Post # 1
Please take #43 off the list! We’re “engaged.” There was (perfectly) no proposal. On 1/04/2014, my partner and I had a conversation in which we decided that yes, we definitely are going to have a commitment ceremony/celebration (date will be 3/14/2015), and we probably ought to start planning it soon. He picked out a ring, which arrived about a week and a half ago, and he has been wearing it ever since (and joking that “he looks like a cheater” when we go out, since he has a ring on and I don’t), and my ring arrived yesterday, 1/25/2014. My ring is a stand-in, until we have the money for my commitment set, since we’ve had a couple of big, unexpected household expenditures recently (totalling $1700+). When I get the set we originally planned on, this ring will become my “when I’m doing something and don’t want to risk losing/damaging my commitment set” ring. So we’re going with 1/25/2014 as our final “engagement” date, since that was the date we both actually had rings.
Pictures will come!
Post # 3
Yay, that’s awesome! Would love to see the rings.
Post # 4
Congratulations! So exciting. 😀 I think its awesome he’s wearing his ring already. I tried to talk my SO into the idea but he was a bit too old fashioned for it lol.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo
Ah! Congrats 😀 I love that he was wearing his ring first <3
Post # 10
Sounds like you guys have a very logical set of plans (you are not alone in having a “talking proposal”… there are many other Bees who went that route as well)
Love the idea that he’ll wear a Ring (ERing / WBand)
Looking forward to seeing your pics.
Post # 11
Congratulations!!!!!!! Proposal or not, making the decision to commit to one another is an amazing thing.
Post # 12
@This Time Round:
He actually has two rings already. One he is wearings, and one he won’t get until the ceremony, just like my commitment set. So he has an “engagement” band and a “commitment” band.
I’m actually a lot more comfortable with the fact that neither of us proposed to the other. I just wasn’t comfortable with any potential proposal scenario from him (all of his, “What would you like?” questions resulted in, “Not this, this or this,” but no positive responses from me, because I couldn’t think of any), and he wasn’t okay with the idea of me proposing to him (he’s not traditional, but he still couldn’t wrap his head around that one). So this mutual agreement to commit to non-marriage works perfectly for us!
Post # 13
Congratulations! 🙂 Sounds like it went perfectly!
Post # 15
Congrats! Love when the lower numbers get off the list!
Post # 16
Congratulations!! It must be nice to be on the same page. I’m excited for your rings!