Post # 1
Hey Hive! I feel like I haven’t written a post in forever. Anyhoo, onto the point of my post. J and I chatted about selling his jeep last night, and I said that it seemed as though it was taking forever to sell, and if J keeps the car it’ll take even longer to pay off. That’s when J told me about some other ideas he had up his sleeve in order to sell it. All of a sudden, I don’t know where it came from (ok, maybe it was the wine) I said: “You know, I really hope your jeep sells soon because by THIS time next year I’d like to be in the middle of plannning a wedding.”
I nearly died. Who was this girl talking!??! Gah. Couldn’t believe I had just said that. But his response kinda surprised me, he said: “That sounds like a hell of an idea!”
That’s my wee little bit of progress as of late :p
Post # 3
Woo! I’m so glad that J is being more responsive. It’s always a nice surprise when you mention something wedding related accidentally and they are cool with it.
Post # 4
eeep!! thats exciting!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Post # 5
@aquawater: Liquid courage goes a long way, lol. I’m usually pretty quiet when it comes to ‘wedding talk’. But we had some wine with dinner last night and we didn’t want to put away half a bottle in the fridge because it would have gone bad. So we decided to sit on our balcony, drink some wine, light some candles, and enjoy the warm weather. It was a good night 🙂
Post # 6
Sounds like great progress!
Post # 7
I think it is good that you said that – you should be communicating with him about your wants and needs instead of silently hoping he reads your mind and comes through. Engagement and marriage is just as much about your timelines and desires as it is about his.
Post # 8
Yah! Great he’s being receptive! 🙂
Post # 9
I’d click “LIKE” if I could. 😀
Post # 10
Hurray for clear communication!!!! Well done!!! That was probably a good clear signal he needed to get his butt in gear and start thinking about proposing. Well done!
Post # 11
I like this!!! So exciting. 🙂
Post # 13
At the risk of putting a damper on your excitement (because it definitely sounds like a step in the right direction) can I ask how he/you intend to fund an entire wedding when merely saving up for a ring has been such an epic struggle? In reality, the cost of that ring is going to be a fraction of what the average wedding costs. I guess if you are doing the JOP thing then you are probably right on your way though!
Post # 14
@Miss Lilac: Well, I’m pretty lucky. When my dad retired he managed to get (and and put away) about $10,000 for each of his kids (me and my two brothers). So the wedding is completely paid for. J just has to buy the ring, and he knows this because I’ve told him numerous times. And… I’ve already got a dress so I don’t need to spend any money there either. The ceremony location that we want is only $300 (which includes chair and decoration set-up and take down, photography privilages throughout the entire property, and full use of the gazeebo if it rains). As for the reception, we have a family friend who owns a banquet hall, and everyone in my family has had their reception there. So we can get a great deal with the hall too.
J just needs to buy the ring. Now you see where my frustration comes from, lol.
Post # 15
great progress! I am waiting for him to deliver
Post # 16
Wow, sounds like you have the whole wedding planned, you could probably manage to have a pretty short engagement with alot of your wedding to-do list checked off! I haven’t been following ALL of your posts, so you may have already answered this question, but does your Boyfriend or Best Friend know the wedding is already planned?? And if you already have a dress, what the heck is he waiting for?