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Do Tell: What's Your Favorite Engagement Story?

Do Tell: What's Your Favorite Engagement Story?

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times in your life, a time filled with the wonder of possibility and endless joy. Engagements can be romantic, over the top, surprising, stressful, funny, and completely outlandish, but all thrilling nonetheless.

Every young girl dreams about the day her Prince Charming gets down on bended knee to ask for her hand in marriage, so even if you aren’t engaged yourself, ladies, do tell, what is your favorite proposal story?


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jransom94 jransom94 7 years
When my boyfriend first asked me to marry him. I was 6 months pregnant with our first child. I was kind of mad at him that day, but he went to work, so later on I went to his job with his mother, because him and his father was working together at the time. So I went with her and I waited for her outside because I was still mad at him and I didn't feel like seeing him. So he found out I was outside and he came and ask me can we talk, so he pulls me beside a truck he was unloading and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I couldn't even be mad at him anymore. Then everybody at the job gave us an applause
dontxevenxknow dontxevenxknow 8 years
my favorite story was a friend of mine's brother had been dating rachel for a while, and one day she got a letter and it had a clue in it. the first one led her to the place they met, and there were some of her friends there who gave her the next clue. that one led her to the place where they had their first kiss and more friends were there with a note that said this is were i fell in love with you. He had told her that he wouldnt say i love you until he was going to propose, so she started to catch on. the next clue led her to his apartment, and her friend from out of town that she hadnt seen in years was there. Her friend drove her to their church, and he had the stage all set up with rose petals and a chair. on the chair he had gotten her a bible with her first and middle and his last name on it, and a rose in the middle at their verse. He took off her shoes and washed her feet (something Jesus did to show the deciples how much he loved them, and how he respected them as well) and then he finally said "i love you" and pulled the ring out from under her chair and got on one knee and proposed.
sugar-n-spice sugar-n-spice 9 years
always wanted to be proposed to on a bridge... I dunno...
HollieGolightly HollieGolightly 10 years
My friend proposed to his wife over meatballs... but the wedding weas very romantic. Daisy-Chainsaw
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
My husband came over to my parents' house before I came home from school (yes, I was engaged my senior year of high school!) and after chatting for awhile at the kitchen table, asked me to go to my room for something. When I walked in, there was a big bouquet of flowers and a wrapped jewelry box sitting on my bed ... he proposed in front of my parents and we had a wonderful dinner with them that night.
kimretta kimretta 10 years
These are all so sweet, and now I have to tell mine. This was just over a month ago, around the time of our second anniversary. My boyfriend had told me he planned to propose sometime this year, and we'd gone to look at rings because he wanted an idea of what I liked, but that was it. We had a trip planned for our anniversary to Big Sur, which was the first place we'd said "I love you" to each other, and I knew there was no way a ring would be ready by then, so I wasn't expecting anything. We went hiking up a trail called Buzzard's Roost, which we'd also hiked on the earlier date — there's a great view of the Pacific Ocean from the top. When we made it to the top, I said "I love you" to him, and then teased that I'd said it first that time (he'd said it first the first time). He said, "Well, I have something new to say" and got down on one knee and handed me a wildflower. My response, apparently, was "Of course I'll marry you. (pause) Seriously?" which gives him something to tease me about forever.
julieulie julieulie 10 years
My proposal story is pretty standard, nothing too exciting. But then again, since my fiance and I work all the time (we are both in medicine), there isn't really time to fit in anything exciting (he had the ring for 3 weeks before we even had an evening where we were both free at the same time and able to see each other for more than just an hour or two!). Since my fiance and I met and dated while in undergrad at GW, his proposal focused around some of the things we did together when we first started dating. We went out to dinner at one of our favorite Thai restaurants where we went on one of our first dates. Afterwards, we walked down to all the monuments which are really beautiful when they are lit up at night. Now, this happened on what has turned out to be the coldest night of the winter, and since I thought we were just going to dinner, I wasn't really prepared. My fiance, in the meantime, knew what he was planning and was all bundled up, including wearing 2 pairs of socks (note: he did not bother to bring along an extra pair or a hat for me!). After walking around the Tidal Basin, we stopped at a bench across from the Jefferson and near the FDR memorial (our favorite monument), where he shared some of his favorite memories over the past 4+ years before getting down on one knee. Since it was dark out though, he had to describe the ring since I couldn't actually see it!
MissAntipodea MissAntipodea 10 years
These stories are so beautiful. I've been with my boy for nine years and still nothing. Oh well, we are still pretty young....I guess.
kaynkay kaynkay 10 years
My favorite engagement story is my ex telling me 7 months before the wedding..."I love you but I don't want to marry you." After 6 years (1 of engagement). What a catch! TG that one got away!
SexyBack80 SexyBack80 10 years
My husband brought me back to the very spot we had our first date at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. There is a huge ferris wheel there that I had never been on before and was always bugging him to go on it. So that night he took me on the ferris wheel and proposed once our cabin got to the very top. It was quite humorous watching him trying to get on one knee in the cabin, but it was beautiful.
vrico2005 vrico2005 10 years
I consider myself a modern woman who does not want someone to take care of me but rather be my partner and confidant. I have found that in my fiance! When we first started dating 5 years ago he asked me how I would like to be proposed to and I said there are only two things I want: for him to get on one knee and for it to be a total surprise. 5 years later that is what he gave me! He made it a whole day experience. It was Valentine's day, a day we normally do very little for. But, he had been out of town for a few days (he was with his mom getting ideas on where to propose) and he said he would make it up to me. So, I got beautiful flowers, a dozen white roses, and he took me out to dinner. Then, we got our picture taken right before in front of the arch here at UGA. As we walked back to the car we decide to enjoy this beautiful fountain that was right by the car. We enjoyed it for a moment and then he got on one knee and asked! I could not have asked for anything more!
