Post # 1
Only being slightly sarcastic with that title lol.
So Boyfriend or Best Friend has had the ring in his possession for over a month, now. I’ve been doing pretty dang well waiting, I think. I don’t obsess over when the proposal will come, I’m just content knowing that it’ll be here eventually lol. I don’t nag him over it, just occasionally I’ll ask him, “How’s my ring doing?” haha. He’s a good sport about it.
I keep my impatience at bay by lurking the ‘bee constantly, browsing the galleries, lookin’ at everyone’s rings and dresses and bouquets etc. I’m starting to get ideas for my own wedding, when that time comes, and that’s exciting! My color palette is still slightly undetermined, but we’ll get there!
Anyway…. I am slightly impatient here, I think as we all are in this waiting game. I do have to say, though, that I’m glad I’m relatively stress-free at this point haha. I get bad anxiety over all sorts of ridiculous things, and I just know that after we get engaged, the anxiety’s gonna hit hard with all the planning and the questions of when, where, what, etc.
So for now, I’m thankful I’m waiting and not overwhelmed with anxiety. I cannot WAIT to get engaged and start planning to marry the man I love! But I’m not looking forward to the anxiety that the whole process will bring lol. Maybe it won’t be so bad, who knows.
But anyway… Just wanted to write a quickie and say hi to all my fellow waiting bees! *waves*
Post # 3
@Big Truck: I am in a similar situation. “S” and I are unofficially engaged. He already told me that we will be going to the jewelry store and design my e-ring after Valentine’s Day. His reasoning is that he will receive his tax refund end of January and since the jewelry places hike their prices before Valentine’s day, we will go after and get a better deal for the money. We already discussed that we will have a small wedding and I am researching venues, flowers and dresses. I know for sure that we will be officially engaged between March and May and it is just a matter of time. Like you, I can’t wait to start planning for the wedding!
Post # 4
@Big Truck: Well, hopefully browsing the bee will help you decide on some of the details and alleviate some of the anxiety associated with planning! I keep a nice little folder of wedding ideas on my laptop, and I don’t even plan to be engaged anytime too soon.
Life is stressful as it is, and I’m far too detail-oriented to think I’ll be relaxed when the actual wedding planing starts. I figured having a good idea of what I want will be helpful.
Post # 5
Boy am I totally in a similar situation right now. SO has had the ring 6 weeks and nothing yet. Most days I do pretty well with it, and some days it is PURE torture. I have a feeling it might be this weekend though. I don’t want to get my heart set on it and be dissapointed, but I know others have said their SO acted strange right before and I’m seriously getting those vibes. Anyway just wanted to let you know I truly know how you feel.
Post # 6
I don’t know why I can’t be satisfied with knowing that he has a ring… but I’m like you.. I WANT it, and I want to start planning a wedding!
Hello and welcome 🙂 This board is fabulous for all of us “waiting” and to get the frusteration out!
Post # 7
It would drive me crazy knowing he had the ring!! I don’t know how you guys do it!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
I wish I had known that with engagement comes anxiety. I was bombarded with questions and looking back now, I know I should have expected them, but I was so focused on us. It is stressful for the first few weeks, that’s for sure.
Post # 9
@happy2bee: HOW EXCITING! Omg I hope it’s this weekend for you! Fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed for you!!
Post # 10
@misskittykakes: I think I’d be going even MORE crazy if he DIDN’T have the ring! My Boyfriend or Best Friend is very wishy washy. He gets an idea in his head one day, is dead-set on whatever it is, and then 24 hours later, he’s forgotten all about it and moved on to something else! So knowing he has the ring has solidified a plan, at least haha.
Post # 11
I know how you feel! My SO has had the ring for a few weeks now and I have bee TRYING to ignore the fact that he even has it but he keeps bringing it up and joking around about the ring!! UUUHHHGGGGG so MEAN!! I’m hoping for him to pop the question within the next few weeks!! Good luck to you too, OP!!