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Proposing in 2 weeks: Please help me make it better!

necedemalis

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In 2 weeks I plan to take my SO of many years on a drive from home (NYC) to Oheka Castle in Long Island for lunch (not dinner, so we can see the grounds in daylight). I have access to a friend's Maserati (what a nice guy) for the special drive. I have never been to the castle but it is the inspiration for The Great Gatsby. She has never asked for anything (not pushy about the proposal nor engagement ring) sans asking that if I should ask her, let it be a private moment (aka not with our families). I plan for us to take the castle tour, eat & then walk around the grounds. I will pop the question then. Can you help me make this better? Thank you!
 

necedemalis

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Thank you! I hope it all pans out smoothly. Others online have suggested having a photographer there but I don't know if Oheka will allow non-wedding party photographers there. Another great idea (which should supplement the 1st point) is to call ahead and ask if they can prepare some champagne or a specially designated area for the proposal.
 

CymoneD

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Yes those details would make it extra special, having a special area blocked off if possible would probably support keeping it all private.

If possible you could reserve a room and have dinner at the castle and propose in your room with dessert and champagne?
 

RandG

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necedemalis|1403237580|3697045 said:
In 2 weeks I plan to take my SO of many years on a drive from home (NYC) to Oheka Castle in Long Island for lunch (not dinner, so we can see the grounds in daylight). I have access to a friend's Maserati (what a nice guy) for the special drive. I have never been to the castle but it is the inspiration for The Great Gatsby. She has never asked for anything (not pushy about the proposal nor engagement ring) sans asking that if I should ask her, let it be a private moment (aka not with our families). I plan for us to take the castle tour, eat & then walk around the grounds. I will pop the question then. Can you help me make this better? Thank you!
What a beautiful place to propose! I wonder if the staff would allow you to create a special moment by planting the ring in some flowers or on one of the mantles above a fireplace, where she just happens to see the little box.... Another idea would be a little treasure hunt whereby you give her a map of locations, and in each location there is a little something leading to the big reveal, perhaps in a closet where there is a pair of Louboutins waiting(Cinderella's preferred shoe, I'm sure) and tuck the ring box inside the shoes.

Or, pull the car over somewhere along the way and tell her you think you have a flat. You can get out and pretend to be examining something in the trunk or with a tire (on bended knee). Tell her you need her help. When she comes over, pop the question!

How exciting! Good luck!
 

necedemalis

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CymoneD|1403287817|3697364 said:
Yes those details would make it extra special, having a special area blocked off if possible would probably support keeping it all private.

If possible you could reserve a room and have dinner at the castle and propose in your room with dessert and champagne?
That sounds awesome. I wonder if having the room would give it away.
 

necedemalis

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RandG|1403289468|3697383 said:
necedemalis|1403237580|3697045 said:
In 2 weeks I plan to take my SO of many years on a drive from home (NYC) to Oheka Castle in Long Island for lunch (not dinner, so we can see the grounds in daylight). I have access to a friend's Maserati (what a nice guy) for the special drive. I have never been to the castle but it is the inspiration for The Great Gatsby. She has never asked for anything (not pushy about the proposal nor engagement ring) sans asking that if I should ask her, let it be a private moment (aka not with our families). I plan for us to take the castle tour, eat & then walk around the grounds. I will pop the question then. Can you help me make this better? Thank you!
What a beautiful place to propose! I wonder if the staff would allow you to create a special moment by planting the ring in some flowers or on one of the mantles above a fireplace, where she just happens to see the little box.... Another idea would be a little treasure hunt whereby you give her a map of locations, and in each location there is a little something leading to the big reveal, perhaps in a closet where there is a pair of Louboutins waiting(Cinderella's preferred shoe, I'm sure) and tuck the ring box inside the shoes.

Or, pull the car over somewhere along the way and tell her you think you have a flat. You can get out and pretend to be examining something in the trunk or with a tire (on bended knee). Tell her you need her help. When she comes over, pop the question!

