- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
So as some of you may know, we planned on using my mom’s engagement ring but for some reason, SO got it into his mind that I needed a brand new huge blingy ring. And that I wanted him to propose in front of my friends. Sometimes I really think men don’t pay attention to subtle hints at all. So after he joked about proposing to me on Facebook (which he’s not even on) he asked how I’d really like to be proposed to. Kind of unromantic, but he’s always been the type of guy I’ve had to spell things out for.
Proceeded to give him an abbreviated version of how I would propose to him. Something intimate, when the moment is right, where he doesn’t have to be embarassed about getting emotional, and that I didn’t need a ring. Or hell, he could even grab one of my rings as a temporary placeholder until we get my mom’s (they live five hours away). And I think it changed something in him… almost like it clicked that I care more about the proposal itself than the ring, more about the marriage than the wedding, and more about the two of us than how we appear to other people. I think he always knew that deep down, but he’s gotten so much advice on women and weddings from other people that who WE really are as a couple got lost in the shuffle.
This does mean, however, that he could propose at any second. No ring means I won’t be getting a head’s up from my mom and that I will be 100% surprised. So we’ll how this weekend goes! He’s starting to ask about these waterfalls along our trip up North… fingers crossed, ladies! 😉