(Closed) newbee and waiting!

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
Member
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I can understand the finance situation, and we waited 5 years before getting engaged. maybe in a situation like yours, when you want to b married so baldy you could do the whole courthouse wedding thing, have a small party with friends and family. and then on your one year or whenever you would like have the big ceremony and reception that you have always wanted. 

my brother and sister in law did this. they live in germany, she is polish and he is in the navy over there. well you have to have two seperate things anyways in a lot of european countries, so that got married last august, had a small party, she wore a super cute white dress and he wore a nice suit, and they took some nice pics. but next year we are all flying to Poland for the actual wedding. I dont think of it as any less special, and we are very excited about it.

also my FI and I may get marriend in the next couple months but keep out wedding dat next fall. this way we are married, and makes some financial things easier, and we have time to save. 

 

hope this helps!

Post # 4
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7054 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

One of my bff’s dated her guy for 6 years before they got engaged.  They met during sophomore year in college and then they dated thru law school also.  total of 7 years.

Btw, they’re happy, still in love, have 3 beautiful kids, and had one of the most gorgeous weddings I’ve ever seen (or been in for that matter!).

My friend was quite impatient by the end of the  6 year dating stint (married by 7) so her FI bought her a ring and then at the end of law school when he joined his practice, he purchased a larger center stone for her about six months before the wedding,.

How about maybe saying “size doesn’t matter..I want the promise” like my friend did and tell her what my friends’ hubby did?  It was so cute..for one of their bridal parties, he presented her with another ring box and the solitaire diamond inside of it.  He said it was like getting engaged all over again!!! 🙂 

Post # 5
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3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I understand. I have been w/ my boyfriend for 4 and a half years and he wants to wait until after he gets his degree to get engaged. I have another year and a half or so until he graduates. So maybe a 2 years and some odd months until he proposes… then maybe another 1 and a half-2 years after that until the wedding. It’s a long time but I like the idea of us being 100% financially stable before we get married. Engaged, on the other hand, I wish was happening right about NOW! Which is where the waiting board comes in hehe 

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