200 days and counting.... Wow, it's hard to believe. It's been a rough few weeks and hubby's bes...
Bored waiting for FH to come over, so I stole this survey!
How long did you date before you got engaged?
almost three years
Did you get the ring you wanted?
Yes. We talked about getting married for a few months, and he wanted me to make some suggestions on a ring, so I found my on Zales and I fell in love. Its perfect! and he was super happy to get me something I loved!
Was the proposal a complete surprise?
Not really. I knew he had gotten the setting for the ring, but his cousin is a jeweler so she hooked him up with a super awesome diamond with a 50% discount (i know, i'm lucky!). Anyway, I didn't know exactly when she got the diamond, or when he got it set, but I knew it was coming within a few weeks. And one day he asked me to go on a picnic to the pond where we first dated. It rained that morning, but my family was acting really weird and kept saying that we HAD to go, so I was definitely suspicious! Plus he was acting super nervous the whole afternoon!
Do you wish you had a bigger/smaller diamond? If so How big or small?
I love my diamond. I know the cut and clarity are awesome on it and we never could have afforded it without his cousin!
Did you cry when he proposed?
No, I'm not toooo emotional, and I knew it had been coming for a while
Was the proposal romantic or creative? Explain how if you'd like.
Pretty romantic, since it was the pond for our first date. And super cute, since he was so nervous he opened the box backwards!
Where do you want to go for your honeymoon?
We're planing on Athens & Santorini, Greece.
Are you buying his wedding band for him?
We're buying them together. We have a joint account, so it would be silly for me to buy it for him. And I want him to pick something he'll actually wear
Have you gone over your original wedding budget?
We haven't done too much yet, so no.
What day of the year will your wedding be?
Sunday, the day before memorial day. We're happy, since we get sunday discounts but everyone has off on that monday!
What kind of weather?
Inside or outside?
Insdie. I always wanted out, but there aren't that many places in our hick town!
Church/justice of the peace/other?
Church where his sister got married.
How many people will be there?
We're thinking around 150. It'll be a while before invitations go out, so we can't be sure!
Time of day?
Any kind of theme?
I suppose the music video Love Story, plus a mossy green/ pinkish colors
How many bridesmaids? Who would they be?
4, my sister, cousin and two best friends
What kind of cake/what will it look like?
No clue, its included with our reception. We can pick the design just no fondant.
Where will you have the reception?
Holiday Inn Ballroom
What kind of dress will you have/color/material?
I want an Ivory dress with a corset back. I still have to go shopping!
What kind of flowers in your bouquet?
probably tulip! Since I'm dutch :)
Kind of engagement ring?
White gold, vintage setting
Kind of wedding bands?
Don't know yet!
How will you wear your hair?
I want it to be flowing, and down. I look like a guy with my hair up! and maybe a flower? Not sure about the veil!
Who will be important to be there?
My love and family
Will the reception be big or small?
What will the groom wear?
Black suit, letting him decide on the vest!
Where will you go for the honeymoon?
What will you do?
Be in love!
Will it be modest or costly?
Probably costly :( but my parents are giving us the plane tickets for a wedding gift!
What will you stay in?
A dump in Athens, we're only going for a day or two to see the sights, then a really nice spa/hotel on Santorini for a few days!
How old will you and the groom be?
I will be 23 and he'll be 24
How long will you be engaged before you get married?
! year and a couple of weeks
Live together before or wait till married?
My parents have told me for years that they'll pay for our reception if I don't live with any guys before I'm married. We'll look for a place a few months before and John will move in, but I won't until after!
Take a long time to plan the wedding or will it be simple?
Not to simple, I've be planning, but not actually doing anything yet
Will you do it yourself or with family or hire someone to plan the wedding?
Myself mostly. I wish I could afford to hire someone!
Will you write your own vows or use something pre-made?
Probably pre-written! We're not too creative with words