(Closed) Waiting Bee- Intro Thread

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 32
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695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Thanks plantains! It really was. After dinner and before proposing, he gave me a wonderful scrapbook of our whole relationship that he had made. He’s not normally an artsy kind of person, so it was obvious that he had put so much time and thought into it. To me, that’s what makes it really special ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

oooo ooo my turn!

Hey Hive!

23 year old Atlanta gal who luv luv luvs my preppy guy from Asheville, NC. I  have been a long time obsessor over anything and everything wedding related. Weddingbee has so far been one of my top three wedding discoveries of all time! I am an office coordinator for a money management firm and the boyfriend is . . .well he’s looking very hard to find a job in Atlanta. He actually gave up his job in North Carolina (We met in college, go Elon Pheonix!) to be with me in the ATL. Which leads me to the waiting part:

Boyfriend quiting job to move here=boyfriend with no job=boyfriend who cannot buy ring=waitingbee (that’s me).

 We have been looking at rings like crazy! LOOKING being the key word. So until my sweetie can conquer job world, here I sit admiring sparkly things on the world wide web. . .tick tock, tick tock. Oh crap, I’m getting gray hairs. Hurry Up!

Post # 34
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Worker bee

Hello!

This will be my first post, and I think it’s pretty appropriate!

I am a 26 year old teacher from NJ. Like many other waiting bees that have posted, I am a huge book lover (reading The Help right now and loving it)  I also love the beach (I get my summers off Wink), shopping,walking my dog in the city (where I currently live) and eating out!

My SO and I have been together for a little less than 5 months, and as I type this I see how crazy it looks that I know that I’ve found the one for me in such a short period of time, but I know.  He is 2 years younger, but immensly more mature.  He is KIND (a rarity anymore I believe!), compassionate, passionate, affectionate, hard-working, family orienented, has a wonderful group of friends, is responsible, and hilarious!

SO told me (after a few drinks) a little while back that he has a timeline for things, and when I pressed him he confessed he wants to be engaged by the 2010 holidays. We will have been together over a year by then, so I think thats great!

Our major challenge at this point is money.  He is in the union, and will eventually do very well, but he is only halfway through his 4 year apprenticeship, and is making less than half of what he will eventually make.  I am a non-tenured teacher, and due to major budget cuts, I have lost my full-time teaching position for next year.  We will have to do some major budgeting if we decide to get married before his 4 years is up, or before I have a full time job again.

He will pick out the ring, that’s just how he is.  He likes to show me that he knows me without me telling him what I like, so I make sure to drop very subtle hints. I’m sure he’ll do a great job. I’ve been visiting wedding websites since I was 16, and all that’s come from that is that my “vision” has changed at least 25 times in the last 10 years. I am the epitomy of indecisiveness, and so I could plan for the next 10 years, but will need a dealine in front of me to finally make any decisions.

For now I’m content to live vicariously through everyone on the board!

Post # 35
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101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hooray for this post!  ๐Ÿ™‚  

First things first:  @Julialimei: CONGRATULATIONS a million times over!!!!  I’m a little bit tardy to the party on this one, but I wish you and the Mr. all the best!!!  Can’t wait to watch your plans unfold!

Okay, now about the Chicken Wings!  I’m a 25-year-old Southern gal from small-town Virginia.  I’m a pretty busy girl with two jobs!  I work full-time for a TV station as their Research and Promotions Coordinator, a job that I absolutely love and have been doing for 4 years.  I just started working part-time last year for a photography and events company as a second-shooter photographer and event planning executive assistant!  On top of that, the Mister and I just entered into a semi-LDR, and that leaves me to be “single mommy” to our three tiny dogs!  LOL!  So, yeah, busy comes to mind!

Mr. CW is a 28-year-old Northern VA guy who recently took a job as the Retail Operations and Inventory Manager for his family’s interior/exterior landscaping and plantscaping design firm (the reason for our semi-LDR).  They’re doing phenomenally, and he loves what he does!  I love that he now has what I have, which is job fulfillment, and his talents are being recognized and appreciated every day, which is what I wanted for him!

