• Are you engaged if you accept a marriage proposal without receiving a ring?

    Best answer: You're engaged once you agree definitely to get married, and agree to start planning whatever kind of wedding you want.

    The ring is merely a tradition/formality, as is a bended-knee proposal. You don't need either to actually get engaged.
    Best answer: You're engaged once you agree definitely to get married, and agree to start planning whatever kind of wedding you want.

    The ring is merely a tradition/formality, as is a bended-knee proposal. You don't need either to actually get engaged.
    25 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Wedding Dress: Should I care more about what my mom thinks or my mother in law thinks?

    Simply put my mother in law is paying for my wedding dress, but my mom is super opinionated. I want to please my mom because I know she feels bad about not being able to help out with the wedding as much as my mother in law, but my other in law doesn't have the same taste as I do and I don't want to settle... show more
    Simply put my mother in law is paying for my wedding dress, but my mom is super opinionated. I want to please my mom because I know she feels bad about not being able to help out with the wedding as much as my mother in law, but my other in law doesn't have the same taste as I do and I don't want to settle for a dress just to make my MIL happy.
    18 answers · 1 day ago
  • BF bought an engagement ring but wont propose?

    My boyfriend of 6 years bought me a ring. We went to the store together and he showed it to me once the diamond was set and he brought it home. He gave it to me but said it wasnt the actual proposal so I can't tell anyone because he wants it to be a nicer moment. We plan to elope for the wedding since he... show more
    My boyfriend of 6 years bought me a ring. We went to the store together and he showed it to me once the diamond was set and he brought it home. He gave it to me but said it wasnt the actual proposal so I can't tell anyone because he wants it to be a nicer moment. We plan to elope for the wedding since he doesn't like crowds of people so for me the only time I can enjoy the happiness and fun of the process is telling people I am engaged with friends. I am more of an introvert so I don't have a ton of friends. I recently moved on to another job and I am moving a bit away in less than a week. We've had the ring for 3 months and he still hasn't "proposed" officially. He wants it to be a good proposal and such. For me, if he wanted that, he should have done it years ago. I know the moment is supposed to be about "us" but I was hoping to feel a little bit of the limelight with the engagement as superficial as that may seem. So now that I am about to move and not be close enough to share news over a nice lunch or dinner, I feel really bummed. I mean, if you have a great story but no one to tell it to, just feels sad. I can't help feeling overwhelmingly disappointed that I may see my friends once a year now and it is causing fights between him and I. We've gone away to another state to a quick weekend vaca, we've visited waterfalls and had great moments that he didn't propose on. I am not sure what to do, I know I am impatient but this is taking too long.
    25 answers · 2 days ago
  • Who is responsible for paying for a wedding?

    I understand that it has always been the tradition for the brides family to cover the cost of the wedding. But, it has also always been the tradition for a man to pay on dates, hold the door, etc. Very few young men are chivalrous in this way. Oftentimes, women are expected to pay for their portion of the meal when... show more
    I understand that it has always been the tradition for the brides family to cover the cost of the wedding. But, it has also always been the tradition for a man to pay on dates, hold the door, etc. Very few young men are chivalrous in this way. Oftentimes, women are expected to pay for their portion of the meal when on dates. Personally, I have paid my half for every date past the very first few. That being said, times have certainly changed, however, I was wondering if expecting the brides family to pay for the wedding is an outdated tradition? I really hate to be cheap in this situation, however, weddings are always very costly (average $40,000) and I come from a family of 6 girls. My parents simply cannot afford it even if we get a great deal and pay half of the average price. I am also worried that the grooms family will be somewhat judgmental if we decide to go the less expensive route and spend what is in our price range. Many of them have not met my family or myself and I don't want to come across as tacky. Yet, I am unsure of whether or not they would be more upset if they found out that my side of the family wasn't able to pick up the entire tab. Would it be terrible to split the cost of the wedding with the grooms family?
    55 answers · 6 days ago
  • What should I do?

    I’m the bride and my closest friend ever is a guy and I want him to be one of the groomsmen. My fiancé doesn’t want him to Bc he wants to pick other people. I understand wanting to pick other people too because the groom picks the groomsmen but idk why he can’t pick all his friends and then I add in my best friend.... show more
    I’m the bride and my closest friend ever is a guy and I want him to be one of the groomsmen. My fiancé doesn’t want him to Bc he wants to pick other people. I understand wanting to pick other people too because the groom picks the groomsmen but idk why he can’t pick all his friends and then I add in my best friend. Idk if this is a thing that people do but I don’t think it’s that weird to include a bride’s friend as a groomsman? Is it unfair of me to think it’s okay for me to pick him to be one of the groomsmen since the groom picks them? What should I do?
    35 answers · 7 days ago
  • My boyfriend proposed?

    Best answer: Don't jump to conclusions, you don't know what kind of ring he's going to get you. Unless he asks you to marry him after you receive the ring then he hasn't proposed yet.
    If he does get you an engagement ring, when your wedding date gets closer you can buy him a wedding band.
    Best answer: Don't jump to conclusions, you don't know what kind of ring he's going to get you. Unless he asks you to marry him after you receive the ring then he hasn't proposed yet.
    If he does get you an engagement ring, when your wedding date gets closer you can buy him a wedding band.
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • Gift for the best man?

