(Closed) Waiting Bee- Intro Thread

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 182
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Hi everyone!

Hmm well I am a 27 year old from Detroit, Michigan.  I just finished my program for Medical Office Specialist and am currently seeking a job in Michigan.  I don’t read! lol I am more of a nerd lover πŸ™‚ Hence my SO Tony πŸ˜‰ I met Tony online.. last October on a website for Anime lovers (Japanese animation/Crunchyroll). It’s a hobby both of us share and enjoy.  He is more into it than myself.  He has traveled to Japan a few times for conventions.  He is also a HUGE gamer >.> like I said Nerd lover lol When he added me as a friend online I blew him off, but after chatting I just can’t imagine being with anyone else.

I lost my mom the week after mothers day in ’09.. that was a tough time for me πŸ™ that October was when I met Tony.. Which sadly his mother passed away in August πŸ™  one thing we had to talk about which was nice, we had each other πŸ™‚

He has yet to propose to me though we have discussed marriage, living together, children.. all the good things!
I love scrapbooking, cooking, baking, genealogy, online surfing! lol I enjoy movies and shows on tv like Law and order, Bones, Ghost Hunters. umm hehe I don’t know what else to say πŸ™‚ I hope to be able to stay on here through to “marriage”.

Post # 183
52 posts
Worker bee

Hello! I’m new to the waiting game I guess… And although I have only been with my boyfriend officially since July and have been living with him for almost three months now, I know I love him and can’t wait to build a life with him. I know it may seem silly and rushed to people who don’t know us… but to my bf and I, we are in love and exactly where we want to be right now. Also, just so you know I knew him for years before we reconnected and got together in a romantic sense.

Just to give you an idea of things, I’m 20 soon to be 21 and my bf is 28. I’m currently unemployed. Because of this, I have days where I feel really down about myself and not good enough for him. Granted, the times I have expressed these feelings to my bf he tells me why he loves me and not to worry about it. He assures me that he has taken an interest and wants to help me with education and what not and lord knows he has done so much for me already.

I may not be where I thought I would be in life if you had asked me years ago, but I am certainly happier than I have been in years. And, I truly feel like I have found ‘the one.’ 

In the beginning of our relationship he talked about our hypothetical marriage and kids and such and I just went with it… But now those talks don’t sound like ‘if’ anymore but ‘when.’ Like a plan. πŸ™‚

Sorry for such a ridiculously long post but I have been lurking for a while and I know the is the place to “bee.” hehe 

Post # 184
204 posts
Helper bee

Hi Bees!

I don’t expect a proposal any time soon, but I’ve already started lurking around the ‘Bee, and I figured I’d go ahead and introduce myself.  I love to travel, read, eat really good pizza, play board games, and spending as much time as possible with (or at least talking to) Mr. Q.  Oh yeah, and I love weddings!  I skipped straight from Seventeen to Martha Stewart Weddings, and there has been no turning back.  

Mr. Q and I started dating in high school – I wanted a date for Homecoming and decided that, of all the single guys I knew, he’d look best in pictures.  I asked him to be my date, and after a very awkward dinner, things started to click into place.  We’ve been a couple and best friends ever since.  I think we started talking about getting married that same year; obviously the conversation was a bit premature, but that’s where we’ve been, and are, headed – someday.

Now, after college apart, I’m working abroad and thinking about grad school back in the States and he’s in the Army.  We’ve been in an LDR for a ridiculous amount of time, but look forward to building a future together once we manage to make it back to the same place.  Until then, I’ll be waiting.  πŸ™‚

Post # 185
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Hi Ladies, I’m jn732 and it has been almost a year since i have been on WB.

 Let me give you a some history

SO and I have been together for 9yrs this Nov 22. He has helped me raise my two boys and in 2007 we had a daughter. We have been living together for 6yrs now. I never found the point of getting married until oct of 2009. I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in my cuzin wedding and as i stood there listerning to the vows i felt like it was our turn.

