(Closed) Waiting Bee- Intro Thread

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 47
227 posts
Helper bee

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been lurking on the site for a good 6 months or so, one of my besties got me hooked, she’s getting married in July.

I’m a 26 year old Engineer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, working in heavy industry (Oil & Gas/Petrochemicals) doing Instrumentation and Control Systems/Automation design work. I was very recently laid off.. *wah* a casualty of the economic situation of the past 2 years, but I’m optimistic about finding a new job and my future with my honey.

We’ve been together for a year and a half. We met in July of 2008 at a deli, where my roommate(at the time)’s mother was hosting a “Going Away to Australia for School” party for her other daughter aka my roommates sister. He was there since he is close friends with the star of the party (the sister) as her non-family guest. I remember thinking he was cute, and apparently we talked, but I don’t remember that at all. He still teases me about that to this day. I was casually dating someone else at the time, but thought that he (my future honey) was cute, so later the week following I agreed to go with my roommate to a club for a second going away party with the prospect of meeting up with him there. I gave him my number, despite things becoming more serious with the “other guy”. After a week of talking on the phone I freaked out and told him I was seeing the “other guy” and he didn’t call me again. I broke up with “other guy” about 6 weeks later because he was a total doorknob to one of my girlfriends, and my honey, who must have some kind of ESP, called me a week later. I agreed to go on a date with him, and we’ve been happy together ever since.

On to my waiting… We are waiting to get engaged due to his sisters impending wedding at the end of July. We both get the feeling that if we got engaged before her wedding and took any of the attention away from HER special day, that we’ll be made to suffer for the rest of our married life. I’m not in any kind of rush, but his family is dying for us to make it official and start our life together. We actually had to sit down with his parents and tell them our intentions. I think I will be waiting until the fall or maybe Christmas, but for now I’m happy to wait, especially while I look for a job and sort myself out.

Good luck to all of the waiting bees! πŸ™‚ May we all live happily ever after soon!


Post # 48
289 posts
Helper bee

Hi, waiting bees!

I’m a 24 year old Special Ed/Behavior therapist, living and working in the Bay Area. My boyfriend is 25 and works in Pharmaceuticals. We’re total and complete oppisites on paper – I’m enamored by indie film and bluegrass, while soccer and rugby consumes at least four nights of his week.

We originally met in 1996 while we were in Junior High. We ran with different crowds, but shared some classes together. We randomly reconnected online late last year, and by the third date, we were totally and utterly smitten. Marriage and children were both quickly a topic of casual conversation between us, as it didn’t take long for either of us to realize that we had been duped by the gods of love, and had ultimately found our match. We essentially live together – he’s finishing out his lease, but we come home to my apartment each night – his place is more of a storage unit.

We plan on moving out of state together early next year to pursue our next adventure, and would very much like to be planning a wedding by that point. Although he forbids me from prying for too many details, we have a loose plan to tackle engagement by the end of this summer. We haven’t been together for a very long time by most traditional standards, but we can hardly wait to begin our life together. When you know, you just know.

Good luck to you all!



Post # 49
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am SO glad I found this!!! πŸ™‚

I’m 19 and FH is 23. I know I’m still young but we’ve been together 2 years and we are getting everything together to get married. He graduates in a few weeks from college and he’s got a few jobs lined up that he is choosing between. We are hopefully going to get married NEXT summer…I told him I wanted atleast a year to plan so he said I’d be planning by THIS summer. It’s April, and I guess I expected an April/May proposal if it was BY this summer we’d be planning. πŸ™‚ IDK if it will happen, but I’m hoping!

I need other waiting ladies to talk to. I see all these couples getting engaged that have been together less time than we have. And I also see those same couples already planning weddings THIS summer and etcetera. I’m jealous! I want MY man to be the one all ready to propose and get married…the longer he waits the more sad I feel. I expected a proposal by April/May…but since he is big on surprises and told me he would surprise me I guess I thought it would be earlier than April, when I wasn’t expecting it at all. And now I’m thinking the proposal will be even later than May, if you read farther…

I have colors picked out, a potential date (which I can’t set in stone until I have a ring and get things in order), and I watch wedding shows a lot. My father doesn’t want me to plan anymore until I have a ring on my finger. I agree. But I’m starting to think that my FH is still in la-la land, and does not understand that for a pretty wedding that I’ll be planning around work and college, I cannot just do it in less than a year without a tremendous amount of stress. We discussed planning and time before, that’s when he said I would be planning by this summer. However, now a few of his other friends just got engaged (together a shorter amount of time than us of course) and are getting married THIS July. A short engagement. They are having an outside wedding, but it will be all camouflage and hickified. It won’t be a “nice wedding”. (not in a rude way, but you understand what I mean). That’s not what I want, but it is what he is seeing with all his friends so his view on TIME is not exactly correct. Not to mention NOW I am considering a late Spring wedding, because it is my favorite time of year…but if he doesn’t propose by early June, I can’t do that…

So much stress!!! LOL

Post # 50
2346 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Hi bees,

I’m a  24yr old graduate student, working full time in Statistics field. My bf is 28 and works in finance. We’ve been together 5 months and I’ve never felt like someone was so right for me before. So although I’m not really waiting, I’m WAITING. (You know what I mean.)

