(Closed) Engaged…but not really.

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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330 posts
Helper bee

I know how you feel! I don’t have a ring but we are going to look at the end of this month (Yippy)! We’ve also been looking into venues but haven’t booked anything yet. It’s going to be quite hard since we are aiming for a June 2011 wedding :/

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Miss Tattoo: Oh yeah.  I’ll tell you the truth – my Fiance asked my father for my hand in marriage, we had a lovely dinner with my parents…and no ring.  I know it’s coming, I got to choose my engagement ring, but it’s also a little strange saying I’m engaged without being able to show off my ring, lol.

But we ARE engaged!

So far – all without a ring – we’ve booked the venue, booked the chapel, hired a photographer, and I’ve bought my dress. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we set a general date (or at least month) well before being officially engaged. like, a good year before. i did some research and a ton of weddingbee reading in the interim period but didn’t book any vendors. i told him we needed at least a year to plan this thing, and he graciously gave me a whole extra month, so we’ll end up being officially engaged for just over 13 months. i had to rush the venue search but we still got our dream venue and everything else has been fine.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ha ha so funny my SO and I JUST did this.  He had the exact same opinion as yours did about planning now (but we want to get married next October!) until we got an e-mail from the venue we both really liked saying she had 5 couples ask about October dates 2 weeks ago.  She was kind enough to give us a week to decide and we decided it wasn’t worth giving up just because we didn’t have a ring.  Ha!  So we booked it on Monday night!  I know exactly how you feel and it’s SO exciting!  Congrats to you and your soon-to-be FI! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh, my Fiance and I definitely started planning before he officially proposed. It felt a little weird at first…I didn’t want him to think I was overzealous. Fortunately, he thought it was super-cute and he was excited that I was so excited. I even took him dress shopping with me once! And at the start of the school year, we introduced him as my children’s stepdad. So since I had his backing, combined with all of that, I felt like it was OK to start planning. I kept it on the downlow with friends, though.

I think other Bees have expressed the sentiment that if you and your guy have decided to get married, you’re engaged, even if you don’t have a ring yet. I certainly felt that way!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Miss Tattoo:  LOL – that’s awesome and awful all the same! I don’t know what I’d do if I KNEW the ring was in Mr. Royale’s paws and he was making me wait even longer. πŸ™‚ I think I’m going to get a proposal on my birthday, truth be told – it’s next month, the end of November. 

Damn-it, I wouldn’t mind a proposal like…tomorrow? Ha ha.  Let us know when you get it – I’d love to see it. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Miss Tattoo: exciting!

@Lassroyale: Fiance asked my dad’s permission like 3 months before he formally proposed, which made for some very annoying “are you engaged yet” phone calls from my parents for a few months…

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@STBSchmidt:  OMG – we’re date twins! Hi hi.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Aw MAN!  My Fiance had the ring for 6 weeks before he proposed.  Thank god I didn’t know or else I would’ve killed him.  You guys have already booked a venue and set a date.  You are so TOTALLY engaged. πŸ˜‰

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

my Fiance had the ring in his possession for a whopping 36 hours before he proposed and he said it was the longest 36 hours of his life. it took a few days to get insurance on the ring and apparently he was completely paranoid that something was going to happen to it in the meantime. he didn’t want to leave it at home because he was positive i would stumble upon it i work from home so i’m here all day alone, and i do a lot of the cleaning/laundry so it’s hard to hide things from me) so he carried it with him everywhere. he said he took it out like every 10 minutes at work to look at it. he was so crazy. right after we got engaged (like 3 minutes later) he said “i am so happy to be engaged, but i’m even happier to have you responsible for the ring now and not me.”

 

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