(Closed) Well, it didn’t happen…

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
4311 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

There are probably other engagement/marriage classes in your area.  That one is probably preferred since its your church, but others host them.  We did one that had several classes throughout the year held at different churches depending on when you went.  It was a day and we had booklets and really meaningful discussions.  Because it’s a state program, attending the class got you like $60 off your marriage license too.  But we didn’t get married here, so that didn’t really apply to us (though on a side note, a marriage license in Tx is like $67 and in LA it was only $28 crazy).

Post # 4
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Our pastor suggested that we take the pre-marriage class before we were engaged.  They think its better to talk through all the things before you decide if you want to marry someone or not.  That was a somewhat awkward conversation at first- ‘hey, pastors wife asked us if we want to take the pre-marriage class- she said we don’t have to be engaged.”  He said yes to that pretty quickly though.  Maybe you should suggest to your pastor that they change it to Marrieds, engaged, or thinking about marriage.  Then he wouldn’t get hung up on the word engaged.

I was in your situation for awhile though- we had decided we were going to get married, I knew he was getting the ring, we started planning the wedding, but he didn’t consider it engaged.  I think that if you have decided to get married and started wedding planning, you are engaged.  Boys can be silly sometimes 😉 

Post # 5
3305 posts
Sugar bee

Hugs girly- I am sure the surprise is going to be very good for having you wait so long.

Post # 6
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Sorry if this is a stupid question but if he proposed and you’re engaged, then why won’t he let you have the ring?

Post # 7
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@deetroitwhat: That’s a good point! And wow.. $67.. $28?? In Toronto (Canada) we pay $140!

Post # 8
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Im in the same boat as you...he has the ring and Im waiting for it.  Totally sucks…I thought it would get easier after I knew he had it but it doesn`t!

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