- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
Hi Everyone! I’ve been lurking for a while now, and after an hour of staring at the sneaky pic I took on my phone while Boyfriend or Best Friend and I were ring shopping a few weeks ago, I can’t hold back! We have been talking engagement and wedding details since February. He even gave me the go-ahead to book the ceremony and reception sites. We met with the Priest a week after we picked out my ring, so things are very official. Kind of. Minus the ring. He figures that since we have the “big” things booked, there is less stress to have a long engagement. He wants to savor the “us” time we have before all the wedding madness begins, and I totally agree… it has been so nice to talk with him and leisurely get some details figured out. I’ve had six months to be excited since he unofficially proposed in February, and now I’m anxious to get this show on the road.
Here’s what really escalated me to a new level of excitement this week:
1. Friday is our one year to the wedding mark. (08/20/11)
2. The fair starts this Saturday and we have a bunch of fun stuff planned, including paying the outrageous fee of $25 each for that crazy ride that only 2 people are allowed on at a time. You’re in a cage/ball thing hooked up to two bungee cords that are like 50 feet in the air, and it slingshots you up into never never land. I’m so excited. Hopefully I don’t puke or die!
3. Yesterday he asked me if a year would be sufficient time for me to find my wedding dress and plan the reception details. (Eeeeee!!! This weekend marks a year to our day!) and he’s been making comments that seem odd… like, “We’ll be on this ride together forever, Hun.” He’s sweet, but he generally doesn’t make references to carnivals in our daily conversation. I’m suspicious. 🙂
Overall, I’ve been fairly good about not bugging him about the RING RING RING! …but now I’m thinking about it daily, if not hourly. Of course I’ve imagined every way the proposal could happen, and I’m so excited to tell our families. I haven’t told my friends, because I want it to be a fun surprise for everyone, and not have everyone breathe a sigh of relief and say, “FINALLY! She’ll stop yapping about when she’ll get that dang ring!” I know you ladies understand the process I’m going through, and I appreciate the opportunity this site gives to vent the anxiety!
I’d love to hear from those of you in the same situation or hear a funny story about your “waiting” period to take my mind off of the bling for two seconds! I’ve attached a picture of my soon to be sparkle minus the center stone. Hopefully I’ll have an updated picture to post soon!