How exciting! Good luck!
I would love to surprise her w a pair of Louboutins but aren't those the same price as a ring setting? :lol:
 

CymoneD

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That's true, do you guys go out often in this sort of way?
You could tour the castle and make dinner reservations and after the tour go to dinner as if everything was normal and have the waiter bring a "complimentary" dessert tray out with the shoes and the ring perched in them or even just desserts with the ring displayed somehow with the desserts.

Also, yes Louboutin shoes can get up there in price :lol: but there are Louboutin classics that are in the $625-$750 range. :naughty:
 

RandG

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necedemalis|1403290454|3697397 said:
RandG|1403289468|3697383 said:
necedemalis|1403237580|3697045 said:
In 2 weeks I plan to take my SO of many years on a drive from home (NYC) to Oheka Castle in Long Island for lunch (not dinner, so we can see the grounds in daylight). I have access to a friend's Maserati (what a nice guy) for the special drive. I have never been to the castle but it is the inspiration for The Great Gatsby. She has never asked for anything (not pushy about the proposal nor engagement ring) sans asking that if I should ask her, let it be a private moment (aka not with our families). I plan for us to take the castle tour, eat & then walk around the grounds. I will pop the question then. Can you help me make this better? Thank you!
What a beautiful place to propose! I wonder if the staff would allow you to create a special moment by planting the ring in some flowers or on one of the mantles above a fireplace, where she just happens to see the little box.... Another idea would be a little treasure hunt whereby you give her a map of locations, and in each location there is a little something leading to the big reveal, perhaps in a closet where there is a pair of Louboutins waiting(Cinderella's preferred shoe, I'm sure) and tuck the ring box inside the shoes.

Or, pull the car over somewhere along the way and tell her you think you have a flat. You can get out and pretend to be examining something in the trunk or with a tire (on bended knee). Tell her you need her help. When she comes over, pop the question!

How exciting! Good luck!
I would love to surprise her w a pair of Louboutins but aren't those the same price as a ring setting? :lol:

Go on ebay and buy a discounted new pair. You only propose once and very girl remembers Cinderella...
 

necedemalis

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RandG|1403292708|3697417 said:
necedemalis|1403290454|3697397 said:
RandG|1403289468|3697383 said:
necedemalis|1403237580|3697045 said:
In 2 weeks I plan to take my SO of many years on a drive from home (NYC) to Oheka Castle in Long Island for lunch (not dinner, so we can see the grounds in daylight). I have access to a friend's Maserati (what a nice guy) for the special drive. I have never been to the castle but it is the inspiration for The Great Gatsby. She has never asked for anything (not pushy about the proposal nor engagement ring) sans asking that if I should ask her, let it be a private moment (aka not with our families). I plan for us to take the castle tour, eat & then walk around the grounds. I will pop the question then. Can you help me make this better? Thank you!
What a beautiful place to propose! I wonder if the staff would allow you to create a special moment by planting the ring in some flowers or on one of the mantles above a fireplace, where she just happens to see the little box.... Another idea would be a little treasure hunt whereby you give her a map of locations, and in each location there is a little something leading to the big reveal, perhaps in a closet where there is a pair of Louboutins waiting(Cinderella's preferred shoe, I'm sure) and tuck the ring box inside the shoes.

Or, pull the car over somewhere along the way and tell her you think you have a flat. You can get out and pretend to be examining something in the trunk or with a tire (on bended knee). Tell her you need her help. When she comes over, pop the question!

How exciting! Good luck!
I would love to surprise her w a pair of Louboutins but aren't those the same price as a ring setting? :lol:

Go on ebay and buy a discounted new pair. You only propose once and very girl remembers Cinderella...
I love how this became a shoe thread. Hell why not - post your favs that I might be able to buy as you guys have suggested (classic/new on eBay)
 

CymoneD

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:lol: I love this... OK so what is your budget for the Cinderella shoes?
 

