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Was your proposal a total surprise? 💍 Or did you see it coming??

Lynnie, on January 16, 2020 at 10:58 AM Posted in Parties and Events 1 80
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How surprised were you by your proposal?? 💍 Were you totally shocked? Were you surprised by how, when, or where it went down, but had a feeling it could be soon?


Or did you have more than a strong hunch (or personal knowledge!) that the big question was on the way?? Did you prep for the moment with extra primping, waterproof mascara, or a fresh coat of nail polish?


Share how surprised you were, or how much you surprised your fiancé(e)!



Was your proposal a total surprise? 💍 Or did you see it coming?? 1

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  • Madelyn
    Dedicated June 2020
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    I was totally surprised! That made it al the lore sweeter ❤️
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  • Annajoy
    Expert August 2020
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    I knew it was coming, as we had been talking about marriage for a while. However, I had no idea that he had bought the ring and in my mind he was going to propose around Christmas-time (he ended up proposing in October)

    It was perfect though because my parents were both in town (which doesn't happen often) so they got to be a part of the celebration!

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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
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    I was totally surprised! We had talked about marriage, so I knew someday it would be coming, but I had no idea when. Apparently he had been working on the ring for months and he was originally planning on proposing around Christmas. He ended up proposing in August. He said he just couldn't wait and keep the ring a secret anymore. A lot of our close friends knew, since when he got the ring he showed them all pictures. He didn't do anything elaborate but it was honestly the sweetest moment of my life.

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  • Erin
    Rockstar April 2022
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    He never actually officially proposed. We just talked about it and decided we wanted to get married.
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  • Erin
    Devoted September 2021
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    I knew it was coming soon. I just didnt know exactly when. He got us a very nice hotel for the night and took us to a yummy dinner. But when nothing happened at dinner, i thought he was just taking me on a nice date night. But we ended up having drinks on the hotel balcony overlooking the city and thats when he proposed!! I was so surprised and loved how he did it!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I knew it was coming but when he did it absolutely was a surprise
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  • Katelyn
    Devoted October 2020
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    I was definitely surprised, but knew it was coming within the year (2018)! I did, however, feel the ring in his pocket right before it happened and kind of blacked out. He says I reached to his pocket to feel it again but I 100% do not remember that Smiley xd .

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  • Taylor
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    I was totally surprised. We were in Epcot in Disney World. Epcot is my favorite park. We had already had the best day ever. We recieved a bunch of free perks for no reason and I just kept saying this day can't get any better. We got our picture taken in front of the Epcot ball and he turned to me and said "you know how you said this day can't get any better?" And then he got down on one knee. It was such a magical moment everyone was clapping and cheering for us. It was an unforgettable moment and I was completely surprised. Was your proposal a total surprise? 💍 Or did you see it coming?? 4

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    I knew it was coming. We went ring shopping together and I had picked out my band already with my FH. Also, the surprise kind of got spoiled because the store had my cell down as the one to text updates to so I knew when my FH purchased it. But then after he bought it, he waited like a month and a half to actually ask me.

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  • Shelby
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    I knew for about a month before he asked because my mom randomly wanted to come visit me. I just connected the dots. Until a week before I realized my fiance does not plan ahead for anything. So I convinced myself out of it. I'd be lying if I said it was complete surprise. But never the less. It was amazing.Was your proposal a total surprise? 💍 Or did you see it coming?? 5

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  • Allison
    Beginner April 2021
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    100% surprised on the timing! We went to Jamaica in October and about a month before he told me that he was not going to propose in Jamaica but that it would happen sometime before the end of 2019. And then we got to Jamaica and as soon as we got to the resort he proposed!

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  • Nikki
    Dedicated December 2020
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    I more or less knew it was coming. We had gone to look at rings Veteran's Day Weekend, and since I found one that I love, FH went ahead and got it then. So I knew he had it, he just wouldn't let me have it. Then 2 days later he asked me what our plans were the day before Thanksgiving, and he mentioned he wanted to go to some walking trails. We never plan anything out like that, especially with it being something that we could have planned the day before, so it was kind of a decent hint that he had something special planned. Unfortunately the trail he wanted to take me on was closed, so that plan didn't work out 100%, but he found another place, and it was perfect, just the 2 of us and nature Smiley smile

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  • Lauren
    Rockstar February 2020
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    I knew it was coming but didn't know when! We talked about marriage a lot (and I had actually already bought my dress, toured a venue, and booked our photographer/videographer), but he always said he wasn't going to do it on a holiday because he wanted our proposal day to be its own holiday. He came home with me for Easter last year and my mom had invited his family to come (nothing out of the ordinary because she invites everyone who doesn't have plans). He ended up proposing at my Granna's house with all of my mom's side of the family around and his immediate family there! It was so great! He was going to do it in June when we were taking a trip alone to the beach but knew I couldn't wait that long and thought I'd want my family there. My sister-in-law is a photographer, and he even arranged for her to take pictures during it!

