- 8 years ago
So I come from a family where the parents are super involved. We’re not even technically engaged yet, but plans are already underway for the engagement party/ceremony! And even the wedding. While I am literally not picky about what I wear or where it is or who shows up, the only thing I really showed interest in was the engagement ring.
When my BF asked for my ring size “for his mom to pick something out”, I was sure he had something up his sleeve! It turned out he didn’t. His mom got me a massive gawdy ring with a mix of gold and silver packed with large badly cut diamonds in an unusual 3D flower. When she sent it to the BF in an email, he sent it right to me. Even he agreed that it was hideous. I told him that this ring actually had value to me, and I was really hoping it would be something that he would pick out with the help of my sister or girl friends. Or someone who is in line with this century. I had even sent him pictures of things I liked. Instead he just decided to let her know that she can exchange it. Since she doesn’t live in the same city, she has just done all of this shopping by herself.
A part of me feels bad for being so materialistic, but what if I hate this second ring as well? Obviously my Future Mother-In-Law isn’t a woman of great taste. Though I wouldn’t even care if she bought me a tacky wedding dress ( I think she already has )! All I wanted was a nice ring 🙁