So I feel it's finally my time to put my energy into a planning thread.... Enjoy!
My Fiance and I met about 8 1/2 years ago in college, and after finally forcing him to go to a party with me, we have been dating for the last 6 1/2 years. I enjoy the part where I asked him out! Haha! We now have a 5 year old daughter together, and can't wait to finally all share the same name! She refers to it as "our wedding."
We were engaged on Thanksgiving of last year. The proposal story always makes me laugh because it's so normal and mundane. I've never had much of a thing for Thanksgiving, and I love that he found a way to make it special. We had Thanksgiving at our house and my mom took our daughter home with her so we could do Black Friday shopping the next day. We were sitting around on the floor looking at fliers and watching The Simpsons Movie, when he just started acting odd. He walked back into the room and told me he needed me to stand up, and then my phone rang. I went to answer it and just had the feeling something was up. I dawdled a little, and then went back into the room, where he proceeded to drop to his knee and ask me (with the Simpsons playing in the background.) Haha! It went from our normal life to such a special moment, just like that. We spent the rest of the night in bliss, playing speed Scrabble together.
** My favorite part of the story happened a few weeks earlier. I came home from work one day, and my daughter said "Mom, guess what?! We bought you a ring today!!" To which her daddy replied, "Um, no we didn't, what are you talking about?" Ha! Of course I had to ask her about it later, and she told me they went to a store, and the lady there put it in a box. My fiance always insisted on keeping me completely in the dark as to any engagement plans. I love that such a cute little girl foiled his plans!
We decided to go through Destinationweddings.com, since I was completely overwhelmed with choosing a resort. Overall, they have been good, but I don't think I would make the same choice again. I think we could have gotten someone much more attentive with a local travel agency. We wanted to give everyone a year to plan, so we are getting married at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on December 6, 2011. We will be staying there for 6 nights and 7 days, with 17 of us going in total. We can't wait!!!