what was your response when you shared the news?

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redraider413 Posts : 16 Registered: 4/14/08
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Posted: May 1, 2008 6:08 PM Go to message in response to: 77ChevyGirl

FH proposed very late at night with a bunch of close friends celebrating my birthday at my house. My parents live 9 hours away. After all the excitement, I said "should I call my mom? it's kinda late" My girlfriends said yea if I was your mom I would want to know right away. So I call my mom and she answers half asleep and she says "what's wrong." I say "we're engaged" She says "I know. Now I'm going back to bed" and hangs up. FH had already asked my parents for permission and we've been together for 4 years so it was expected. I was kinda hurt that my mom wasn't that excited. All my friends there had known in advance too. My friend said well I told my mom you were getting engaged tonight and she lives in Cali, so she's awake and you can call her and she'll be excited for you lol. But I called my mom the next day and she was much more excited after having some sleep!

Marrying My High School Sweetheart

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PaigeMatthew Posts : 9 Registered: 5/26/08
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Posted: Jun 10, 2008 1:06 PM Go to message in response to: DawnaCrystal

Hell .... seems like I'm the only one around here my parents didn't giggle and celebrating about it.

I guess they think I'm still too young to be maried. Plus being the only girl in the family didn't help much.

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AlottaGabbin Posts : 66 Registered: 5/26/08
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Posted: Jun 10, 2008 8:40 PM Go to message in response to: redraider413

FH had me dangling in the subject for MONTHS!!!!  My cordless phone broke about 2 weeks before Christmas and he kept telling me he was looking at new phones for me.  I was sooo irritated!!!  But not wanting to be a b*tch.  I secretly joked to his mom that if he gave me a phone for Christmas I was going to throw it at him!  Well, Christmas morning, we opened presents at his parents house and lo and behold..... CORDLESS PHONE!!!!  His mom was a little nervous.  I just shrugged it off and played like I LOVED it!  I had secretly bought him a gun he had been wanting and hid it.  When I gave it to him I thought, "Well, he's gonna feel like an ass!"  I excused myself and went to the bathroom.  When I came out, he was standing in front of the bay window and held his hand out and said, "I forgot one."  There was my ring....... his parents were in the other room being very very quiet.  His dad looked at me and grinned a few moments later and said, "What's that pretty sparkly thing on your hand?"  Everyone knew for a long time.  My MOH started screaming when I called her.  My mom asked if she could have the sapphire ring I always wore on my left hand... LOL! Surprised

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MsHeff Posts : 7 Registered: 8/27/08
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Posted: Sep 23, 2008 5:36 PM Go to message in response to: AlottaGabbin

I know this is an old thread, but I couldn't help but add my own.

 I'm not close with my grandparents on my dads side, I only see them on chrismas eve (they don't like my mom for stupid reasons, i was the first granddaughter, and they wouldn't 'accept' me until i was like 5 because of it, so we have a weird relationship)  Anyways, my dad told them and they were like "What?? We didn't even know she was dating yet. 

I was so amazed, they had met FH, and I'm almost 23 years old... why wouldn't I be dating yet?

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boomersbabygirl Posts : 6 Registered: 10/21/08
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Posted: Nov 12, 2008 1:55 PM Go to message in response to: DawnaCrystal

When we told our family and friends that we were getting married, we heard alot of funny responses. We heard about time, are u sure, when and where, awwwww getting married!!! I also herd this one which made me laugh "he's a great catch, one lucky bride!".

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savex389 Posts : 506 Registered: 8/10/07
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Posted: Nov 12, 2008 3:02 PM Go to message in response to: boomersbabygirl

my mom said "thats nice, would you like some waffles?" and my dad continued to play the piano and just grunted. i'm not even kidding. they love my DH they just dont show emotions.

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SteffMay2009 Posts : 383 Registered: 10/22/08
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Posted: Nov 12, 2008 3:21 PM Go to message in response to: savex389

When my FH asked my dad he said "are you sure you know what you are getting into?"(meaning getting stuck with me – thanks dad!).. and when I called my mom she said "I KNOW!!!" (my dad told her, she was waiting for the call). They were happy.


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CountryPrincess Posts : 673 Registered: 9/25/08
Re: what was your response when you shared the news?
Posted: Nov 13, 2008 2:44 AM Go to message in response to: SteffMay2009

a bunch of people that FH knows already knew before he proposed. His cousin went with him when he put the deposit down for my ring. Apparently she started crying (and she rarely cries). He told his best friend, people at work, his coach, his teachers, and his managers that he was going to propoes over the weekend. They were all really excited for him. A few said "you sure you aren't too young man?"

He proposed on a Sunday and we were out of town. So that Monday when we got back into town we tried to get his family together for dinner. His grandpa couldn't go because he had to go to a cow auction and his dad was sick. So his grandpa was working on a house & wanted us to see all the improvements. We go over there and I kept my hand in my pocket the entire time. Then FH goes "speaking of something new ... look what Mari's got Grandpa" and his grandpa goes "let me see your hand Mari" so I show him and he says "Congrats. Let me show you these new windows." Then right before we left he said "I hope you're happy." FH's grandpa never shows emotion and he's horribly hard to read. But he does tell you when he thinks you're being an idiot. So we took his reaction as a good thing.

It started raining so FHs grandma wasn't going to drive out for dinner. But then decided she wanted to, and we got FHs dad to come. We were sitting at dinner and had just ordered drinks. And Kevin goes, "Well this weekend was our 2 year anniversary and--" I was so excited I cut him off and said "and we're getting married!!" and threw my hand into the center of the table so everyone could see the ring. His dad thought we had eloped, lol. His grandma started crying and said "I knew it! I told your grandpa something was up! I knew it! Oh my that ring is gorgeous! Let me see your ring!" When we told his dad we hadn't eloped he asked "is the wedding gonna be in Springfield or St. Louis?" we said Springfield and he goes, "oh." His younger sister got really excited and gave us two thumbs up.

My step mom said, "Wow! Big news! Your sister's having a baby and you're getting married!" She's been really helpful so far.

My MOH SCREAMED her lungs out and was sooo excited for me. Wanted to know every detail. She's been engaged for 6 months now and was like "good! now we can go shopping together!" lol. All our other friends said congrats, cool, and its about time.

The rest of the family doesn't know yet. We sent out announcements today for everyone who is out of town. My mom & one of my grandma's are in St. Louis. I'm going up there tomorrow to tell them in person. We'll see what they say.

So far good reactions and nothing negative. We're crossing our figners it stays that way!


"I don't care how much it hurts. I don't care if its a brick wall disaster. I'd rather fight with you everday than be happy for one second with anyone else." <3

Kevin & Mari: 11/09/06 to Forever.

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