- Big Truck
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I’m getting ready to head out on my second solo excursion in the search for my engagement ring. I am prepared to shop all day, if I have to. Unless my brain melts down and I go into sensory overload… or unless I find “the one”.
WHAT IF I DON’T FIND ANYTHING?!?!?! AGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!
I know this is totally silly, believe me. I mean, look at how worked up I’m getting about just the ring… Imagine how cuckoo I’m gonna be when I have to plan the wedding! Sheesh.
I’m just nervous. Usually I know and can find exactly what I want. But this task is proving to be more difficult than I thought. Not impossible, though. I’ll find something eventually.
It’s not an adventure that should be taken lightly. I mean, I’m gonna be wearing this ring for the rest of my life, it better be something I love and something that’s comfortable and feels right.
Today, I might try on some channel settings, since I haven’t explored them too much. Maybe a halo, though my loving of that setting is fading a bit. I think I’d be more comfortable with a wider band, like the one I have on my Claddagh ring, which is comfortable as anything!
My other problem is…. The stores that I’m going to, they all sell settings and center stones separately. So if I pick the setting I like, it’s up to Mr. Big Truck to pick the center stone. I mean theoretically I could pick it out, I wouldn’t be against that. I just don’t want to pick a setting and then he gets either this massive or small stone and it looks silly. I could always upgrade/downgrade if I had to.
Ugh, I dunno… I think too much.
I really want to do this with SOMEONE. Not necessarily Mr. BT because I don’t like shopping with him, period haha. But all my gal pals aren’t available, and my mother hates shopping and my grandmother is busy today, so I’m kind of on my own with my overwhelmed brain, here.
And I’ve learned (thanks to my grandmother) to try on things that I didn’t necessarily like. In my last post/thread/whatever, I mentioned presicely what kind of setting I wanted. And when I tried it on, I didn’t love it. I mentioned I tried on settings w/ baguettes. I personally don’t really like how baguettes look, but when I tried it on, it looked good! Well, better than I thought it would. So I’m open to trying on different settings than the one I was “sure” I wanted.
I’ll continue to keep that open-mindedness as I search today. I’ll just take one store at a time and try on things that I think I like, as well as some other designs that maybe I didn’t take into consideration. I always feel like I’m annoying the consultants, though. “Well, I like the antique look,” then after trying on 5 of those, “Well, I like the pave and the sidestones,” and after 4 of those, “Well…. I like the diamonds on 3 sides of the band….”….. you see what I mean.
They have yet to seem annoyed with my indecisiveness, they have the patience of saints, I’m sure (also, the best job in the WORLD! Being around all those shine sparklers all day?! Swooooooon!). And I’m sure they’ve dealt with crazier “almost brides”. And of course, they’re trying to make a sale. But it’s also important to ME to try on everything I WANT to try on. This is my “forever” ring, like I said, I’ll wear it every day for THE REST OF MY LIFE. It has to be what I want. It has to be right.
So on that note, I shall head out and continue my quest. Thank you for putting up with my incessant babble, Hive!
Happy Friday to all you Bees out there!