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Worst proposals

I heard this topic on the radio show I listen to in the morning and couldn't help but wonder what my fellow Knotties would share. The story they told was of a man who placed the $10,000 engagement ring in a helium balloon to "pop" the question however when he left the florist the wind took the balloon away. The man proceeded to chase the balloon for 2 hours in attempts to get the ring back but alas it was gone forever. The kicker for me was that when he did propose and told his GF the story she refused to say yes until he had another ring to put on her finger. Sounded like a pinterest bride if ever I heard one! What stories have you heard? Or is your proposal one for the books?!
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    Cookie PusherCookie Pusher member
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    edited January 2014

    I already posted mine. My friends now FI choreographed (and wrote) the entire "surprise" proposal. She gave him a list of acceptible places and times for him to propose, told him she would only accept a ring of at least a certain size/color/clarity and didn't care if he had to take out a loan to get it because she had to have a big rock, and hired a photographer/videographer to capture the entire proposal for posterity.

    They've since had at least two engagement parties they have hosted themselves (well, they "won" the parties through contests at a bar so I guess the bar technically hosted?). And there's no less than 200 pictures of her "enormous" ring on Facebook. The evil side of me wants to rescind the STD I sent them...

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    My ex-husband proposed to me on the side of a grungy, dirty highway. He faked a leg cramp so I had to pull over driving. It was on Xmas Eve. He seriously couldn't find a better place than that? (For any of you NY/NJ ladies, it was on the side of 9W). 

    Eww, why 9W of all places?! Couldn't he have at least found someplace with some scenery?!
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    My ex-husband proposed to me on the side of a grungy, dirty highway. He faked a leg cramp so I had to pull over driving. It was on Xmas Eve. He seriously couldn't find a better place than that? (For any of you NY/NJ ladies, it was on the side of 9W). 

    Eww, why 9W of all places?! Couldn't he have at least found someplace with some scenery?!
    Right!?!?!?  Of all the places to choose from in the lower Hudson Valley, he chose the side of 9W near the old rock quarry. It's also the place the where the hot dog truck used to park every day. At least now I can laugh about it :-P 
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    KaurisKauris member
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    edited January 2014
    Cookie Pusher said: I already posted mine. My friends now FI choreographed (and wrote) the entire "surprise" proposal. She gave him a list of acceptible places and times for him to propose, told him she would only accept a ring of at least a certain size/color/clarity and didn't care if he had to take out a loan to get it because she had to have a big rock, and hired a photographer/videographer to capture the entire proposal for posterity.They've since had at least two engagement parties they have hosted themselves (well, they "won" the parties through contests at a bar so I guess the bar technically hosted?). And there's no less than 200 pictures of her "enormous" ring on Facebook. The evil side of me wants to rescind the STD I sent them...

    I bet you are
    really itching to be a BM in this one, aren't you!?

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    KatWAG said:

    Some bride posted on here how her fi was a cop so hehad his cop buddies pull her over for a DUI, put her in the back of the cop car and then Fi came to save her. First that would scare the hell out of me, and second, what a waste of government resources.

    I believe someone also posted a story about a fireman who did something similar.


    Was she actually drunk driving? Because then she'd be a douchebag to boot.

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    KatWAG said:

    Some bride posted on here how her fi was a cop so hehad his cop buddies pull her over for a DUI, put her in the back of the cop car and then Fi came to save her. First that would scare the hell out of me, and second, what a waste of government resources.

    I believe someone also posted a story about a fireman who did something similar.


    Was she actually drunk driving? Because then she'd be a douchebag to boot.

    If I remember correctly, she was diriving normal. But the cop buddies needed and excuse to pull her over and "arrest" her so she could be "rescued"
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    My coworker told me of his friend who tried to propose while doing one of those swimming with dolphins excursions. Annnnnnd they dropped the ring. Took two hours to find it.
    Whoopsie daisy!

    That balloon story is horrific. I know a guy whose car was allegedly broken into and the just-purchased ring was stolen. I say allegedly now because he was so upset he couldn't afford a new ring he refused to actually propose. Months later the couple actually broke up because after eight years he wouldn't shit or get off the pot. Upsetting as it was, we think he made up the story to buy time. Fail.
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    I saw a video online where a guy got the local cops in on the proposal plan.  So, his girlfriend (with him in the car) was driving down the road when she hears sirens and sees a cop car behind her.  She pulls over.  For whatever reason (maybe he hid it or something), she didn't have the registration for the vehicle in the car and the cops were acting like they would have to take her in and hold her in jail or something.  She started crying.  Then the guy proposed.  I was like "WTF?" when I watched the video. 
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    at all the ones that involve the cops or some sort of drama like that....i would be sooooo mad!!!!
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    jdluvr06's story kind of reminds me of my good friend's proposal. She is not, in any way, shape or form, an outdoor girl. Yet, her now-husband took her to a national park to go hiking. She complained the entire time and when they got near their car in the lot, they sat on a picnic table and had a bit of a squabble. Then, he was all, "I brought you here to propose!"  So she felt rather dumb after that, lol. 
    He's a really great guy and they're very happy; I just always kind of wondered why he took her hiking, of all things. 
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    A good friend of mine has a lot of chronic health issues. After graduating college, she was about to be dropped from her parents' insurance, and due to her conditions couldn't get affordable insurance for herself. So her boyfriend said, "well, we could just get married and put you on my policy." "Are you kidding me?" "No, I mean it, I'd really marry you." "Oh my god I am not just marrying you for your insurance policy. No. I love you but no."

    He tried again a year later and it went much better that time, and their wedding was last summer.
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    lovesclimbinglovesclimbing member
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    edited January 2014
    NavyBlue143 said: My college roommate's boyfriend proposed by literally tossing the ring box in her lap and said "there's your ring." She was pissed and made him redo it. Can't say I blame her. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ETA:  WHY ARE QUOTE BOXES NOT WORKING FOR ME LATELY??

     I don't agree with girls forcing their boyfriends to do proposals a certain way.  But for this guy, I gotta say if you're going to propose at least put a little bit of effort into it.  Doing it that way makes it sound like doesn't even want to get married.
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    I had a friend who's (now) husband looked at her and said 'so you wanna?'.
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    Technically I had two proposals. The first was while on our last night of vacation, in bed, just about to sleep my H asked me to marry him, we kissed, hugged and went to bed (no ring mind you). Fast forward a year and a half, a week before our wedding he comes home and while I am cleaning the kitchen he drops down on his knee and asks me again, this time with a ring. It has the cutest tiny little diamond, but it's perfect for me. I thought that was sweet he still wanted to get me a ring even though we had gone our entire engagement without one and our wedding was just a few days away. 
    LOVE IT! What a sweetheart!
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    ^ some of these are horrifying!  More general, but I can't stand those elaborately choreographed youtube proposals.
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    cruffino said:
    @jdluvr06 I love grand central. Much better than a stinky carriage ride pulled by an abused horse!
    I was seriously thinking the same thing. 
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    I know a girl who was in a rush to get married so she sat her boyfriend down on the couch and said "Listen here, we're engaged now.  Buy me a ring"  And he did. 
    *shaking my head*
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    Agreed Navy. We have horses and they LOVE to pull and drag and work it's their fun and exercise. However you can always tell when a horse needs a break. It would not surprise me though if there were bad handlers out there that don't care because to them the horse isn't a pet it's a means for income :(
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