Chances are, you’ve been dreaming of some variation of that moment since you were in pigtails and braces – the moment he gets down on one knee and asks you that magical question which makes you believe that all the Disney fairy tales are based on true stories.
What’s harder to imagine is how you’ll actually react when the time comes. How can you imagine how it will feel and how you will react, if most find it hard to even put their emotions into words? It seems that everyone is in a state of shock when they’re being proposed to, often left in speechless disbelief.
This is one of the things which makes it all so exciting – no matter how many proposal stories we read, how many romantic comedies we watch, fairy tales we’ve grown up with, nights we’ve spent dreaming of him to ask us, nothing can really prepare us for our own, unique proposal moment. We can get a taste of what it will feel like from other people’s stories, but we’ll never know how it will really feel until it’s happening to us.
“When Grace turned around, Marcus was on one knee. The details from there are blurry on all accounts, but one thing we know is she said ‘OF COURSE!’”
“He started by telling me how happy he was with our relationship, and then I blacked out from there. I don’t even remember him getting on his knee or saying yes, but according to the pictures it really happened.”
“So, I get down on one knee and proposed. She was in such a state of shock; it literally took five minutes for her to say yes.”
“He then said he had a surprise for me and took me back into the band stand out of the rain and got down on one knee, pulling this amazing twinkly ring out of his pocket – all I could do was cry and smile! Asking me the one question every girl wants to hear, of course my answer was yes ;)”
“My knees buckled as he got on one knee. I eventually caught my breath and gathered enough strength to nod and say YES!”
“I went through the whole video until the end, thinking he was just being mushy. But then I saw the song titles at the end spelling out “Marry Me?” and I was just speechless. When I turned around, I couldn’t even think of the word ‘Yes.’ But, he couldn’t find the words either because he couldn’t speak through the tears!”
“After the song got through the chorus a few times, which felt like a lifetime, he finally got down on one knee and popped the question. I was crying and nodding yes before he even finished asking. It is the best box I unpacked, ever.”
“In that moment, he got down on one knee with the most beautiful ring in my favorite color box (red, of course) and asked me to marry him! I was so shocked that it took me a minute to get words out; it was like time stood still in that moment and all I could see was a beautiful ring and my best friend staring back at me.”
“I realized he was down on one knee. For the next three minutes, the smile on my face was huge and I remember nothing from what he said. Two weeks on, I am still glowing and I cannot believe my fairy tale proposal happened.”
“He popped the question and I started crying like a baby and said yes before looking at the ring.”
“Brandon got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, and held out the most gorgeous sparkly ring in the cutest red box! I was so shocked and happy that it took me a minute to say yes, but I said yes!!”
“That is when he got down on one knee with the ring. I don’t remember much after that – what he said, or what I said. All I remember was jumping up and down, crying and shaking, and saying, yes I will marry you!!!”
“When we arrived, he got down on one knee in the freezing snow and proposed to me. I saw the ring and nearly fainted. During the whole drive back, I had the windows down (in 20 degree weather) because I was in shock from the moment, and every time I looked down at my ring it would sparkle in my face and fill me with so much happiness I thought I was going to faint.”
“When I came out, written in the bottom of our pool was ‘Alyssa, will you marry me?’ I burst into tears of happiness! Tom got down on one knee, showed me the most beautiful ring and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes!”
“He then went on to tell me that he had to make me his forever. I cried like a baby and could barely get a yes out in between tears.”
“Once we neared the bushes, he called my name and I turned around and he was down on one knee. He said ‘Will you,’ and I screamed and said ‘Are you serious right now!! lol.’ Then I started crying tears of joy, and through the tears I said ‘Yes, baby, yes,’ and he put this beautiful ring on my finger.”
“Then when we got up to leave he got down on one knee and said, ‘Before we leave I have to ask you something very important,’ and then he pulled the ring out of his pocket and asked ‘Will you marry me?’ I was SO ecstatic that the man that I am so deeply in love with was asking me to marry him! Of course I said, ‘YES!’ and practically tackled him to the ground hugging him so hard.”
“He starts to play one of my favorite songs, ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri and then gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him!!! Of course, I instantly start to cry and within a few seconds say YES!!!!!”
“I saw him on one knee but to be honest, I didn’t hear a word of what he said because I was so surprised that I ran out of the room twice, laughing! And the third time I went back to the room, I said yes! It was an amazing evening. Very intimate yet sweet :)”
“He dropped down on one knee, in his hand, the most beautiful diamond ring propped in a box that was a little wet from the beach. Nothing could have prepared me for this moment. I was in complete shock and disbelief. Speechless, my heart racing, I fought back tears as he told me how much he loved me, and how he wants to marry his best friend and be with me forever. I still didn’t know if this was real. I cried like a baby with my hands clasped over my face until he laughed and asked me if I wanted to try it on — I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I almost forgot about the ring!”
“’Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?’ After what seemed like eternity, I got an awestruck affirmation. Best day ever! I have yet to wipe the smile off her face.”
“I began to sing to her and she has a bewildered look wondering why I am singing and I get on one knee to ask her for her hand and marriage. At first there was silence because she was very shocked and then she said yes.”
“He is down on one knee with the ring box opened and he says ‘Victoria, Will you marry me?!?’ My first instinct was to kiss him, which I did, then I said ‘YES!’ He stood up and put the ring on my finger and I CRIED, boy did I cry!! For a good 10-15 minutes, every time I looked at my hand and the gorgeous ring I had and was reminded of the commitment Michael had just made to me I would start crying (tears of happiness, obviously).’”
What do you think your reaction will be when he pops the question?
Already engaged or married? Tell us how you felt, before you said ‘yes!’
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