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How Did Your Man Pop the Question?

Apparently, I've got weddings on the brain, and I've NEVER been that girl. I think it's because my cousin is getting married in August, and my little brother is getting married in October, who knows. I don't have a ring on my finger, but I've recently become obsessed with 'Say Yes to the Dress'... and our kids have been asking a lot of 'when are you and daddy getting married?'... my BFs mom and stepmom have been introducing me as their daughter in law for 3 years. My BF has asked me if his best friend and our kids godfather can be the one to marry us. He's asked my mother what size ring I wear. His fathers best man from his wedding has been asking where we're registered, and his father has told me we could have the wedding at their boat club, LOL. We've had our share of problems, but we're also closer than ever (maybe because the babys sleeping through the night, HAHAHA!)... ANYWAY, just because I've got weddings on my mind, please share your story how your guy asked for your hand in marriage! Thanks ladies! :)

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On my 21st b-day, I wanted some "alone" time with my bf. I asked my sister to take my daughter (then 3) for a while. We had some "fun" together and then while on the porch right after, he said, "wait here a minute". He went in, got the box and proposed on my front porch. We were married on Oct. 15th, 2004. Still going strong!

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we went out to a lovely dinner.
then in the car in the parking deck he got the ring out the glove box and asked me there.
seriously, the man had no sense of timing at all.
it has improved over the last 23 years.
:) khairete
S.

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My husband is an avid hunter. He and his friends would video tape each other's hunts. It was the end of deer season and I met up with him at some friends house and they wanted to show us their video of the afternoon hunt. It started with him talking about weather and hunting conditions, and then he said he had a question for someone first. He pulled a ring out from behind his back and proposed on the video tape. My mouth dropped open and when I looked at him he was next to me on one knee with the ring box in hand. Everyone else is the room knew what was going to happen on the tape, so one of the guys kept the video camera in his hand and actually taped me watching the first video. So we have the entire proposal on video tape that we can someday show our children.

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My Husband porposed to me in front of the new Dallas Cowboys stadium before a game. We are very big fans!!

We were there with two other friends. My friend and I had walked across the street to Wal-mart to get some supplies for the game and tailgating. On our way back I had started to get weak and aggravated because I hadn't eaten anything all morning and my friend was taking forever. So when we met back up, I was doing nothing but complaining. So we go into the party pass deck and I grab the first beer I see. It happens to be a Miller Lite, the only KIND they sell. I hate Miller Lite, but needed alcohol! LOL! So more complaining. As my husband is admiring the stadium and such he stops by a table and says let's take a picture in front of the big sign. So I said ok, I had calmed down by then! LOL! Well after 50,000 pictures...he says...ONE MORE! LOL Here we go...more complaining. So, as I turn sarcastically to take the last picture he gets down on one knee with the ring and asks me to be his wife!! My friend's husband found out when we had gone to Wal-mart, but she didn't know! She was the one taking the picture. She almost missed the moment because she was in just as much shock as I was. But we do have the picture of his proposal with my miller Lite in Hand!! LOL I was so surprised I didn't even put it down!! Everyone clapped and we hugged and ofcourse I said yes!!
Then he says, Now stop all that complaining and let's go enjoy our engagement party!! We joke and say we had the best engagment party with the most people ever! And the cowboys won!!!

I love that story!!!

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My husband called my father and asked his blessing (on Father's Day five years ago!). We were in the process of building a house, so my husband planned to pop the question on the day of the closing in our new home. Very sweet.

He bought the ring in July and my parents brought it to him in August. We were supposed to be in the house before Labor Day. Needless to say, the builder kept changing the date and the ring sat in his aunt's safe until December!

We closed on our house around lunch time and went immediately to the house where a bottle of champagne was waiting in the fridge (he had asked the agent to leave it there). I was so excited going through all the rooms that I didn't realize he wasn't following me around and went to find him. He was standing in our kitchen with the champagne and the ring-got on one knee and asked me to be his wife!

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My husband and I never really had a vacation with just the two of us. We always had our kids with us. We decided to take a vacation with just the two of us. It was July 2008 and Sam proposed on July 27th while we were on a cruise. It was our first night on the cruise and he proposed around 10:20 PM on the balcony. It was just the two of us with the ocean all around us and the stars sparkling above. He was telling me how happy he is, how much he loves me and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with me and then dropped down on one knee. At this point in time he pulls a ring box out of nowhere and once he opened it a light came on in the box and lit up the ring. He asked me to marry him and I said yes. He had tears in his eyes but stands by the story of salt water getting in his eyes, which I then have to point out that we were on the 10th floor :)

I hope that you get to share your story one day soon with the rest of us.