We met in college (he’s a fraternity guy, I’m a sorority girl, and I also was later named his fraternity’s “sweetheart”).  At the time, we were both in other relationships (he was GETTING MARRIED).  Neither of our relationships went the way we’d planned, and we found ourselves friends that had a lot in common, and a fantastic connection!  We realized that we’d found something special and things quickly developed from there!

I laugh as I say that because, here we are, about to celebrate our 6th anniversary in 19 days, and I can guarantee that EVERYONE felt we’d be married by now!  I feel much akin to fuschiasparkles

As for when we’ll get engaged, I’m hoping we will be by summer of this year, and as far as wedding planning goes, we both have the same vision.  My man appreciates the fact that I’m actually not bad at this wedding planning thing, and he usually supports my ideas 100%.  If he feels strongly, he speaks up and we discuss.  We actually make an awesome team, which is why I’m so excited to spend the rest of my life with him.  What can I say?  I’m a lucky girl!  Fun post!

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hello everyone! I am 23 and a student in Boston.. My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year and a half (we were friends for about three years before that) and we’re both getting ready to graduate college in May! After that, we’ll be living apart for a few months while he relocates to California (where he is originally from) to get a place set up for us to live (together, for the first time!) and I’ll stay here in Boston working at a summer job. In August he’ll meet me back here and we’ll take the LONG roadtrip out to the west coast!

The two of us have talked about marriage for a while now (yes, he knows about my WB obsession), but as far as planning, I’ve yet to set anything in stone (it feels too strange to!). We started looking at rings together several months ago and though I picked out several VERY different styles, he recently told me he already knows exactly what I want and what he will get for me (!!!). As far as a timeline, I’m not expecting an engagement soon, since we are both still in school and have little to no savings. Also, I intend to start a graduate program next year, so that will probably change things a bit!

I’m excited to see everyone around!

Post # 37
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145 posts
Blushing bee

Hi ladies,

I’m a 21 year old dental hygiene student with about a year left of school. The Mr. is also 21 with a couple years left before he graduates with an accounting degree. We’re high school sweethearts who have been together for almost 4 1/2 years.

I know he already has the ring and apparently the proposal is coming kind of soon (although I really don’t know what his idea of soon is)! I already have a ridiculous number of bookmarks related to weddings and can’t wait to be able to actually plan and get my younger sister excited about helping me DIY.

Post # 38
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695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Miss Chicken Wing THANKS so much and nice to “meet” you! I’m also a Virginian!

Post # 39
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101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Julialimei:  You are so welcome!  It’s awesome to “meet” you too!  HOORAY FOR VA!  I always get excited when I find a fellow Virginian!  What part of VA are you from?

And this might be silly, but SHOUT OUT to Kirabee!  (I had her as one of my lovely ladies in the WB Valentine’s Swap!)  Laughing

Post # 40
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Helper bee

I’m Trish I’m 24 and live in Florida. The bf is Brad. We met 6-7 years ago in college but never dated just crushed on eachother, lol. Fast forward to Jan of last year. I found him on facebook and we decided to get together for drinks. We have since moved in together and are seriously talking about the next step in our relationship :).

We like being adventerous and goofy. We like fake rock wall climbing, visiting the animal shelter, and traveling… oh and we are both foodies.

Also, I have been married before. And Brad was engaged for about a month before he found out his ex was lying/cheating. So we were both a bit skittish about marriage at first, however we have grown a lot since we’ve been together.

 

Post # 41
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Worker bee

*coming out of lurking mode*

I am a 25y/o working, college attending woman who currently lives in Illinois via Washington D.C. The Boyfriend or Best Friend and I met online in 2002 but didn’t “meet” online until 2005 because I was always cautious of getting personal online with the messageboard we were on, lol. Anyway at the time he was recently divorced fulltime dad of a five year old (who is almost 11!) and I was fresh out of a long term relationship – we took it easy friends first plus I lived like 900 miles away lol.

