(Closed) I'm getting engaged in a month!

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

First off breathe… he could do it that weekend… he very well could do it on the Tuesday night after you return when you’re least expecting it. 

I SWORE my now husband was going to do it on this big date we planned in town and was loosing my mind all day. Texting my bestie throughout on the updates. I over dressed and acted silly all night in the event a surprise photographer was hidding. *We were at a pumpkin patch, an annual date we do,  and in my mind it would have been SO easy for a photographer to hide/blend in with all of the other families and kids. 

He proposed 3-4 weeks later in another perfect and fitting way. 

Like you, I found ring evidence. I wasn’t snooping through his stuff but was cleaning the counter off (we live together) and was going through his receipts to determine what to keep or trash and there it was… the ring receipt. Was pretty mindblown after that fact. 

Realistically, you’re probably not going to pull off a Oct. 2016, that’s wicked fast. Let it happen, potentially plan (and save) for a 2017 wedding and enjoy a year of being “engaged” and using “fiancee”. It’s so cool and fun. You have the rest of forever to be married. 

Best of luck and can’t wait to hear how it all goes down!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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planningfeind:  Very exciting! I hope your gut instinct is right, because it torture knowing he has the ring..especially when it doesn’t end up being the day/week you think. My SO has had the ring since early February, and there have been 3 times I was POSITIVE that he was going to pop the question, the last time being on a vacation that he out of the blue planned and splurged on more than normal. I’m still waiting, but trying to relax and not get my hopes up, but its harder to do than I could have ever imagined! Good luck, and as PP said, enjoy being engaged and don’t rush things! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Just hold on and keep breathing! I found out a few weeks ago (although he knows I know), and keeping the secret from everyone has been both hard and fun. I’ve had time to wonder how he’ll propose, imagine our families’ reactions to our news, think about who I’ll call first, and it all makes me smile.  I’m also enjoying how happy we are and what has led us to this moment.  It’s a great time, and next week all the fun, and excitement, and madness of planning a wedding starts for real!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

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planningfeind:  Hahah ok good! October 2017 sounds fabulous! Just try to put your guard down because it’s so much more fun with it happens! And most importantly don’t let him know that you know- because he’ll really probably mess with your head. And if you’re really twitchy just start playing with a secret wedding board on Pinterest just to get it out of your system (and so you don’t tell anyone). 

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futuremrss17:  I’m shocked he’s had the ring that long? Most guys want to get it out of their posession and get it over with (because their holding on to a secret too!).

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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tallahasseelassie:  Well, he’s not really holding onto that much of a secret, because he showed me the ring when he first bought the setting (no stone yet)..but I know that he bought a stone like a week later and had it set (he paid with a paypal account that pulls from his credit card that he has me authorized on, so I saw it on the statement and looked up the seller..lol). He’s also told some friends he has it, and even showed two friends one night when he’d had a couple drinks (he never drinks, so it was funny, first time I’d seen him drunk-ish). He’s normally impulsive about buying things/giving gifts early..but not with this! He hasn’t had a good chance to get my dad’s blessing, which is important to him, so I assume that’s why. We are visiting them next weekend, and our anniversary is the next weekend, so I’m hoping it’s sometime soon!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

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futuremrss17:  OH YEAH! Then there you go!!!!! I like this guy that getting daddy’s blessing in person is very important to him. My husband did the same thing and waited until it was a family weekend (they live 3 hours away). He showed the ring to my dad and uncle but still waited  another month or two until proposing because he had 2 dates in mind in which he wanted to do it. 

Good word- if he randomly walks off with the parents, let them be for a while! ๐Ÿ™‚ And don’t make fun of him afterwards! Yay can’t wait to hear the updates!

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