- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
My Fiance is 100% on board with our small intimate semi-secret wedding in July. He’s looking forward to it and is actively trying his best to offer his input on things, but mostly staying out of my way while I panic, LOL.
Today, we went to the ever-so-wonderful world of Wal-Mart for a few basic things we’d run out of at home (Shampoo, dog food, you get it) and while we were there I asked if we could look at the jewelry section. It occured to me yesterday that throughout our search for wedding rings, I’d never learned his size so I wanted to see if they could check (rather than take yet another trip to a jewelry store where I would quickly get frustrated as usual). The saleswoman was very sweet and helpful while she had him try on the sizer to see what size he is, and I saw a plain milgrain sterling silver band in the case that I wanted to look at (for work / gym, not for my actual wedding ring). As I tried a few on, he kind of laughed and when we walked away made a comment about this being pathetic and too rushed. Whoa…where did that come from? So I (calmly) asked if he thought getting married was a bad idea, and if he’d rather not do it this summer. He looked sad and said ‘Not at all, it’s not the marriage that I’m worried about…but I hate that you’re looking at $20 wedding rings from Wal-Mart!! I wish we could do this the right way, not with cheap Wal-Mart rings!’
Ohh…poor sweet Fiance. I immediately gave him a hug and explained that I was looking for a cheap ‘backup’ ring that wouldn’t get ruined, and assured him that the ring we had picked earlier online for him was a very nice ring that I was just getting a really good deal on. I further assured him that I want a placeholder wedding ring for now, because I just can’t make up my mind and since next year’s celebration was the ‘Big Day’ I’d rather get my real wedding ring then and make sure it was one I loved, rather than getting one I wasn’t sure about and replacing it later. This calmed him down, but I couldn’t help but tell him how much I loved him for wanting more for me than a $20 silver ring from Wal-Mart, and how I’m happy no matter what. Men are cute