Post # 1
The ring is completely picked out. I know all that’s left is to finish paying for it. Since my SO is a teacher, he gets a lump payment and extra checks at the end of the year. So I basically KNOW the proposal is coming in late June, as we have plans for an August 2013 wedding. On top of that, I have promised not to mention anything about it to him or ask any questions because he wants to somewhat surprise me. As if! But I will act surprised and I am keeping my promise so far.
This is going to feel like the longest month of my life as I have been waiting for 6.5 years for this. Luckily, I plan a little more everyday (psycho I know) and when the time comes, I will have it all ready to go. I spent probably 2 years looking at rings, wondering which to pick and it feels kind of funny that there is no going back now, I have sealed my fate with this man and with this ring. I am excited and anxious all at the same time. Knowing it is coming I wonder if I will cry or laugh or remember to say yes. Will my family be there? Will my nails be done? All I can think about now is…What do you wear on the day you expect a proposal? How ridiculous is it that that’s all I can worry about now 🙂
Am I only the waiting bee out there who thinks of these things?
Post # 3
I know exactly how you feel. 95% sure I have 9 weeks left to the proposal date, which is killer. The only reason I am that sure of the date is there are too many weird things that point towards a proposal. 8/8 is the date we’re hiking a 14er and the mountains are a huge part of our life so I couldn’t imagine him doing anywhere else. He doesn’t have that day off – he had to ask for it off. He has a day off 2 days later but refuses to switch the date. 8 is his favorite/lucky number. All signs point to that date.
Anyway, my SO is a teacher as well but has a summer job. He gets paid each month for the teaching job, even in the summer, so essentially he has 2x the income. Anyway, I keep counting down to the day, but it hit me today – this is HUGE! I’ve been waiting my whole life for this event and it won’t seem real until the ring is on my finger. But I wonder the same things as you…how will I feel? Will I cry (duh, I definitely will)? What will he say? How exactly is he going to do it.
Thankfully I have a lot going on in the next two months. I plan on buying a new car, which I have been saving up for for years. I’m just hoping to stay busy so I don’t go too crazy.
Don’t worry – you aren’t psycho for gathering ideas for your wedding. I do it too!!
Post # 4
You are definitely not alone! I am not allowed to ask anything else about my ring or the proposal (we are still a long ways away) but I did ask SO to make sure that my nails are done, I’m dressed at least decently and that I have makeup on. Not that hard since I usually dress cute and wear makeup when we go on a “date night” but the nails are a somewhat new thing. We’ll see how he handles making sure mine are done without tipping me off 🙂
Post # 5
I have always made fun of my best freind for wearing sweatpants when her husband proposed but then when it was my turn, i was in workout clothes!! I also knew he had the ring, but he decided to propose earlier than when we going to a romantic wine tasting etc etc when i would have looked nice! My ring is pink so I told my aunt i would wear pink until he proposed lol Happy waiting! I know it’s hard!
Post # 6
@MissCrystalBall: I’m feeling the same way! SO said it’s going to happen before my business trip at the end of July but after my birthday since he plans to ask my dad’s blessing next weekend. I have a six week range where my little nails better be polished and my hair needs to beahve 😉 Unfortunately, like 3 nails broke suddenly last week, so I’m back to the drawing board with them.
Maybe polishing our nails on a regular basis will help? 😉
Post # 7
I totally feel ya on this one. I believe my SO will be proposing ~July 20 (our 4 year anniversary) ..sooooooo far away. And I got to pick out the ring, so it makes it worse. He hasnt paid it off yet but said it will be soon..i just cant seem to find anything else to concentrate on. Its stressful actually. I have been waiting my ENTIRE life for this. Now, knowing it is close, makes me very anxious. I have been painting my nails every few days (or however long it takes for them to chip) for 2 months now. And he has noticed.. and he knows why lol
Post # 8
Ladies it’s so nice knowing we are all, or once were, in the same boat. I definitely fear being in my workout clothes with my hair up and no makeup on but that’s what I look like mon-thurs. so maybe it’s best to look myself. Either way I have some day and night outfits planned. Lovely to know there are others out there like myself planning those things, my sister thinks I’m a little to into this. I told her that I have been dreaming of this and my wedding since I was playing barbies and marrying them. There are three days this proposal could happen and only 3: June 28th, 29th or July 4th. These are days my SO and I both do not have to work. I have been guessing July 4th in my head for a while now because it is my favorite holiday and we always watch the fireworks and have a big family party, but because it’s on a wednesday this year it throws a wrench into everything. Curses! But I would gladly accept it a week before.
I guess when you consider how long we have all waited since dreaming of our big days, another month or two won’t be so bad.
@Coloradogirl: I think staying busy is the best idea! I have 2 weddings and a 30th bday party before my assumed proposal day and I (hopefully) will be starting a new job in about 3 weeks, so if that doesn’t pass the time I dont know what will. With buying a new car, it is certainly a great way to stay occupied. I just purchased one in November and for 2 months I looked up every car online hemming and hawing over them. Better that than diamonds right 😉