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  • Meydilike
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    We have been together for 4 years and 7 months and I lost faith that he will ever proposed. He last year around the holidays he kept on asking me for my ring size and looking at jewelry so i kind of had a feeling that during one of our Christmas shopping days i literally told him that if he was planning on getting a ring for me to firget it because it was not the right time for it financially. His response was if he was to get a ring it was his decision not mines. So i left it at that.
    The week of christmas i noticed that he kept on looking for a small box and i never said anything. I was actually expecting for him to proposed on my sons birthday which was christmas eve. I even got all pretty and did my makeup and hair. As the night progressed i noticed that nothing happen so i went to bed late that day but took off my makeup and chnaged into something more comfortable. Thr next morning we was opening our gifts and i forgot all about it. He tells me in frint of his family that there was one more gift on the tree. I hrabbed it and stood in shock. I cried and looked at him laughing and crying at the same time and his mom says are u proposing to her. So he said yes. I ofcourse answered the question crying.
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  • Jessica
    Beginner June 2021
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    So my "engagement story" is a little less conventional than most peoples...there still hasn't been an "official" proposal (although it's coming sometime late spring or early summer). FH and I sat down and knew it was going to happen eventually so we decided to pick a date a year or so out and just start planning so we could spend our time engaged just being engaged and not have a lot of stress about planning and budgeting.

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  • Catherine
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    My fiancée and I have been together for 5 years. The plan had always been once we were done with our bachelors degrees (well mostly his) that we would get marriage. I had been hoping for a couple months before Christmas that he would propose around the holidays. On Christmas morning it was just us and the dogs opening presents. It was my turn and he told me to come to the Christmas tree for my gift and there was a wrapped book. I opened it and it was a photo album with a poem next to the pictures. He made me one a few years ago for Christmas but the dog decided to eat the first page, so he said he wanted me to have a new one with new memories. As he’s reading and flipping the page he started to get down on one knee and then proposed. It was just us in our jammies at home with our two fur babies, which is exactly what I wanted. We both cried and just lived in the moment. It was perfect!
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  • Katherine
    Savvy October 2021
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    I definitely knew it was coming but didnt know when the exact moment was going to happen. It didnt make me any less excited or the moment any less special. He couldn't of picked the more perfect spot to propose at! Was your proposal a total surprise? 💍 Or did you see it coming?? 7

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  • Alyssa
    Dedicated June 2020
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    TOTAL surprise. Dude is a genius, I planned a beautiful weekend get-away for our birthdays (1-week apart), went to a beautiful, classy dinner, and followed up by going to an overlook point to watch the sunset. He was being uncharacteristically weird, saying "there's a lot of people here", when he's the most social person I know and saying "I want someone to take a picture of us" <- that should've been my first clue. He finally found someone to take our picture (according to him they NEEDED to know iPhones.. lol), got a couple pictures in and then he got down on one knee. I'm tearing up just thinking about it!!

    Sunset Proposal with 360* views of Oregon's most beautiful mountains Was your proposal a total surprise? 💍 Or did you see it coming?? 8

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  • Alexis
    Devoted December 2020
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    My FH sucks at surprises. He told me when he bought the ring, granted that was 3 months before he proposed, but he was acting very out of character the week we got engaged. I knew something was up for sure when my best friend asked me to get my nails done "just for fun" (neither of us ever have our nails done), and then my parents called me to ask what I was doing that day, out of the ordinary. I definitely knew it was coming, but I still couldn't believe it was happening when he did propose.

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  • Diem
    Just Said Yes December 2020
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    I did not see it coming. I knew he was hiding something but the way he was hiding it, it seemed like he was going to surprise me for my christmas gift.. which is a rolex. So I was thinking that I was going to get a watch 😅 but I got a ring instead
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