- 7 years ago
So I’ve been lurking on the Bee (mostly in Rings) for a few months now. I guess it is time I admit that I am “waiting” officially! For some reason, I kept thinking to myself that I wasn’t to that stage yet.
This is going to be a long post, but I just wanted to introduce myself and give a bit of our background and my “waiting” history.
Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been together for almost 2.5 years, and living together for about 1 3/4 years. We both go to college together, which is how we met!
The last several months,(largely to a TON of our friends getting engaged/married) we have started talking about getting married.
Then we started talking about the wedding. Like, details. Boyfriend or Best Friend knows what he wants our colors to be (cute!). Well, he knows I look at the Bee, and he is fine with it! Thank god!
About 2 months ago, we actually went and looked at rings!!! Boyfriend or Best Friend just wanted to go and “learn about stuff” so we went to a jeweler recommended by a friend and learned 4Cs and looked at styles and whatnot.
Boyfriend or Best Friend knew he wants to design a ring himself, so I have been gathering (TONS) of pictures for him to show the jeweler.
I took an event planning class, and one of the places I discovered was this amazing venue! I showed Boyfriend or Best Friend and he thought it was awesome, but no liquor, so out. 🙁
We had been openly talking a while about “our wedding” and somethings he wants and so on. But, since we are both in school, I knew nothing was going to happen for AT LEAST a year. So,this lead me to believe I wasn’t actually “waiting” yet.
Well, Last night, everything changed a bit. I introduced him to moissanite. He was amazed at the price difference, and we discussed having a moissy as a sort of ‘starter stone’ and then eventually upgrading to a diamond for an anniversary.
Then I told him I had been looking up ways to have a lower budget wedding (ipod dj, smaller guest list, no liquor) and he said “well, I guess we could do just beer and wine. So I guess we can go look at that cave when it gets warmer.”
WHAT?! Really? Like, you want to go, and look at a wedding venue? ON purpose? OKAY!
Then, after I showed him some of the ring settings I loved, and he calculated that with a moissy, an ering and band could be less than what he originally had set as an ering budget, he said, “If you’re good, we will go talk designs with the jeweler in a couple months”
EEEEEEeeeee! 🙂 I feel like this is major progress!
I just wanted to share, and introduce myself to the Waiting board! Sorry for the novel!