So after the wedding we spoke and he was all for it. I was sooo excited, started looking for wedding board and found The WeddingBee (i was hooked). I always knew that the proposal won’t be untill after tax return of 2010, you know like that april. Around march of 2010 we had a HUGE fight, and i said the worst word ” Here i am even thinking  of marrying you, i’ll will hate to be marry to you” i was soo mad i didnt mean it but i couldn’t take it back.

After that fight i knew that the engagement so off. So i swore off any thing that had to do with weddings, and stopping visiting the board.  but on the bright side SO and I has worked out alot of our problems and I have been working out on my temper.

Last week we both had the same day off and the kids were in school and he asked me if i can get dress so i can go with him some where. he ends up taking to jared ( yea i know i was all smiles) so we walked in and one of the ladies call his name, (so im guessing he has been there before) and she starts showing me erings. OMG i was excited. I really thought that we will never get married after what i said. We were there for about an hour looking. he told me to chose three and he will make the final pick.

So that my story, sorry if its was long. It feels good to be back!!!

Post # 186
9 posts

Hello bees,

It’s football sunday and the man is hogging the TV, so I figured i’d browse the net and *POOF* I found you all.

I am so thrilled to have stumbled upon this site. It’s great to know that planning ‘the big day’ before getting the ring isn’t as insane as it seems (either that or we’re all nuts, which I can deal with).

I live in Pittsburgh, Pa but I am origionally from South Florida. I’m 24 and my husband-to-be is 31. I am a Real Estate agent and I also manage my boyfriends shop.

My boyfriend and I have been together for a year this month. He proposed to me a few months ago in a ridiculous and unorthodox way without a ring. He woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me how much he loved me. He then walked around the bed and got on one knee, in the nude, and proposed. We were both “in the moment” and I replied “well of course we’re going to get married”. We talked about it later and he made it very clear he was serious.

I’ve just recently gotten the wedding itch and I can’t help but think about it, plan it, live it, breathe it – ALL DAY. He has been amazingly tolerent with all of the questions and prodding. I think the hardest thing about the planning is acclimating myself to the Pittsburgh way of weddings. I planned my cousins wedding in Florida but that was a WHOLE different animal. I know what I like but I can’t commit unless I LOVE something.

Anyway… reading through a few different areas of this site i’m already excited to belong to the forum. Have a good night ladies.

Post # 187
21 posts

I’m a 21-year-old student majoring in new media and my boyfriend is 22 majoring in electrical engineering. Both of us will be graduating in the spring and moving into our new condo up in Washington where he already has a full time job waiting!

We actually met when we were in grade school but didn’t really get to know each other until high school. We’ve been best friends for eight or so years and just celebrated our five year anniversary on October 9th! πŸ™‚ We’ve been engagement ring shopping since May and will be engaged on or before Christmas! I can’t believe it’s so close! The only thing holding us back is the wait for the money (the bank with the money closed so he’s finishing the paper work to get the funds transferred to a new bank). 

We already know the location of the wedding and reception and I have an idea of the dress I want. 

My favorite number is 6 and his is 25 so we’ve decided on 6/25/12. We were originally going to get married next summer on 6/25/11 but decided to push it back a year to make sure we have enough money and time to plan everything πŸ™‚

Post # 188
41 posts

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚

I’m 21 and working on my fourth (and not final!) year of undergrad. I’m doing an honours degree in genetics. My boyfriend (who I refer to as Adenine, even IRL sometimes, because it pairs with uracil in RNA) is also finishing fourth year in general bio, though he’s a year older than me.

