The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?

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The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 25, 2006 11:45 PM

So, I think the idea of the proposal being totally unexpected, with the shaking groom and the completely surprised bride, sounds really romantic, but not very practical (I mean, that isn't really a question you want to answer on the spot!).  So, I'm wondering, did the proposal surprise you, or were you totally expecting it?  Also, tell us a little about how you got engaged!

For me, the proposal was expected, but I wasn't exactly sure when it would happen.  FH and I had talked about getting engaged, and he was due to be home for spring break from med school, so I thought it might happen during that week, and I was right! 

For a good year or so, FH would "ask" me to marry him, and I kept telling him to get the ring and then try again!  So, when he asked me that night, I didn't realize he was serious, and I replied as usual.  I was pretty shocked when he pulled out the ring and did just that!  Laughing  We became engaged on March 17, 2005.


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Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 6:46 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

Me and my FH have been dating for 8 years and just got engaged on Saturday. Being together for this long, marriage is something that is somewhat of a given. We always talked about being married and our wedding day. He always has said things like "I want to spend the rest of my life with you." With all that being said, I have to say that mine was a surprise. We had this really romantic evening. Then we went to the beach as the sun was setting. We backed our car onto the beach and sat on the trunk. We just talked and were goofing around taking pictures. Then we walked down to the water. He was standing behind me with his arms around me telling me how much he loved me and how he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. well, these are things he says all the time, so I didn't think anything of it. Then he took one of his arms away, and when he reached back around he had a ring in his hand, needless to say, I was completely shocked. The best part is that he was really nervous and shaking, after all these years, I think that that was the sweetest part of all.

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kelleyiskelley Posts : 11,590 Registered: 7/2/06
Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 7:42 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

I posted this proposal in a couple other places on this site, so ill try and keep it shorter this time so as not to bore everyone LOL

 

But, yeah, same thing with me... we talked about getting married, discussed it together for months about should we get engaged soon, stuff like that. It was around August when we started talking about getting engaged, and I said I would love a Christmas wedding theme but in the fall. So we sort of decided that he would propose before the end of the year... so I had no clue when or where or anything, just knew it would happen around Christmas. So the Sunday before Xmas we hung out in the city, he took me to the Rockefeller Center Tree at night, all the way to the bottom of the tree, got down on one knee in front of TONS of tourists in 25 degree weather, and pulled out a ring. People started cheering, clapping, taking pics. It was AWESOME!


Kelley Lynn:)

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Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 1:14 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

I knew he would ask but he keep telling me it wouldn't be for a while because he wanted us to have a house and be financally ready.  Well I belived him and thought it wouldn't e for a few more years and I was sad because I wanted to be married to him but I understood his concerns and began to be ok with the idea of waiting then on Dec. 17th 2005 he gave me a surprise I will never forget....

Martin got my Mom, Dad and sister together to go out to dinner in the city(San Francisco). Martin asked my parents for their blessing so they knew the reason we were going out to dinner. It was raining and I said we don't have to go but everyone still want to go so I said ok lets go. We went to Bubba Gump's on Peir 39 which was one of Martin and mine's favorite restuarants in the city. We had a great server and have such a fun night. It was raining when we got out from dinner but Martin said he want to take a picture at the spot on the bridge where we always do when we go to the Pier. I said "It's raining" but he really wanted to take a picture so I said ok lets go. My mom took our picture and right after Martin turned me around kneeled down in a puddle and told me how much he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of our lives together and asked me to marry him. I think I was hyperventaling and was so shocked. It was by far the happiest day of my life I can only wait to become his wife, then that will be the happiest day of my life!

 Later on I found out the he wanted it to be a surprise so thats why he keep saying it would be longer so I wouln't see it coming I'm gald I didn't because it was so much fun being a surprise instead! Kiss


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MrsCase1216 Posts : 158 Registered: 7/12/06
Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 2:12 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Martinsbride, that's the same day I got engaged! We both knew it would come, but we had (still have) NO money, so I definitely thought it would be farther away! We went away for the weekend and visited Longwood Gardens, and that night in the middle of one of the walkways he got down on one knee and surpised me! It was perfect (and, I still got a Christmas present the next week :) ) We're getting married Dec. 16th!

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Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 4:05 PM Go to message in response to: MrsCase1216

I wasn't surprised.  I'd been on vacation with friends for a week, and I knew that he'd gotten the ring while I was there.  We had been talking about getting engaged for a couple of weeks, so I knew it was coming really soon and that he couldn't wait to give me the ring....sure enough, about 10 minutes after I was back in town, we were engaged!

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Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 5:25 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

We talked about getting engaged and married for about a year and a half before it happened, so not a big surprise, lol. In fact, I was actually with him when he picked up the ring, so he could check and make sure it was the right size (it was the jeweler's second try at the correct size). I was pretty certain the day we was going to propose (why else would he take me out to dinner with a few of our closest friends a few days after the ring came in?), but to be totally honest, he still managed to surprise me somehow. Caught me off guard, even though I was expecting it. :) 

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Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 5:41 PM Go to message in response to: MrsCase1216

Congrats MrsCase1216 I also got a christmas present and I got him a great one so it was nice having it aorund that time.  Good Luck with everyting.  :)

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KitKatBar Posts : 983 Registered: 7/23/06
Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 8:57 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Well, 

 

My FH had a weird habit of going "Let's get married." And I'd always just sorta smile and nod. Well the one day I didn't feel much like kidding around, and I was up to my rear in homework, he kept going

 

"Honey, let's get married." So finally when I got out to the living room, he was on bended knee. I just sorta went.

