Please help me propose?

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HelpHimPropose Posts : 1 Registered: 8/26/09
Please help me propose?
Posted: Aug 26, 2009 11:33 PM

I know it's long, but bear with me please?

OK ladies! I need your help please. I am without a doubt the most
unromantic, nonplanning guy in the world - I just can't help it no
matter how hard I try. My lovely girlfriend on the other hand, is a
hopeless romantic, wedding dreaming, loves love kind of lady. She
always seems to plan ahead, and I don't (to be honest, I think I've
only surprised her once).

Now I want to propose to her soon but
I want to add some surprise and romance in the mix. Why? Cause she
already knows it's coming (we went ring shopping together, I let her
pick out her dream ring) and cause I blurted out that I wanted to do it
Labor Day Weekend on our vacation at our favorite log cabin. She's
always dreamed of a proposal story that she can be proud of and tell
people about, so I want to give that to her, she deserves that.

you please help me by giving me some romantic ideas to surprise her
with? She's on this site (but not the forums yet) so can you please
email me the ideas at so that she won't see
them please? I'd really appreciate all the help possible.

Some background info about us and the weekend:

loves chocolates, peonies, candles (she has loads of them), horses, all
animals, aquariums, tea, all things green (the color), breakfast,
swimming, romance movies (I've been meaning to take her to see The Time
Traveler's Wife as it is her all time favorite book), driving, site
seeing, our puppy (we just got a Schnauzer that is her baby), reading,
exploring new places, photography (she's always taking a thousand
pictures), music (especially acoustic songs), art (she's a painter),
she absolutely loves baths and bath products, loves amusement parks,
nailpolish (she's addicted to collecting colors and painting her
nails), vampires, cooking, flowers in general, and she's an internet

Now, we're moving into our new apartment this weekend,
painting all weekend (if that could be worked into it somehow?) and
going on vacation Labor day weekend to our favorite log cabin in the
Shenandoah Valley. We've been there before and it's always really
romantic (fireplace, hot tub, jacuzzi bath for two, amazing view), she
mentioned it would be a perfect place to get engaged so I was hoping to
do it there, though it will be hard. It's in the middle of nowhere (an
hour to the "local" Walmart), on dirt roads and far from any
civilization so we'll most likely stay there all weekend and relax. I
can get her out for a few hours by dropping her off at the spa for
whatever she wants to do there if I need to prepare things (flowers,
canles, etc). So if I do propose there, I need to plan it in advance
(HELP!!). Also, we'll be driving up for two hours with our puppy so any
planning items would need to be able to be hidden in the car ride.
We'll be there for five days, maybe some tourist stuff thrown in.

you have any ideas? PLEASE? I'd totally appreciate any help. Please
share some romantic ways to propose that I can't think of.

If you want to know more, or anything else, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you so much,


Hemlock Posts : 28 Registered: 7/20/09
Re: Please help me propose?
Posted: Aug 27, 2009 1:30 PM Go to message in response to: HelpHimPropose

I would think something along the lines of picnic? Set it up early in the day, without her knowing if you can, then ask her to go on a walk, lead her to the area then propose.
Since she knows its coming it makes it harder to suprise her.
Maybe picnic with her favorite chocolate, food, wine, etc. DO NOT put the ring in the food lol.
Try to have flowers, peonies since theyre her favs, if you can.


jbear Posts : 73 Registered: 9/18/06
Re: Please help me propose?
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 1:46 PM Go to message in response to: Hemlock

edited because i'm not too bright... and just realized this was supposed to be a personal message so she couldn't see it :)

Edited by: jbear on Aug 31, 2009 10:49 AM


JerseyGirlVA Posts : 311 Registered: 9/17/09
Re: Please help me propose?
Posted: Sep 23, 2009 12:36 PM Go to message in response to: HelpHimPropose

Well it's September 22... how did everything go? We want details!


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