Post # 1
I’m new here mainly because even though I’ve been in a few lengthy relationships, I’ve never even thought about marriage. But when I met my current SO, things just felt different. It sounds so cheesy but we’ve been together basically every single day since before we even started dating and when we are apart, I can’t wait to see him again. Instead of burning out, this feeling just keeps getting stronger. We have so many similar interests, the same values and the same weird sense of humor. We’ve been talking about marriage for a while but it wasn’t until the past couple weeks that it became more than just talk. Yesterday we went ring shopping for the first time. Friday we are going to the jeweler he is getting the ring from so I can make a list of what I like and then Saturday he is going with his sister to buy it 🙂
We both mutually decided to be engaged by the time we move in June/July, so I sort of know a timeline but not when and I think it will probably drive me insane knowing the ring is around but I can’t see it! It might be longer if he decides to wait because I don’t want him to rush and told him I won’t be angry or disappointed if he wants to wait for all of this. It seems to be happening so fast, but he keeps assuring me it’s the right time 🙂
I’m just so surprised and excited. Even if he waits a while, I feel so happy just knowing he wants to spend his life with me so much and hopefully I can keep being patient haha.
Anyways, I just wanted to say hi and share a little about my situation and I hope to get to know you guys soon 🙂
Post # 3
How exciting! Welcome to the Hive, and enjoy this exciting time in your life! Congratulations on the big step in your relationship.
Post # 4
Hi @Monicaab: First and foremost… as you are NEW to WBee… as BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
That does sound wonderful.
As for Engagement Rings… my Best Advice is to READ UP all you can before you guys go out shopping (and remember there should be NO Rush) this is a BIG Purchase with SIGNIFICANT meaning… you want to get it right the first time.
You might want to read this post I did recently for another Bee in a similar situation:
Ring Shopping Virgin = http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/ring-shopping-virgin#axzz2pAsKPSnO
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
Thank you! I’m definitely a little overwhelmed. We went to three big name stores yesterday just to browse and I found a style I like and luckily for my SO, I don’t want anything bigger than a half carat because my hands are small and anything larger looked almost comical on me. We are going to the actual jeweler to pick specific ones I like (6 or so just so I will still be surprised) but he’s buying it with his sister because she’s recently engaged and did a TON of research for hers and knows all about it. So I’m just kind of guiding him to what I like and letting him deal with picking the stone haha. I’m horrible with making decisions so I would never get anywhere. I would rather just have something small and durable than big and flashy, but I really like the millgrain rings with the twisty bands. They look so delicate and unique. I trie on some solitaires but I’m afraid I would snag them on something and I can’t get into the look at all. I’ll definitely look into that info before we go on Friday though 🙂