Post # 1
Well for those of you who don’t know, I joined this blog to help my sister plan her wedding. Based on my username and photo, this fabulous wedding stuff is in MY future.
But for those of you lucky engaged ladies, what is the biggest sign that would tell me he is planning on proposing?
We have been together a long time, and we have been talking about getting married forever.. and it was HIS conversation at first. I just moved across the country with him a few months ago but at the time so many things were up in the air and neither of us were ready. So he gave me a gorgeous promise ring.
Now…. (especially after this deadly website) I am ready to be engaged..
I know he wants to bc he mentions it, but what was something that made you say, “oh he is so planning on it” ..or even in hindsight, something you notice occurred.
I want the surprise, but I also want to know 🙂
Post # 3
Hi! You might find more friends over on the “Waiting” boards. There are lots of women just like you! You’ll find it under NWR>Waiting (NWR-Green Bar) (Waiting-Grey Box underneath)
I’m not trying to banish you, just think you might get more responses over there. Unfortunately, I have no advice to give.
Post # 4
Isn’t this section of the site meant for people planning weddings? Because that’s what I’m doing for my sister- I was just wondering if anyone had any feedback but all of my other posts are planning related- please tell me if I’m in the wrong section for that b/c that is my main goal.
Post # 5
@Miss Future: Sorry for the misunderstanding. I just meant that in terms of your own relationship with your boyfriend and thinking about taking the next step there are a lot of women in the “waiting” section going through the same thing.
In terms of more wedding focused stuff, you are of course welcome in any part of the boards.
Again, sorry that it sounded like I was trying to tell you to move along, just wanted to let you know that there are a lot of women in the same situation who hang out in the “waiting” boards.
Post # 6
The bridesmaid section usually has questions (or vents) from a bride about her bridesmaids.
To answer your original question, I had no idea he was about to propose. The night before he did it he went ring shopping but had a really good excuse for not coming home on time. We were going to Disneyland for my birthday, and I really didn’t think he was going to do it on my birthday. I was so surprised that I actually said no at first (it was kind of more like NO WAY…but I guess all he heard was the no!).
Post # 7
There were a couple hints for me. About 2 weeks before the proposal, my mom asked me, “if he proposed, what would you say?”, and then the week before he proposed he said he made a lot of money in the stock market (not sure if this actually happened or he was trying to set it up so I’d be more comfortable with a “spontaneous weekend getaway” and romantic dinner). The DAY he proposed, he woke me up with breakfast in bed and a card to tell me he loved me. I should have known!
Post # 8
Yep, you’re on the wrong board… BUT, to answer your question…
When my Fiance and I moved in together, he totally stepped up his game a bit. (He was already the best boyfriend a girl could want, but he somehow got better…) I didn’t know it, but he had asked my parents permission about 2 weeks before we moved in. He picked up the ring about a month after that. I thought for sure it was coming. And, apparently, it was. Except I had the flu for his first proposal idea (flying me home for my MOHs bday and surprising me there.) Then, he got really busy with work and interviewing for promotions… And ended up proposing 6 months after that. I had NO idea. And he did an amazing job. 🙂
Just be patient if you can and trust your gut! Designate a best friend to call when you start to doubt yourself. Bugging your dude will only delay it. (Or get you a crappy proposal.)