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DH and I took our first trip to Europe, and he proposed at a little fountain after dinner ouside of the Pantheon in Italy. We actually got applause from other diners that were outside on the piazza that night.
It was beautiful!

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My H proposed about 8 or 9 times before I said yes. Some were very well planned out, some were off the cuff. Regardless... he comes from an old Italian family... where that's the norm... the "wear them down with proposals proposal". Sigh. Actually his grandmother believes that anyone who agrees to wed after less than 3 proposals to be, um, easy would probably translate the nicest if not the best. I had no idea about any of this at the time... but it earned me big points with his family, apparently. Double Sigh.

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On my 21st b-day, I wanted some "alone" time with my bf. I asked my sister to take my daughter (then 3) for a while. We had some "fun" together and then while on the porch right after, he said, "wait here a minute". He went in, got the box and proposed on my front porch. We were married on Oct. 15th, 2004. Still going strong!

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My husband proposed to me very differently than any of the others. December 26th 2008 - He gave me my Christmas stocking. He had stuffed it with wedding planning books, a lovely book of poetry, and other little goodies. In the toe of the stocking was a little box - it was the size of an earring box... I opened it and there it was! The diamond I'd always dreamed of receiving... I looked up and he was there on one knee. He proposed. I said yes! - of course... :-)
We've been married 20 years and have 2 terrific kids who are now teenagers getting ready to go off to college. I'd do it all again!!
I hope your man pops the question soon!
LBC

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My husband was spending X-Mas with me and my family. We were exchanging our gifts to each other and he told everyone that he needed everyone to be quiet so that I could open my gift. He said that it was something I always wanted, but that he could not yet afford. But that he would get me the real thing one day, so I was all nervous opening the gift. It was a collectible Cadillac Escalade in Pearl color (I have always wanted to own one and in that color). And as I was looking at it and opened the back door to it, there was the ring sitting in its cushion. He then took it and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. And this was almost 6 years ago on X-Mas Day. :) I get the chills thinking back to it.

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July 2005: My DH told me his 89 year old grandfather had fallen ill and would I accompany him to Luray, VA where his grandparents lived to check on them and see if there was anything we could do for them. They were both unable to drive, etc. so this made sense. We had been talking about getting married for awhile at this point and had gone to a jeweler to have my grandmother's diamond reset. So I had an inkling but kept telling myself not to get too excited in case I was wrong (and I thought it was too soon for the ring to be back)! When we got into town, he stopped at a fast food restaurant to use the bathroom. When he came back, he smelled a lot fresher - clearly deodorant and Listerine had been used! LOL. Then we went to his family's farm where he spent his summers as a child; probably his favorite place on earth; literally where he wants his ashes spread. When we pulled up, he took me out in the pasture overlooking the mountains and got down on one knee and said it would be his honor if I would agree to be his wife. I was so touched that he took me to his family home to propose. Then we had lunch with his grandparents who were in on it from the start! His grandfather did fall ill and passed away that October so we are grateful that we spent that day with them and he shared our joy since he could not share our wedding day with us.

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put down that cindrella book and look at reality. you cant make a man propose to you and "hinting:" to him about how you would like to be proposed to is not a great ideal. ok, he already talking to your father, ok...and, so what.the only people that get rich from big weddings are the wedding planners. you are just as married if you spend $50 or $5000. scale wayyyy back on what you are obviously thinking, and you will be much less stressed and alot happier, not to mention, have alot more money in the bank to start off your married life with.
K. h.

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My husband is half native American, and we always go to this big annual powwow. One year we knew we were getting married, I had picked out my own rings. The jeweler still had them to change a few things so I figured the official proposal was at least three weeks away. He borrowed another ring from the jeweler, invited a bunch of our family, and surprised me at sunset during the powwow, on a dock overlooking the water! I was so surprised, and it was great to have family there! We still go every year, now with our two daughters, they love hearing the story every time.

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lol. mine is cheesy.

my husband and i have always talked about getting married. Within a week of dating, we just talked about it. Just generally. When we got pregnant with our daughter, then we just started talking about it more seriously. One of our big issues is that we couldnt agree on a ring. I am NOT a traditional person, and he is. So i wanted a pink sapphire ring, he wanted a traditional diamond solitaire.

