how did you propose??

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by furiously funky, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    I'm looking for ideas on how all of you presented the big Q to your spouse (or spouse to be), or how they asked you. i need your help.
  2. I know I would do it when Jaws pops out of the water at Universal Studios. :D
  3. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    i was hoping for real answers not lame ones (see above)
  4. I dunno man, i think as long as your serious and sincere to her and not cheesy about it. Do it while the 2 of you are alone...(i dont think the majority of dames like the eyes of the public watching and waiting for her to make a decision)

    But of course, i have no wife, no fiancee, and not even a i could just be talkin out my ass. And more than likely i have no friggen clue what im talking about. But at least i tried. :)

    Oh yeah, good luck sure everything will be groovy. :)
  5. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    She found the reciept for the ring in my wallet one day when I asked her to get something out of it. So, when i took her out to our first date restaraunt, I took with me a cheap cheap ring. We sat down and ordered our food. Then I said, "Oh crap, I forgot my wallet." I went out and got the flowers and the ring from my truck(the flowers were hidden behind the seat). So I come back, sit down and hand her the flowers. She likes them a lot. Then a little bit later, I pull out the hideously gaudy and fake ring. She catches a glimpse of it, and looks away. I say her name a couple of times to get her attention. She still tries not to look at the ugly thing. I ask her, "What? Don't you like the ring I got you?" She looks and giggles uncomfortably. Then I say, "Well, if you don't like that one, how's this?" I pull out the real one, and her jaw drops. Then I ask her the big one.
  6. My buddy had a bunch of friends gather at a concert in the park. None of us knew what was going on. He had arranged for the band to "pop the question" He wrote out some words and about half way thru the show the band leader says he wants to read something real important to the crowd (it was a big crowd too) So everyone is listening real intently and the band leader reads what my buddy wrote. All of us and his bride to be realized after about a minute that the words were about her. It was a real amazing romantic moment. Every woman in the park that day wanted my buddy. The cool thing is all of their friends were there to share in the moment.
    And it involved Music!
    I've been in wedded bliss for 15 years now. I did the more conventional romantic dinner thing, wish I'd been more creative. Hopefully you only do it once.
    Just make sure your bride to be understands she's marrying a musician.
    Good Luck!
  7. leanne


    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    My ex-husband proposed to me while we were fishing (something we liked doing together) on a pretty lake in the mountains, and there was a beautiful sunset. It was kinda muddy but he knelt on the ground anyway. It was sweet. I just happened to have a camera with me, so we had pictures to remember it by, too.
  8. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    This is more of a story of how I DIDN'T propose. I met my wife at the University of Michigan. I had football season tickets. At that time planes were allowed to fly over the stadium. At every home game (101,000 plus people at every game) there were several planes flying over with ads and proposal banners. At one game, she kept looking up, reading every banner that came by. She really expected to see that "Melanie will you marry me?" banner come screamin' by. Didn't happen.

    When we got back to my place, a bunch of her friends had set up a surprise party. It was her birthday and the anniversary of our first date. I had picked out a cake with a couple swing dancing on top. I had decided that if her mother made it over for the surprise party, I would propose at the party. She made it, so I put the ring on the arm of the guy dancing as if he were giving it to the girl and just waited for her to find it. Didn't take long.

    It'll be our 10th anniversary in a couple weeks, so obviously it was a good birthday cake. ;)


  9. Whoa, you make it sound like such a "back in the day" thing... Planes flew over most (if not all) of the games I've attended, which all occurred in the past three years. And if I remember correctly, they might have even been flying over the Big House last year, post-9/11, even though I thought they weren't allowed to :confused: Perhaps they were flying around and not over? Or maybe I'm just getting my years mixed up...

    How does the fact that you think Freaky's idea is lame make it not real? With that attitude, why even bother asking for ideas? Might as well just jump right to the classic "romantic dinner" shtick if you're gonna insult any idea that's slightly goofy (not saying there's anything wrong with a romantic dinner; there's a reason it's the standard). There's a good chance that Freaky was joking, or maybe not...either way, what's wrong with that? I personally wouldn't use his idea, but I can see it being appropriate with the right couple. Perhaps you're being over-serious here?
  10. Well, I proposed to my (now estranged) wife on her 21st birthday!

    I had got her her present anyway, but wrapped up the ring as a 'birthday present'.

    Her mum and dad were there (we were all going out for a meal to celebrate her 21st), she got noticeably 'shakey' opening this pressie! When she opened it, I held her close and whispered in her know the question;)

    Anyway she said yes, tried not to cry and her dad couldn't get a bottle of champers open quick enough......I presumed that was his permission to marry his daughter (in Scotland it's traditional to ask the girl, and then her father's permission....)

    Anyway, we lasted nearly 8 years - we've now been apart 1 year!

    Hopefully yours will work out a bit longer lasting Furiously Funky!
  11. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    We were on the beach in Hawaii (we lived there), and were looking at the water. It was a cool moment, so I asked her to marry me.....

    She said yes, and that was 10 years ago.
  12. I honestly can't remember. My wife thinks it was when we both got somewhat drunk at a restaurant sometime, but she's a bit hazy on the details.

    It was obvious we were going to get married, and so we didn't have to say it. We have had little difficulty keeping it together for the past 20 years, either.
  13. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    You're 17, right?
  14. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    We were on a bike ride in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. I pulled off the trail into the Rose Garden and asked her over to a bench where we could rest and get some water. We sat checking out the roses as the fog began to trickle in....then I proposed.
  15. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    Yes i am 17. any other questions?
    we’ve talked about it, and she said her answer would be yes.
    i know i'm young, but we wouldn’t be getting married for a few years. we've been together for almost a year (will be more than a year by the time i propose) I'm assuming you think i'm to young??
  16. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    No, only you know if you're too young. But I didn't think you could get married at 17 over there. But you say you're gonna wait a few years, so I guess it's all good :)
  17. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    yah we're moving in together at university and waiting a few years so, it'll be solid.
  18. I was joking. It was a reference to the Kevin Smith flick "MallRats". And I just wanted to see who would get it...
  19. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    You guys are all so romantic and creative. Here's my lame attempt:

    New Years Eve dinner (1999) with some good friends at a swanky restaurant - $200/person dinner and party. At about 10:30, people started leaving so that by about 11:45 we were the only table left. We figure that this was due to the fact that the median age of the rest of the customers was about 55 and the fact that midnight fireworks were being staged not too far away. Anyways, we asked the staff if they minded that we stayed until after midnight - no probs and we ordered more wine.

    So, my PLAN was to have my proposal be the LAST thing that I did in the last millenium, but given the fact that we were all a bit hosed, and given the fact that we were the only people left in the restaurant and there was no TV with Dick Clark counting down, I missed my cue.

    The funny thing was that there was a radio playing REM's "It's the end of the world" to commemorate the whole Y2K thing. Only then then did I realize that it was about a minute after midnight and I hadn't proposed yet.

    So, the proposal ended up being the FIRST thing I did in this millenium.

    She said yes....

  20. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    i havn't seen mall rats, but sorry, i was joking to. i thought it was funny. i just didnt want them ALL to be like that