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#1 VA-bride

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    Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:36 PM

    Hello ladies, I just found this site yesterday and it's amazing all the info I have found. My name is Sandra and reside in Northern Virginia. I am semi-engaged if that makes sense. I got a promise ring a couple of weeks ago and I'm rather confused. Does this mean I am engaged? How do I present this info to my family and friends? Anyway, he said the engagement ring is coming and wanted us to shop together but I would rather for him to do it on his own. Whatever he gives me would be perfect. We want to get married in Puerto Vallarta on May 2008. It's too early to know a specific date.

    I heard that Puerto Vallarta's beaches are very rocky, and do not have smooth sand is that true?

    #2 TammyWright


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    Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:40 PM

    PV has some very nice beaches...they are more picturesque than cancun beaches as they do have rock formations but the sand is not as fine as in cancun.

    here are some PV locations to get you started: http://bestdestinati....com/forum/f13/

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    #3 CourtneyV

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      Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:47 PM

      Hey, welcome to the forum!!!

      That is a bit of a confusing situation! I went "hint shopping" with my FI before he proposed. Maybe just give him a sort of guideline so he's less nervous about picking out the "wrong ring" - even though we all know they always do a great job. e.g. "I like white gold, it's so pretty!!" - there instantly narrowed down. lol. I know my FI was pretty nervous about picking out the wrong ring and he did a great job!!

      As for PV, I don't know too much. Sorry. But welcome to the forum anyways!!!
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      #4 amyh


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        Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:53 PM

        Yay! Welcome!!!

        As for PV, I've been there a couple of times and I remember my fav area was in the southern part. The Mismaloya area. Good luck!! Let us know how we can help!

        #5 *JillD*

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          Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:05 PM

          Welcome to the forum!

          #6 BEACHBRIDEMA

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            Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:08 PM

            Welcome to the forum!
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            #7 calyx6

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              Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:32 PM

              Lucky Gal! I would go ahead and use the opportunity he's given you to pick out your engagement ring. I understand you still want the element of surprise but will you really like *anything* he picks out? Give him a break; take some of the stress out of the shopping experience for him. Try on a ton of styles, pick out a few favorite bands, then he can go back at his leisure, select one of your pre-selected bands, then buy the stone of his choice and budget. This way you'll both be happy with the choice (and you'll still get an element of surprise.) I selected my band post-engagement and there were quite a few styles I liked that just did not look right on my finger (this was all part of his plan, me picking out my own band.)

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              #8 VA-bride

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                Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:45 PM

                Thanks for all the great feedback ladies. I think I may give him some hints.

                #9 anaderoux

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                  Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:55 PM

                  Welcome girl!! Puerto Vallarta is a great locations!! sunsets are terrific there!!!

                  #10 LCBride2007


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                    Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:44 PM

                    Welcome! I'm a PV bride as well ... let us know if we can help!

                    As for the ring shopping - that's a tough one. I'd say, like the other girls said, give him some hints. Maybe even circle a few pictures in magazines so he gets some ideas. Or you could even tell him just to buy a diamond and a temporary, plain setting - then propose. Then you can both go back to the store together and pick out a permanent setting. I think a lot of jewelers will do that.

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