Post # 1
Since Mrs. Bee added this new category, I thought I’d say hi.
I guess I’m waiting….sort of? I mean, I’m not married, but am in a serious relationship and have been for almost three years, and I live with my boyfriend (Who I have taken to calling Mr. Bananas for lack of something better).
At the same time, I’m not **waiting**, not in the same sense of waiting that prompts girls to post things on truebrideconfessions like "OMGzz when will he purpose?!"
In the future, I will likely go down that road with Mr. Bananas, but for now, I am content with the way things are – I just graduated, for Pete’s sake! I need to get my finances in order before I could even think of a wedding.
So, I love weddings, and pretty chairs and flowers, and the community that Bee has built here. And I’m storing all this info away for someday.
Anyone else here waiting – whatever that means to you?
Post # 3
I’m right there with you, Ms. Bananas. My bf and I have been together for over 3 years, and marriage is somewhere in the future, but right now I’m focusing on enjoying where we are in our relationship, and continuing to build and strengthen it.
I blame my weddingbee
obsession, er, enthusiasm on my long love of weddings and event planning! So I too am filing all of this information and inspiration away, and hoping to help out a few fellow weddingbee posters along the way 🙂
Post # 4
My boyfriend and I have been together for over 3 years as well! We talk about marriage, but definitely feel for Robin in terms of financial situations- bf & I have both recently graduated and loans are so scary!!
I fill my wedding love with trying to give other people some help & advice and bookmarking things for the future.
Post # 5
I just recently got engaged, but I was right there with you guys, religiously following wedding blogs, building wedding planning spreadsheeds, including comprehensive check lists and budgets. I even called prospective vendors–"just to get an idea of their prices"–so that my budget was as accurate as possible! Who does that??
Then something funny happened–my bf and I got into an argument, and I was basically upset with him because I felt like he kept giving me false hope of getting engaged "soon" but never stopped to think about the financial feasibility of it (he’s very bad at budgeting and math). As part of the argument, I went a little cuckoo and threw out ALL of my wedding mags (not just into the trash–I took the trash OUT to the dumpster) and deleted (permanently) all of my wedding-related documents and emails. There were tons!
And then… he proposed two weeks later. Turns out, he was planning to propose all along, and he had actually PURCHASED the ring the same day I went nuts and threw out all my wedding stuff!
So the moral of the story–I think it’s normal to think about wedding planning and peruse wedding blogs even when you’re not engaged. For the sake of your sanity, though, don’t follow in my footsteps–it took me DAYS to rebuild those spreadsheets and gather up all that information. And those wedding magazines (with all of my tabbed "favorites") can never be replaced. *Sigh*
Post # 6
I’m waiting as well! My boyfriend and I have been together 2 1/2 years, but we’re waiting until after I graduate to get married. I’m here because I love a) flowers b) taking and scrapbooking photos c) parties d) dresses and e) organizing things. Basically, wedding planning is a combination of all my favorite hobbies. 🙂 Confession: I have a Word document called "wedding ideas" that is filled with ideas and pictures I love enough to save for later (I’m not crazy, just prepared!!). I like to think that all the premature planning will make it more fun and less stressful for me later.
Hello to all the other waiting ladies, and thanks for letting me know I’m not the only one that faithfully reads this website for fun!
Post # 7
LOL, Welcome Ladies in Waiting!!
(I could not help the pun, sorry!)
I admit that before the idea even popped up about getting engaged I too had a Word doc of ideas for my wedding!! I even had pictures, bridal mags, and tabbed internet favorites!!
Post # 8
Haha, MightySapphire, you sound exactly like me! I have a folder of photos for inspiration, tons of ideas and posts from weddingbee bookmarked, and several magazines! Although, I do know now that it’s right around the corner (we celebrated our 5 year anniversary in December and went ring shopping), I didn’t know that when my obsession started!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I may have a folder here and there of screenshots, etc
And i’m not freaking out about the proposal either… I’m more excited because once it happens, everyone will find out and I can *really* start planning.
Post # 10
For me, it’s like I don’t really remember ever playing wedding when I was little – I played horses and built forts. I never really knew what I wanted my wedding to be like, or my ring, or my dress. I think that the last 6 months or so for me have made up for the 22 years I spent never thinking about this at all, which is nice, because now I will have some frame of reference from which to start.
Post # 11
I’m waiting too
I have a lot of notes and bookmarks saved while I wait for my bf to save up his money to buy my ring. We’ve picked it out, but we haven’t actually told anyone yet. I’m really excited to be "official" and tell everyone and anyone, haha.
Post # 12
I’m waiting as well and became obsessed with all things wedding about 6 months ago. It really came out of nowhere, as like some of you other ladies. It’s nice to know I’m not alone here
Post # 13
kara, i got vendor information too!
i’m waiting though the bf has officially put us "on the clock."granted, it’s a long clock but we do have a "we’ll be married by xxxx at the latest" situation, which works for me. at least i know have a goal to look at! but i have tons of bookmarked ideas, pictures, budget spreadsheets, samples. all neatly organized in my binder.
i’m so glad they started this board. you guys make me feel normal.
Post # 14
I got into weddingbee (among other sites) over a year ago when I was helping a friend plan her wedding. Along the way I started thinking about what I would want for my wedding, and have fallen into the habit of constantly searching since then. Like you ladies I have tons of wedding ideas stored away. My biggest focus and the reason I think I put so much effort into it is that I am all for the lowest cost wedding possible. I love looking for great inexpensive ways to pull off a lovely wedding.
As far as the boy and I go, he is really excited about proposing. He is waiting on his finances to get lined up and I show him rings I like from online occasionally. We both know that there is no rush, bur can’t help getting excited by the idea. We also have the problem that we will likely be going to a long distance relationship in May.
Post # 15
Since I had posted earlier in this thread about waiting, I guess I should mention that we are now engaged!!! He asked last week, on his birthday, while we were on vacation together, and it was perfect.
So now I am ready to bee much more involved on the boards as we get into planning! 🙂