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#1 foxytv

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    Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:57 PM

    Tom says he doesn't really care about picking out his wedding band ... so what do you think if I just surprise him with it on our wedding day?

    He is very proud of his Irish background, so I know he will love a platinum Celtic design ring, inscribed inside.

    But I also think maybe I should still let him decide regardless of whether or not he has a preference.

    #2 MikkiStreak

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      Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:23 PM

      I like this idea---- we had planned on doing this also. He was going to buy my band and I would buy his, and neither of us would see our rings until we exchanged them during the ceremony.

      But, of course, we walked into a jewelry store and each found the ring we wanted and bought them. So now we've spoiled our own surprise....

      #3 tvt

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        Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:29 PM

        i think that's a cute idea!

        #4 Christine

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        Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:33 PM

        very sweet idea...I like it. When is your future hubby coming home? He is in the middle east right?
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        #5 foxytv

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          Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:45 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Christine
          very sweet idea...I like it. When is your future hubby coming home? He is in the middle east right?
          He leaves Iraq TOMORROW!!!!! Has to go through a few days of getting his soldiers demobilized once back in the States ... so I will be meeting him at the airport for one of those sappy, tear-jerking reunions on August 22 or 23!!!!
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          #6 LCBride2007

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            Posted 09 August 2007 - 11:10 PM

            OMG - that's so soon! when was the last time you saw him again? i am so excited for you! other than the private stuff, do you have anything special planned? or do you two just prefer some much needed down time together?

            #7 foxytv

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              Posted 09 August 2007 - 11:17 PM

              I know!!! He's been gone since June 18, 2006.

              I can't believe it's been 14 months!!!

              We talk on the phone a few times a week and email daily .... but it's going to be weird having him home and getting used to each other again. We know it's going to be like 'dating' all over again.

              Nothing planned right away but in September or October we're going to go to South Beach for a long weekend, I think. That's where he's been talking about anyway. My boss is giving me plenty of time off (probably I'll take it as long weekends) ... and do some short trips to the beach, visit family, etc etc.

              I am just so excited, but also anxious, and even a little nervous.... But I can't wait!!

              #8 LCBride2007

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                Posted 09 August 2007 - 11:23 PM

                oh wow - i can't imagine. people ask how i can just see paul on weekends (we travel for work). i really can't imagine how you do it! but i am so happy - he's almost home!

                #9 SusanK

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                  Posted 10 August 2007 - 12:05 AM

                  I think I also may surprise my FI with a wedding band. Right now we have a plain gold one that was his great grandfather's (which he likes), but when I was picking out my WBs, I saw him looking at some that matched mine. He even tried a few on, but then didn't want to spend the money. So, I'm thinking of picking one out and having it engraved. It's great to have a family heirloom so to speak, but I thought it might be nice to start are only family heirloom as well.
                  I'm so happy to hear your FI will be home soon. Like Ann said, I can't imagine, but at the same time, my FI is a cop and works second shift so sometimes we go days with nothing more than a groggy kiss when he gets home and I'm asleep and when he's asleep and I leave for work. Plus, he doesn't get holidays off, so I go to Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. and other family functions alone for the most . Others wonder how I can stand it, but you just adapt and make your time together really count.
                  Anyway, glad he's coming home safe and sound!
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                  #10 Jenn

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                    Posted 10 August 2007 - 12:20 AM

                    I'm so happy for you! I can't imagine... you must be so excited!

                    So as not to completely hijack the thread, I think keeping his wedding band a surprise is an awesome idea! If you think he may want to at least have some say, you could always take him to the jewelry store to try a few things on to get a feel for what width and style he wants... Sam and I may end up doing this :) That way he has some say in it, but you still get to surprise him!




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