What did you do while you waited?

posted 3 months ago in Proposals
Post # 2
653 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

ysel :  We talked about it because we are best friends and talk about everything. I let him initiate the convos which he frequently would and then I would start to bring it up sometimes too.

We started some tenative wedding planning, I researched rings and got his input, I stopped biting my nails finally at 34 yrs old and learned to give myself a manicure lol.

We’d get a little tipsy every month or two and really talk in depth about it, otherwise it was little conversations here and there.

Once he had the ring he gave me a 3 week timeline and I essentially knew when it would happen so i just shut up about it then and let it happen (but also did my nails and bought a new dress)

Post # 4
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

He told me pretty much every stage of the process, and made videos to show me later when he couldn’t tell me (the day before the proposal) because he’s my best friend and tells me even things he probably shouldn’t ๐Ÿ˜‚


but it was agony waiting … so I stepped up my self-care a lot. Took good care of my hands. Took some luxurious time with awesome smelling oils and scrubs, hair treatments, etc., so I’d feel relaxed and radiant on the day. 

I’m glad I did ๐Ÿ™‚ it was pouring rain on the day he proposed, so I look like a scraggly rat in the photos, but it doesn’t matter because I was relaxed and happy and it shows!

Post # 5
2883 posts
Sugar bee

We talked about it pretty regularly. I never really felt like i was ‘waiting’ because we set the timeline together (he actually wanted to get engaged sooner) but once we knew we wanted to get married it came up naturally somewhat regularly.

Just things like what we wanted to do for the ring, what kind of wedding we wanted to have etc. The same way you’d talk about any future plans really.

Post # 6
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Las Vegas, NV

My only advice being after recently getting engaged is that timelines can change. We always said we would wait two years to get engaged but it happened at a year and half of us being together. 

Post # 7
110 posts
Blushing bee

We talk about it every so often. I am the one who brings it up mostly, in a dreamy sort of way, and he responds. He likes to be extremely secretive so we agreed on a timeline and he hasn’t told me much else, which is fine. 

I have also started looking after myself a lot better e.g working out more, eating better and trying to take care of my hair and skin. I know that I should have probably done those things anyway but knowing we will be engaged soon has really spurred me on to think about having a happy and healthy future. I have also started doing my nails more, just in case haha!

The waiting can sometimes be a little frustrating but I am always open and honest with my partner about my feelings. If I am having a particularly bad day then I will tell him what is on my mind, just to get it off of my mind and he will reassure me. Otherwise I’ve been waiting for just over a month now and I think my mind has started to settle so I don’t think about it all the time now, and I feel very happy when I do think about it.

Post # 8
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2020 - City, State

We’ve had a provisional look at venues and have found a few that we would definitely like to see once we’re engaged. Other than that, I’m just chilling and adding to my Pinterest wedding boards ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m very excited but don’t feel impatient anyore, mostly because I know it’ll definitely happen by April, and I’m just enjoying the last couple of months of relaxing before we get engaged and the wedding fever begins!

Post # 9
1143 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Sat around impatiently, stalked the ring boards on this site, planned my entire wedding on pinterest.

Post # 10
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains

looked at dresses and rings online, looked for guidance on wedding bee, pulled out my hair…

Post # 11
876 posts
Busy bee

I took an art class at a local art league and took up painting. Now I have a side business selling my art work. Yes I was super frustrated while I had to wait, but I transferred that energy into something for myself. 

Post # 12
897 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Stressed! Lol. We talked about it a lot, and we actually started planning a couple months before. I was going crazy waiting and he felt bad, so he told me we could start planning. Our venue and photographer were booked and my dress was ordered before he proposed lol. I was worried it would take away from the excitement of the proposal & getting engaged, but it didn’t at all.

Post # 13
535 posts
Busy bee

My ring is finally finished, and so now we are waiting for it to be shipped here from David Klass, and my SO will find the right time for a proposal. We have been spending the time wedding planning since we want to be married within the year. So much to do!

Post # 15
2215 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

ysel :  That’s awesome you guys are on the same page! I actually miss those days ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I technically was only “waiting” for almost a year. We started talking seriously about an engagement and looking at rings in Aug-Sept and then he proposed the next September. 

But that entire time we mainly just talked about the excitement behind getting engaged. Probably not until the tail end of us “waiting” did we start talking wedding stuff a lot. We knew we both wanted a courthouse wedding though so we didn’t have as much to plan.

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