Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers
08/09/2013 at 02:00 PM EDT
's comedy often trades on the snark, but when it came to his marriage proposal to longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe, the Saturday Night Live
star was nothing but sweet.
"I tied [the ring] in a bow around our dog's collar," Meyers, 39, tells Jimmy Fallon
of his engagement
story, as the two discussed engagement woes.
Meyers, who will take over for Fallon
on Late Night
in February, said Ashe arrived home later than expected from her job as a human rights lawyer, leaving him to watch his canine friend with concern.
"I just had to sit there looking at the dog. I was like, 'The dog's going to eat the ring!' " Meyers jokes to Fallon.
All ended well – the ring was safe and the proposal was accepted. "Did I cry? Yeah, a little bit," Meyers, who's starring in Hulu's original series The Awesomes
Now that he's happily ensconced in wedding planning, Meyers jokes that his fiancée's "excellent taste" leaves little room for his own input.
"Every now and again, she'll throw me a courtesy question," Meyers says. "Do you think the invitations should have seashells or lighthouses? I'll be like, 'Seashells?' And she'll be like '...Not lighthouses?' "
"I'm like, 'Don't ask me if there's a right answer!' She'll have to make it easier for me. Like, 'You either get to have lighthouses or rattlesnakes,' " Meyers says with a laugh.