This is how we met:

I was in my school’s science building cafeteria in second year, sitting down alone to eat lunch. It should be noted I had a boyfriend at the time. I was just about to eat when this guy I’ve never seen before walks up to me and introduces himself, then says “you look like you want someone to eat lunch with”. I was surprised, but went along with it, and went to eat with him and his friends. We started talking, and became fast friends. We just clicked in a big way. I’m a very shy person and have a lot of difficulty opening up to people, but with him I was sharing the deepest parts of myself within a month of knowing him! I was very much attracted to him, and he to me, but I wouldn’t do anything out of loyalty to my boyfriend. Long story short, this past March I broke up with my now-ex boyfriend, and we got together on June fourth (incidentally, my parents’ wedding anniversary :)). Now we live together!

Are we moving ridiculously fast? Absolutely. We talk about marriage and the future all the time. And my parents knew each other for a year before they got engaged at 19, and they’re still very happily married after 27 years, so I don’t feel too bad πŸ˜‰

He told me he’s going to take me to get sized for a ring on our first anniversary, then he plans on driving me nuts with anticipation until he springs the proposal on me.

So I’m going to be waiting for a very long while… but I’m ok with that. It’s enough just to be with him. I couldn’t possibly ask for a better match, or a better man.

I’d like to get married March 14, 2015 (because it’s 3.14.15… we’re both colossal nerds) but that’s probably too far away, so for now it’s a placeholder date. πŸ™‚


Sorry that was so long! I just couldn’t stop talking once I started πŸ™‚

Post # 189
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hi all!

I have been on this site for about a month now and didn’t realize there was a waiting board to introduce myself!

I’m 24 and I work for the US Army in a budget related position. I love cooking, clothes, spending time with my friends, scrapbooking, and reading. My bf is also 24 and is an auditor for a public accounting firm. He plays guitar and loves Weezer. We’ve been dating for 4 and a half years, and we both still live at home with our parents. We met in high school, through a mutual friend who invited us both along on a “weird NJ” trip, where we snuck into  abandoned houses. We liked each other a little in high school, but didn’t start officially dating until the second half of college.

I guess I have only been waiting for about 2 months now, since I found out he asked my bff’s fiance for the contact info of the jeweler he got her (gorgeous!) ring at. He’s filled me in on plenty of info, (discarded proposal ideas, when he visited the jeweler and the coverup excuses he used) and I’m told it will be happening “by Christmas” and am REALLY excited but also agonizing lol- so close yet so far! I’m figuring I’ve probably got another 3-4 weeks. eeek

Anyway, the bee has been so much fun and a great resource for my downtime at work. I love reading everyone’s stories and getting lots of great ideas for when I finally get to plan!

Post # 190
4 posts

Hi everyone

I’ve been lurking around the site for awhile now (secretly) since I am not yet engaged. I’ve been with my Honey for almost 3 years, we moved in together 6 months ago and our relationship is alsmost perfect. Except that I am still waiting on the ring! We agreed that if we lived together the engagement would be comming with in 6 month. Well its been 6 months……..

Anyway I recently found this waiting section and i am so happy that I am not alone. It really helps that there are others going through the same things. I hope i get to know you all real soon!

Post # 191
32 posts

I’ve read most and hope to continue.  I’m from RI been married and then divorce…I have two girls with my Ex and my Boyfriend or Best Friend has none and never been married. There is hurdle number 1.  


We’ve been together for 2/12 years and there is no talk of moving in together except for the word “Eventually” when marriage has been brought up he is the one to mention it and I don’t push but he has nothing in him to light the fire under his toosh so who knows..


I’m tired of running through the motions with my friends and would love to find an avenue to help me get my thoughts out of my system  and provide support to others too! πŸ™‚

Post # 192
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What a great thread!! 

My name is Krystal, and I found this awesome place a few weeks ago, and have been hooked since! Ive made a few posts here and there (its hard for me to lurk without opening my mouth), but this is my first intro post =). I have known my boyfriend for about 3 years, but we have only been dating for almost a year. Our relationship has moved pretty fast, but I wouldn’t have it any other way =). We have been living together for about 5 months, and it has been perfect! He is an amazing father to my 3 year old little girl, and she tells him everyday that he is “almost her daddy”. Its like she knows =)! haha. We both have all the same morals and values and goals for the future, and after being in a very long off and on relationship with my daughters father, I am loving being in such a stable one.

