- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2015
Hello Ladies (and Gentlemen)!
I’m 24, and a grad school hopeful. My SO and I have been together for a year and a half, living together for about a year, and we’ve had many, MANY serious conversations about getting married and our future. I think the time we’re shooting for is November 2014. We’ll be, at least, living on our own, I will have graduated grad school, and he should be done with his MAT, as well.
I’ve lurked this site long before I started getting the sneaking suspicion that his proposal was coming way sooner than I thought. I’d always teasingly talk about how I’m not getting a ring until I’m in my 30’s, and he always comes back with “I’m not going to spoil anything, but it’ll be long before you’re 30.” or “You’ll get a ring. It’ll be a lot sooner than you think.. Not tomorrow soon, but soon.”
I’ve looked at a bunch of rings, and while my original ring doesn’t exist anymore (I don’t know why. I loved it so much, though), I’ve found a new one and bookmarked it on the computer.
A couple of weeks ago we were talking about Christmas and I was talking about how I wanted to get an early start. My plan is to shop from September-November (yeah, right) and be done by the time the last-minute rushes start. After shopping three years in a row on Christmas Eve, it’s about time I get my stuff together. So we’re talking about that, and SO says “I’ve got the wheels in motion for your gift, because it’s going to take me a while.”
My first thought was definitely a ring, and I feel kind of dumb about it. A ring is the most expensive thing I want. Then a couple days later, he repeated what he said, then mentioned “I have to talk to Santa. And you need to make your list, Missy.”
I’m trying not to get my hopes up, but it’s hard. I’ve talked to a few of my friends at work, and they’re getting the same feeling.. Which makes me wish Christmas would GET HERE ALREADY.
I’ve always been really wedding crazy. I’m obsessed with Say Yes to the Dress, Bridezillas (which I will definitely NOT be), and other wedding shows. I guess it’s about as girly as I get. I’m completely fine with having a long engagement, because I don’t want to rush, and I’d like us to, at least, have our finances together a little bit before we try to throw a huge thing.
I’m sorry I’ve made this a book, but I look forward to the infinite wisdom of all of you waiting, engaged, and married bees and also sharing some of my own. :]