i am freshly engaged (this weekend, the 21st--) he wanted to surprise me, and he really did. i am excited to start planning, but still kind of amazed that it's happening. yes, that's how surprised i was!
i am already kind of stressed about the planning because we want to get married in 2013, aiming for june or september-- (he wants me to pick the date but he said "the sooner the better!" & i agree-- i don't want this to take over too much of my life, personally.) both my (divorced) mom and dad want to help with the planning (& paying), which is great, but it's a lot of people to please. pleasing FI and myself is going to be compromise enough! i think i need to make myself a small poster that reads "you can't please everyone" and hang it over my desk--
any tips on not panicking? i am good at planning things, but i've never planned something on this level. i think the best thing i've read so far is "plan it together"-- i will start there!
OH AND THE RING:
my ring is beautiful and it fit perfectly-- another surprise! i have to admit, when i imagined this happening, i was always materialistically worried that i wouldn't like my ring as much as if i had picked it out, but i was COMPLETELY wrong. it's perfect for me, and i don't think i could have picked a better one. it's an antique, it's unique, and i love him for knowing i'd love it.
my avatar is my ring, but here's a closer-up...