(Closed) I should be excited (vent)….

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Don’t you LOVE when people try to tell you something that you know is just NOT gonna happen?  Can you send out an email to your mom to forward to the family and let them know that while you can’t wait to become engaged, you are waiting for him to do it in his own time – Unless of course HE could tell her that he has something else planned?  I can see where they would assume – it is Italy after all!

Just try to get her out of your mind and enjoy the pre-engagement trip!

 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Well here are the positives:

– you’re going to italy!!! How amazing and exciting!

– you know you’ll be engaged in the nearish future

– your family loves your bf so much they can’t wait to have him as a part of your family

These are SUCH exciting things. I’m sure this is really annoying to listen to… but honestly I would be so excited just to have a family who was HAPPY about me marrying my bf that I wouldn’t care if they bugged the crap out of me until he proposed πŸ™‚

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I totally understand how you feel and yes, you should be excited: YOU ARE GOING TO ITALY!! (JUMPING UP AND DOWN) Plus you are going with your MANNNNNNNN!! Girl, I would be uber excited!

When someone brings up the fact that your BF will propose in Italy just say, HIGHY DOUBT IT and laugh it off!

WHATEVER YOU DO, PLEASE GET EXCITED BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO ITALY!

(Maybe you can put me in your suitcase, I’m pretty petite) LOLSmile

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yep, same sort of stuff happens here, though I’m fortunate that my mum keeps it to herself (ish), she just tells me after I come back with no ring! I know it’s frustrating, but I hope you have a BRILL time in Italy πŸ™‚ walk around there until your feet are sore! (my friend got blisters from all the walking she did in Italy)

Post # 7
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Worker bee

I totally know how you feel…I just posted about this today…I am going to Brazil in december and i dont think the ring is going to come until after that either! From the help of some supportive bees they just told me to enjoy the trip…and not think about that stuff and let it bother you! You are going to ITALY…and im going to BRAZIL with our SO’s!!! Nothing can beat that!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

OMG YOU’RE GOING TO ITALY!!!! I am thinking that is actually better than a proposal?! I mean you get to see the Italian countryside pretend you’re in the Italian Mafia (okay maybe that’s my dream) and walk around quoting scenes from the Godfather! You get to taste the wine and eat the food OMG I would come back 50 pounds heavier with an accent (remember when Madonna went to England and came back with a British accent?!) well that would be me. I’d be Italian spouting all sorts of made up words… It would be like the scene on Bill and Giuliana where he gave the toast! Yep that would be me πŸ˜€

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You could play a joke on your friends & family and pretend that you guys did get engaged in Italy… 

My then boyfriend, now fiance took me on a surprise birthday trip to Nantucket a couple of summers ago.  Of course all of his friends expected a proposal.  So… we texted all of his friends from Nantucket to ask them over to our house for dinner the following week.  They took it as a sign that he had popped the question, and we wanted to announce the engagement in person.  Ha!  Actually, I had a ton of veggies in the fridge that needed to be used up, and I wanted to turn them into a giant pot of pasta primavera for a dinner party.  Imagine our guests surprise when they showed up and I had no ring on my hand πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

crebre– you would not come back heavier. i studied abroad in Tuscany for 5 months and lost almost 35 pounds. Worst food I’ve ever had. And no, I’m not kidding.

I’m SUCH a foodie, and I was so dissapointed in the food in Italy. So I just drank wine and made the best of it!

 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@texaslawgirl: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i refuse to believe it. most of my former coworkers were italian and omg their food was amazing!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@texaslawgirl/crebre- I lost weight in europe too! The first time I was there for 2 weeks in france and italy and lost 12 pounds! Although I didn’t think the food was bad really, there was just so much walking and not that much time to eat.

Make sure you get some gelato!!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My family did the same thing… my family spread it to all my extended relatives & they were all like “I hear you’re engaged!!” when I wasn’t yet. Oh my gosh I was so angry & annoyed with my then BF & the poor guy had no idea why.

Seriously, enjoy EVERY SECOND of Italy together!! Drink lots of chianti & enjoy some yummy pizza πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ah poor girl! My family did the same thing when the then boyfriend and I took a trip to my hometown Chicago to meet my extended family. EVERYBODY kept asking about, and guess what – it was a big let down when it never happened, and having 9,000 obnoxious czech relatives tell me how disappointed they were was NOT enjoyable! So girly, I feel your pain. I do hope you enjoy beautiful Italy – have some delicious food for me and as excruciating as it is, try not to think about it!! You’re going on a vacation!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I lost 10 pounds reaaaally quickly in Munich once…but then I went to Vienna, and Austrian chocolate shops and morning markets happened…

Enjoy Italy, and DONT WORRY about what everyone else says! I dont know why families are so anxious/questioning about it all…maybe because they just love us and they somehow know that we’re anxious too?!?! Just enjoy your time with the bf, and be happy in knowing that the proposal’s on its way. πŸ™‚

And who knows…there’s always a teeny tiny little chance that your mom knows something you don’t…

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