10 things you shouldn’t say after getting engaged

We recently asked our readers what you should avoid saying soon after you got engaged. Here are some of their funniest (or most terrifying) answers. 1. “Are you joking?” “My boyfriend always hand crafts his birthday cards for me. Two years ago he gave me a card that said ‘Happy birthday! You’re going to Afghanistan!’ I thought […]
We recently asked our readers what you should avoid saying soon after you got engaged. Here are some of their funniest (or most terrifying) answers.

1. “Are you joking?”

“My boyfriend always hand crafts his birthday cards for me. Two years ago he gave me a card that said ‘Happy birthday! You’re going to Afghanistan!’ I thought to myself that this certainly was a unique birthday destination. Seconds later he gave me another card that said: ‘Just kidding! You’re going to Paris!’ In Paris, after a romantic birthday dinner, we went for a walk. When we got to the Pont Des Arts bridge he got down on one knee and proposed. My reply? ‘You’re joking, right?’ He was kidding about the trip to Afghanistan so I thought this was a joke too! After he convinced me otherwise, I said ‘Yes'”. – Jowita, via Weddination

Pont Des Arts engagement

 

2. “I knew you were going to propose today!”

“My boyfriend decided to take me to Barcelona for our 4th anniversary. The day before we left, he worked really late. I was a bit angry because he wasn’t home and we had all this packing to do! When he eventually got home, he looked excited and out of place. He was nicer then he usually is, very loving and touchy-feely — nothing like him! He also kept saying I should bring some nice clothing with me because ‘Tomorrow is the day you’d like to look nice; no reason’. He was right, the next day when we got to our hotel he invited me for dinner. After, we walked around Barcelona and when we got to Sagrada Familia he kneeled, gave a beautiful speech, and what did I say?” – Monika, via Facebook

I knew it - wedding moment

3. “Is that it?”

“I got my girlfriend a temporary engagement ring so after she said ‘yes’, we could go together to a nice jewellery shop where she can choose her perfect engagement ring! When I proposed, her reaction was a bit different to what I expected. She said ‘That’s a bit small…’ Frankly, I was a bit surprised but went along and hoped for the best. She said ‘yes’ eventually, and apologised for her reaction later. ” – Marshall, via Weddination.

Is that it reaction

4. “Can we go now? We’ve been out for ages!”

“My boyfriend decided to take me out for a romantic dinner for our 4th anniversary. That day I decided to wear my new comfortable high hills – I wanted this day to be special. When we finished he said he had something special prepared for me. He took me for a walk. A really long walk. 30 mins later, my feet were killing me. When we got to this beautiful over the city spot, he hugged me and asked me to marry him! I was so happy but the only thing I could think of was my poor painful feet. So I said to him that I didn’t plan to be walking all night and that we need to go back now! So we did. I guess he loves me regardless of my moods :)” – Jessica, via Weddination

Can we go now? Reaction

5. “Was I your first choice?”

“Ok. So this I said as a joke. I had no idea it was going to upset him! We just left a coffee shop where when I noticed he was overwhelmingly nice to a shop assistant! On our way back home, we stoped at one of our favourite spots in the city (we both live in Warsaw) where he took out the ring and asked me to marry him! It totally got me! The only thing I had to say to him was ‘Are you sure? Because that waitress wasn’t too bad?’. He just pretended he didn’t hear me 🙂 I said ‘Yes’ btw.” – Justyna Majak, via email

6. “I’m seeing someone else”

“A year ago I decided to propose to my girlfriend of two years. I invited her for dinner at one of the nicest restaurants in town. Just before dessert, I took out the ring and simply asked ‘Will you marry me?’ Silence. After 20 seconds of awkwardness she apologised and said she wanted to break up with me. Not great.” – Tomek, via Facebook

7. “What took you so long?”

“This reaction was caused by my (now) mother-in-law. She kept nagging me about my boyfriend about being so ‘slow’ to ask me to marry him. We used to see each other every Sunday and each Sunday she used to ask me this same question ‘Do you think it’s going to be soon?’ So when my boyfriend proposed the first thing I said ‘Finally! I was really getting tired of … waiting!’. His mother was overjoyed.” – Rachel Howe, via Weddination.

8. “We can’t get married any time soon. I have a lot to do”

“My husband is a busy man. Frankly, when he proposed I was surprised he found the time to do that! What shouldn’t have surprised me was when the first thing he said after we got engaged he said ‘But seriously, I looked at my schedule. The earliest we can get married is in two years. It’s going to be busy!’ I wouldn’t mind waiting, I knew how busy we both were. I only wanted the time to be excited about the fact we’re engaged! 🙂 ” – Marta, via Facebook.

9. “Alright, but only if…”

“I love playing games. I’m a lucky guy because my girl likes games too! When I decided to propose to her she didn’t answer straight away ‘yes’. She gave me a condition. She said ‘I will only marry you if… we will always play games with each other’. Yeah, she’s pretty much perfect.” – Mariusz, via Weddination.

10. “I didn’t think we were that serious…”

“My boyfriend and I had a lot of fun together! We used to go on holidays together, see films and concerts together but never moved in with each other. We liked to lead our lives independently – regardless of how much we liked to spend the time which each other. One day, we were sitting in my place he said he never ‘liked’ anyone as much as he likes me. That he never wants to stop – and he took out a ring! I was stunned! I told him I liked spending time with him :p I said ‘yes’ though. We’ve been married for 5 years now.” – carlamia via Twitter.


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