Post # 1
Tonight SO initiated a convo about what kind of diamond cuts I liked. So I showed him (I like radians and cushions best). Then he showed me some styles he liked mostly on the more classic plain side, but I like pretty plain – solitaire with some small diamonds on the band.
The he started saying that he had hoped to do this amazing and elaborate proposal in march!! But with his contract ending, he has a scaled back version in mind!! (date still tbd). Then he said he thought we’d get married this November (we both want to have the wedding in November, but I thought maybe 2013 or even 2014)!! So awesome!
Then he shared the budget he had been thinking about, which was $22,500 (!!!!!) for the wedding inc honeymoon and $4K dress, plus e ring of ~$4K!
So bees, this is the most in depth convo we haveevent had about the specifics of marriage and it went absolutely perfectly. I had always hoped I’d get some input for the e ring (yes!) plus his budget thoughts are awesome for our ~75 people wedding. Plus he reallyreally really wants to get married. And soon! He said the typical girl thing, “I’d wear a washer on my finger, I just want to marry you”!!!
Alltogeher, a fantastic evening!
My good news may be here a lot sooner than I had thought! 🙂
Now he just needs to fine a new job (shouldn’t be a big issue for him – and he is still working currently :))
Yay yay yay yay yayyyyy!!!!
Post # 3
Wow! Those are some serious numbers and serious advancements!
Congratulations! Can’t wait to see whats up ahead 😉
Post # 4
Woo hoo! Sounds like your SO is really on board and ready to get the show on the road! It’s great that you even have budget stuff in mind and such. Definitely great progress.
Post # 5
How wonderful! I hope it happens for you soon!
Post # 6
I know right, serious numbers!! I love having conversations like that, it just shows us that they think about it too, they just aren’t as obviously vocal as we are! We had a similar conversation but no timeline on the actual proposal has been discussed. But the wedding date is determined lol. He better get a move on!!
Congrats to your progress, I hope he proposes soon!!! 😀
Post # 7
This must have been a great conversation to have. You probably felt like a huge weight was off your shoulders afterwards and that’s always a good thing. I hope he comes through with the ring soon!
Post # 8
He took me ring shopping yesterday!!!! And we narrowed to down to two rings which I love!
And he told the sales guy to call him next week! (next weeK Cause he said he wants to take me to a couple of other jewelry stores first in case I prefer something else!)
Ahh!!! I’ve been waiting for ages – together over 5 years, living together 3.5years. And now it’s all happening so fast!! I’m so happy!! (and I never sat him down or talked to him about it, so I know it really is what he wants!)
Will try and post photos of the rings we loved!!!
Post # 9
@Eva Peron: Thank you!!! I’m just so happy I don’t have to talk him into it, explaining why it’s important to me, or why I think it’s worth spending money on. We really are on the same page and he’s been thinking about it for ages!! Yay!
Post # 10
Thank you all so much!
It really showed me that even when we don’t think they are thinking about it, they definitely can be!!!
I hope we all get off that list soon!!
Post # 11
@WestCoast:Yay! I’m so happy for you. And I know what you mean, because I brought it up first, I will always wonder if it’s something he wants. But that’s the silly insecure part of me.
And pics! At least online store pics if not real life please 🙂
Post # 12
Aaaahhhh! That’s so exciting! I can’t believe he even has the wedding budget!