I tried to talk him out of it. I used every trick in the book. "'I'm not ready", "I don't want a big wedding", "my mom would be mad if she missed it." But nothing I tried worked. He was determined and persistent, and he wanted to marry me. Not to mention, it didn't look like he was ever going to settle with "no" as an answer.
Instead of trying to figure out ways to get him not to ask, I tried to think of all the ways I could delay him, without through him off. I had a lot of interesting daydreams that day. I did want to marry him, just not now.