We met through the graduate programme about 1 1/2 yrs ago and through a series of working on school projects together we started dating.( I was dating someone else at the time so you can say the chemistry was undeniable, anyway I ended things and here we are.)

Like I said its too soon to put that amt of pressure in the relationship, but the idea of marriage seem nice. We’ve talked about it in abstract, but nothing concrete.

I’m looking forward to posting updates and sharing milestones with other bees, its a nice community for making friends with a common interest.

Post # 51
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

hi all!

I’m 27 and my SO is 31, and we live in Melbourne Australia. Have been together 2 and a half years but have been friends for 9 years now!

I am a Communications Manager at a school and the boy is a Territory Manager and we own a house together. We are both really into music, but a bit chalk and cheese everywhere else! he is big into sports while I love things like baking and reading.

We are waiting for… well I dont know what! The boy wants to be able to feel as if he can provide financially before making this big step and we want to be debt free (but not mortgage free!) and have some savings in our pocket before we get married. But I knew from the first second of our first date that he was the one… so I wait patiently, try not to plan too much and hope he feels ready to propose soon!

Post # 52
2346 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@izziebear Definately when you know, you just know. I like that.

Post # 53
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@JulialimeiAwww, yay!!!  Well, who knows?  It appears that I, too, will be in NoVA someday!  When that day comes, we should hang out!  πŸ™‚  I’m pretty partial to VA – it’s a great state that most people forget about!

Post # 54
13 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi all!

Another lurker finally emerging, haha.

I’m twenty (I know, a baby) and about to finish up my junior year of college, Business Administration degree with a Concentration on Music Business. I randomly decided to attend a very small private university in Nashville, TN and I’m so glad I did because this is where I met my amazing boyfriend (23 yrs old, Graduating in two weeks, then on to start a Grad program in Clinical Psych in the fall).

We started dating my freshman year (his sophomore) and had a rough start actually. After a very immature ‘fling’ type relationship when we met, we broke up and had very little contact for over eight months, but after he realized his new girl was crazy and not the one, he called me for advice. We quickly became friends, which turned into best friends, which morphed into boyfriend/girlfriend. About a year ago we knew this was the real deal.

We discussed getting engaged this summer, but I felt like that might pressure him as he starts grad school and I’d rather be more surprised, so I gave him the official “whenever you want” speech, because as long as we are together I’m happy. (Not gonna lie, I’m obsessed with looking at rings πŸ˜› )

So I’m waiting. As I move into my senior year though, I’m really wanting to live with him and other things *wink wink*, so the sooner the better in that regard. I’m old school traditional in that arena.


Post # 55
9 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

hiiii girls! πŸ™‚


i’m twenty, another baby yay! (although i do like to think i’m wise beyond my years… :)) and me and my boy have been together for about 2.5 years officially, but have known each other for 4. we were in an LDR for 1.5 years of the actual relationship.

i’m from minnesota and he’s from ohio, and we happened to meet while both on choir trips that i almost didn’t go on in disneyworld our junior year of high school. (how can i NOT believe everything happens for a reason!?) we kept in touch until college when for some reason we started talking every single night, and this chatting kept up for a whole year before we finally met up again. …we had already said i love you before we saw each other again, so you can imagine the insane nerves and rollercoaster of emotions that we felt when we were actually able to put a face with the voice. so crazy!

ANYWHO. the waiting thing. we’ve talked about marriage for over a year, and now that we’re ending college in year i know that its coming sometime soon. we’ve established that we want to get married in 2012, and i’m getting awfully impatient because due to my perfectionist tendencies i’m going to NEED a long engagement to insure my sanity come the big day. also my friends are ALL getting engaged and totally NOT helping my situation, hah.

i’m living in ohio now but going back to minnesota this summer for 2 months. the boy is coming the last 2 weeks of july for my birthday and to hang out with all our coupley friends (we both lived in minnesota last summer so he got quite close with ‘the boys’) i told him a while back that i wanted to get engaged while in minnesota so i could celebrate with family, and this limits me to the weeks he’s here in the summer or when we both fly back to mn for the holidays. i’m PRAYING it’s this summer because i’m already way too excited about planning! (there are way too many amazing wedding blogs out there enabling my obsession, mainly this one!)

well, i think i’m done rambling for now. sooo nice to meet all of you and so glad i could find others who aren’t going to think i’m crazy for already attempting to plan my wedding without having a ring yet, haha.

Post # 56
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Hi everyone, I’ve also been lurking around Wink

I’m just a little one, I’m 19. I attend Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and am majoring in psychology and minoring in women’s/gender studies. I love Say Yes to the Dress and Rich Bride Poor Bride, even though that voice over is super annoying haha. My favourite movies are Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Taken, and the Time Traveler’s Wife. The Time Traveler’s Wife is also my favourite book. I love to read when I have time, it’s hard though with all the reading for school. I’ll be living in the condo my parents bought me with Chris next year.