 

"Um, what are you doing? Did you lose a contact?" He had a ring, and we became engaged. Not the most romantic of stories, but I never really saw a ring comming. 


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Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 9:59 PM Go to message in response to: KitKatBar

We decided to get married in the car.  Seriously, we had a discussion and decided that we were ready.  We had dated for four years at that point and were finally almost done with college (22 and 23).  So we talked about a date and when we thought we'd like to and when we were going to tell our families.  I know it doesn't sound very romantic, but it was our way.  We have such an open, honest relationship that it's impossible to keep secrets from each other.  He told me he bought me a ring (not part of the plan) on the phone at work and gave it to me when we were snuggled up together in a big chair in front of the TV a full week earlier than he had planned and only two days after he brought it home.  He told me that he would tell me that I was getting a ring when I was asleep because he was having a hard time keeping the secret.  I'm the same way and I think it's cute!

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Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 10:22 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Oh my goodness! This is funny! I designed my own e-ring, so I knew that it would be soon, but I actually knew EXACTLY when it was gonna happen! We had been together for almost 3 years when he proposed (although we had talked about it since the 2nd week we met!). We went out of town and out to this great restaurant and he went to the bathroom 4 times! (My friend told me her husband did the exact same thing when he proposed!) then he was acting to funny, I just knew! Then on the way back to the hotel, (well, Bed and Breakfast) there was a full moon out, and he pulled over at this gazeebo in the center of this adorable little town we were staying in, and said, "lets go up there for a minute". Then I turned around to look at a beautiful church across the street, and I KNEW and told myself in my head that when I turned around he would be on one knee...HE WAS!!! I guess I just know him too well!

The funniest part was that he didn't have the ring with him, because he had had the inn-keeper set up the room we were staying in to surprise me when we returned, but he said that the gazeebo in the picturesque town with the full moon was just too perfect! So I was like, "yes I will marry you...but are you serious?!" and he was like "look at me! What do you think!" And I said, "well where is the ring!?" LOL! It was the most beautiful ring in the world!

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Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 26, 2006 10:44 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

I was very surprised when FH asked me.  We had been talking about getting married for a long time but we never really had a timeline.  He proposed to me the night I graduated from college.  We were at my sister's house and my parents were there too.  We were running late and everyone wanted me to open my gifts, but since we were running late I didn't want to.  Finally, my sister convinced me.  So I opened them up quickly and when I got to my FH's present it was a big box so I didn't think anything about it.  When I opened the box there was a stuffed animal inside with a ribbon around its neck and the ring was around the ribbon.  As soon as I saw the ring I started crying like a little baby.  After that he took the ring off the stuffed animal and got down on his knee and asked me.  To this day, he still says he lost about five minutes of his life because I was in such shock when I opened the box.  I still can't believe how he did it!!!  I sleep with the stuffed animal every night now.     

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sweetd Posts : 30 Registered: 3/28/06
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Posted: Sep 27, 2006 1:04 AM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

OMG KelleyLynn! What year was this cause I was there one night and saw a guy kneel in Rockerfeller (on the ice) and proposed like a week or so before Christmas. It was slightly raining too...maybe it was you? If so, small world....

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RMB0414 Posts : 1,386 Registered: 8/2/06
Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 8:15 AM Go to message in response to: sweetd

LOL that would be so awesome if you saw it. 

 

I too posted how Joe proposed to me in Kelley's post so I will keep it short and sweet as well.  No I didn't know he was going to do it the night that he did.  I knew that eventually he would do it, but I didn't think it would come until around the holidays this year.  The day was so funny too because it was in April and it was SO nice outside and we went mini golfing and had a really good day together.  You know it's not like we have these bad days lol, but it was just good.  lol.  And as we were putting around the mini golf course I said a couple of times that it would be a perfect day to get married.  This is the weather I hope for.  And he just said oh yeah it is nice haha.  Still had no idea.  Then my brother called last min and wanted us to watch my nephew and I was like yeah sure sounds good and he was all stressing out about him staying the night.  Blaming it on Easter and he should wake up at his house for the Easter Bunny (last year he woke up at my mom's house so he really thought they were trying to pawn him off on us for the night lol) so I HAD to make sure they were picking him up.  Well he went home and I decided I wanted to do easter baskets that night because we were so busy the next day and he kinda gave me a hard time.  So on and on I gave him mine, he set up an Easter Egg hunt and one of the eggs had my ring hidding under pb cubs.  (O: 


Halfway there.... 04.14.07 I become a Mrs!!

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RMB0414 Posts : 1,386 Registered: 8/2/06
Re: The Proposal: Did It Surprise You?
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 8:19 AM Go to message in response to: RMB0414

And another reason I had no clue it was coming that night - he did the typical guy thing and if I would talk about wedding's with him all of a sudden he would give me the I'm not ready yet don't pressure me and make me feel like a big idiot.  I would get mad at him and him and tell him he was misleading me because he was all about weddings too and then bam he wasn't.  So then I was telling him that I didn't care what kind of ring I got (we had picked one out that we both really liked on me) and that it could be anything so then he was flipping out saying I didn't like that ring anymore.... that should have been a give away after I got it which I mentioned to him lol and said no wonder why you panicked huh.  The weekend before we went out to eat with his friends who are getting married in a couple of weeks and I was going on and on how I wanted a spring 07 wedding and they gave no hint at all that had a ring.  I congratulated them on being so good at keeping a secret afterwards (O:

Halfway there.... 04.14.07 I become a Mrs!!

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