- 7 years ago
So I’ve been lurking on the Bee (mostly in Rings) for a few months now. I guess it is time I admit that I am “waiting” officially! For some reason, I kept thinking to myself that I wasn’t to that stage yet.
This is going to be a long post, but I just wanted to introduce myself and give a bit of our background and my “waiting” history.
BF and I have been together for almost 2.5 years, and living together for about 1 3/4 years. We both go to college together, which is how we met!
The last several months,(largely to a TON of our friends getting engaged/married) we have started talking about getting married.
Then we started talking about the wedding. Like, details. BF knows what he wants our colors to be (cute!). Well, he knows I look at the Bee, and he is fine with it! Thank god!
About 2 months ago, we actually went and looked at rings!!! BF just wanted to go and “learn about stuff” so we went to a jeweler recommended by a friend and learned 4Cs and looked at styles and whatnot.
BF knew he wants to design a ring himself, so I have been gathering (TONS) of pictures for him to show the jeweler.
I took an event planning class, and one of the places I discovered was this amazing venue! I showed BF and he thought it was awesome, but no liquor, so out. 🙁
We had been openly talking a while about “our wedding” and somethings he wants and so on. But, since we are both in school, I knew nothing was going to happen for AT LEAST a year. So,this lead me to believe I wasn’t actually “waiting” yet.
Well, Last night, everything changed a bit. I introduced him to moissanite. He was amazed at the price difference, and we discussed having a moissy as a sort of ‘starter stone’ and then eventually upgrading to a diamond for an anniversary.
Then I told him I had been looking up ways to have a lower budget wedding (ipod dj, smaller guest list, no liquor) and he said “well, I guess we could do just beer and wine. So I guess we can go look at that cave when it gets warmer.”
WHAT?! Really? Like, you want to go, and look at a wedding venue? ON purpose? OKAY!
Then, after I showed him some of the ring settings I loved, and he calculated that with a moissy, an ering and band could be less than what he originally had set as an ering budget, he said, “If you’re good, we will go talk designs with the jeweler in a couple months”
EEEEEEeeeee! 🙂 I feel like this is major progress!
I just wanted to share, and introduce myself to the Waiting board! Sorry for the novel!