Post # 1
Right after I got engaged I sent out a mass text to my friends because I was so excited! one of them said “I know! we all knew, congrats”
PFFFT to that
but that’s not as bad as the next one “OMG is that what you want?” I was like ummm really???? she ended up saying she was happy for me but her first response was OMG is that what you want? I swear people sometimes.!
Post # 3
Ummm, so not appropriate responses! Sorry about that, don’t let comments like that get to you.
When we got engaged, we had been together for 4.5 years, and I was SO over waiting. There was only one other couple in our group of friends that wasn’t engaged/married, and they had been together for 1 year at the time. When she found out, she posted on my facebook: “So glad he finally proposed – now it won’t be weird and awkward when SO proposes to me!” Needless to say, I had so many texts from friends asking who the b**** who wrote that on my wall was. I just let it slide off – the engagement glow makes everything better. 🙂
Post # 4
Yup. One of my “friends” responded to my engagement text by saying that we needed to go kickboxing. She then replied to my ring pic (that she requested) by telling me she’s pregnant…wtf? She never did congratulate us, either.
Post # 5
@mags2233: Oh my! Those are not very friend-like responses! I’m glad no one said that to me. I only texted one person to tell them, and they were super surprised and happy. I was a little peeved that my Future Mother-In-Law had told EVERYONE before he even proposed, because my Fiance had the ring shipped to his parents’ house so I wouldn’t see it. It would have been great to have been able to surprise his family, but she ruined it and when I saw his family for the first time after we got engaged, no one seemed to care much.
Post # 6
ohhhh that reminds me lol.. a few weeks before it happened my Future Mother-In-Law asked me if “I got it yet” I was like – did I get what? and she started laughing and didn’t say anything else.
Then his sister said the same thing – me the idiot still had no idea what was going on lol
ya I hate his family
Post # 7
@ejay15: I swear.. people amaze me! I just can’t wait until they get engaged! or I could just be the better person.
Post # 8
People are going to have some sort of comments throughout your entire engagement. I remember my grandmom was talking to her sister about something awhile back. Her sister said something along the lines of “well, if they can’t afford to live together then they shouldn’t be getting married.” She didn’t know our situation at all. FI’s parents allowed us to live with them for awhile to help save up for moving and the wedding. Their choice. I was really upset with it because my Aunt L is usually pretty nice and sweet.
Post # 11
My grandmother responded when I called her with, “I figured it would happen eventually.” No emotion. Thanks. Then when I told her we were getting married in another state she said, “Well, just let me know when you change your mind.” I assured her I wasn’t changing my mind.
Post # 13
Yea, but only because we went the less traditional route by picking out my ring together. My SIL apparently thought it was gaudy and told Darling Husband that when he showed her (coughbitchcough). She also asked why I “didn’t let him pick the ring he originally chose”. Hmm, maybe that was because he never originally chose a ring. All rings that we picked, we picked together. We put a small deposit down on a different ring like a year before we got engaged and over time I decided that I didn’t like it. It was a solitaire on a diamond band so pretty much exactly like hers and everyone else’s I know. THAT’S why I didn’t want it! Oh yea, in the same conversation she asked if Darling Husband and I would consider going on the Biggest Loser. Apparently she was full of douchebagery that day.
Post # 14
@mags2233: LOL I’m pretty sure they would have known if you had “got it yet.” What the heck?!
Post # 15
Hysterical sobbing from his mom when he called her to share the news.
My bridesmaid telling me how much she hates it when brides dictate hair and make up for bridesmaids… right after I asked her to be one.
Same bridesmaid saying our choice of first dance was “god awful, depressing” in a group setting.
A regular customer of mine saying my full one carat oval was ‘cute’, then telling me I should’ve gotten one like hers… a 3.5 carat.
Post # 16
The business manager at my work said “are you sure this isn’t a mistake?” Ummm… she starting working there two months before he proposed and every other single person who has spent any time with us always says they can’t believe how perfect we are for one another.
She still doesn’t talk to him when he comes in to visit… it’s a mystery to why she doesn’t like him. And I know it has nothing to do with me because she adores me…