Post # 1
Uh, hi. I’m new here and very, very nervous! I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 10 months and two nights ago, he brought up the fact that he’s started seriously thinking about us getting married.
Why does that make me nervous? Because he is the most cautious person in the world, very methodical, and if he’s thinking about it, then it must be real! My favorite thing to tell him is that I’d marry him tomorrow, but now he’s the one thinking about getting engaged. By thinking about, I mean “realizing that he has absolutely no idea how to get engaged or what the process is” so his method of dealing is… research. Trying to find a book that tells him what to do, websites that might have some insight and mostly just ruminating on it at random moments.
He’s given me an approximate span in which we’ll probably get engaged (January to April) and since we’ll have a short engagement (we’ll be moving to a new city August 2010), I’m getting started now
No lie, I’ve been reading weddingbee for MONTHS already, since I figured it out before he did but I’m taking the jump into the hive now!
Post # 3
Welcome! So excited. Tell him there’s nothing to getting engaged…. just buy a ring! (Oh yea, and figure out that you are sure you want to spend the rest of your life with someone… 🙂 )
Post # 4
Welcome KM. The ring websites like Blue Nile all have tutorials for guys. Maybe he can start with one of those.
Post # 5
Welcome!! That is so exciting! Can’t wait to hear more, good luck!
Post # 6
Welcome! Sounds like he’s a man on a mission! I think you’re gonna love it here 🙂
Post # 7
Welcome! He sounds a lot like my guy!
Post # 8
Hey! I am new as well. I have been dating my boyfriend for 19 months now. We met and 2 months later moved in together. We are so happy together and knew just after months of dating we were going to end up together. We have had all the talks about marriage and even when we want kids. My boyfriend in a professional athlete and has a BIG competition coming up. I think he wants to win it and then ask me. I just started having dreams of getting engaged last week. But I can’t see the ring! I already went ring shopping with his mom and my mom and they know exactly what I want. I am to the point where all my friends/ family and co-workers keep looking at my finger for a ring. I am starting to get anxious! What can I do to keep calm and not think about it? I am the type of girl that has wanted to get married and have kids since high school. I can’t wait and am so so so excited! I already know alot of things I want for my wedding. Any suggestions? I will be SOOOO excited when I finally get engaged! I have been going to all my friends weddings and being the bridesmaid! Help me keep my cool!
Congrats to all out there who are anxiously awaiting like me! At least we found great guys who we want to spend the rest of our lives with!!!!
Post # 9
ooh congrats and welcome! this is a really great place to be. you’ll love it!
Post # 10
YEAA…How exciting!! Welcome to the HIVE ladies as this is a place of great minds!! Happy planning!
Post # 11
welcome (officially I suppose)!
Sounds like you have a solid guy who may even be more than willing to help with some wedding planning (after plenty of research which of course he can find right here)!
Post # 12
Awwww thanks girls! I’m really excited, if not a little nervous since we’ll be having a short engagement and a big move sometime around wedding time! I have no doubt that we can pull it together, though! Looking forward to pestering you with questions! 🙂
Post # 13
Welcome! How exciting =) I know what you mean about methodical…after dating for about 2.5 months (so this was last fall) my (now) fiance asked me, “what do you think the percentage is that we will get married someday?” that was kind of random, but i kind of ‘knew’ very quickly that he was the one, so I responded “98.8 percent.” hehe. he proposed about 5 mos. later.
Post # 14
Welcome. You’ll love it here.
And… just FYI we have a few grooms who pop in and speak up every once in a while, but we have lots lots lots who lurk. 🙂