Post # 1
I have been lurking on bee for…well probably an unhealthy amount of time actually! I love reading all of your lovely (and not so lovely) stories, and the excellent advice all of you give to each other. I just thought I would start things off on the right foot and say hello to everyone!
I guess you would put me into the waiting list- My boyfriend and I have been talking marriage for a year now, and oddly enough today he finally let on that a possible engagement (or at least ring search is on). So I thought…well something a bit more concrete, so why not FINALLY add myself on here? He’s even asked for my dad for my hand in marriage, though that might be more of a cultural thing (Im Indian, and he’s White). We love each other very much, and Im sure he’ll be glad that I can share my wedding obsession with some funny and inspiring people. So I guess I look forward to finding out exactly how the boards work, how to get started here, and to the insanity that is wedding planning, engagement, and ultimately marriage!
I hope this finds you all very well!
Seema (or Bellanouva)
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@Bellanouva: Welcome! You should check out the Waiting boards! I am no longer waiting, but I love it over there since I spent so much time there.
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@Miss Tattoo: Thanks! I think I will do 🙂 I’ve read some of your posts on the topics (again my lurky self) and you can be quite insightful! I have no idea how to go about any of this (including dealing with the gushing excitement of my bf’s ring sneakiness) but Im sure I will learn as I go along!
Post # 6
Welcome to the bee!!! Very exciting times for you!!
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@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Many thanks 😀 indeed it is exciting! lol its even more hilarious how it all occured actually
Well I know how some of you feel about the Knot but when a year ago me and…hmm not to self come up with Clever Mr. and Mrs Name for self….well me and my bf started talking marriage it was the first site I went on. Now its my all organizing photo collecting space and he knows that (possibly because he often peaks at my screen). Anyways, he asked for my login today to check everything on there out! and then of course obvious ring talk 🙂 the Man has a Plan, I tells ya!
Anyways, I thought it was hilarious cus its totally out of the blue 😀 Can you tell Im excited?
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Hi! I’m new this week too, I’ve been lurking on and off for months and finally got a little tidbit of information that made me join too. 🙂 You’re braver than I am! Maybe I’ll post an intro soon…
Post # 9
@arandomparadox: ooo love to hear a bit about the tid bit you got! 😀 I guess I should write a bit more about the Bf and me…well better sooner than later! Welcome to the boards btw, perhaps we shall swap coping strategies when the insanity of waiting kicks in some more lol! 😀
and on that note
The bf and I have been together to close to 2 years; Now this is going to sound also equally hilarious but we met on Eharmony (gasp!). I attest to that fact only because I think it was a total fluke! Anyways, our first date involved the beach, some great food…and in the insane manner my life unfolds…a late night showing of Bruno. Yes, I said that right. We went to see Bruno on our first date. Anyways, I guess the fact is that I laughed my way into a great relationship with someone I love deeply and trust completely (a task in an of itself) and now here we are. We are both currently in post secondary studies and doing well (I hope! final papers are due soon! lol) but our families love each other, all is well, and now its just a matter of time and money 🙂 I like to hope the rest will go just as smoothly….heres hoping!
And on that…I would love to hear everyone else’s mini bios! 😀
Thanks for the kind words everyone,
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Welcome to the bee!! Sounds like some exciting times are coming your way. Don’t forget to share them with us. ; )
Post # 13
@Bellanouva:Welcome to the hive! You can get a brief synopsis of most waiting bees bios here
Post # 14
It sounds like exciting times for you and your boyfriend! I am in a very similar sitaution – I just recently found out actual plans are underway and it’s got me ridiculously excited and a little anxious too!
Do you live in Vancouver or are you just having your wedding there? I’m not there full time yet, but my Boyfriend or Best Friend moved to the Vancouver area in September and I am planning on moving out there full time once I finish school. I love it there so much! Such an amazing city!
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@mrs ranunculus: Im a Van resident alright 😀 and we are planning on having a wedding out here 🙂 It is beautiful out here isnt it? We really lucked out this summer, so gorgeous! It’ll be so exciting once you get out here- Van city has some great attractions; actually because its Christmas season the Nutcracker is on now at the QE theatre; which we are seeing 🙂 the Night life is great and Granville Island is the best place to pass the time. Are you planning a Van wedding? Cus if so we may have to swap planning ideas when the menfolk finally pop the question 😛
Out of curiousity, what are you in school for? Im at university for International relations and History 🙂
Post # 16
Welcome to the bee!! You and your Mr. sound really sweet together 🙂
I was a lurker too and then finally joined because I felt like a creeper, lol.