Chris will have been together 2 years on July 4th. We first “met” while I was having a sleepover at our mutual friend’s house. She decided to call him and tell him that I was her cousin Serena. I think it was the most rewarding trick I have ever played on anyone!! In the end she told him the truth. She felt really guilty about it since he really wanted to meet “Serena” haha. We ended up all hanging out the next day, but I wrote him off thinking that he was arrogant. After getting to know him I realised that he wasn’t like that at all. Even though I had planned on it just being a summer fling I ended up falling in love with him and we’ve been together ever since. Smile

We’ve been talking about engagement for a while now and it’s something we both want. We’re waiting until we’re both done our undergrads for a wedding, Chris will be graduating first and will be saving money for the wedding/my ring. The date we’ve been thinking of is August 4th (when he first said I love you) 2014. That way we’ll have matured a bit more and it’ll be easier to pay for things, give us time to make sure it’s something we want, etc. My dream ring is the Tiffany round brilliant solitaire in 18k yellow gold. πŸ™‚ It’s just so classic! Right now my promise ring is the Paloma Picasso crown of hearts ring from Tiffany & Co. haha I just want that e-ring so badly!

I’m so glad that I stumbled upon Weddingbee, good luck everyone with your engagements!

Post # 57
92 posts
Worker bee

Hello waiting bees,

I’ve been reading weddingbee for a while but only signed up for an account about a month ago. I live in Australia and have been with my SO for 6 years and living with him for 3.  I’m 26 and he’s 28. 

i love this board because for about 12 months I’ve started to feel really ready to get married and wanting to get engaged.  I don’t want to bring it up with SO too often, and only have one friend in a similar position, so this is a great place to get a sense of solidarity!


Post # 58
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hi All,

I am hooked on this board!  I found it after my bf asked me what my ring size was…and told me he has been doing some diamond research. Plus we have a trip upcoming to Mexico…just the two of us.

I am a working professional and work all the time.  I love to party and hang out with girlfriends.

I am obsessed with this board bc my friends are so tired of hearing about my “waiting” that i need a place that understands.  Plus, everyone has pics of great rings.

Post # 59
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Hi, all! I’m a 24 y/o print designer from NJ dating an almost-25 y/o cop from PA. Mr. B and I met more than 6 years ago thru mutual friends and hit it off!

We’re in the “not-so-long-distance-away-but-I-only-see-you-once-a-week” category … ugh, the ‘fun’ is wearing thin on that one! All you true LDR folks are unbelievable – you’ve gotta be the most patient people alive.

Anyhoo, I love snowboarding, photography, Gilmore Girls, the Phillies and NYGiants, BBQs w/the fam, having amazing dance parties with my best girls … and browsing the ‘bee! I’m a super-planner/control freak, while Mr. B balks at deciding on a channel to watch, so you can imagine how nailing down the ‘plan’ discussions go haha.

It’s come undone so many times, (thanks, economy!), that I almost give up on a timeline, but hopefully late 2012. There are days where I rage around the house after seeing another friend’s or colleague’s engagement announcement, but I know it will happen at some point. I’m a lucky girl, no matter how many times I have to mark ‘single’ on that stupid tax form grrrr.

I’m so glad I’m not alone πŸ™‚


Post # 60
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011


I am new, although I must admit to snooping around on the boards first. But lately it seems all I can think about is weddings and babies.

I am a speech pathologist from Canada and my Boyfriend or Best Friend is in software development. We have been together almost a year. Not long, but everything feels right so here I am.

I love hearing stories about how people met, so thanks for sharing and here is ours….We met at a fundraiser for cancer research held at a local pub. I was there with a single girlfriend and a marrried couple. When one of the friends urged me to go talk to another guy, I replied he was “not my type”. The girls then asked who was my type. I scanned the room and picked out a guy on the other side of the pub. My Friend’s husband said,” oh, I know him, we work together. Hold on” He walked over to my Boyfriend or Best Friend and asked if he wanted to meet me, Boyfriend or Best Friend said yes and here we are.

Anyway just saying hello and best wishes to everyone!

Post # 61
756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Hi! Another long-time lurker, finally joined a few days ago!

I’m 20, turning 21 in the fall. My bf and I met at Chick-fil-A, where we were both working at the time. He still works there (not many hours bc of his classes and schoolwork…his major is chemical engineering…yikes!); I quit last month. Ours is an insanely busy store and they were giving me long shifts on drive-thru headset…I was losing my mind. So now I’m waiting for my dream job to come find me lol! My bf and I will have been together (officially) for a year in July. Neither of us had been in a relationship before or even dated much. It’s true we are young but we do have our heads on straight and even the naysayers are beginning to come around. πŸ™‚

We will probably be engaged towards the end of 2011, and plan on a wedding in 2012. I’ve been wedding-obsessed for years, way before I had any guy in my life, so I’m getting alot of research done beforehand and once I get that ring I can start the real planning! My other weird obsession is baby names lol…I love music and reading too, and of course shopping!


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