So for christmas when our daughter was a few months old, he got a pink sapphire ring to wear until we could afford the diamond one he wanted. I had that one for about 5 months before we agreed on a ring (we actually bought the diamond in a silver setting, because it was cheaper, and then bought a pink gold band separate and had the diamond switched) we bought the original ring online. He had got it out of the mail before i found it. I had asked about it, and he knew i was looking for it to get in. So he came over and got down on one knee next to me at the computer and pulled it out and said, "honey? will you marry me?" it was very cheesy, but very cute at the same time.

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we went out to a lovely dinner.
then in the car in the parking deck he got the ring out the glove box and asked me there.
seriously, the man had no sense of timing at all.
it has improved over the last 23 years.
:) khairete
S.

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I met my husband in London (I was living in Chicago at the time). He came to visit me a few months later, and then, the next time I went to visit him, he asked me --we were 29 at the time.

We were in Ireland, in a cute city on the west coast. I was being "difficult" about dinner --I'm a vegetarian and I wanted something yummy without having to go somewhere nice. After about 15 minutes of wandering and getting annoyed with me, he took me to a fast food joint and ordered me fries! I was so mad at him that I steamed back to our BB. I was trying to figure out how to get the hell out of the place when he sat down next to me and said "marry me." My response, " We aren't even friends at the moment, how can I marry you."

A week later, in Cashel (an adorable irish city), I threw my arms around him and ask him to marry me. We got married a few months later, and have been together now for 10 years.

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I have been married for 13 years.

My husband proposed to me on July 13th 1996 while the sun was coming up over the Atlantic Ocean in a United Airlines flight and we were on our way back to Germany.

He woke me up from my sleep and asked me how the trip went (we stopped in Boston and met his family and then flew to Vegas to meet mine).

He asked me what I thought of him - I said "WHAT?" What do you think of me? I said - I think you are wonderful - he said "wonderful enough to marry?" pulled out my engagement ring and asked me to marry him.

We married Oct 11, 1997. It's not always been GREAT - but nothing good ever is. We've had our great times, good times, not so good times and BAD times - but we've weathered.

It's NOT about wedding. It's about the marriage. It is what you make of it. Kinda like a garden - you need to tend to it every day - not just when you feel like it - and the flowers will grow. You don't tend to it - weeds grow and things don't work.

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My Hubby, proposed to me at the restaurant where we met... and it was on the same day that we met. 1 year later.
At lunch, he started reading me a poem he wrote himself... I didn't even know he was reciting a poem and just kept gabbing away... then FINALLY, duh, I "realized" he was reciting a poem... and then he proposed... to which I said YES... because we both KNEW we were the ones for each other. We knew, the day we met, it was meant to be.
Problems & good times aside, well we are still together, 14 years later. Warts and all. Good and bad. And irritations or not.

He told me he had even bought books on how to write a poem and how to "propose"... and he then wrote his own poem. I thought it was super thoughtful and genuine and I was 'impressed' a man actually did those things. LOL

It doesn't matter how the guy proposes... because just to get to that point to actually do it... is enough, to me. And no over the moon rings are needed... just a band. Or a soda pop ring... to me, that is enuf' said.

all the best,
Susan

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My husband is part of a role play game club/organization. I know all of his friends in the club in our area, and one couple has kids about the same age as our daughter. He told me one day that the group was having an "emergency meeting" at this couple's house. So I thought "ok coo, DD & I will tag along & she can play with the kids."

We were all in a room together & my husband was talking about his friendships with each person in the room, going around the room one by one. Well I wasn't really paying attention because I don't play the game, I was just watching our daughter lol I was sitting in the floor with our daughter when he turned to me & said that this "emergency meeting" was for me! lol Then he got down on one knee w/ the ring & asked. :) I was sooo happy because we had been talking about getting married, and I knew it was going to happen one day, but he did it sooner than I thought! haha

We even have video of part of it that someone took with their phone lol Though most of what you hear is our daughter screaming in the background because a friend had pulled her out of my lap when he was proposing! haha She should have just left her with me :)

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Ours wasn't anything spectacular - we just talked about it and then went and picked out a ring together. No real 'will you marry me' question. My brother, on the other hand, dressed up as Superman and a friend dressed up as a villain. They went to where his future wife was, with someone video taping the whole thing of course, and Superman saved the girl from the villain and then he got down on one knee and proposed to her. It was very cute!

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