I was hoping there was a thread that was just "share your story" as I feel a little...I don't know, shy I guess, about posting a thread all about my own proposal! So if you want to jump in with your story then go ahead, I won't get mad lol, but I understand most people want one all to themselves
We'd been looking at rings on and off for about 6 months, so he knows exactly what I wanted. We'd been discussing marriage too, as we're of two different nationalities so we have to consider visas etc, so I knew the proposal was coming. We actually had a vague date in mind and I was contacting marriage commissioners before we were even engaged!!
I suspected that I was getting proposed to on Christmas Day, he was SO excited and kind of gave it away! For the whole of December he kept going on about "Oh you'll LOVE your present!!!" "It's SOO amazing" "I'm SO excited" etc etc, until I'm ashamed to say I snapped at him that he was ruining the surprise, and ruining the present :$
So I knew it was coming, and spent the whole of Christmas morning on pins waiting!! Also I was really hoping it would be just us, I didn't want it to be in front of his family as I kind of felt like they would be intruding on what should be "our" moment. I knew all the presents were waiting at his Mom's house so I was a little concerned, but couldn't figure out how to pass on this wish without giving away that I knew!! Luckily he got the "vibe"
He repeatedly suggested that I go get dressed so we could go for a walk or go over to his Mom's house, so I kind of reluctantly took the hint and went off to our room, but then realised what he was up to so I took my time! I came on out and sneakily glanced around to see if I could see where it was. As I was about to sit back down he asked did I want a chocolate from my advent calendar?*
He was a little intense with it so I was a little puzzled, but got it and opened up the next door, finding a broken chocolate. He was sat staring at me intently, so I offered him the chocolate!! He asked what it said (there was a message on each door), so I told him, still totally bemused. He had me check the inside about 3 times! Then he asked - Did I want ANOTHER chocolate?! Well not really, I told him, I'll be sick if I eat much more (I'd already had a lot of chocolate at this point!). But I opened it anyway and there it was My beautiful ring That had escaped from the door it was SUPPOSED to be behind, and made his heartrate shoot through the roof!!
I then LEAPT across the room to where he was sat and somehow ended up on his lap, where he asked "Would you like to spend all of your Christmasses with me?" to which I answered "I would!!!!!!!" A few minutes later he did check...that's a yes, right?
It was a totally perfect proposal It was unique, it was special, and it was totally "me" He knew I didn't want it over dinner, as that was "cliched", so he wanted to do something different. He was going to propose while going for a walk, going to see the Christmas lights (which I looove), but the weather wouldn't co-operate - raaaaiiiiin!! He said he came up with a lot of different plans, and a few different speeches, but I love what I got, it was perfect in every way
*In the UK we have "disposable" advent calendars, they're cardboard and behind each "door" counting down to Christmas there's a chocolate, then when you've eaten all the chocolate you throw them away. My grandma buys her grandkids one each every year, she sent me mine and it arrived literally DAYS before Christmas, much to my excitement, which meant I could basically eat all the chocolate at once as I'd missed all the days. A photo of an advent calendar is here - I don't know how to make it a neat link lol http://4.bp.blogspot...600/cadbury.jpg