so my boyfriend and i have been together for 3 and a half years and have been engaged for 3. we are finally ready to actually have the wedding! yay! well now we don't know exactly how to tell people that. when he proposed he got me a beautiful ring that was way too big and i couldn't get that design in my size. so instead i asked him to give me a less expensive promise ring for now until we were ready to really start planning. we knew it was going to be a long engagement. well about a year ago we had a rough patch and broke up for about a week. we called off the wedding but after a month he asked me to start wearing my ring again but we didn't say that the wedding was back on, it was just a promise. now we are stronger than ever and finally ready to actually tie the knot. he just has to get the new ring. he is going to let me pick it out but won't be able to get it until late november/early december. we want to have a july wedding and have started researching venues and doing some rough planning. we decided that he will take me out to my favorite restaurant, give me a love letter, and then give me the ring that we picked out. so until that happens, we weren't going to announce it. we're afraid that we won't really have enough time to plan for a july wedding and want to get started but can't nail things down without a budget and without telling the people that would be involved. any advice?