back from dinner and a movie and were just lazing around our home, playing scrabble. i figured that if he was going to propose that night, he already would have. but then he spelled “marry me” on the board during his turn πŸ˜€

How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)? lots of deep breaths!

OR, Did you ever really believe it was going to happen….and it didn’t? the day after we talked about him having the ring but wanting to surprise me, we went on this hike with our dog in this beautiful woodsy area, and i thought it might happen then, but it didn’t. it was pretty disappointing, but mostly because i’m just really impatient! he proposed a week later πŸ˜›

How did you cope? i’m super, super impatient when i know something is coming–hubby makes fun of me all the time for it. we just had our 1 year wedding anniversary, and i insisted we open presents 4 days early Embarassed haha. so yeah, lots of deep breaths, and remember that no matter how crazy the waiting is driving you, in the end it won’t matter because you’ll be engaged! try to be patient and enjoy your relationship in the moment

Post # 11
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Honey bee

Did you know it was coming?  

Yes, we picked out the ring together and I had tried it on πŸ™‚ AND it was hidden in our house for 2 months.

Were you kind of expecting it all day?  

He planned a surprise weekend away (which hes never done) so I expected it to happen sometime that weekend.

Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?  

I was surprised!!! He proposed as soon as we got there. We went to the hotel to check in/get cleaned up after our long drive. It happened right then and I was SHOCKED! I cried tears of joy for about…3 days! hah

How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)?

He had the ring for about 2 months or so, and eventually I just stopped obsessing over it. I knew he would do it when I least expected it, and that is exactly what happened.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Did you know it was coming?  I knew he was going to propose within a 10 day window. It happened during Christmas… I thought it would happen after Christmas.

Were you kind of expecting it all day?  No, because I thought it would happen after we left my house for the holidays. He kept saying he didn’t want to do it around my family because then it would be weird. For some reason, I believed him.

Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?  I was extremely surprised. He did it as soon as I picked him up from the airport. I was extremely confused and very excited!

How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)? He didn’t give me enough time to worry about that… if he would’ve waited a few days I might’ve gotten weird about it, but it literally happened an hour after I picked him up.

OR, Did you ever really believe it was going to happen….and it didn’t? There were plenty of timems that I thought it may happen, but I knew it was kind of irrational. He would start acting serious, and I was like… oh no, maybe he’s going to propose! But I knew our plan already, so I don’t know why. I just wanted it to happen SO BAD!

How did you cope? I knew the plan. I just had to wait it out.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

 

@MissIcecream:

Did you know it was coming?  

Yes, just not when. We went ring shopping together, but I thought he wouldn’t be able to get the ring I really liked. I was okay with that. He gave a general time-frame, and I didn’t think about it, as much as I could force myself. He not only got me a ring I loved, it was the EXACT ring I picked that day, AND he got the matching wedding band. What a sweetheart.

Were you kind of expecting it all day?  

He proposed on our one year anniversary. I knew he was making special plans, because this was a big deal for us. I won’t say I was expecting a proposal, until he started acting strangely before I went over to his house. Then I just told myself to chill, nothing would happen. Then I saw a bulge in his pocket. I immediatley averted my eyes like it was a sin! lol. I just put it out of my mind, and enjoyed the time I had with him.

Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?  

This is tough. I wasn’t, but at the same time I was. I wasn’t, because he told me he’d propose, and I remembered seeing the ring box bulging out of his pocket (and chose to ignore it, just in case). I was, because he surprised himself. He ended up being so nervous, that he took me aside at the botanical garden, and just sat on the swing fumbling sweet words to me. At that point, he knew that I knew something was up, and he had to take the plunge. I’m surprised he just did it. lol. He later told me he had planned to do it later at a nice restaurant during dinner, but that the moment in the garden was a moment he couldn’t pass up.

How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)?

Like I said, I just put it out of my mind. I didn’t look at his pockets, I just focused on having a fantastic time.

Just remember to keep it off your mind. Focus on having a great time. I promise you, that will make a huge difference. Even if you suspect it, it still feels awesome.

 

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Did you know it was coming?  I was there when he bought the ring. Then, on the day, when he got home from work, he said, “Is it okay if I propose to you right now?” It wasn’t a romantic big thing, but he had had a terrible day, and told me the best part of his day is coming home to me, and it’s want it always be that way. I told him it was his choice, but I never expected he’d actually do. I proceeded to do the dishes, and he went upstairs and got my ring, came down, and sure enough, the little bugger proposed!

Were you kind of expecting it all day?  Nope!

Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?  Oh yeah. Even though he told me, I was still shocked.

How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)?Ha, he had had the ring for about three weeks, and I expected it every time we left the house!

OR, Did you ever really believe it was going to happen….and it didn’t?Seriously, every time we left the house!!!

How did you cope? It was so tough. And I admit it, I nagged and complained about him having it but not proposing. It’s all for the better now, I suppose!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Did you know it was coming?  Yes.. I knew the exact day. (Not because he told me, but like you he took me out to a nice dinner… Which he NEVER does!)

Were you kind of expecting it all day?  Yes and I was getting impatient because he waited until the very end of the night!

Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?  I wasn’t surprised and yet my heart was still pounding for some reason. I didn’t act surprised either, but I just could not wipe that smile off my face!

How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)? I didn’t!! I actually smiled/giggled/acted like an idiot for the entire week leading up to the proposal even though I knew it wasn’t coming til Friday.

Get your nails done and enjoy it!!! Congrats!! πŸ˜€

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh, and I just got another sign – he has called me no less than three times today asking me how I wanted his hair fixed and how I want his facial hair to look for our pics. HAha!!! I mean, I’ve told him before I like his 5 o’clock shadow but he is NOT the kind of guy to stress whether he shaves and fixes his hair or not. He is being soooo weird haha

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