So, I guess it won't be happening this holiday season. :/

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@mrspinesol:  You could get engaged without the ring. It is more “traditional” to have a ring, but it sounds like you guys are ready and its the holidays so…

Honestly – I know where you are coming from. I really wanted to get engaged at Christmas too, but my DH just wasn’t ready to buy a ring/be engaged. He ended up proposing 4 months later. 

Post # 5
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204 posts
Helper bee

I know the feeling. I had my hopes that I’d be engaged by the end of this year but my SO doesn’t have the right amount of money yet. Hopefully by January because any later will be pushing it for our ideal wedding date. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Congratulations!  It’s wonderful that he’s as excited as you are to declare your love. 🙂 proposals only happen once.  But really, this Christmas is special to you. Not that I ever advocate debt but could y’all put the last $400 on a credit card?  If your plan is to pay it off within two months interest charges would be minimal and you’d have your dream holiday proposal. No matter when it happens it sounds like y’all will be very happy. 🙂

 

Post # 7
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397 posts
Helper bee

@mrspinesol:  

Maybe he’s trying to throw you off 😉  Or maybe your parents lent him the money…

Not to get your hopes up..but $400 isn’t too bad….it could still possibly happen.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s hard to see it now in the moment but trust me when I say when it finally happens, it won’t matter to you how long you waiting before the big moment or that it wasn’t during the holiday. You’ll be so over the moon.

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I agree with other posters, you are so close to the finish line just try to hang in there!!  I know that we plan on having things go our way, sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t….and it’s usually when we are planning on life to happen a certain way that they just DON’T!!  In this case, your holiday proposal.

I think that if he is not thowing you off, just maybe you can expect a valentine’s day proposal!!  That would be nice wouldn’t it?!? 

Post # 13
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956 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Could you use what you’re spending on gifts for each other and put that towards it, just to bring it over the finish line? I don’t know how close that’d get you; everyone’s budget is different when it comes to that kinda thing 🙂 And/or maybe reign it in a bit when it comes to some other gifts – maybe do some homemade gifts to save a bit more cash if your friends/family are into that sort of thing? I’m hoping he’s going to surprise you 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Why don’t you just put it on a payment plan? That way you can have it and have like a year to pay it off.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m torn!

I don’t want to get your hopes up, but I totally think it’s happening and he’s throwing you off!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@BrandNewBride:  +1

That’s what I think too. Maybe he has a secret $$$ stash that you don’t know about (In this scenario, a secret stash would be ok!), and he does have ring funds? I usually don’t believe in guys throwing their GFs off, but I think it is the case here. 

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