Post # 1
This is going to sound weird because most people who are awaiting a proposal are jealous of friends getting engaged, but I really wish at least one of my friends would get engaged before me! I want to help someone plan their wedding or I at least want to attend some before I have to plan my own. The only weddings ive been to were my brothers and my boyfriends brothers, which I only attended in both. I want to help someone shop and I can get ideas without the pressure of officially planning my own. I want someone who will have gone through an engagement who can share my excitement when it happens for me!
Unfortunately, none of my friends seem to be even near that stage.
Am I the only one who feels this way?
Post # 3
I really liked when a couple of my friends got engaged because it gave me the opportunity to look at things I liked too when I was helping them with their weddings. I think that what you are feeling right now is also likely the huge draw to wedding shows because you can look at what other people did and see if it is something you would do/ wouldn’t do yourself.
I think that your friends will be happy for you when you get engaged though, regardless if they are waiting too. And heck, if they aren’t, at least you know all the bees will be!
Post # 4
I really want my SO’s brother to get engaged! He and his girlfriend have been together forever, are older, and I think going to their wedding as a couple would be really fun.
We’ve decided that we’re not going to wait for them to move on our own timeline, but I think we would both like it if they went ahead and went first. I’d be thrilled.
Also I don’t have very many married friends, despite being over 30. NYC will do that to you.
The “all my friends from HS are getting engaged” thing happened to me years ago, and now all of my city friends are in relationships but are in no rush. I’d love to see some engagements!
Post # 6
I know!! I feel the same. My brother finally got engaged to his girlfriend of 7 years, so I was excited… until they started planning for 2 years away and so they aren’t doing too much yet. Awww man…
I keep telling my friends, “can one of you get engaged????” Haha… but I’m really the only one with a stable relationship right now..
Post # 7
Haha now that I’ve started doing some planning, I have definitely had this thought! Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to go first! None of my close friends have gotten married yet (I’m on the younger side), so I feel like my wedding is going to be a trial-by-fire for them. But at the same time, it is nice being their first so they’re SUPER excited.
Post # 8
@Tachetetreasures: Yes! All of my friends are the super educated super job oriented type so nobody is anywhere near marriage. In fact everyone just assumes I’ll be the first. I love weddings but don’t want my own so this is quite the bummer. If you figure out how to put the bug in their ear let me know!
Post # 9
@Tachetetreasures: Nope, you’re not the only one. Two of my friends are getting married next year (I’m a bridesmaid for one) and I’m absolutely delighted. And a part of me also wants the others in long-term relationships to get engaged as well. I think it’s because at least with my close girlfriends, we’ve all basically grown up together and are used to going through milestones at around the same time as each other lol.