The engagement wait!

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: How long did you wait for an engagement after the 'BIG' talk? :p

    Only a few days!

    A few months

    6 months

    1 year

    1+ year

  • Post # 2
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

    I have one of the oddest and fastest stories ever but I said a couple days. My fiance proposed to me a month into our relationship and I said yes. We had mentioned how we both felt to have found the one but that was unexpected and perfect for me. We’ve been together for over a year and will start planning our wedding soon. ๐Ÿ™‚  

    Post # 4
    3492 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Personally I never felt like I was waiting, one day DH said to me “I am going to propose to you this time next year”. And one year later he proposed! But I didn’t feel like I was really waiting during that time either, I was busy living my life and trusted him to stick to his word. Also we were 23 when he proposed so I didn’t feel any sort of rush! But I guess in response to your poll, I technically “waited” a year ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

    I would take your SO at his word and don’t get your hopes up before Fall!

    Post # 6
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    So I’m a planner as well, and we had the timeline talk and literally a week later were shopping for rings. I had to wait for the ring to be completed, so it was about 6weeks of waiting! There were multiple times that I was like “maybe this is it!” and it wasn’t! I had fun with it, concentrated on keeping my nails done (although the one time I let them grow out a bit, he did it, of course!) and concentrated on just taking care of myself. I worked out a lot, had fun with friends, ate really well and just sort of enjoyed the waiting period! 

    I also am a super planner, so I pinned like crazy, just to give myself an idea of what I liked. I would also periodically go through and delete pins that I didn’t like anymore to sort of narrow down my vision. The other thing I did before we got engaged was I set up a budget, started saving a lot more money so we could pay for this thing. I also started calling different venues that were big enough to hold us to get some quotes and available dates so I had some starting points when we first started looking (we knew we would have over 300 people, I also put together my half of the guest list, guessed on his friends/family, so I had an idea. That is when I knew it would be 300-400 people!). 

    I agree with PP that you should believe him when he says next fall. Pick a date in your mind that is well past that, and convince yourself he will propose then. Pick next Christmas, and just tell yourself that is when he will propose. It will stop you from going crazy leading up to it and it will make it so it is still a surprise for you when it actually happens! 

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