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If you were going to ask her/him, where would you do it?

If you were going to ask her/him, where would you do it?

Old May 27th, 1999, 10:28 PM
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Teri
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Matt: My (now) husband and I went to Europe a couple of years back. We both thought that Venice is the most unique, romantic, and wonderful place that either of us has ever seen. I highly recommend it for your special day. Venice is truly unforgettable. Also, we were there in July and the water was not smelly.
Best of luck to you!
 
Old May 28th, 1999, 07:49 AM
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Matt -

The Pont Alexander III bridge at sunset. The romantic lighting and you can see part of the Eiffel Tower to the left of the sunset. Magical!

The bridge is the most ornate in Paris built right at the end of the Victorian era. The lampposts and gold gilding are beautiful.

Good Luck
 
Old May 29th, 1999, 07:34 PM
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Matt,

An alternate suggestion for Venice -- for a tip, the orchestra at Florian will play any song you like. Perhaps during a dance, alone in the moonlight toward the end or the evening....if she's a one-of-a-kind girl, it has to be Venice, a one-of-a-kind city. A word of advice from an old lady happily married for close to 33 years: don't forget to continue to plan these romantic little surprises throughout your life. My husband has never stopped surprising me and my fascination with him has only grown with the passage of time. You're off to a wonderful beginning. Buon Viaggio!
 
Old May 30th, 1999, 06:09 AM
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Matt: I like all the suggestions that involve the least amount of crowds. But I think what you said about popping the question on the shores of Lake Como, probably in the early evening or during sunset sounds great. It will be so beautiful and peaceful. I would assume the crowds would be minimal. What would also be nice is a picnic by the lake with wine, cheese, fruit, etc. and then ask her. I think you have answered your own question the best! Good Luck!

Now if I could only get my boyfriend to do the same...
 
Old May 30th, 1999, 06:16 AM
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Hey Matt!
Nice to hear from a fellow 'Carl'.
You've received loads of good advice.
May the results be as happy as my marriage to a fellow 'Carl'
s.fowler '64
 
Old Jun 1st, 1999, 01:20 AM
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S.Fowler!

I'm sure we're not the only Carleton people to visit this forum. We have to be everywhere. This has nothing to do with the forum, but are you going to the alumni reunion in three weeks? If so, I will be working at it, so maybe we can get together and discuss stuff.

Matt
 
Old Jun 2nd, 1999, 02:39 PM
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Matt - I adore your idea and wish my husband had the same imagination way back when. However, we have just experienced this with two members of our family. One was in Las Vegas and the groom-to-be had the right idea: if I had done it at the beginning of the trip, she would have wanted to come straight home. Instead, he lugges that rock of gibraltar around with him until the fourth day (the day before they were coming home) and all ended on a high note. The second WAS proposed to in Paris, at the top of the Eiffel Tower (personally, that is play out in my opinion) and right after that the trip was a wash (according to the groom-to-be) because all they discussed was wedding plans. So my advice is this, if your fiance has the flexibile personality that will seize the moment and then enjoy the trip - then fine, but if not, you might want to rethink this. As for which spot, I loved them all, but if I had my way (out of your choices,that is) I would go for a walk along the Tiber River in Rome around 11 P.M. It's so dessrted there at night that my husband and I were able to wine it up and make love to and go completely unoticed! Live it up and enjoy! Most of all, be happy in the process! Caio Bella! and Buono Fortuno!
 
Old Jun 2nd, 1999, 05:33 PM
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Do it in Hell! That's where marriage end you up at! Doeeee! Just kidding!!! But, I just had to say it.
 
Old Sep 13th, 1999, 06:18 AM
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I wonder what happened with our firend Matt.
 
Old Sep 14th, 1999, 08:42 PM
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MATT: HAVE YOU POPPED THE QUESTION YET? SUMMER IS OVER? DID YOU GO ANYWHERE YET? Let us all know!
 
Old Sep 15th, 1999, 05:23 PM
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What suspense!!!! I wonder where he did it? I hope he tells us soon. It must have been sometime recent that he did it. I guess we'll all have to wait.

5 years later.......

He's married and he remembers to post on fodors.
 
Old Sep 16th, 1999, 11:04 AM
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Gee, it's mid-September and no response yet. I'd have to bet that things didn't work out so well for our guy. I think someone needs to phone Matt Tompkins at Carleton University in Ottawa and ask him "whatsamatterforyou?" and post the reply . . . I think the guy owes his faithful readers/responders the answer!
 
Old Sep 16th, 1999, 11:15 AM
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Actually, he's at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and classes there only started a week or so ago. But you'd think that would be enough time for him to let his faithful love consultants know how things turned out.
 
Old Sep 16th, 1999, 11:32 AM
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Well he may have graduated
 
Old Sep 20th, 1999, 10:20 AM
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Wow! I didn't know the interest would be this strong! I guess an explanation of my whereabouts is in order. Here goes...

My trip with my girlfriend to France and Italy during the month of July was an absolute thrill. What amazing places, but most of you know this already, so I'll just cut to the chase.

Before embarking on the trip, I laid out my financial situation before me. I was graduating from college, and the money I had was going towards this trip, and that wasn't close to being enough to cover it all. Unfortunately, because I want to give my girlfriend a nice ring when I do pop the question, I decided against going for the engagement ring during the trip. Instead, I told her she could pick out a nice piece of jewelry anywhere while we were on the trip, but I had to keep my budget in mind.

I ended up buying her a nice White Gold ring while we were in Milan. It looks great, and yes, people have asked about it. I guess you could say that this was sort of a down-payment on our future, because our future does include each other. So, even though the ring now on her finger is not "the" ring, it is a reminder to us both that "the" ring will be there as soon as our financial situations straighten out from our wonderful one-month journey.

I'm sorry it took so long for me to post the answer, and I'm sorry if any of you are disappointed with the result. Frankly, I would much rather have "the" ring be on her finger, but if I would have done that, we wouldn't have been able to stay in the Hotel du Lac overlooking Lake Como in Bellagio, Italy our final 3 days in Italy. What a beautiful scene that was.

I don't have access to the web as much as I used to, but I hope to post more results of our trip every time I get a chance. Thank you to all who helped me out with their advice. Any of the places you mentioned would have worked, for they were all beautiful. I look forward to sharing our experiences with you.

Ciao!!
 
Old Sep 20th, 1999, 10:28 AM
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Yay! Congratulations to you and best wishes to your fiancee.
Let us know when you need help planning the honeymoon
 
Old Sep 20th, 1999, 10:30 AM
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Matt, a very sensible way to handle a very important desicion!! Best of luck to you guys in whatever endeavors you end up embracing!!!


 
Old Sep 20th, 1999, 01:25 PM
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I proposed to my wife at Neuschwanstein, the fairy-tale castle in Germany. Now, whenever I see Disneyworld I get depressed.
 
Old Sep 20th, 1999, 03:48 PM
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I've been married for 32 years so I'm passed that but my choices would be Paris (Dan mentioned the best), the shores of Lake Como (you may want to boat over to Bellagio) or add the most romatic to the trip.
We spent our aniversary in Sorrento in a Restaurant called the Foreigner's Club over looking the Marina (down a cliff) with the sun setting on one side and a view of the bay with Mount Vesuvious on the other. Beat that!!
 

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