- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
You guys have been great so I thought I’d give another update. A week ago, my boyfriend asked if I would go ring shopping with him so I can try different rings on and see what I like. I was honest and said that I’d love to go especially because I have no idea about what kind of ring I’d want. He said he wants to see what I would like but leave the final decision up to him. I was really happy that he was the one to bring it up, but I didn’t push it and try to set a date/time to go shopping.
Then this past weekend, we flew out and spent several days with his family. It was my first time meeting them but despite some awkward moments, he was constantly reassuring that I was great and that they loved me. The day we got back from the trip, we were watching the sun set, and he said “what are we waiting for? let’s go ring shopping!”. To which I said I’d love to.
So at that point, I felt like the ball was in my court to bring it up and figure out a time to go shopping. But he beat me to it again and said last night that because I have a really busy schedule (I do), maybe we can carve out some time when we’re on vacation in a few weeks to go look at rings in that city. So at that point, I was like “ok mojitolady, SAY SOMETHING”. So I told him I’m free this weekend and we should go then. It’s on like donkey kong!
I’m giddy and trying not to get TOO excited. My best friend has “forced” me into going to a jewelry store with her tonight to try on some pretties before my outing with my bf, so that I’m not entirely clueless. Speaking of which, should I ask him what the budget is? I feel like it’s in our best interest if there was a budget because it would suck if we loved something that was exorbitantly priced. We’re lucky in that we’re not financially constrained to a certain $ amount, and I know he’ll want to pick something that I love, but I do wonder how much is too much.
ETA: I feel like such a dummy when it comes to this stuff because I’m a wedding planner! It seems like I should know how all of this works and what the 4 C’s mean. But I don’t get clients until AFTER they’re engaged, so I have no clue how this pre-engaged stuff works!