So my boyfriend and I are not engaged yet, but he already has the ring and we've picked out the date. He just has some big elaborate plan he's concocted with my parents for the proposal and I know it's happening before then. We've been practically engaged since our first anniversary when he gave me my promise ring. As far as it concerns anyone in my family and his we are engaged, just no official engagement ring.
My sister found out about the date last fall when we picked out my moms renewal gown. We were talking with one of the ladies at Davids Bridal about weddings and how I was planning my wedding for this september. My mom was saying how it was good I was the only one getting married next year because they are only paying for one wedding a year (I have 7 siblings, 3 of which who are old enough to marry). My sister made a comment along the lines of "Oh don't worry about that. I'm not interested in getting married any time soon" which at the time was true. She and her boyfriend have had a very rocky relationship.
More than anything I think the following is more funny than annoying since my sister is known for doing this kind of stuff all the time. She called up my mom a few months later and announced that lo and behold, she and her guy are engaged. And not only that, but they've planned to have their wedding in june right after her birthday, and since her wedding is coming earlier in the year and she has a ring on her finger (engagement instead of my promise) that HER wedding is the one that is getting paid for and that if I want my wedding that year I'm paying for it myself or moving it to next year.
Needless to say my mom turned her down flat and said if she wanted her wedding paid for she could move it to the following year since she planned her wedding date after mine. We pretty much ignore any mention of it by my sister since every time we see her she demands I move my wedding and she gets her paid for. My mom stands by what she says and Told her she'd pay for her wedding dress, and for her wedding invitations if she was still determined to have her wedding in june.
Anyone else have siblings like this? Ah the joys of little sisters