A waiting bee… Maybe?

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
54 posts
Worker bee

@weddingclueless:  Yeah I so know what you mean! Propoer confused me – I’m singing up to stalk the waiting boards, isnt it obvious I don’t have a date?! LOL.

Welcome to the hive. This place is brilliant for support and advice, especially when you’ve talked all of your friends and family to death with the subject. I use it now instead of talking to my best friend, since its obvious that even if she knew anything she wouldn’t tell me and she’s probably so bored of it now!

So tell us a little about you and your SO. How long have you been together? How old are you? What’s your living situation etc?

It’s great that your SO is taking the first step in talking about it, and asking for your input. You just need to think about what you like. Imagine your ideal wedding and go from there. Would you rather something small and intimate, or a large and lavish event? It’s all on your personality as a couple. Enjoy 🙂

Post # 4
212 posts
Helper bee

Welcome to the boards! 🙂

Post # 5
451 posts
Helper bee

Glad to see you here!  Yes, do give us more info on your relationship?  We all live vicariously through each other! 🙂

Post # 8
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

@weddingclueless:  Welcome to the waiting hive!

There are different threads that are highlighted at the top that you might find helpful, such as ‘how to handle the waiting period in your life’, ‘waiting chant’ and also, a bi-weekly shut it up pact (thought it sounds like your BF asked you to look at things!!  Exciting!!)

You might find it helpful to look under the ‘recaps’ section and ‘themes’ section…and depending on your $$ situation-The DIY section as well.

PS: Anyone else feel awkward when they had to select a wedding date in order to sign up here? I did  YES!!!  I just selected more of a ‘walk date’…but then again, that’s a different story of mine and I had to work through some things, then have an honest conversation with my SO about what I want out of life…and now my date is the date we want to get married + a year (SO wants to get married 9/15/2015….but we are not ‘officially’ engaged yet lol!)

Post # 9
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Welcome to the hive!! 🙂 bzzz!!

Post # 10
2114 posts
Buzzing bee

@weddingclueless:  lol we all had to do that. Don’t worry about the date you can always change it. Welcome!!

I debated for a while adding myself to the Waiting list, but finally took the plunge (hope that wasn’t jinxing either! although I find he has been bringing it up or other things pertaining to our future more since i joined hehe.

This is such a fun site.

Post # 13
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Welcome!  I’ve only been here a week myself.  Like you, I’ve been with my FI almost 6 years, we  committed forever years ago & said we’d get married after we hit 10 years.  Officially got the ring & proposal last April on vacation, didn’t see it coming – casual & romantic.  Now I’m a bride in waiting (encore)- don’t really have a wedding date,  I put down 4-1-15  (April Fool’s Day) it was a little strange to pick a date when I don’t know.

We plan on getting married next time we go back to Greece in a small village where his father grew up.  We were both  born & raised in USA, he grew up on East Coast & I on West Coast… love knows no boundries. What’s kind of funny, out of all the whole country of Greece, our families were less than 6 miles apart!  Sometime within a year and a half we will be married…just haven’t put a date on it, so I’m kind of in limbo & excited at the same time.

Good luck to you all on your journey of wedded bliss….and I’ll happily let you share my date!



Post # 14
75 posts
Worker bee

Hi, I’m new too, nice to meet you!

Post # 15
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@weddingclueless:  Yup I’m also a waiting bee! I’m currently #210 on the list, I started out near 300! I also felt awkward choosing a wedding date when I’m not officially engaged and was also like ehhh this better not jinx me!! LOL! My SO is torturing me as the ring is in the house (he went shopping with my dad for it a couple weeks ago) but he’s waiting for a specific day. He’s mentioned Christmas and NYE but we also have an anniversary this coming Tuesday so who knows, either way I’m just waiting it out the best I can and haven’t uttered a word about weddings/engagements which is also HARD! 

Post # 16
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@weddingclueless:  Welcome! Congrats on your future engagement! 🙂

When you’re ready, I reccomend the book A Practical Wedding – it’s full of really good (kind of alternative) advice about wedding planning and beyond. You can pick it up now, it’s a pretty harmless book (it’s really based in explaining things to you like you’re a normal person, and not just The Bride)
It’s the only wedding book I bought and I often pick it up when I feel like things get hectic!
They also have a blog if you want to check that out, but the book is super handy to have.

The other thing I’m going to suggest is to not dive into wedding planning right after your get engaged.. FI and I did, we had NO CLUE what we were doing, and it really caused some major problems in our relationship (we’re OK now!)
My advice is to just plain enjoy your engagement for a few months (when it happens, of course)!
The wedding planning can wait, it’ll be there when you come back down from Cloud #9. 😛

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