Post # 1
Hey Ladies! I have to start off by admitting that this is not my first visit to your board. I have been lurking for a while now. But now I feel that I must take my first step in admitting my wedding addiction so here it goes
Hello, my name is pec1216 and I’m a wedding addict. I’m 22, currently in school full time (at night) and working full time during the day M-F 7:30-4:30 for an insurance company, 2 years here in December.
Being that I’m on this board you can gather that I have yet to receive a ring from BF. We have been dating for almost a year (12.16.08) and we know that this is it for us. BF and I have known each other since we were about 7 years old. My dad coached him in little league, I danced with his sister in our little ballet classes. After we started dating he helped my dad coach MY little brothers little league team, he now plays church league softball with my church team and my dad! He has completely won the hearts of my family and I am so lucky to have him by my side.
Now onto the whole reason I’m on this board we went shopping back in August since according to BF, he knew I was the one from the minute he first laid eyes on me (back in November, not as kids). He went into the situation blind and I went in knowing what I wanted or at least I thought I did. The lady that helped us helped me figure out what I wanted and I narrowed it down to a couple of beautiful rings. But being that I have big fingers, size 7.5, none of those gorgeous rings would slide past my knuckle so I never got a clear idea of what looked good on me. After we left I did some extensive research and found a ring similar to the one that BF and I both liked the jeweler ordered it and I went back in the next week solo to see how it looked…she said try it on well what was the point of that since I have the hands of Andre the Giant it slid right onto my ring finger! I swear I could hear angels singing praises! She called BF and told him all about it. I posted a pic of it on the ring board day before yesterday…if you want to see it I will post it here too.
No ring yet We’re going away next weekend for his birthday to a really romantic place, (his idea, kind of odd) but I’m not sure when he is going to do it. He keeps telling me that he wants it to be a surprise and that I deserve something sweet because of all that I have been through so I guess I’m going to have to learn the virtue of patience. Being that I have been talking about weddings and rings and such for the past week BF and I got into it last night. He told me to calm down and just relax. It will happen when it happens then….he slipped up I think…he said you won’t have to wait till December then after a pause he quickly said or November, August or May…he also clarified yesterday which ring it was that I loved and asked me like 3 times are you sure that’s the one…Ugh stupid boys!!!
Here’s to wishful thinking and not going crazy in the meantime!
Post # 3
WOW your ring is gorgeous!!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for ya 🙂 I’m sure he has something special planned for you!
Post # 4
If I can give one word of advice…be patient. I wasn’t and questioned everyone everyday about when it was coming. I would have hated to be on of my friends during that time. Wait and be surprised and enjoy it. I wish I had.
Post # 5
BEAUTIFUL RING!! And M has told me to just relax, woohoo it won’t be until december huh?! I would definitely not mention it again. It sounds like he’ll be popping the question soon!!
Also, Welcome to the board!! Those of us in waiting get so excited when it could be the big P-Day (proposal day)… Dont’ be surprised if you get back from your trip and there is a whole post stalking and waiting for your news when you return!
Post # 6
He said December first, huh? I bet he’ll do it close to your anniversary. Don’t worry, it will happen! Your guy has been open to talking about it and picking out rings, so you can relax and know he’s planning something very special 🙂
Post # 7
that is a stunning ring! and yeah, being patient sucks but it’s worth it. or so i’m told. i’m still struggling with the patience myself. lol. let us know what happens and enjoy your getaway!
Post # 8
After dating for just over 3 years (and living together during the third year), my Fiance proposed this past weekend in Jamaica (eeeeee! 🙂 ) A couple of weeks before our trip, Fiance asked what kind of rings/stones I liked. A couple of days before the trip, he texted me to ask what ring size I wore. Other than the first discussion about rings and the subsequent text messaage, I *never* brought up the ring/when?/engagement stuff, and let him surprise me. And he did!
Not saying/asking him anything was reeeeeeeally tough, but I am so so so glad that I bit my tongue and waited (the Hive was a wonderful outlet for me! – thanks ladies!!!). It was worth every last tooth imprint in my tongue to see how happy he was to do it his way, on his own time, without any pressure from me.
I know it’s not easy, but all the fabulous ladies here will help keep you sane – good luck doll!
Post # 9
Awww! Thank you ladies so much for all your encouraging words! I’m just so excited that I found him and it is going to happen soon! I honestly prayed as a little girl for God to let me meet my FH young…I never knew I would meet him at 7 years old! Haha!
And one more thing about the ring…when we went shopping I picked out 5 that I liked at the store and he kept going back to that split shanked ring…so really he picked it out and then I fell in love! I’m hoping for my big P-day to happen soon but he says he wants it to be special. I don’t really think he will propose in December because his cousin proposed last Christmas and they ended up calling off the wedding so he says he doesn’t want to be like them!
I don’t really care because our day will be our day!
Post # 10
Firstly… you are a very lucky girl to find the man of your dreams 🙂
Secondly, that ring is GORGEOUS!
And Third… it can be slightly disappointing when the men slip up (they don’t seem to know much about keeping secrets do they?? LOL) Mine did the same thing, he dropped waaaay too many hints.. but i was still speechless when he proposed to me, even though I knew it was going to happen! lol
Just sit back and enjoy yourself, you’re young and it’ll all happen for you in due time!
best wishes! xoxo
Post # 11
I know it is hard to be patient, but at least you know he is going to propose! I thought I knew it was coming, when in Feb ’08 we ‘decided’ to get married the next valentines day…imagine my surprised when we weren’t engaged by summer…needless to say a TON of fights started up, and I thought he’d propose over the 4th of July, when we went to my parents house (who were offering him diamonds…) anywho, as you can see, I’m NOW married, but my lack of patience, and his lack of proposing for 6 mos ended up being a yucky period of our rel’nship, so I hope you can enjoy the waiting as much as possible!
Post # 12
Congrats girl! I love your story about how you and your bf knew each other forever. It kinda reminds me of my story because my bf lived down the street from my grandfather all his life, we went to the same church congress during the summer for years (he noticed me then), but we didn’t meet until we were 17. We have been together ever since and he has slipped up and told me that he would propose by Christmas.
That is still a long time from now (well at least to me), but I am just so happy that the wait is almost over and I will be one step closer to being his wife. At least We are blessed to have men that love us, on the same page with us, and want to marry us.
Post # 13
I hope your doing ok new bee! I am a wedding addict and going crazy as well. I actually just wrote a post on getting good karma for a proposal tomorrow! So feel comfy….. you have friends here…. and other obsessed wedding ppl too.
Post # 14
Your anniversary is exactly one month from mine — 11/16!
Post # 15
That’s a really sweet story. I’ve known my boy forever too, which people think is weird because he’s 5 years older than me. But whatever, we’re happy. 🙂
I’ve been obsessed and a lurker for a while too, and recently started posting. I check Weddingbee WAY too many times a day.
Post # 16
Welcome to the Hive 🙂
A lot of us are still waiting, so even if your ring doesn’t come quite yet, please don’t stay a stranger — post often, post well. 🙂