Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2016 - Not Decided Yet
So first a little backstory: My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 1/2 years and we have lived together for over a year now. We have not gotten engaged sooner due to financial reasons and we wanted to save up to have a big wedding. Now everything is seeming to line up – I have a full time teaching job and he will be finished with his MBA degree in the next year. I know that he has been saving up for a ring for a really long time and lately we have CONSTANTLY been talking about it. Its all we talk about, all our parents talk about and all our sisters talk about. Everyone is SO excited and can’t wait to begin this chapter of all of our lives. I know that he has picked out a ring and he (claims) he has not purchased it yet. However, everyone else has a feeling that he has because I know he is purchasing it from Blue Nile since we started to design it together. He promised that it will be happening very soon and just asks that I be patient a little longer.
SO… These are all very good things, yes? The only problem is, waiting is officially starting to drive me CRAZY. I feel like a crazy person because this is all I’m thinking about. Waiting for this totally sucks. I guess my question to all those waiting bees is – How do you pass the time? What keeps you from driving your ‘soon to be fiance’ nuts? Have you started any of the planning process yet or are you waiting for the big day to happen? Pinterest and Say Yes to the Dress are not cutting it for me anymore.
Hope that waiting is going a bit better for everyone else out there!
Post # 2
kthomas326: haha every lady is different. I get by thinking out (extensively) how I want things to go and looking at things online and pricing stuff out. Mostly for future reference but also to pass the time. I’m in school full time and I work full time so I should be using my spare time for school/studying, but that’s nearly impossible.
I try to make plans with the girls when it’s gets to be too much and I work out more to focus on something else. I’ve emailed my menu options, reception locations, price listings and dresses. I had a whole bunch of emails on rings before we decided on what I would get (eventually lol..). Until then 🙂 I wait on…
Post # 3
Find something else you’d be even more passionate about. Eventually, after the wedding, the honeymoon and all the comes with them calms down, think about what you’d do then.
For me, I started exploring a new career opportunity. Now I’m so busy with that, I almost want to hold on to the waiting part of my life because this is a lot more fun than figuring out how I’m going to pay for, plan and coordinate a large party when I have no experience doing so, lol. As the reality of wedding details come closer, they’re starting to seem a lot less glamorous haha.
Post # 4
My wedding is pretty planned he’s helped as we talk a lot about it but I don’t think he knows the extent if how much I have planned, in fact I hope he doesn’t. It’s hard sometimes to let it be I went through a phase where I let my obsession due way down for at least a year but now it’s back in full force and I hope a ring is coming by the end of the year. We’ll see.
Post # 6
I’m lucky enough to have a mom that likes to vent about it as much as me, so I’ve been able to vent to her without feeling silly – if you have someone like this (maybe a friend in the same situtation) I’d totally take advantage of that. It feels good to have someone to tell when you see a hint happen, like him mention running a “surprise” errand or that he just “got you something you’re really going to like!” – boys are so dumb when it comes to teasing haha, and it makes me less likely to blurt out to him.