Any day December!

posted 2 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Chula Vista Golf course

SO and I talked yesterday, and we agreed that we will be engaged by the end of the year. I’m so excited, but happy that I can just relax and not get too focused on wondering if he is goin to do it over the holidays. He told me in October that the ring is coming, and I know he has it. Yay!!

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My SO and I will be spending our first Christmas together after almost six years (everyone lives in opposite parts of the country). We’ll be with my family.

 

We designed the ring together so I know he ordered it, and I overheard him saying he would fly to my parents after a business trip next week! To formally ask my dad in-person.

 

He must be making an extra cross-country trip because he can’t wait until Christmas, right? I can’t wait to be done with long distance! So excited.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

He told me about a conversation between him and his dad and didn’t realize he mentioned that he already purchased the ring! I said, “so what you’re saying is…… you bought the ring already?” He felt like a complete idiot lol. He also sent me to get my nails done today, so…. any day now! 

Post # 5
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Worker bee

My partner let me know that my ring should be arriving today, but the time frame is for anytime after Christmas but before New Year’s Day. She has made plans for us to go to EPCOT at Walt Disney World for New Year’s Eve, made reservations for an upscale restaurant there, and has booked a hotel for that evening. She’s hinted for nearly a year now that it’ll be New Year’s because it has a special meaning to us. It has me on the edge of my seat, because she makes it almost too easy that the proposal will be that day- she’s always joking around with the “will I… or won’t I” nonsense!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2018

At Thanksgiving, he was talking to his Mom about random stuff that we were doing in December, like work parties, and other stuff.  I walked in and she was kind of pointing to her left hand ring finger and asked “what about this?”  And he looked at her and said “does your hand still hurt,” and she saw me and was like “OH my hand does hurt still, yes, it does!”  It was kind of funny, but he’s really close with his mom, so I am 100% sure she would know if he was going to propose.  

And… about a month ago we were looking at houses and he went out to take some photos of one that we saw online.  When he opened his phone to find the pics, I saw a ring in his All Photos section.  It was pretty much exactly what I told him I liked.  🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee

I apologize for the word vomit in advance: 

He’s said it would be before the end of the year multiple times this year. We’ve been ring shopping several times and he said he feels confident that he knows what I will be happy with. The real give away was last weekend… 

 

A little back story: we’ve been saying we know we want to marry each other since the spring of this year. He planned trip for July and I started to think he may propose when we go. I think he suspected what I was thinking and told me flat out that he wasn’t planning to do it on the trip. I appreciated his honesty because it allowed me to just enjoy the trip. I won’t lie that I had a tiny bit of hope that he was fibbing to throw me off, but he’s such an honest person that I know he wouldn’t do that. Time went on and we went ring shopping a few times and he gave me the timeline of the end of the year.  

 

I can’t lie and say that I didn’t get my hopes up a few times, like when we went to a super nice restaurant for my birthday, or when both of our families were in town for Thanksgiving. I tried to brush it off and stay patient, but last weekend I kind of lost it. I got a text from my sister letting me know that a close family friend had just gotten engaged the night before. This friend’s mother has been telling me all year that her son will never pull the trigger and that I’ll be married with a kid before her son gets engaged. I saw the text, and “jokingly” showed it to my Boyfriend or Best Friend, and he said, “ah, good for them!” I was feeling disappointed, but I also knew I was being irrational because we’re still weeks away from the end of the timeline and a Christmas morning proposal could very well be in the cards. We were out with friends, so I decided to back-burner all of this and make the most of a fun day.  

 

We ended up going back to our friend’s place for some drinks and got pretty drunk by the end of the evening. I couldn’t contain my disappointment any longer, so I excused myself and went out on their balcony to collect myself. I was drunk and crying, and my Boyfriend or Best Friend eventually came out to check on me. He saw how upset I was, and with him being the amazing person he is, was immediately asking what was wrong and how he could fix it. I told him I was being ridiculous, but I couldn’t help feeling disappointed that we weren’t engaged yet. I also told him that it’s all on me, that he hasn’t done anything wrong, I’m just being impatient. He said to give him a few weeks, and to notice that he stopped asking me about rings a while ago. I took that to mean that he has the ring, and he’s planning something.  

 

Last year we went to this really nice area of town and walked around and looked at Christmas lights. He asked if I wanted to go do that again last Monday. Then last Friday, he met up with a couple who we’re really close with (they came on the trip we took in July) and came home and said they’re coming to look at lights with us. I asked if we should just invite the whole group and he immediately said no, let’s keep it small and maybe we can all meet up for drinks with everyone later. I think he’s going to do it then! I think he gave them the ring to bring and wants them to take pics. I could be totally wrong, so I’m trying to not get my hopes up, but he hates lying so he’s been very vague about the whole night. 