On December 2005 I resigned from my job in downtown Arlington, VA and packed up everything to be nearer to him since airlines costs were getting out of hand (we visited one another like twice every month). So here we are 5 years later and still no proposal we looked at rings and everything…but nothing. At this point I can’t lie I am mad as hell that we have been living together with his son for five years and I have yet to be able to even call him my fiancee…. ๐Ÿ™

Anyway I still have a small gleam of hope and saw you ladies here, well some who are in similar boats but encouraging one another to “be happy” if nothing else with who YOU ARE rather than obsess too much (is there such a thing?) over when, where and why’s of a proposal…..

 

Ahhh this was therapeutic….lol

Post # 42
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Bumble bee

I love to read so yeah I ‘m a bookworm somewhat of a nerd. I’ll be 23 in june and b/f will be 29 in august.  I love history mostly anicent and greek.  I’m into cars I love fast cars and would love to race if only I had a racing car I don’t.  I love to exercise when I’m not being lazy mostly jogging and I want to get in pilates and yoga. I also love to play video games even though I’m not that great. I’m currently in nursing school and will be done with my first year this may and hopefully graduating next may. The b/f works in accounting not an accoutant though at a law firm in d.c.  We met on myspace he went to the same high school as me but a different time ofcourse.  Were six years apart so yeah the rest is history.  We’ve been dating going on three years this July time really does fly! We’ve been living together going on two years in august. We both want the wedding to be during the summer we don’t like the cold.  I want it to be in july our current anniversary month and it’s both in between our birthdays. The b/f know i love anything wedding related I just love weddings and proposals he gives me grief about but oh well.  I’m hoping it happens next year once I graduate and get a job but we’ll see.

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

College lovers, been together for a while (like over a year, knew each other for 2 years prior), and we’re that couple; you know, those two zany people who have their own language and do the craziest thing ever? That’s us ๐Ÿ™‚

Haven’t planned anything, though every time he talks about the future, he always mentions “us”, never “you and I”. We plan on living together when we can (thinking of a nice apartment with brick walls and warm light flooding the hallways), we haven’t decided on anything yet, though I’m more than willing to give it time ♥

I would like to have the question popped after I graduate or after we’ve worked for a couple of years and have some money stashed away. But I feel we’ll both make the decision, if it comes down to it >w<

Post # 44
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695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Miss Chicken Wing: It IS exciting to meet other VA folks!! I’m a NoVa gal and I love it! Grew up in New England though, which I also adore. Been here about 8 years and it has really become “home”!

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hey everyone!

I am a stay at home girlfriend in Nashville. I have been dating my sweetie for over three years. We have moved tows together and moved in together.

 

We often talk about marriage. he often strats conversations about marriage. but he also says not till I finish my phd (another 2 or 3 years.

 

I bide my time playing house and working in the garden.

Post # 46
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184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hello!

I am a newly waiting bee as well. I just turned 23 last month and my boyrfriend will be 23 next month. We have been together almost  3.5 years and  living together for 2.5. We met at a nightclub and after dating for a couple months the rest is history. I am currently in sophomore year of college, I was  planning to start applying to nursing schools this  fall but after taking a job at a hoptial i have decided that healthcare is not for me, so back  to the drawing board. My boyfriend currently works for Cardinal Health but hopes to own his business at some point. We are pretty non-traditional as we have 2 small kids 2 and 6. He is an awesome dad and has been in my son’s life since he was 2.5. I am superexcited because my bf will be picking up my ring this Friday though I am not  sure when and how he will propose-it’s nervewrecking! It better be soon because we  want our wedding to be next summer. I want plenty of time to plan and save because our budget isn’t huge. Otherwise I love reading, writing poetry, obsessing over my future wedding, cooking, watching teeny bopper shows, and meeting new people! Good luck to everyone and maybe the wait won’t seem so long if we have each other!!!

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