(Closed) Your Ideal Proposal

posted 4 years ago in Waiting
Post # 31
12 posts
  • Wedding: May 2017

I was really not expecting his proposal. We were in a coffee shop and trying a new messenging app on our cell phones and he texted me “Would you be my wife? You’re all I’ve been waiting for.” That was it. Clear. Clean. Simple. Just wonderful!

Post # 32
75 posts
Worker bee

Something simple, and relatively private 🙂

Post # 33
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Mine would definitely just be simple, the two of us at home (with our little furball) with maybe a nice dinner but I’d be happy if we were just watching tv eating a chinese take-away.

 I hate big shows of affection and being the centre of attention, so I think if he was to do it in around family and friends or in a restaurant or something I would probably run out ahah. 

Post # 34
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I don’t really have a dream proposal.  I’ll be happy with almost anything, as long as he doesn’t propose while I’m on the toilet (which is what happened in my dream!).

Maybe, if I got to choose, it’d be on a hike to somewhere beautiful.  Bonus points for hidden photographer, but it’s not necessary.  I’d also be perfectly happy with a proposal at home, at dinner, in the city somewhere, after one of our long runs…. I try not to think about ideal details too much because I don’t want to get devoted to one concept then be disappointed if it’s not that.  I think no matter what he does, it’ll be perfect.

Post # 35
371 posts
Helper bee

lagavulin:  A hike would be nice. Somewhere secluded around nature. 

I envision my dream proposal to include that. And a weekend away at a swank rental property away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Would be nice to spend 2 nights as a newly engaged couple. 

Night 1 would include a fancy dinner in the city. And then night 2, a hearty home cooked meal in our PJs.

A hidden photographer would be nice, too! To capture the moment he asks and when I bawl my eyes out. Actually, I don’t even know how I’ll react. Hmmmm……. 

What about a limousine on one of those days? Hmmmm. Eh, this has got me thinking. Too much! 

Post # 36
523 posts
Busy bee

I told my SO I don’t care as long as he put even a little thought into it and there’s no big spectacle. My SO says he has planned a nice proposal because we are only going to do it once, so he would like to do it “right”. I am fine with it. 

Post # 37
184 posts
Blushing bee

I’d love for it to be somewhere with a view that’s very private where we can really enjoy the moment, like the beach, a pretty park garden or a pier at sunset. It doesn’t have to be some long drawn out speech, just simple and heartfelt.

Post # 38
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Temecula, California

I thought the most perfect proposal would include us going to some romantic place, then him getting down on one knee and saying (and asking) all the right things and present me with a ring.

For my actual proposal, my fiancé asked me to marry him spur of the moment after a great day with family and friends.  He said (and asked) all the right things.  No ring (although we had already picked one out). It was so perfect and every time I think about it I get the biggest smile on my face. It was the perfect proposal for me.  After he asked, he announced it to our family and friends that we were with and we continued to celebrate. We picked up my ring as soon as the store opened the next morning!

Post # 39
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Beach

My fiance asked me when we had our first talk about engagement how I would want it to be. I didn’t have any specifics other than I wanted him to talk to my parents first, and I wanted the proposal…and the ring to be a surprise. 

He did an amazing job, as my ring is stunning! And he ended up proposing on the beach at sunset during a long weekend trip we took after my crazy season at work had ended. He did it the day we got there, so we were able to just relax and revel in it to ourselves without people bombarding us with congrats etc. 

We actually waited a full day before we even told anyone, so we could just enjoy the moment.

Post # 40
2459 posts
Buzzing bee

myersbriggs:  I’ve thought about this a lot, and honestly I have no idea. Before I was actually WITH the man of my dreams – and it was just some hypothetical with a blurry man – I thought I wanted the HUGE, AMAZING, SPECTACULAR thing. Champagne, hot air balloons, crowds of people to clap!!! The present me, with the present guy, just wants a proposal, and any way he decided to do it would be perfect BECAUSE it was the way he decided to do it. 

If he surprised me in a huge crown of people, I’d love it. If he did it quietly on a private hike with our dogs, I’d love it. if he did the classic dinner and trail of rose petals, I’d love it. If he did it with no ring, just laying in bed talking about the future, I’d love it. 

If *I* could CHOOSE how he did it… I think in a semi private place, where there’s just enough people nearby to notice and maybe clap so that I would be able to feel a little special…? I once witnessed a proposal in a restaurant. It was dark out because we were all sitting outside at night on the river, the table where it happened was a little separate from everyone else, but we could still see them when it happened, a lot of us clapped. When she went to the restroom later, people were stopping her to see the ring and congratulating her. You know, the fawning thing that us women tend to like. I’ve always had that in the back of my mind since then. She got to feel very special, but also got to retreat to her nice, private, intimate dinner with her new fiance!

Post # 41
18 posts

maturebee :  I love that.

my ideal proposal which I’m sure is going to happen soon,would be at home in bed for sure,a ring from etsy and some tea afterwards.

Post # 42
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I really have no ideal proposal. He wants someone to be taking photos when he does it so I just told him, just make sure I am not wearing my specks (cos I look like a grandma). Lol.

Anywhere or anyhow is done is fine. I’ll say yes anyway hehe!

Post # 43
82 posts
Worker bee

I used to think that I would want something elaborate but that couldn’t be further away from what I want, to be honest the idea of it happening when we are on a holiday is quite nice, or equally so at home on the sofa 🙂 – I do have a favourite place that I like to walk our dog, I don’t know why it is my favourite, there is nothing spectacular about this place…I just love going there, so that would be nice.

Ultimately what is important is the person proposing to me, he is my absolute rock and keeps me sane when quite frankly without him I would of lost the plot a long time ago 🙂 – I don’t know what I have done in this world to deserve him.


Post # 44
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - Dracut, Massachusetts

 My ideal proposal has always been on top of a mountain after a hike. I don’t know why. I think because I live in NE and fall is my favorite season. The lake is incredibly beautiful from the top of the mountain with the folliage in the background. 

Post # 45
694 posts
Busy bee

I didn’t have an ideal proposal other than since I’m shy I didn’t want it to be in front of people. My Boyfriend or Best Friend knew this so he sort of “tricked” me into thinking it was happening at a resturant. He spoiled me an entire weekend, starting on Friday night. Things like gifts, nails getting, couple massages, etc and this went on all weekend long, so I started to suspect that it was time. On Sunday night we went to a really fancy resturant and I was CONVINCED it was going to happen there and I was so scared lol. Then afterwards we went for a walk on the water (next to the resturant) and again I was CONVINCED it was gonna happen then. Nothing happened and we drove home. I was a little disapointed but knew the time would come and was grateful for everything he had done for me that weekend. When we got home and went inside I noticed something hanging from our puppy’s collar. When I went to read it it was an engraved heart attached to his collar that said “will you marry me” I looked over and saw him on his knee and immediately said yes. So in other words the proposal I got was my ideal proposal 🙂 

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