(Closed) Waiting, waiting, waiting. Share your waiting story!

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Grandover Resort

I was in the same boat not too long ago! We had been together for 4.5 years when he finally proposed on 1/8/16. We had talked about it from 2014 on so it seemed like every holiday or special occasion in 2015 I thought it was going to happen but it didn’t. 

Spring of 2015 he asked me to go to the jewelry store with him so he can look at ‘earrings’. I was just thinking yeah right, he obviously wants to hear what kind of rings I like etc. Nope lol. He bought himself stud diamond earrings. I was slightly hurt because I had gotten my hopes up. 

Fast forward to fall 2015, we did end up going to tons of jewelry stores seeing what I like, he likes, and what looks good on my finger. I was happy but he still wasn’t going to tell me when or exactly what ring he was going to get. I was expecting Summer. But he dropped down on one knee only a week after the 2016 New Year. πŸ™‚

Good luck bee. I know waiting is hard, I truly have felt your pain!

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I have been with my BF for 7 years, he is 25 & I’m 23. We are both about to finish college soon since it’s taken us a little longer to finish. We broke up for 2 months when he went completely crazy and thought he wanted to be free and single, but now everyhing is going amazing as he realized he didn’t want to lose me And we are finally on the same page. He has the ring and I’m officially waiting…. Although it seems like I’ve been waiting forever because I’ve been hearing the word “soon” for the past 7 years.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Fiance has unofficially proposed, but we sort of have a two year plan going before we get married. I want to finish my schooling (I’m 26 and he’s 32). So he’s going to officially propose next year after we both save up some for the ring/wedding expenses and I finish school.  We’ll be getting married the following year since that will be about enough time for planning.  Takes out the whole anxiety of waiting and questioning when when when.  I am slowly steering him the correct way in terms of what I want in a wedding ring (style and stuff) and been pestering him for his image of our wedding. Can I say preplanning and market research? Haha.

Post # 5
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Newbee

Oh hunny I feel ya. Me and SO have our timeline and savings plan worked out to the tee. However, since we have a child, are moving next year and needing to by another car it looks like I won’t even be getting engaged until another 2-3 years. I don’t even know why I’m on this forum so early but it’s so hard to be patient and wait when you know it’s going to happen. Just feels like it’s taking forever and I need this forum to keep me sane haha

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

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redscarlettsky:  Can’t help but get excited thinking about the wedding planning! How old are you guys if you don’t mind me asking?

I’ve asked Fiance if we could elope after he buys me the ring, saves up from having to spend money on an expensive wedding and cuts our timeline down by about a year, but it seems he’s more insistent on having the (Food) lavish wedding than I am. Haha.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Meanwhile we get to drool at other bees’ rings and wedding prep. Can’t wait to see other bee’ wedding photos! Have you girls thought about what you are doing for your wedding or made mental/imaginary plans already?

Post # 9
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Newbee

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averria:  I’m 21 and he’s 34 (I know, quite a bit of an age difference but I assure you we are not sugar daddy/sugar baby ((although many assume we are)) we just genuinely enjoy each other’s company). We haven’t done much wedding planning as of yet because a wedding won’t be happening for a while but I’ve asked my SO if we couple elope as well! I found out today though I might be getting a promise ring/placeholder engagement ring quite soon for the time being which will be upgraded in a couple of years with a more permanent ring. PM if you ever wanna have a chat. I’m looking for a waiting friend as well πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Grandover Resort

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bluexelephant:  Yes girl! You got it. I can’t wait to hear about it when it happens!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Yes! Hang in there! The support system here in the waiting board is amazing though so they definitely help make the process easier. These ladies ROCK.

Heres my story: My SO and I have been dating for 4 years (since Jan 2012). We’ve been discussing marriage and engagement for the past 2 or 3 years but I was finishing up a university degree, so we decided to wait till that was completed and I had a job (which both have already happened lol). We have discussed engagement ring designs and specs, he’s asked for my finger to be sized, and we’ve tried on rings at local jewellery stores “just to see”. I think he will most likely be going with a local jeweller (diamondboi) as he knows I love his work…and he always says “You still want a diamondboi right?” when we discuss about rings.  My SO has hinted plenty of times (especially recently) that it’ll be happening very soon. Since then I’ve been in the dark about the whole thing because SO wants to make sure it’s a surprise. Having a bit of a type A personality, it bothers me not knowing what’s going on LOL. But I know this is special for him so I’m leaving him in charge.  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

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michyd:  Who is your SO and can my Fiance meet your SO so he can learn to appease us A-types? Haha. I have pretty much hinted as much as I can on rings I like, but he ends up saying he’ll get me what he wants.

You girls are so lucky!! The rings are almost here!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

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averria:  LOL right?! Mine at first was very opinionated on what he likes for rings until his mom shut him down quickly when she said it’s not him that’s going to be wearing it LOL being a total mama’s boy he quickly changed his tune on that topic. πŸ˜‚ but yes I totally agree…our SOs need to learn that secrets are definitely stress makers for us type As LOL.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I’m loving the support on here too! I think I would have gone crazy by now without a place to vent and get advice! 

My story: My SO and I were best friends for a year before dating and have been together 4.5 years, living together 1.5 of those years. I’m 23 and he is 25, young, but majority of our friends are already married so not unusual in our circle, and we are going to have a long engagement while I finish my PhD. He also wanted to completely surprise me but being a type A I asked if we could look together. We started looking a rings in December last year but that fell through and he wanted to take care of things himself. He was the master procrastinator and when he didn’t propose when I was sure he was going he revealed that he hadn’t even started looking again. I got involved again and on his request designed a setting and after some more procrastination and a couple of serious conversations he should pick a center stone this week. I will hopefully be able to call him Fiance before July (if the ring is ready) otherwise it will have to wait until the end of the year out of respect for his brother who will be getting engaged in early September. I should also say that despite how bad that all sounds when I spell it out like that he is a wonderful guy and always talks about our future etc. he just has a tendency to put scary things into the too hard basket πŸ˜› 

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