(Closed) 2011 Valentine’s Day Challenge

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
Post # 92
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Shoe: Yay!! That’s awesome!!  I mean, not that you failed the challenge, LoL… but it’s sooooo exciting that you’ve ordered the ring!  Hope it happens soon… Can’t wait to hear your proposal story & see pics!

Post # 93
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m new, but I”m in!

However, what happens if he brings it up? That’s been happening a lot lately. I just don’t want to be the one to start any conversation until after V-Day.

Post # 95
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870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@soyjoy222: The idea behind all of these challenges (Christmas, NYE, etc.) is not that you NEVER talk about weddings or the future or whatever. It was more meant for girls that knew they were bringing it up way too much to ease off and give the guy some breathing room. Like I personally barely bring any of it up, but when I do it tends to be in a more sarcastic way (like us being in a retirement home before he gets around to proposing). I know that can be annoying so I challenged myself just to drop all those types of comments.

Other girls were nagging their guys about planning a wedding before they even proposed and wanted to stop and let him actually pop the question before they started talking about colors.

But if your guy is like: I want to go look at rings, or what do you think about a spring wedding next year, then obviously you can talk about it and have that conversation.

It was more stopping the negative talk or the nagging that the challenge was about. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 96
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1295 posts
Bumble bee

Well I failed the challenge.  I don’t bring up engagement like I used to years ago.  He mentioned diamonds when I was watching one of my wedding shows.  I ran with it and started discussing his budget and the ring I want.  I know the proposal isn’t coming anytime soon like not at all this year.  I just like to get the talk out of the way now so that I can have a peace of mind.

Post # 97
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Newbee

@MsFoxxy Thank you so much! And I can’t wait to share the details with all of you! (When it FINALLY happens of course!) I can’t guess when he will get the chance to ask me, we have a family members birthday coming up; not to mention a bridal show this weekend. Which brings me to a question I have…

Should I go to a bridal show before the ring goes on my hand? I know he has the ring, I know when we want to get married; I just feel worried that I wont be taken seriously as a “girlfriend” (not that I’d be telling anyone) and worried that someone will see me who knows me and knows I am not engaged. I would love any advice anyone can give on if I should go or not.

Post # 98
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Newbee

I’M IN! I am joining kinda late I guess, since V-day is about 3 weeks away, but I’m very new to the boards. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been very good these last couple months about all the wedding talk with my SO, so I think I have a very good chance of getting through this! I have been keeping myself busy reading and staring longingly at wedding blogs and photos. LOL. Since I have been so relaxed on the issue, I notice that HE is the one that has been initiating the ring and wedding conversations. (!!!!) So, I try to be very non-chalant about it and answer his questions as calmly & the best that I can – all the while inside I’m screaming and doing one-handed, backward, somesaults! LMAO! GOOD LUCK LADIES!

Post # 99
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Maybe it’s a little late, but I am so in for this one. I actually have been for about a week already. He said he ordered the ring the week before last, and if it’s the one I think it is, it should be ready some time next week… I’m actually going to make my challenge through the end of February because our anniversary is a few days after V-Day. Maybe this’ll help me get in the habit of not fussing about it! I can always hope!

Post # 100
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Buzzing bee

I’m sooo in!

I made this bet to myself and I was doing pretty good, but then I may have accidentally, (okay… on purpose), left up my “wish list” from bluenile.com of premade engagement rings, all in my size, and of course all that I approve of.

 

Woops. I don’t know if he looked, but he didn’t say anything. I’ve even only been on the bee in front of him once in the last two weeks!

So…. I’m starting anew, here and now. NO MORE!

Post # 101
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I find it funny that as soon as I post what to do if he brings it up on here, he brings it up! Thanks @Taylor4 for setting me straight. I was very good when he brought it up: I kept it to a minimum, made no snarky comments and didn’t bring it up later. An improvement from months ago!

Post # 102
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41 posts
Newbee

I failed badly ๐Ÿ™ I was doing so good, then I had to work at a bridal show… all those happy women and the sparkling rings… it was more than my willpower could take.

Post # 103
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126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i’m in!!!

Post # 104
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I didn’t bring it up, but we were hanging out with friends the other night and HE TOLD THEM that he had the ring, and everyone started joking about hilarious ways to propose . . . but I have absolutely NO SENSE OF HUMOR ABOUT THIS. I consider it a mild failure that I groused like a child and then when we were alone later turned into a snarling, crazy-eyed wench about the whole thing. Despite being a redhead, I don’t have a bad temper and am generally very level-headed . . . but that small amount of teasing was what sent me over the edge. Booze was the only thing to bring me back to sanity.

Post # 105
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Newbee

It’s been a week since I last posted and I am doing fabulously, if I must say! With V-Day only 14 days away (2 weeks), it has been getting tough. I asked the boy what we were doing, or if I should reserve a table at our favorite restaurant, but he said he had it “under control”……whatever that means! LOL, I’m getting super suspicious now! Hope all you ladies are doing well. ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 106
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I know there are only two weeks left, but I am in!  My boyfriend and I bought a ring together about two months ago, but both wanted the “actual” proposal to be a surprise.  What was I thinking??? I am so happy/excited, but not being able to tell anyone is killing me!  We are going on a mini-vacation the weekend of my birthday (also V-Day), and will see my parents.  To be honest I will be REALLY bummed if it doesn’t happen before then… I won’t be seeing my parents again for a few months and I’d like to be able to show my ring to them in person.   

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