- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
My SO is an absolute sweetheart of a guy. We’ve been together a little under a year and a half, been living together a little over a month. We get along famously, push each other to be better, and generally have a wonderful and very healthy relationship. We each mesh well into the other’s family and have been very well received by each other’s friends.
That poor bastard.
Let me explain…SO is about as far from a “player” as you can ever hope to get. He’s had a few girlfriends, sure, but none that were anything serious and nothing more than a few months at a time. I guess you could say he’s an all or nothing fella. He is also fairly private about romantic matters. We are planning a vacation to Las Vegas with friends in July, and ever since his older (married) sister heard she has been prodding him to see if we’ll “get hitched” in Vegas and telling him that it is the smartest way to do it since “you just can’t have a wedding for less than $10,000 anyway”. Another friend of ours posted it all over our Facebook walls, and I know I’ve had plenty of coworkers ask if that’s the plan so he probably got some of that at work too.
When he told me what his sister said, I jokingly reminded him that my parents always advocated for elopment so they could give me some money towards the downpayment on a house instead of a party. He said “Oh really?! Do they still think that way?” and kinda lit up for a moment.
Cue insane girl-brain moment. My heart skipped a beat but ladies, honestly, I’m gonna burst my own bubble here because I’m about 80% certain this trip will have no wedding bells nor any rings associated with it. I don’t think he’s ready, and I’m ok with that. There’s still that 20% of me that thinks he might be ready, and just throwing me off the scent, so to speak, so it’ll be in the back of my mind but I’m not obsessing over it.
(But how freaking fabulous would a Vegas proposal be?!)