Too Soon To Start Planning?

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ArtBride Posts : 4,838 Registered: 5/9/07
Re: Too Soon To Start Planning?
Posted: Nov 29, 2008 1:10 PM Go to message in response to: nessaree

Meh...if you've made the decision to get married, then you're engaged, in my book. A ring is a piece of jewelry - it shouldn't define your relationship.

Go ahead and start planning, if you want to. I personally see no reason to wait to start planning until you have a ring - it really doesn't have anything to do with booking a venue, picking out flowers, etc. They will still let you book stuff if you don't have a ring! ;)

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CheetahAngel Posts : 2,017 Registered: 11/29/08
Re: Too Soon To Start Planning?
Posted: Dec 1, 2008 9:18 PM Go to message in response to: nessaree

Is it too soon to start planning even though my wedding date isn't until 10/10/10????

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SoonToBeMrsLish Posts : 50 Registered: 11/24/08
Re: Too Soon To Start Planning?
Posted: Dec 3, 2008 2:17 AM Go to message in response to: nessaree

NessaRee~

I am totally in the same exact boat as you. My FH did propose to me and I said yes but I dont have a ring. He asked my dad for his blessing and all. Our family and friends know we have been planning the wedding and already set a date. But their a little confused bc I dont have a ring on my finger so they feel its not "official". To me a ring is just another piece of jewelry. You dont HAVE to have a ring to be engaged but society seems to think that you do. Just like all the other girls have said, its ring. If you BOTH want this then go for it and plan your wedding and get married. Even if you cant afford the rings save the money up and get them later. Thats what I keep telling my FH. Good luck!

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SoldiersSweethe... Posts : 2 Registered: 12/7/08
Re: Too Soon To Start Planning?
Posted: Dec 8, 2008 10:09 AM Go to message in response to: nessaree

Not at all. My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting married for a several months now, and he's in the process of getting my ring. But we have already started planning a few things. However, he's an Active Duty Soldier, so we are currently at other ends of the country with Iraq coming before our wedding. But it's Never too soon to book what you want!

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SoldiersSweethe... Posts : 2 Registered: 12/7/08
Re: Too Soon To Start Planning?
Posted: Dec 8, 2008 10:11 AM Go to message in response to: CheetahAngel

Haha, No my wedding is about the same time, depending on when he returns from Iraq. But in reality that is only roughly a year away... Getting things in order takes alot of time. My two best friends are both married now, and I was MOH for both, I never realized how much planning and effort went into a wedding until then....

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Calencir Posts : 2 Registered: 12/1/08
Re: Too Soon To Start Planning?
Posted: Dec 8, 2008 5:04 PM Go to message in response to: SoldiersSweethe...

So I am not alone out here. My fiance has been pestering me to make it official - that we were meant to be together, blah, blah, blah and all that for quite a while. But did he get down on one knee and propose - absolutely not. But he also knows I would start blubbering and just ruin the whole moment (yes, I get hiccups and all). We have gone ring shopping, and we have chosen exactly what I want. We could get it on credit - we don't want to. We both had bad previous experiences with former spouses/partners and credit issues. We have made a decision to do this with as little credit as possible. We know how much the ring is and I have set up savings accounts for various little things for the wedding, honeymoon and other incidentals.

When it comes to wedding planning, he is in the background pretty much. I ask his opinion and together we set the date, but mostly the detail work is really overwealming for him. Detail work is not his forte. He is watching the bottom line, but he won't let me get cheap either.

According to our timetable, we shall have the ring I have dreamed about in February (give or take price fluctuations). I have absolutely no problem with that. I don't want him to go in to debt as a measure of his love for me when I respect that he has saved up three months to get me what I dream of. To me that is dediction, love, and a guy who is in it for the long haul if he is willing to do that. Plus Mom loves him too. Can't beat that!

Edited by: Calencir on Dec 8, 2008 5:06 PM

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LizBeatlesGirl Posts : 9 Registered: 12/8/08
Re: Too Soon To Start Planning?
Posted: Dec 8, 2008 7:24 PM Go to message in response to: nessaree

I think it's fine to already plan, if you two are definitely are going to formally get engaged then it doesn't hurt to start now!

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Sharkgirllovesc... Posts : 39 Registered: 12/5/08
Re: Too Soon To Start Planning?
Posted: Dec 15, 2008 6:41 PM Go to message in response to: LizBeatlesGirl

My bf told me to start looking for places for ideas.

Then we found a gorgeous place for our reception and he liked it and told me to book it today.

It also could have something to do with the fact that I told him if he lets me start booking things, I'll leave him alone about the ring....tehee

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Edited by: Sharkgirlloveschewbacca on Dec 15, 2008 6:42 PM

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