Long, sorry. CN together for 10 years, finally got a ring yay! However, always knew we would get married, so kind of engaged for years (but still only called each other girlfriend and boyfriend). Would it be strange to have an engagement party after being together so long?
Hi, I have been with my FI for 10 years, since early high school. We have known we would get married eventually, so I guess been engaged for a few years, but never "officially" and I never said to anyone we were, and just called each other boyfriend and girlfriend.
When my friends nagged me about when we would get engaged, I would say something along the lines of "Well, we know we will get married one day, so I guess we are engaged, we are just saving for a house first..." I guess I was kind of embarrassed a little that we had been together for so long, and I felt bad that my boyfriend was always getting hassled, like it was his fault we weren't officially engaged with a ring. It was both of our decision to wait, and save.
The weekend of our 10 year anniversary, we decided it was finally time to get a ring, yay! There was no romantic proposal, I just put the ring on, which I am totally fine with! I told my immediate family and close friends that we finally got a ring, and they are excited, asking when we are having a party to celebrate etc.
FI family had a bday party this weekend (aunts and cousins) and I was introduced as my partners FI, which I thought was nice! And I was a little surprised, as we hadn't told any of these family we got engaged, but I thought they must have noticed my ring.
I said to the aunt, who was introducing me to everyone as FI "We will be having an engagement party soon, I'll have to get your address"
and she replied "Oh, have you not had one yet?"
and I said "We only got engaged last week!"
"Oh, I thought you had been engaged for ages..." and gave me a strange look.
Now I feel like, well we kind of have been engaged for ages, because we have talked about getting married (between ourselves) for a few years, and now I feel stupid even telling people we got engaged, seeing as now I think everyone assumed we had been for years.
Anyway, do you think most people will think it is strange and AW to have a party to celebrate getting engaged after being together so long? (my sister will be hosting it)