RandG

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necedemalis|1403294856|3697446 said:
RandG|1403292708|3697417 said:
necedemalis|1403290454|3697397 said:
RandG|1403289468|3697383 said:
necedemalis|1403237580|3697045 said:
In 2 weeks I plan to take my SO of many years on a drive from home (NYC) to Oheka Castle in Long Island for lunch (not dinner, so we can see the grounds in daylight). I have access to a friend's Maserati (what a nice guy) for the special drive. I have never been to the castle but it is the inspiration for The Great Gatsby. She has never asked for anything (not pushy about the proposal nor engagement ring) sans asking that if I should ask her, let it be a private moment (aka not with our families). I plan for us to take the castle tour, eat & then walk around the grounds. I will pop the question then. Can you help me make this better? Thank you!
What a beautiful place to propose! I wonder if the staff would allow you to create a special moment by planting the ring in some flowers or on one of the mantles above a fireplace, where she just happens to see the little box.... Another idea would be a little treasure hunt whereby you give her a map of locations, and in each location there is a little something leading to the big reveal, perhaps in a closet where there is a pair of Louboutins waiting(Cinderella's preferred shoe, I'm sure) and tuck the ring box inside the shoes.

Or, pull the car over somewhere along the way and tell her you think you have a flat. You can get out and pretend to be examining something in the trunk or with a tire (on bended knee). Tell her you need her help. When she comes over, pop the question!

How exciting! Good luck!
I would love to surprise her w a pair of Louboutins but aren't those the same price as a ring setting? :lol:
Simple Pump Nude or Black patent Leather (I prefer nude) 70 or 85 (depends on heel height preference). There are new ones on ebay in the $500 range, but Saks has them new for around $625. I would buy at Saks. She can always return for something else or buy her wedding shoes there. You are a prince charming for sure :)


Go on ebay and buy a discounted new pair. You only propose once and very girl remembers Cinderella...
I love how this became a shoe thread. Hell why not - post your favs that I might be able to buy as you guys have suggested (classic/new on eBay)
 

RandG

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necedemalis|1403294856|3697446 said:
RandG|1403292708|3697417 said:
necedemalis|1403290454|3697397 said:
RandG|1403289468|3697383 said:
necedemalis|1403237580|3697045 said:
In 2 weeks I plan to take my SO of many years on a drive from home (NYC) to Oheka Castle in Long Island for lunch (not dinner, so we can see the grounds in daylight). I have access to a friend's Maserati (what a nice guy) for the special drive. I have never been to the castle but it is the inspiration for The Great Gatsby. She has never asked for anything (not pushy about the proposal nor engagement ring) sans asking that if I should ask her, let it be a private moment (aka not with our families). I plan for us to take the castle tour, eat & then walk around the grounds. I will pop the question then. Can you help me make this better? Thank you!
What a beautiful place to propose! I wonder if the staff would allow you to create a special moment by planting the ring in some flowers or on one of the mantles above a fireplace, where she just happens to see the little box.... Another idea would be a little treasure hunt whereby you give her a map of locations, and in each location there is a little something leading to the big reveal, perhaps in a closet where there is a pair of Louboutins waiting(Cinderella's preferred shoe, I'm sure) and tuck the ring box inside the shoes.

Or, pull the car over somewhere along the way and tell her you think you have a flat. You can get out and pretend to be examining something in the trunk or with a tire (on bended knee). Tell her you need her help. When she comes over, pop the question!

How exciting! Good luck!
I would love to surprise her w a pair of Louboutins but aren't those the same price as a ring setting? :lol:

Go on ebay and buy a discounted new pair. You only propose once and very girl remembers Cinderella...
I love how this became a shoe thread. Hell why not - post your favs that I might be able to buy as you guys have suggested (classic/new on eBay)

Simple Pump Nude or Black patent Leather (I prefer nude) 70 or 85 (depends on heel height preference). There are new ones on ebay in the $500 range, but Saks has them new for around $625. I would buy at Saks. She can always return for something else or buy her wedding shoes there. You are a prince charming for sure :)
 

necedemalis

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RandG|1403295541|3697458 said:
Simple Pump Nude or Black patent Leather (I prefer nude) 70 or 85 (depends on heel height preference). There are new ones on ebay in the $500 range, but Saks has them new for around $625. I would buy at Saks. She can always return for something else or buy her wedding shoes there. You are a prince charming for sure :)
Does Saks do gift wrapping? I can easily get to their store on 5th and 49th. She was ogling a yellow pair some months ago - I will look for those.
 

RandG

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It's on a different floor but they sure do! Just tell your salesperson what you're doing.
 
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