- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
My SO has been pretty adamant about wanting to surprise me with a proposal and a ring and all that jazz like in the movies. Not many of his friends or siblings are married so I don’t think he has any idea what the real world is like. I’ve tried talking to him about time lines and when he thinks he might want to get married. He locks down because he says he wants everything to be a surprise.
Last night I was pestering him about it again (I know, I’m impatient, but he promises me that it doesn’t bother him. I think that he likes the reassurance that I really do want to marry him, even if it means nagging). I asked him if we could at least go look at some rings and his eyes lit up. He said, “Sure, that’s something we can do. Let’s go look at rings together this weekend.” I honestly thought he’d think it was a stupid idea or just shoot it down all together since he wants to keep it traditional. I was surprised when he seemed excited about it. I think he saw a way out of trying to surprise me with a ring. He seems excited that we can go look at rings, he can get an idea of what I like, and still keep everything else a surprise. I think he wouldn’t have any idea of where to start if we didn’t look at rings together. I think he was going to rely solely on someone behind a counter. I imagine it would be a lot of pressure to pick out a very expensive ring and just guess what someone might like.
I don’t want to get my hopes up about a proposal soon, but looking at rings feels like a huge step forward in the waiting process. I’m excited!