Post # 1
LADIES, he let it slip – HE HAS THE RING!!!
After a few glasses of wine on Sunday night (after a stressful day with family) he gave me this unusual look and said “I can’t wait to marry you”, which just about made me pass out. I literally felt so lightheaded I thought I might faint. I sort of chucked because I felt I was on the verge of “happy tears” and didn’t feel like getting emotional, but he was being so incredibly sweet and romantic… He continued on with “the ring is already starting to burn a hole in my pocket”, “waiting to give you it is going to be more challenging than I thought it would be”.
Um. Whaaaat?? I am so stunned, as I thought he would probably wait a bit longer to actually buy it…awhile back he asked me if I wanted to go ring shopping but I honestly never thought things would progress so quickly! At that point I DID start crying – I was just so overwhelmed with emotion and it’s all starting to seem very, very REAL. I moved in last month, he has the ring, and the timeline is set. I fell into his arms and let the tears come, no longer able to hold them back.
I can’t believe he has the ring already…I’m in total shock. At this point I’m now hoping he DOESN’T wait until October to give it to me, lol! At the same time, thinking about getting heavy-duty into wedding planning scares me. I am already having anxiety attacks and nightmares (I’m obsessed with the idea of the wedding being “perfect”, which is very triggering for me). Also, I’m slightly nervous about the ring since I was uninvolved with the actual shopping process…but I guess I’ll just have to take things as they come.
Whatever happens will be worth the end result of marrying the absolute love of my life! I am SO elated!!!
Post # 2
Congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you. I’m in the same boat as you. My S/O will have my ring by this Thursday. I’m hoping he doesn’t wait either. Isn’t it such a great feeling to know someone wants to spend the rest of their life with you? I always find myself thinking about it. Planning a wedding scares me too! I’ve already begun searching locations and I’m already overwhelmed and over it! lol
Post # 3
Hoping he doesn’t have you wait too long and please try not to stress too much about wedding planning. Can’t wait for you to get it and see it – hope it’s just as you hope!
Post # 4
My SO has mine too… Not that accidentally let it slip, I’ve tried it on and I stare at a pic of it on my finger more than I probably should. We have an August timeline but want a 1.5-2 year engagement so I can plan slowly during med school. I’m so excited! I can also get a kitten August 1 when our lease renews. I have a kitten countdown on my phone, which I kinda also see as an engagement countdown tho it is hopefully before then
Post # 5
Mine let it slip too, 2 weeks before he proposed. He said, “I hope you like the ring I got. Um, I mean get. The ring I get.” He’s so not a good liar though, so I knew he had slipped. Hope yours is on your finger soon!
Post # 6
thirdtimeisthecharm: Thank you! 🙂
LittleE3: Ahh, I want a kitten, too! We’re probably going to adopt a kitten or cat right after the engagement. So exciting! And lucky you got to see the ring ;).
Laurenplusalex: Wow, he proposed to you soon after “letting it slip”…now I’m wondering how long my love will make me wait!
Post # 7
SomedayHisBride: That’s so cute, congrats!!! My FI also got drunk and let it slip that he had a ring for me! We’d only been together about a year at that point, and he was drinking (a lot) at his best friends birthday party (I was DD). I guess his friends wife was asking when he was going to propose and they thought I overhead (I didn’t) so he brought it up and asked and then told me he had a ring for me!
Then he waited 3 months to propose, damn it.
Post # 8
SomedayHisBride: his family has lots of heirloom jewelry from his moms side of the family- like a whole safe deposit box full! I got to choose between like 10 cool antique rings. I went in thinking I wanted the 2.1 carat tiffany solitaire in yellow gold. I didn’t love it on my tiny hands. I ended up falling in love with his grandmas ring from 1941. It’s engraved with his grandparents initials and the date they got engaged. They were married over 50 years. the stone is little, like .4 carats but it fits my lifestyle more and the antique Art Deco style is amazing
Post # 9
Hope your waiting is almost done! 🙂
Post # 10
SomedayHisBride: Congrats! I think knowing he had it would drive me bonkers!! I’m so glad I didn’t know that my FI had the ring! He had it for like 3 months before he proposed because my sister got engaged when he was gonna do it, so he waited even longer.
Can you maybe hint around that he doesn’t have to wait until October? I don’t think I could be that patient! haha
Post # 11
SomedayHisBride: Congratulations!!! It would kill me knowing my FI had my ring and was just waiting lol!! Also, I know it’s hard, but try not to put a lot of pressure on yourself for a “perfect” wedding. At the end of the day, as long as you and your SO are married, then it is perfect. Everything else is just details 🙂
Post # 12
SomedayHisBride: Awww! That was so sweet of him, and I agree: very romantic. I love your post and story. I hope you don’t have to wait too long to have that ring on your finger!
Post # 13
Congrats. Waiting really is the hard part. Hopefully the proposal and ring live up to your expectations.
About the prefect wedding: remember that if everything goes wrong, you will still be married to your love at the end of the day. Don’t stress the details, and take it all one step at a time (set one thing before you even think about the next thing).
Post # 14
I can’t wait to see your sparkly!
Post # 15
Thanks for all the well-wishes!
LittleE3: Wow, what a special opportunity to be able to choose from a menagerie of heirloom rings, and to find the perfect one!
CanadianBride456: I’m going to try my best to not mention the proposal at all now that I know he has the ring…it’s going to be taxing, but I’ll try to be strong, lol! I’m sure he has something planned out, as he is a true romantic at heart – one of the many things I love about him <3.
Mrs_Purple: I know you’re right, but I’m a very anxious person; realistically I know that planning the wedding is going to be extremely stressful for me. In the end, no matter what, as long as I get to spend “forever” with him, everything will be right in my world. I can’t wait to start a family with him!
longtimemrs: Thanks! 🙂