Post # 1
I’ve been reading these boards for a while now and thought it was time to
post. I just wanted to say a big thank you to all the waiting bees, reading your postsand helpful advice has really helped me through my waiting stage (particularly) those bad days 😉 and knowing that other people are going through what I am and I am not irrational andoverly emotional (I think)
My Story: Have been with my SO for 7.5 years, lived together for 2.5 and I would say I have been waiting 1.5years. I am 26 and he his 31. I’m usually quite laid back but I admit that waiting has really got to me at times, I think more so because my younger sister and three best friends allgot engaged last year and are getting married next year, for which I am a Bridesmaid or Best Man for all four. Which is lovely
and I am so happy for them all but being involved in all the wedding talk and planning really gets to me sometimes, although obviously I hope I never show this to them.
Had a heart to heart with my SO a few months ago and he said it would happen by the end of the year, I know it will happen and this has made the waiting easier but sometimes things still get to me. Like an acquaintance of ours has booked the church and reception venue which I wanted to book when it is ‘eventually’ my turn and I can’t help but feel disappointed about it, I know I can still book it but
I don’t feel it will be as special.
Anyway, just wanted to say hi and that I too am waiting.
I look forward to reading more of your wonderful posts.
Post # 3
Welcome to the group! I’m newish, but it seems like a good group of people. I’m also on the end of year plan (although SO has the ring).
Post # 4
Welcome to the Bee I may not be waiting but the end of the year is coming up fast its already august!
Post # 5
Welcome, welcome! Your story is similar to mine. I’ve been with my SO for 8 years and we’re both 27. We just moved in together one week ago (*gasp*), so I’m hoping that it won’t be a million years before he pops the question. Contrary to my username, I have found a happy waiting place by just focusing on enjoying the time that we spend together and working on improving our relationship and improving as individuals.
Hang in there…you’re not the only long time waiter out there :-).
Post # 6
Welcome to the Bee! You will find a great group of gals ( and a few guys !) who can give yoru support and advice in almost any area or problem in your life.
Thanks for sharing your story! It sounds like you won’t be waiting for long and kudos for communicating with your SO about your desires and feelings, its a great step for your future together.
Post # 7
@chatterbox_100: Welcome! You’re in good company. WeddingBee is a great outlet whether you’re in the waiting, engaged, newlywed, nesting, or kid-having club! I don’t worry about the church and the venue. You can SO make it your own when you plan your wedding – crossing fingers for you that you get to start soon! 🙂
Post # 8
Welcome 🙂 The end of the year is almost here, time will fly by!
Post # 10
It’s wonderful to see some other girls in a similar position. My boyfriend and I just moved in together, and he says that we will be engaged by the end of 2011. I’m honestly freaking out about finding a venue (see my other post “Am I crazy?” because venues in my city book up over a year in advance, and I really want a fall of 2012 wedding. I hope that things work out for all of the ladies on this board! I look forward to getting to know you all. 🙂
Post # 12
Thanks for the lovely responses, you seem like a lovely group of bees. Nice to see there are a few others waiting for an end of year proposal, hopefully we wont have to wait too long for some lovely proposal stories to share.
I think I’m going to like being on here
Post # 13
@happy2bee: I will look out for your updates (I don’t know how would stay sane knowing he had the ring, I’m excited for you).
@endofmyrope: I love your focus on enjoying your time being together, I must remember that, it is reassuring to know I’m not alone in being a “long time waiter”
@AshleyR83: I know what you mean, it’s the same where I live, venues book up really fast it’s frustrating at times but I’m sure that will pass once we’re officially engaged. And no, I don’t think you’re crazy at all.
Post # 14
Welcome:) I’ve been with my SO for 7 years as well and we also have a timeline of the end of the year. Sometimes it feels like it will never come but here it is almost the end of august so not too much longer to wait. This is a great place to come and I love the girls on here. Hope you like it just as much 🙂
Post # 15
Welcome!!! I am hoping for a proposal by the end of the year too!!! I have enjoyed the support the waiting board offers too!!! Here’s to hoping we are engaged before the year is up!!