So I'm just venting - my fiance and I got engaged this past October (yay!) and we planned our wedding for this September. A week after we got engaged, he was offered a great job (another YAY) and 3 months after that, they sent him to work on a project in Africa. So, he's been living in Africa since January. I am so happy he found a job in his field (because we all know how hard that is) and the pay is going to help us w/ buying a house etc, but planning a wedding without any of his help is a little stressful and just plain sad. Other than an amazing South African vacation we went on a couple months ago (which I'm very grateful for), that's the only time I've seen him since he left. We can pretty much only talk on the phone on my lunch break because of the time difference and whenever I mention something for the wedding, he has no clue what I'm talking about. I understand men don't get all giddy for their wedding like the brides do, but I feel like the engagement is a time when couples really bond over their wedding planning and preparing to spend their lives together. We are missing out on this and it gets to me sometimes. Any other brides out there that are long distance w/ their fiance? I need some encouraging words.