Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
VA-bride

New in town!!

Recommended Posts

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?smile159.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, welcome to the forum!!! smile159.gif

 

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. sad.gif Sorry. But welcome to the forum anyways!!! cheesy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.)

 

-V-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • I have stayed at Dreams La Romana and Dreams Dominicus.  The two resorts are very different in style and decor. A few comparison points are below and fact sheets are attached for both.   Both resorts are approx 45 minutes from Punta Cana airport, close proximity to Saona Island, Catalina Island and Altos de Chavon. Top championship golf courses in the Caribbean are just minutes away including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, The Links and La Estancia – all designed by world-famous Pete Dye. Restaurants are similar at both resorts.  Both offer the Explorers Club for Kids.  Dreams Dominicus  Brand new resort and in 2016 488 rooms (however additional construction was underway) More contemporary style & decor Good beach area Rooms were very nice Preferred Club located in main lobby and adjacent to main pool & beach front Food was good Center plaza area with nighttime entertainment Main lobby is small, but outdoor bar off lobby is nice Dreams La Romana Originally built in 2003 & opened as Dreams La Romana in 2008 756 rooms Recently renovated and new preferred club adults only lounge & pool added  Rooms are more traditional Caribbean decor Grounds are very lush and tropical Good beach area food was good    Dreams Dominicus fact sheet.pdf Dreams La Romana fact sheet.pdf
    • My sister has done it but with the destination wedding, only super close family members and friends came since it was expensive and farther. It was great though.
    • Thanks! I had it printed out. Very useful!!
    • Hello Guys, Are you looking for affordable wedding venue, reception halls, party rentals, outdoor event venue, birthday party venue in mobile al.  Choose Anne-Marie Cottage for your special occasion. Our cottage is an affordable venue for your intimate wedding.   Thank u 
    • Flower girl dresses tend to follow the latest trends in bridal party and thanks for sharing Great website that provide  good collection & services with affordable price .
  • Topics

×