Post # 1
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I creeped and wrote on this board so much that I don’t really feel “at home” on the others. We’re not getting married until May/June 2013, so there is no point in planning anything right now, so the wedding boards are all pretty “meh” to me.
I just wanted to pop in here and say, try not to put too much emphasis on the ring, or feel pressured to have the “perfect” ring, impress your family/friends, etc… I had to send my ring away to be resized and have been wearing a cheapola gold and peridot ring, but I’ve realized that I am just proud to have any ring on that finger. There is just too much emphasis on the ring itself and so many sad waiting bees who are waiting because that ring is hard for their SO to get or to afford. At the end of the day, it’s just about moving on to the next step and settling into engaged life– which does feel different than just living together or dating–
Post # 3
Welcome back Sherryberry! I agree with you – I might still be waiting, but I am not waiting for a ‘ring’. So many talk about the ring and affording the ring of their dreams – and I get it, its a piece of jewellery you are going to wear every day for the rest of your life, but it doesnt need to cost what you can’t afford.
I am just waiting for the man I love to propose and for us to commit our lives together in front of family and friends. Nothing to do with a ring, or even the type of wedding we will have.
Post # 4
@CupcakeLove: Agreed! Though I love the ring I will be getting, I am waaaayyy more excited about him proposing and finally letting everyone know that we want to make this commitment! If the cracker jack rings would fit, I’d take that anyday!
Post # 5
@sherryberry: I totally agree with you about feeling more at home on the waiting boards! I think my proposal is coming this weekend, and I’ve actually thought about how weird it will be to be a part of the wedding boards.
Post # 7
new here, and agreed! I didn’t even want him to spend money on a ring and I had one that would work perfect that was my great grandmothers so I gave it to him to give to me someday. I see other rings that are newer and much larger I just don’t care, not important to me. Loving him is! And knowing that he wants to stay by my side for life is what it’s all about. And it’s funny what you say because in his mind we are already engaged he is already telling people I’m his fiance even though he has not made his big surprise proposal yet I know that he is working his way there and it will happen soon enough! i’m proud. and welcome back to the waiting board I hope I’m not here long but I do love the support all these ladies have. This stuff isn’t easy to go through alone!
Post # 8
Agreed! I already expressed I would make him eat it if it cost over 100. 🙂