prettygirldallas prettygirldallas 10 years
My sweet husband and I were living together when he proposed. We had worked together since May, but were both attached. We started dating in mid-July and moved in together in August. While we were discussing living arrangements, he said the only way we could live together was if I accepted a promise ring from him beforehand. Which I thought was cheesy, but still very sweet on his part. So, I knew he was going to ask me to marry him at some point, but I had no clue when. One day in September or October, we are just laying around the apartment. I think we had just got done cleaning and I was laying across the bed talking to him while he was standing across the room. All of a sudden, he comes over to the bed and gets down on one knee in front of where my head is laying at the edge of the bed. He then takes my hands and proceeds to tell me how much he loves me and how I am the most beautiful girl in the world and would I marry him? He pulls out the most beautiful diamond ring I had ever seen and slips it on my finger. I was pretty astonished because he had been shopping in secret for over a month for the perfect diamond solitaire...We had never even talked about rings or what I might want (you know - shape, metal, etc). It was just very touching to know he went through all this trouble to pick one out that he wanted me to have. While it isn't the most romantic engagement story compared to others, it still blows me away at the effort he put into searching for a ring. Recently, I had the diamond put into a new setting that is encrusted with smaller diamonds. I got onto an elevator at work and I guess the light in the elevator hit the ring just right and it was sparkling pretty good...A contract worker that was there said, "Woah...Your husband must be pretty proud of you...He wants everyone to know you are taken, huh?" It made me blush, but it was the truth. I am pretty lucky to have such a sweet and loving guy for a spouse!
Marci Marci 10 years
I understand what you're saying, popgoestheworld. My mother drilled it into my sister and me that marriage is forever but that many girls just dream about the wedding - and it's only one day. So I also haven't spent a lot of time thinking about my wedding and all that goes with that. I do appreciate a privately romantic moment, and that is how my boyfriend gave me my ring. No big story; but a very special night for us.
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
lol, well you won't get any argument from me there. and you're just as married what ever the build up and the ceremony. my girls love to hear the stories of dh and i dating. my 6 year old said to me the other day "so did you have any boyfriends before daddy? why don't you tell me about them". i don't think so.
WhereSheShops WhereSheShops 10 years
Brief history: I am a teacher (28yrs old), he runs an online art gallery (32 years old), and we had been dating for 3 years, and boy was I was ready to get hitched! I felt like everyone around me was getting engaged, and was honestly wondering “when was it going to happen to me?” Little did I know he was up to something!!! It was the day before my Spring Break in March of ’03, and when I arrived to school, my assistant brings in an envelope that she thought I dropped. Enclosed was a photo of my parents and his parents, whom to my knowledge had never met. That is when I started wondering what was up…Then I get an email from Gary to go to the school’s office at lunch to pick up a package…I haul butt to the office to find the package. I rip the paper open…a framed picture of the Eiffel Tower with my passport attached to it. WHAT??? There was a paper attached that read “We’re going to Paris and London.” Oh my goodness! Gary had arranged for my class to be covered in the afternoon, because we had a plane to catch!!! At this point I had never traveled outside of the US, so I don’t have to tell you how excited I was! I run back to my classroom to gather my things, and in walks Gary with my parents! It just kept getting better and better! We grabbed a bite to eat with my parents (who were in on the plan for a long time) and my sister (who was as surprised as I was)!! Then off to the airport… Paris is truly the most romantic city…we toured museums, saw the city by bike and boat, ate great food, drank great wine, and made many lasting memories. On the evening that we arrived, we ended up at the Eiffel Tower. We found a park bench and started talking, and talking, and talking… (come on, just pop the question)…the sun went down and the tower lit up…wow…That’s when he dropped to one knee and asked the long awaited question… “Will you marry me?” My response guessed it…YES!!!! We continued to thoroughly enjoy Paris and London. It was truly every girl’s dream come true! We were married about a year and half later on July 10, 2004.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
I'm not anti-romance! I just don't think our men can always live up to our high expectations, that's all. I'm sure we don't always live up to theirs, either :)
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
popgoestheworld; how about if the guy hands you a ring catalog and asks if there's anything in there you'd wear? come on, a little romance at the moment when you say "i want to be with you for the rest of my life" is not only okay i think it would be strange any other way, don't-cha think???? :)
flyinggrip flyinggrip 10 years
When my now-husband proposed he talked me in to going out to dinner to celebrate my new job, it which wasn't a big deal just a summer position as a receptionist at the company where he worked, I didn't really want to go out, but he just pushing so I agreed. When he picked me up I asked where he wanted to go he said that one of his co-workers suggested a resturant that we had never been to. After a while of driving we were on these back roads in the middle of nowhere and he wouldn't let me help him with the directions. Then we finally came to this small park which had a waterfall which we had visited a few years before as a weekend outing. At this point I was starting to get a little nervous because I was starting to figure it out. So we looked at the waterfall for a while and then turned to leave, but then he sat me down at a picnic table and pulled out my acostic guitar, which I had loned to him when he picked me up earlier, because he said he needed it for his band. He then played one of my favorite songs "YOu Belong To Me" and pulled a ring out of the guitar case and asked if I would always belong to him. And of course I said yes and we went to dinner to celebrate both our new engagement and my new job. He told me later that he had to propose before I started working because all his coworkers knew what he was planning and he was afraid that someone would let it slip. And that was all two years ago, and we're as happy together as ever!
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