Post # 1
I am so excited. My boyfriend proposed on Christmas day. I feel somehow I have become a member of an exclusive club or something, of to-be-marrieds.
I thought that my feelings for him wouldn’t change with the engagement because I already lived with him for 1.5 years, but it seems that they have gotten stronger. I feel more appreciative of him that he has made that gesture and is making the commitment.
That is real love to me.
Did you have feelings like this when you got engaged?
Post # 3
@Bunny_the_Bride: Congrats ! pics please 🙂 !!!
Post # 4
Aww congrats. I did feel the same way. We’d been together for almost 6 years and living together for about 6 months when DH proposed. We were already extremely happy living together but after the proposal we BOTH were in a state of bliss. What can we say but love is amazing.
Post # 5
@BeautyBox: Thanks so much BeautyBox!
Post # 6
@LadyLewis12: Lady, congrats on your recent marriage (I see that it was in September.) I think the fact that your DH only took six months after you lived together was the sign that you were the ideal partner. I can see how you too would have the feelings I was talking about. Love is indeed grand!
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2013 - The bride's hometown United Methodist Church near Kalamazoo
Congratulations on your engagement!! 😀 I totally agree that it feels like being in a special club: when I first got engaged, all my engaged friends on facebook (that I wasn’t even that close to!) started messaging me and giving me wedding advice.
Post # 8
Congrats!! Being engaged has definitely made us closer, which I didn’t really think was possible! Enjoy it!
Post # 10
Congratulations!!! My FI and I had lived together 7 years before he proposed. And I know the proposal would be coming since I was kind of impatient about it, and he knew. But once we did get engaged we felt even closer to each other. Like I love him even more. Lol. And I do feel like I’m part of a club now. I feel like I have something to talk about whether I’m in a crowd of people I know or don’t know. Lol
Post # 11
Yes, I felt the same way. We’d lived together 10 months when he proposed and his gesture of commitment really deepened things.
Post # 12
I felt at peace when we got engaged. I was finally able to give my whole self to him without worry which also deepen the bond 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
Congratulations! Yes, it felt ‘more’ to me as well when we became engaged. 🙂
Post # 15
As soon as we were actually engaged it started to feel like a weight had been lifted. Sure there was a lot of planning to do but I wasn’t on tenterhooks all the time waiting for him to ask the question.
Post # 16
Congratulations!!! Absolutely, our bond has strengthened. We’re no longer “just dating” we’re both spoken for and want to spend the rest of our lives together. When we went to my parents house my grandfather told my Fi if it doesn’t work out you bring her back. My Fi was like no, we’re going to make it work, it’s going to work lol. I was like wow, usually my Fi is quiet and laid back but he made it known I’m going to be his wife and that made me feel so loved and appreciated.