This post is probably going to seem a little strange to some of you, but as the title says not "officially" engaged yet but we've chosen our date. We will be getting married October 13, 2013. Note that this is a second marraige for both of us but we both had quicky court house weddings due to circumstances for our first. This time we are having a real wedding! We are also a little older I'm 31, and he's 41. I also have a child from my first marraige who is 9 years old.
There are a number of reasons for our unconventional way of doing this that I dont really want to discuss I've already been attacked once on these boards. The reason for the not official part is my engagement ring was a collaborative effort between the two of us and in the making. He wants to do an official proposal because I never had that with my first wedding and he also just thinks its the right thing to do. So to our closest friends and family they know a wedding is coming and view us in that light, but to those outside that close circle its not known yet. Hopefully in the next 4-8 weeks I'll be able to announce here the official engagement, I am excited to see what he does for the proposal. I know no matter what he does though it will be amazing because he is the most amazing man I've ever met.
As to planning we're going next weekend to look at a site and probably put a down payment on it. I won a 500 voucher off a dress at a local designer dress shop that was having a sample sale so I purchased my gown last weekend with the encouragement of the soon to be fiance and my mother. We've chosen our colors green and purple to match my engagement ring and our favorite colors. I've talked to a caterer about pricing, and will be setting up a cake tasting probably for late june. We've selected most of the bridal and grooms party.
So I'm still new here but wanted to stop and say hello. Is anyone here doing a theme wedding? How far along is everyone in planning?