(Closed) When did you start officially considering yourself as waiting?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: When did you start officially considering yourself as waiting?
    When we set our timeline : (43 votes)
    47 %
    When we went ring shopping : (21 votes)
    23 %
    When we/he bought the ring : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other - please explain in a comment :) : (27 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    When we purchased the ring. Now the ball is in his court!

    Post # 4
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    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    After he “unofficially” proposed to me (he gave me a promise ring for my birthday when we were in HS). Although, technically, I did tell him he wasn’t allowed to propose officially until we were both 18, so I didn’t start actually expecting a proposal until a year & a half later.

    Post # 5
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    5065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    When we went ring shopping and have set a budget and savings for my engagement ring, our next holiday together and we set our budget for our wedding and started saving.

    Post # 6
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    1133 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    When we seriously talked about getting engaged a few months ago.  We’ve been dating just over 3 years now, and now that we’re both in our early to mid 20s, both have stable jobs, and we’re both ready for the next step.  We’ve already narrowed it down to a few rings, so all that’s left now is to wait for him to save the money for the ring.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    When we ‘set a timeline’ which is about another year( UGH!) lol

    Post # 8
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    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    After a timeline was established. 

    Post # 9
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    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    When we began talking about getting married and set our timeline

    Post # 10
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    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I never considered myself “waiting” per se. I just enjoyed each phase of our relationship for what it was. At some point, I knew it was coming because i was pretty sure he had gotten the ring from my mother, but I wasn’t waiting and anxious and all that.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @mrsSonthebeach:  Just wanted to clarify that for a number of us, “waiting” does not equate to anxiety nor does it prevent us from enjoying any phase of our respective relationship

    Post # 12
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    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    After we talked about marriage. We both shared our feelings, we’d felt very strongly (from very early on!) that we were going to marry each other. So after that conversation, I felt like I was waiting.

    However, when we went to the jeweler’s for the first time to look at rings, the anticipation exploded! I thought I was “waiting” before, now I’m going bat crazy. 🙂 Especially since I know he has the ring, but he custom-designed it and I don’t even know what it looks like. He wants everything to be a surprise. All I know is that he’s going to propose sometime before January. I’m definitely trying hard to just enjoy the time we have now, but I was never known for my patience. 🙂

    Post # 13
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    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @Miss Circe:  I didn’t mean that it has to, but I never felt in any way like I was waiting the way many of the women on the “waiting” threads seem to be waiting. I would never have considered myself waiting. I was a girl friend and then I was more than that.

    Post # 14
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    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    When we started talking about it… about 2 months into our relationship 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee

    When we moved in together.  He had a new job 1000 miles away from home, so it was either struggle with long distance or move with him.  And financially it didn’t make much sense for us to rent 2 apartments in a new city.  We had been together 5 years at that point so it seemed like a logical step for us.  I’ve been “waiting” since…

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    When he asked my Dad, about a year ago.

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