Post # 1
Hi there 🙂 I’m new to the board and I just wanted to say how relieve I am to hear that I am not the only one who is planning a wedding yet is still waiting to see a ring or hear a proposal of some sort from her Boyfriend or Best Friend. What’s weird for me is that he’s okay with the planning and the disccussion of the wedding itself, but I’ve been asked not to tell anyone just yet. So, naturally I told my sister and my best friend at work just so I can’t get the "excitement bubble" down. But now my sister is sick of hearing details. So… yay for this site 🙂
Post # 3
Welcome to the Hive! I too am "waiting" and finding some amazing ideas here from these wonderful ladies for when the time comes to set it all in motion. 🙂
Post # 4
haha im in the same boat as you. my SO and i have been together almost 4 years (may1!!) and when we first started talking marriage he told me he wouldnt make me wait longer than 5 years.. so im expecting it to happen in the next year (keeping my fingers crossed!) and until then i figure it cant hurt to get ideas!! he’s even told me when and where he wants the wedding at and what kind of wedding dresses he likes and dosent like, so its nice to get a lil feedback!!
Post # 5
I’m totally in the same boat, I’m totally addicted to weddingbee, I’m sure that when it comes time to actually plan the wedding I’ll have WAAAAAAY too many ideas. I feel kinda dumb because this weekend is our 1 yr & 10 mo anniversary and we are going to chicago for a concert so I keep thinking maybe this is it, but I know otherwise….grrrrr.
Post # 6
I’m with you Cole! I’m addicted to weddingbee too, but I’ve been married for a year and a half already! I love helping other brides out!
Post # 7
same boat! been with my bf for over five years, and even though we’ve talked about it, we need to wait for some major life events first (namely, graduation). i won’t let myself really plan yet, but i love reading about other people planning and hoarding ideas 🙂
Post # 8
I’m new, too! I’ve read the posts before, but just joined due to a funny twist of events (please read my new post if you can!) You’re certainly not alone, and you’re right – it is nice to have somewhere to feel like what you’re thinking makes sense, and you can vent, be excited, whatever needs to be felt and said! 🙂
Post # 9
It is so great that there is a place for those of us who are waiting…but know it’s going to happen eventually to come together. It’s hard sometimes to talk to people in our lives who think it’s not appropriate to talk about until there is a ring. Welcome everyone!
Post # 10
I love how supportive you ladies are!!!
So what if we don’t have the rings on our left hands yet? We’re hoarding ideas for later, and we’re going to have some beyond amazing weddings!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
I feel soooooooo fortunate to have found weddingbee! Everyone here is so uber supportive! I’m in the same boat, (no ring but planning planning planning!) My situation is a bit unique- My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been together for 6 years, we met while both on active duty in the Marine Corps. We both got out of the service and began planning for our future when I was RECALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY! It’s a crazy clause in my contract that keeps me obligated for 8 years total (4 active, and 4 inactive where I can be recalled if needed) So, as I result I am currently serving my 3rd tour in Iraq. So, wedding planning gives me something wonderful, happy and exciting to look forward to keep my mind off this place! My Boyfriend or Best Friend knows about my addcition to "all things wedding" to include but limited to magazines, websites, movies, cakes, florists, venues etc. LOL! I expect to become engaged almost immediately after my plane touches down on American soil! (and if not, you’ll find me here, lamenting about it!!) Keep your heads up ladies~ and remember that it’s not about the ring or the party- it’s about making a lifelong commitment to your guy…. which I think is much more sparkly and special than any diamond ring!
Post # 12
I too am waiting for my ring so that we can begin our married lives together. Sometimes I’m really good about being patient, then other times, I get so impatient and I just already want to be married. But then I just try to remind myself just to enjoy what we have now. We already have most of our ideas planned (nothing set in stone though) and it just gives us a lot to look forward to in the near future.
@Miss Marine~From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for keeping our country safe and free!! Yall don’t ever get as much credit as you deserve. I know it must be frustrating not being able to be with your Boyfriend or Best Friend, but it will just make your engagement and marriage so much sweeter when it actually happens.
May God Bless Our Troops 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
@Beautiful_Love~ Thank you for your kind words! It’s nice to know that even 6 years into this war there are still great Americans at home rooting for us over here!
I know that it’s frustrating to wait for a ring to become official, but don’t get to caught up in the notion that you cannot begin your lives together without it! You can love and cherish one another everyday regardless if you’re wearing a ring or not! With that said, I hope your engagement comes soon because I know that the waiting game gets old!