Post # 1
So Friday, I accidently saw a picture of my ring while my SO was showing me a different picture on his phone. We got home and he showed me the actual thing to make sure I loved it, since we had it custom made. We were out drinking for St. Patty’s day Saturday night and he told me it’d happen before my birthday-July 29.
So here is my problem, and its not one I can fully help. Either don’t let me know ANY LITTLE THING about a surprise thats coming up, or ruin it- because I won’t stop thinking about it (thanks anxiety). But now my mind is racing! I want to know, and I have no one to talk to about it, as I’m not “supposed” to know about the ring. I’m excited, nervous, impatient, etc. Anyone else go through this? I wish I was born with patience.
Post # 2
Welcome to my life! Date- Aug 1st- I want it now!!
Post # 3
I been through it too….. knowing it will happen anytime soon but dunno when and where will drive woman nut
just take your mind off from the ring, otherwise it will ruin your surprise :p
Post # 4
I think this is the problem of EVERY “waiting” girl. My SO and I went ring shopping and pick out the ring style. We’ve started planning our wedding for next year and the proposal will happen before august 10th but that’s all that I got. And I have MAJOR anxiety because im like doing all this prelim planning and I dont know when the proposal will happen. Its normal to feel anxious, and as time goes by, it will die down but as soon as june hits… back on pins and needles! Congrats though!! And enjoy it! Your days as a single gal are numbered!
Post # 5
Katie918: Aaarg! I feel your pain!
Yes, I went through this too. 🙂
I only had to wait a couple of months while I chose what I wanted and then a few weeks more to have my non custom ring made. It was awful while being so exciting! I snuck back to the store and snapped a picture of the model so that I could stare at it on my phone. I would even sneak my phone out at work to look at the picture! I was being pretty silly, admittedly, but it’s so exciting.
I found it really helped to confide in one or two people who could keep a secret, so that I could talk about it. I avoided my mom completely after we had ordered it. She can’t keep a secret and I didn’t trust myself to not tell her. I was really looking forward to telling my mom.
Don’t worry! This is totally normal. After a few weeks of being on high alert, things will go mostly back to normal until you are engaged. You can’t keep up a level 10 of thinking about it for months on end, after all. Then you’ll be over the moon excited again! Congratulations in advance! I hope the ring burns a hole in his pocket and he proposes sooner rather than later. In the meantime, the bees will understand. Is it beautiful? Did he decide what it looks like?
Post # 6
OMGOMGOMG!!! Guess who just got the CAD renderings of her ring today ONLY to be told we will hear back in “a few weeks” when it’s done?!?!?! UUuuuuugghhhh! I mean what is a few? More than 3 less than 5?!?!?
And just like you ladies, I am sworn to secrecy by partner and can’t tell anyone abou it and our wedding is this July 26th. So, it is going to look like a whirlwind to everyone else, although we have been planning since last August.
WHEW!!! That was so amazing to let out to seemingly perfect strangers who are going through the same thing! Congrats to everyone and may push through all of this anxiety!
Post # 7
Awh, I’m glad I’m not the only one because sometimes it feels like no one else understands! Not that I can talk to anyone other than the bees! I’m going to try to be patient… and not think about it, doubt that’ll happen- HA!
Fizzy8: Thank you and yes it is beautiful! We custom made it together so it has a little bit of both of us
Post # 8
OMG! Can any of you share your sketches/CAD images/cell phone images of your ring?!?!?!
Post # 9
We’re kind of in the same boat, except I’m 99% positive my SO doesn’t have the ring. I do know he has asked both parents for my hand, and he’s currently planning the proposal. I was given a timeline, kind of…he said it will happen “by the end of the summer, and definitely before his lease is up in September.” Although I really don’t want to know the exact date or how he’s going to pop the question, waiting is driving me batty. I couldn’t imagine knowing the ring was in his posession, let alone seeing it!
Here’s to waiting 🙂
Post # 10
worldcitz: Thats the wax mold of mine. It looks SO much better done in the real thing!
FutureMrsSomeone: Ah! How exciting for you too! I know exactly where the ring is in his gun safe- and I know the code. Its taken everything in me to NOT go in and look at it. Yes, here is to waiting!