Post # 1
I have been engaged less than a month, but I’ve gotten some interesting questions!
Future Mother-In-Law: Are you going to adopt kids? (COMPLETELY Came out of nowhere! No offense to anyone that is adopted or will adopt, it was just a random question.)
FH: Can we do something with LEGOS. (Acutally, we are- using them in some capacity for cake/ cupcakes, but again, came out of nowhere!)
How about you? I’m sure there have been some doozies!
Post # 3
A makeup artist at a bridal show asked us when we planned on conceiving.
To me, that’s far more personal than just asking when we were going to have kids. I freaked out.
Post # 4
Not a weird question but a strange comment.
A colleague congratulated me, but then she said “Oh, I mean ‘best wishes’ to you, and ‘congratulations’ to your fiance. I read somewhere that you shouldn’t say ‘congratulations’ to the female half of the engaged couple, because it makes it seem like she ‘caught him.'”
I laughed because she actually made the motion like she was reeling in a large fish.
Apparently it’s an old etiquette thing.
Post # 6
Not a question, but when I had explained my engagement was a complete surprise, one person said “Oh good! I’m glad it wasn’t an ultimatum!”…
Post # 7
@MapleMoose: I had a couple of other people tell me they couldn’t remember which phrase to say to which person, and I told them I enjoyed hearing both and not to worry about it lol.
Post # 8
I don’t know if this counts, but before we officailly announced our intentions(engagment was a mutual comeing together) I got a wedding planner in the mail from his mom “Just in case I needed one” I asked Fiance if he told them and he said he only said I was the one and he was “going to marry me” and that was it
If we were the suprise type of couple, she would have totally ruined it!
Post # 9
@MapleMoose: Ha, I remember reading that somewhere, that’s it’s poor etiquette to say congrats.
Post # 10
@MapleMoose: I remember that as one of Emily’s lines from Gilmore Girls! 😉
Post # 11
I had a lot of “finally!” and “it’s about time”. Those kinda made me feel bad (FI were dating for 4.5 years before engagement).
Post # 12
I got asked when I was going to quit my job… is it common for people to quit their jobs to plan a wedding?
Post # 13
Yep, Fiance works with his dad, and after the engagment weekend, shared the news (although he already knew it was comming because Fiance is close to his mom) and FI’s dad says… Do you have any *other* news to share? (implying that i might be pregnant).
I laughed it off and so did he. FI’s first marriage was rushed into because of an unplanned pregnancy- his dad was covering the bases…
Although, it might bee Too Much Information, but .. I’m 5 days late and this would be the WORST possible timing for a surprise baby.
Post # 14
@asscherlover: Either one is fine with me too!
@LucyMegs140: Ooops… I say Congrats to every proposal post on here…
@Gemstone: Haha good show!
Post # 15
To one of my friends I said “He proposed!” and she said “You said yes?”
It was the strangest reaction of them all. She later explained it had nothing to do with Darling Husband but that she was shocked I would get married again. It was just a very defeating question to be asked in the moment lol.
Post # 16
@amandasf: I had alot of those too! Fiance and I dated for about 6 years before getting engaged.