Post # 1
This is my first post! I have been with my SO for almost four years , and he told me that by next Christmas we will be engaged! I finally have a timeline 🙂
What were some things you ladies did/ are doin to pass the time ..( I don’t want to be a nagger and ruin this for him)!! And how do we respond to the million people asking “so are you expecting something special under the Christmas tree this year”. Does this ever get easier lol!
Thanks for reading ladies !!
Post # 3
Yay! Exercise keeps me focused on other things!
Post # 4
That sounds like a great idea, thank you !!
Post # 5
First off, Welcome to the Hive!
I spend a lot of time working. When I’m not working, I’m reading or hanging out with friends or otherwise spending time with my SO.
As to everyone asking, I just say I’m not expecting it because I’m not. SO wants it to be a surprise so I have completely been kept in the dark. If he proposes, I will be over the moon. If he doesn’t, no harm done since I’m not expecting it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center
Focus on your life goals. It is the last chance you have to do something just for you! Finish school or start a new job or something.
Post # 8
Welcome to the boards! I’m seconding Sapphire-Dreamer and saying concentrate on other life stuff. I’m finishing school myself, and even though engagements and weddings creep in (hello, WB!) I can always turn to schoolwork to distract myself.
Post # 9
Do NOT do what I did and plan five different wedding scenarios while you’re biding your time! SO and I are still not officially engaged (he has the ring now, but I don’t know when he’s going to ask the question) but about six months ago we had “the talk” and I’ve been planning our wedding ever since. First it was a picnic bbq with our closest friends and family, then it was eloping to one of our favorite places in our state, and then it was a Key West elopement on the ocean. What we’ve decided on is none of those but in a weird way, going through all these scenarios helped us realize what we want and don’t want for our day. I may not have the ring yet, but when SO does propose, we will be ready to book everything because we know what we want and when we want to do it. So I guess there is a plus side to my craziness, right?
Luckily I didn’t get on my SO’s nerves as he’s just as excited about the planning as I am, but still… do NOT become obsessed with plans! Exercise or read or go for a walk… something. And do NOT browse the wedding boards on Pinterest! That is the WORST! lol
Post # 10
Ooh, that’s exciting! Welcome to the hive! Personally, I’m very much into crafts, so that’s my chosen distraction method. Doing that with the tv on doesn’t really allow you to think much about proposals!
Post # 11
Thanks for the input ladies, I love all the ideas!
Post # 12
Welcome to the Hive! All the other PPs have already suggested great ideas and I just wanted to add focusing on hobbies, school, work, friends, family – pretty much keeping yourself busy helps to ease any waiting frustrations or anxieties