Yesterday my story Perfect Proposal released on Amazon and Smashwords, then this morning I was watching my favorite Breakfast Television show on a local channel and they were talking about how to propose and how not to. For instance, never propose at another couple’s wedding. They also suggested that you shouldn’t propose on a holiday as it will get lost in the swirl of everything else that’s going on. Don’t hide the ring in food…
Although I usually research every little thing about my stories, strangely enough I never researched anything about proposals. I just went with what I wanted, and knowing Sam the way I do, with what I figured he’d do. So after hearing BT’s tips, I Googled “proposal tips” and found this site: Make it a surprise. Talk to her parents. Don’t propose in public. Drop to one knee.
Yup, everything Sam wanted to do (tried to do) was right in line. Pretty much.Of course, nothing about Sam’s plans go quite the way he plans in Perfect Proposal.
Do you agree with their suggestions? Do you expect the love of your life to get down on one knee? Do you want it in private? In public? How about on the jumbotron at the baseball game? Should they choose the ring for you and surprise you with it? Or would you prefer to help choose it after you’ve accepted their proposal?
Gizmo Guy’s proposal? Wasn’t romantic at all. We’d been going together for about 18 months, and had discussed getting married for months. We’d searched for just the right ring together (for months) and I was there when we picked it up from the jeweler’s. (A little old man who “had known we’d come back” so he’d already sized the ring from when I’d tried it on months before.) So it wasn’t exactly a surprise.
After paying for the ring and tucking it in his pocket, Gizmo Guy stopped off at coffee shop and picked up a couple donuts then we headed back to his car. So there we were, sitting in a parking lot in the middle of a cold November day, when he says “so when do you want to get married?” and plops a donut in my hand. No getting down on one knee, no flowers, no strains of romantic music on the radio or wine or champagne in sight (thankfully since he was about to drive).
(I still think he owes me another proposal, LOL. But then he did marry me twice–we renewed our vows on our 15th wedding anniversary. We then took the kids with us on our “second honeymoon.” Yeah, not a lot of sexxin’ going on after that wedding.)
How did your S.O. propose? Was it romantic? Or did you end up having to pop the question? If you’ve not had one yet, what’s your ideal proposal?
Tell me your “he asked me” story, or if you’ve not yet received a proposal, tell me your fantasy. I’m giving away a $10 Amazon.com gift certificate to a commenter (but you have to have told me your story, or shared your ideal proposal. “Enter me” comments won’t be enough.)
I’ll leave the contest open until next Tuesday (January 24th) when I’ll announce the winner.
Thank you to everyone for entering, the contest is now closed. Congratulations to Barb K, the winner of the $10 Amazon gift certificate.