 

I have my fingers crossed, but I’m also managing my expectations. If it turns out to be a night where we stroll around with hot chocolate and look at lights with close friends, then I’ll be happy. But if I come out of it with a ring on my finger I’ll be over the frickin’ moon! I love my man and I can’t wait to call him my fiancé then husband!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Chula Vista Golf course

This waiting is killing me! My Pinterest boards are filling up, I’m getting so many ideas, it’s ridiculous. I need more things to occupy my time (im off social media until after New Years) because between these boards and Pinterest, I’m not going to make it to Christmas/the end of the year lol. Thank goodness I have a weekend away this coming weekend and then next weekend starts our Christmas celebration. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Well we’ve been talking about it for the past month or so and went ring shopping and exchanged Etsy listings, but we talked about doing it in January / February. It’s sappy, but a Valentine’s day proposal would be sweet. Or we’re going on a cruise the week before Valentine’s day… 

But the ring has arrived and he’s been running proposal scenarios by me. He wants to surprise me with which ring he ended up getting, so I tried it on today to see if it fit, but he asked me not to look, so I know is a little lose, but still feels ‘right’ on the hand 😉

Doggonit, he seems so exited about making the proposal and ring a surprise, so I’m going along with it. I’m thinking he’ll go for a proposal on Christmas Day, but if he proposes while we’re working out at the gym tomorrow, I’d be just as happy.

Honestly, as has been stated by previous posters, we’ve been talking of marrying long enough and seriously enough that I have large Pinterest boards covered with fun wedding idea and lovely wedding dress ideas. It’s a whole lotta of fun! Even if I do have to keep reminding myself that I’m not engaged yet, officially.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I have a feeling it may be happening soon, maybe even this weekend. I noticed that he used my computer this weekend to look at my secret Pinterest ring board- he didn’t erase my search history after he looked. And now this is the second time, the first time was way back in May. Also, the other day, he said he had to go “run some errands” and “do things” with a kind of sneaky look on his face, so I was expecting him to come back with Christmas presents. He came back with some food groceries that I asked for him to get while he was out, but nothing else. We’ve talked about engagement and he knows my original timeline was March next year, which he wanted to push out until the end of the year, but maybe he was just trying to throw me off? Hopefully I’ll have happy news to report! 

Good luck and enjoy, fellow waiting bees! 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

We went ring shopping about four months ago. On our way home I had (stupidly) told my SO that until he’s ready to ask me to marry him I don’t want to see or hear about the ring. Welll Thanksgiving rolls around and me being impatient I asked for an update.

Apparently he’s had the ring setting for MONTHS and just needs a stone set in it. He immediately followed that up with double checking on the kind of stone I want and making sure I hadn’t changed my mind. I was suspicious, but let it go until he started talking more and more about our New Year’s trip (which is our anniversary) and how fun and special it will be. We’re going to be at a beach resort that has fireworks on New Year’s Eve, so not gonna lie–that would be pretty damn perfect. 😬

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I’m like 99% sure he paid for the ring today – he’s so bad at being sneaky lol. So excited, I can’t wait to see it and finally let go of all the waiting anxiety (just to pick up all the wedding planning anxiety :p). I just so happened to have gotten a fresh manicure yesterday “just in case” lol, I’ll probably redo them before the big day though if my hunch on his timeline is right, what color should I pick?! 

Post # 13
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Worker bee

My intuition was right. He proposed in front of the tree this weekend and it was beautiful! Good luck to all of you ladies. 

Post # 14
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Newbee

So we live together in a two bedroom apt. The second room is pretty much our office/guest room. We have been in the apts for almost two years and this is the first week he actually started locking the door after he leaves. He actually tries to avoid me coming into the room altogether now. So im pretyyyy sure my ring is in there. Im so nervous and excited!! 

Post # 15
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Newbee

I’m waiting in anticipation too this December! I actually went with him to pick out the stones and design the ring and then yesterday went back to the jeweler to pick it up (in a sealed envelope so I wouldn’t peek at the final product). My SO works 6 days a week and they aren’t open on Sundays so it was the only way he could get the ring before we go visit my family for Christmas. So I know it will happen at some point while we are visiting them…but that’s any time between Christmas Eve and New Years day! 

We’ve known we are going to get married since about 3 weeks into dating and have been together almost 2 1/2 years now. He told me the other day that he regrets us not getting engaged sooner <3 I can’t wait to call him my Fiance! 

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