Post # 1
So we went Engagement Ring shopping this weekend, and to my surprise we found THE ring. Of course he wants everything after this point to be a surprise, but I think we’ve run into an issue. When we talked about when we want to get married and with the Air Force and his training will allow for it and we kind of decided that the beginning of this September would be best, right after he gets his wings and right before he goes to survival training and we move to our next base. Um hello?! That is 199 days from today! And to add to this we will be planning a destination wedding either back near our families or halfway between our family and our friends here! A little overwhelming, so I have been “pre-planning” on Pinterest and with my sister and bff. Even though I realize this is about us, not what etiquitte dictates, I feel guilty looking at dresses, flowers, vendors etc without the official tag as engaged. He completely supports the idea of going ahead and planning, he even said he likes seeing how excited I am (even though I’m trying to stay calm). So I’m looking for your thoughts ladies, too soon or not soon enough??
Post # 3
If you’re both on the same page there’s no reason to feel guilty about preplanning. It’s only an issue if you’re taking it upon yourself and you both are definitely NOT on the same page. We preplanned. It’s fine. 🙂 Don’t worry.
Post # 4
September is only a few months away, I’d be freaking out if I were you, that’s not much time especially if you have a lot that needs to be done. I’m just now planning the engagement talk (clarifying when and if it will happen) but I’ve already got the scheme, I’ve got so much planned and new things pop into my head all day. It’s hard not to blurt out… “I have a GREAT idea for a guest book!” when he’s around and I get excited thinking about it… If I actually said anything he’d think I was nuts, we haven’t even fully decided on the “if” lol. But I’d say, he likes seeing you excited and you’ve already had the talk, go ahead and plan, just maybe hold back a little on the wedding plan talk and such until the proposal? Not like I’ve had much experience to go by but sounds like you’re doing just fine 🙂
Post # 5
I ordered our invitation paper a month before he proposed and had them sent to his work. I knew the ring was en route and there was no reason to hold off. If you’re in a time crunch and you both agree on Sept. 2012, get planning now. I would contact vendors immediately. You can start getting price quotes to look over and doing that budget stuff ahead of time.