Post # 1
I am at such a loss for words for all the ridiculousness that has gone on since that horrendously inconsiderate, selfish individual tried to ruin our board.
I just wanted to say that we all know there is NOTHING “abnormal” about looking into wedding plans, and establishing yourself in a wedding community when you know your engagement is coming and you are simply waiting for a ring. Yes, we are excited about it. Yes, we get frustrated when our patience is tried. Yes, we vent to one another about it in order to not drive our friends and family nuts. But we do all of this because we are in love with our future fiances, and just like our love for them, the thought of entering into a marriage with that person can become all-consuming, especially while we wait for what solidifies the beginning of that life-altering commitment. It’s all about love, and friends… I think it’s up to us to do our best to keep our community about that too. Don’t listen to the cries for attention from some desperate individual who has nothing better to do than rustle the feathers of a peaceful, loving group of supportive women sharing in such a special chapter of life. We deserve better.
We deserve each other.
I know I haven’t been here very long, but this site has made a great impact on me in the short time in which I have been a part of it. Thank you to all who plan on continuing their support of this community. You are valued, appreciated, and your voices are heard with gratitude. WB love!
Post # 3
ONE love~~~ soooo have you gone ring shopping yet?! or do you have any plans to? i know we are in various stages of waiting, some of us have gone ring shopping some have only broached the subject of marriage and are here researching the best quality stones, how far in advance they need to book so they can chat with their soon to be fiances and let them know hey we should be planning a 16 month engagement, etc…
Post # 4
I agree it has helped me! I love talking here because my sister gets tired of it in a joking way.LOL It’s nice to see I’m not the only one who has a SO talking about it and you’re waiting and thinking about it. LOL
I got the -itis BAD now.LOL
Post # 5
I’m not “waiting” anymore (and haven’t been for over a year) but I wish I had found this site before my engagement. If I had had this outlet, I think FI wouldn’t have been so annoyed with all of the “so when we get married” talks. I haven’t been around the boards for a few days, mind filling me in on the drama?
Post # 6
In my mind, you girls are already engaged! 🙂 From the moment that two individuals agree that they are going to spend their lives together and start making wedding plans, even if the ring is not quite there because of budget or him wanting a surprise or any other reason, you two are still engaged – as in committed to marry one another. That’s what counts.
Post # 7
@crebre – we’re ring shopping
@eab – DITTO!!
Post # 8
I couldn’t of said it better if I tried! I am also a “newbie” and this site has been a tremendous help in the little time I’ve been a member! I don’t have anyone to talk about this stuff to when I get frustrated because all of my friends are either already married or single and lovin’ it. Here I can read posts from women like me and not feel ashamed about my impatience or occasional resentment.. and I’m sure my boyfriend is thankful that I have an outlet now too lol!