Hello future brides
This is my first post here, but it certainly won't be my last. I really just have a question on... I guess a technicality. Me and my boyfriend are not officially engaged, but we have made a commitment to each other to get married. We have already discussed a lot of our future plans, and have even decided on a timeframe for marriage (Spring, 2011). The only thing is, he has yet to officially propose. The reason for this is that we are both in Iraq, and he said he doesn't want to do it here... he "wants to do it right." All of this is fine by me, and I know that when it finally happens, it will be perfect.
Out of excitement, I have already told my family about my plans, and the word is spreading quickly. Now people refer to him as my fiance, or say things like "congrats on the engagement!" I have typically said something along the lines of "thank you, but it's not official yet" but I feel kind of weird saying that. My question is, should I bother to correct them, or just go along with it since the actual commitment has already been made?