    Best answer: If you like.

    You could go to things remembered and get a beer glass for 12 with his name on it.
    Or, nickel plated multi tool for 25


    My husband favorite groomsmen gift were tools you kept in his car.
    Best answer: If you like.

    You could go to things remembered and get a beer glass for 12 with his name on it.
    Or, nickel plated multi tool for 25


    My husband favorite groomsmen gift were tools you kept in his car.
    4 answers · 8 hours ago
  • My fiance's mom secretly wishes we weren't getting married?

    We are having a small ceremony and I found out she has been bad mouthing me for years and never wanted us to get married. I don't want her at the wedding but I know he does.. what do I do?
    We are having a small ceremony and I found out she has been bad mouthing me for years and never wanted us to get married. I don't want her at the wedding but I know he does.. what do I do?
    41 answers · 1 week ago
  • Legal marriages?

    Hi, I just wanted to ask if my parents got married in Bangladesh and then came to london, will their marriage be considered a legal marriage in the uk
    Hi, I just wanted to ask if my parents got married in Bangladesh and then came to london, will their marriage be considered a legal marriage in the uk
    12 answers · 6 days ago
  • When to stop birth control?

    My fiance and I are getting married and we want to start trying to have a baby right away. I am wondering if I should wait until after our week long honeymoon to stop my birth control, then that will cause to me start my period, then we can start trying OR if I should stop my birth control to where I have my... show more
    My fiance and I are getting married and we want to start trying to have a baby right away. I am wondering if I should wait until after our week long honeymoon to stop my birth control, then that will cause to me start my period, then we can start trying OR if I should stop my birth control to where I have my period right before the wedding and then while we are away on our honeymoon, we would technically be unprotected. My concern is if by chance I did get pregnant on my honeymoon, I wouldnt know right away obviously and I would be drinking while on the honeymoon.
    28 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it rude to refuse someone’s wedding invitation?

    I have social anxiety. Social situations make me very uncomfortable, especially weddings. So I would much rather stay home. The thing is it’s my cousin’s wedding and it’s kinda expected from me to be there. Most of the family is going. Except my father who doesn’t really care.
    I have social anxiety. Social situations make me very uncomfortable, especially weddings. So I would much rather stay home. The thing is it’s my cousin’s wedding and it’s kinda expected from me to be there. Most of the family is going. Except my father who doesn’t really care.
    37 answers · 1 week ago
  • I had sex with fiance for the first time. I think he has micro-penis. My hand dwarfed it and I am tiny. Love him but love dick to. Help!?

    Best answer: Do NOT marry him.

    Seriously.

    If your hand dwarfed it, he has a micro-penis and is NOT marriage material.

    You have to turn your mind to how end the relationship.
    Best answer: Do NOT marry him.

    Seriously.

    If your hand dwarfed it, he has a micro-penis and is NOT marriage material.

    You have to turn your mind to how end the relationship.
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • My fiance Returned the engagement ring!? Should I give him another chance?

    Best answer: While it may be unfashionable to be engaged for several years, while The Wedding Industry may promote the myth that "engagement means you set a date (plunk down $$$ for a deposit) and start planning your wedding (buying stuff)," the fact of the matter is that engagement is for MARRIAGE planning -- not... show more
    Best answer: While it may be unfashionable to be engaged for several years, while The Wedding Industry may promote the myth that "engagement means you set a date (plunk down $$$ for a deposit) and start planning your wedding (buying stuff)," the fact of the matter is that engagement is for MARRIAGE planning -- not WEDDING planning. While The Wedding Industry insists (based on what?) that engagement is NOT "marriage lite," that is EXACTLY what engagement is -- the period when a pair "tries on" couple-hood and all that goes with it, like having in-laws, like budgeting/spending/saving together, like formulating their own way of CONSTRUCTIVELY dealing with the differences and frustrations of shared lives. My thought is that if an engagement isn't broken off at least once, then the couple isn't really doing the serious work of MARRIAGE planning.

    Couples don't have to agree on everything, but they do have to agree on how they're going to handle things when there's disagreement.

    This isn't a question of you giving him another chance or him giving you another chance, but a question of both of you giving the relationship another chance. A good relationship is where BOTH people are ready and willing to sacrifice for the other, ready and willing to say "This seems to be more important to you than it is to me, so I'll go along with you want -- I still won't like it much, but I'll go along with it for love of you." A not-good relation is where EITHER person is ready and willing to demand sacrifice from the other.

    So if either of you is in favor of ending the relationship over ONE out-of-control disagreement, do it. But if both of you want to dig into the hard work or LEARNING how to handle disagreement constructively, the hard work of LEARNING how to function as a loving couple, then get back together and get to work. But don't even THINK about starting the exciting whirl of wedding planning until you've spend a few years marriage planning and have things like budgeting, in-law dynamics, and various other "these are the rules we follow to make our marriage work" strategies tested and working well.
    17 answers · 1 week ago
  • What do wedding guests really want for entertainment?

    We are looking for something extra to make the big day more memorable for our families and guests. We will have a live band playing for the evening reception but what other ideas should we consider - last minute ideas especially.
    We are looking for something extra to make the big day more memorable for our families and guests. We will have a live band playing for the evening reception but what other ideas should we consider - last minute ideas especially.
    19 answers · 1 week ago