Post # 1
So, my SO told me that he’d be proposing within the year. I didn’t even expect a proposal for another 2yrs at least, but now since he actually gave me a timeline that’s all I can think about. Just 2mos. ago when my mom was nagging me about “giving away the milk for free” & “putting the cart before the horse”, I told her ever so sincerely that I can care less if I have a ring on my finger anytime soon. Its not that I didn’t want to marry him before, I just didn’t realize he was ready for that yet. Now that I know he wants to get engaged sooner, I CAN’T WAIT FOR SOME SPARKLY ON MY FINGER!!! I find myself looking at my finger throughout the day & thinking: “It just looks so naked”.
So did any of you Bees start obsessing about the proposal once you got the timeline?
Post # 3
I’m right there with you. I didn’t really get a timeline, but we went ring shopping and he has it, so it’s all I’m thinking about!!! We both talk about our wedding alot, what we want for our big day etc. I’m so eager to get the ring and start planning, but I know he’s got some sort of plan and the proposal will be amazing!! Happy Waiting!!!
Post # 4
I know SO has the ring, and he is planning to propose so I have major ring fever! But, I had it pretty bad before I knew that. lol Happy Waiting!
Post # 5
I am right there with you. I am obsessed with the sparkly! 🙂
Post # 6
how exciting for you! and yes, i definitely understand what you mean. before BF and i talked about getting engaged this year, i really didn’t think much about proposals, weddings, etc. i always dreamt of having both, but never in a concrete, fantasise about the details kind of way. as soon as it got real and he told me whenabouts he wants to propose, i became a total girl about it! it’s a fun and exciting time, enjoy it 🙂
Post # 7
@Future_Ms.Bostonceltics: I know what you mean about being ready to start on the planning. But I think the more we talk about it, the worse it gets. He just won’t stop asking me questions about the wedding that I want to have. Everytime he asks, I swear I could go on for hours about everything that I’ve planned in my head. The sad part is we aren’t quite on the same page in this respect to our dream wedding. He wants less than 50ppl & wants to do a destination wedding out of the country. I want just under 200ppl and would like to do a destination wedding in the country. Last weekend, not only did I show him my dream venue (online, not in person), but I also showed him the beautiful tentative guestlist that I’ve created on excel. He already knows I’m a little bonkers, so I don’t thinks he’s that suprised by how much I’ve thought this through already. i do think he might drag his feet about a proposal if, since he knows that we want completely different things for the wedding. He asked me at dinner a few weeks ago, what did I have in mind for a budget. I told him that I planned on about $40,000 & then I began telling him about how much my parents have pledged to contribute, and how much we would have to come up with — He completely freaked out. I really just wish he’d stop asking me things, so I’d feel less compelled to give him such detailed answers that freak him out. He just won’t stop asking though. . .
Post # 8
Haha I totally know how you feel. That damn timeline!! Once we started talking about engagements and all that jazz I pretty much figured he was going to propose EVERYDAY! I knew for a fact that he would never be able to surprise me. Every time we went out for dinner, or any special night I just knew it was going to happen, then it didnt. One weekend we planned a little weekend at the local wineries and got a beautiful bed and breakfast for the weekend. We went to a place called The Cave Winery and got a little picnic filled with cheese, fruit, wine, olives, and 2 chocolate truffles that we got to pick ourselves. We took our little picnic down to the cave (yes it was an actual cave) and ate our food and just sat and relaxed. Then he handed me my truffle box and I was so excited to eat it, opened it and boom! there was my ring box instead! I WAS SURPRISED!!! Of all things that we have done since mentioning marriage, I didnt even think of a proposal on that perfect weekend. WTF…lol
Post # 9
I have been feeling that a lot lately actually, eve to the point of dreaming about weddings. I may be slightly obsessive ;). The BF gave me a timeline of marriage, not necessarily proposal but, he said we would be married within the next three years and I told him I need at LEAST 18 months to plan a wedding so, I can only expect a ring within the next year or so! We joke and giggle about our future wedding all the time and for the most part have agreed on a lot of it. A vintage vibed wedding, very laid back and eco friendly. We really want the wedding to be about the celebration of our love, us becoming one family and enjoying the people who have helped us make it thus far. I couldn’t ask for a better man, and yes he does put up with my crazy planning.