About a month ago he suggested ring shopping, and we went to a few stores before realizing an antique one would be more my style! We then hit up every antique store/jewelery shop in the area, but eventually found the perfect setting online at Fay Cullen. I pointed out a few that I liked, and he chose my favorite, and I know he ordered it the other day =). I know it will be awhile before he proposes (he still has to find the right diamond), but im okay with being a Waiting Bee (for now!). 

We are hoping to get married in fall 2012, and have already decided on a very local venue, and I have started saving for my dream photographer who lives in the next town over. Im sure all the details will fall into place over the next two years, for now im just enjoying reading all the stories here and gushing over all the amazing wedding photos! 

I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you!

Post # 193
61 posts
Worker bee

Hi!  First time poster.  I’m not officially waiting yet, but am hopeful.  Can I hang out here while I wait and see how it goes on the homefront?

Post # 194
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hi there!


I have been lurking on bee for…well probably an unhealthy amount of time actually! I love reading all of your lovely (and not so lovely) stories, and the excellent advice all of you give to each other. I just thought I would start things off on the right foot and say hello to everyone!

I guess you would put me into the waiting list- My boyfriend and I have been talking marriage for a year now, and oddly enough today he finally let on that a possible engagement (or at least ring search is on). So I thought…well something a bit more concrete, so why not FINALLY add myself on here? He’s even asked for my dad for my hand in marriage, though that might be more of a cultural thing (Im Indian, and he’s White). We love each other very much, and Im sure he’ll be glad that I can share my wedding obsession with some funny and inspiring people. So I guess I look forward to finding out exactly how the boards work, how to get started here, and to the insanity that is wedding planning, engagement, and ultimately marriage!


I hope this finds you all very well!



Seema (or Bellanouva)



Edit: Yes I totally realized that I should have posted here than in my own thread! Sorries! πŸ˜€ Still getting the hang of this! lol

Post # 195
6 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hi Bees! (this is a long intro…sorry)

I love this site and I check it often since I work in the wedding biz, but until now I have not had the urge to join. I am officially waiting. The Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been dating for two and a half years, and living together for the last year. He’s my best friend and I dont think we’ve spent a day apart since we first met. Which I guess means he hasn’t had the chance to sneak away and get a freaking ring, right? Sigh.

Weddings have always been in the air since I work on them, but I have always been careful not bring up *our* wedding so I don’t frighten my sweet man away. He’s been married before and it ended badly, so I never wanted to pressure him. His bad he chose to date an event planner.

At our friend’s wedding last june, he casually asked me what kind of engagement ring I’d like. I calmly answered him “something simple and vintage” while the fireworks went off in my brain. The wedding has been planned in my head ever since.

I really thought it would happen on our romantic trip to NYC for our second anniversary. His sister had been dropping hints for a couple of months before our trip, asking me what my ring size was, joking that I had better call her should anything “big” happen in New York. The day of our anniversary, the BF picked an amazing restaurant, took us to the top of the Empire State Building, and then……we went to a bar and watched a baseball game. (It was a great game, and we’re huge fans, but it was not the ending I expected.) We had fun, but I felt bad that I couldn’t fully hide my disappointment. He told me the next day that he knew he had missed an opportunity, but that he hadn’t wanted to present me with an empty box. I respect that, but I also don’t have expensive taste so I’m hoping he’s not thinking he has to save some huge amount of money for a crazy ring that doesn’t fit my personality or our lifestyle. 

This was four months ago. He hasn’t brought it up since.

So now I wait.

Post # 196
6 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

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If you do get married on 3/14/15, you have to serve pie! Yay nerd love πŸ™‚

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