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Getting engaged tonight - am I missing anything?

post #1 of 65
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I leave for the restaurant at 7:30pm EST. In my car, I have a box from Tiffany's containing a smaller Limoges decorative porcelain box. Inside the Limoges box is an engagement ring.

I plan to present her with the Tiffany box as a present after the appetizers, but before the entrees. She will open the outer box and I will tell her the Limoge porcelain box is an anniversary present. I will then incorrectly instruct her as to how to open the box (it is a difficult clasp). When she is unable to open it, I will go to her side, drop to one knee to examine the box, then open it and propose.

Flowers will be on the table, but nothing too alarming I hope. Staff will bring Champagne after the proposal. The restaurant is superb.

Am I missing anything? I have a couple of hours left to fill in the blanks.

P.S. For anyone who is preparing to propose, I strongly suggest delaying receipt of the ring until you have every detail of the proposal worked out. I have only managed to keep this one under wraps for a week - and that has been torture!
post #2 of 65
Sounds cute. Mazel tov.
post #3 of 65
this all assumes she says "yes" too cutesy for me.
post #4 of 65
Shower & shave. Good Luck
post #5 of 65
Exciting. Enjoy the night!
post #6 of 65
enjoy the blowjob tonight.

it will be one of very few you'll receive again.



i kid.



not really.
post #7 of 65
what if she figures out the clasp without skipping a beat?
post #8 of 65
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
what if she figures out the clasp without skipping a beat?

Yeah that was my thought too but I think it won't matter.

Good luck, have fun.
post #9 of 65
Good luck!
post #10 of 65
get some flowers and hand them to her before you guys even leave the house. "just because". Lube.
post #11 of 65
It sounds like a nice proposal, and I fully agree that the time between receipt of the ring and the proposal is torture. Am I missing something with the use of the Tiffany's box, though? What's the point? It's like giving a girl a Hermes box with a scarf from another store inside. Seems a little, um, gauche. Alternatively, it's like giving a girl a Tiffany's box with a ring from another store inside. You're not giving her a Tiffany's ring. That's great, because it means you haven't wasted money on a Tiffany's ring. No need to pretend otherwise, unless, of course, I'm missing something.
post #12 of 65
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post
It sounds like a nice proposal, and I fully agree that the time between receipt of the ring and the proposal is torture. Am I missing something with the use of the Tiffany's box, though? What's the point? It's like giving a girl a Hermes box with a scarf from another store inside. Seems a little, um, gauche. Alternatively, it's like giving a girl a Tiffany's box with a ring from another store inside. You're not giving her a Tiffany's ring. That's great, because it means you haven't wasted money on a Tiffany's ring. No need to pretend otherwise, unless, of course, I'm missing something.
She knows this is coming so I am manufacturing surprise by running a false flag operation. The Tiffany's box contains a (very nice) Limoge porcelain box purchased from Tiffany's and contained within its original packaging. I manufactured a ring bed for the engagement ring, lined it in midnight blue satin.
post #13 of 65
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enjoy the blowjob tonight.

Make sure you close the blinds.
post #14 of 65
missing violinists in the background.
post #15 of 65
Wash your balls! Actually, sounds like a good plan. I find the whole idea of proposal so awkward. You're made to follow this bizarre ritual where you hide and then reveal the ring, but only on one knee, and generally in a public place (greatly adding to your embarrassment in case of rejection). There's no hope for spontaneity, so your only bet is to somehow deliver an original take on the tried-and-true. Not easy. My bet is that she susses out what's going on as soon as you present the box.
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