Aw I didn't know you were also waiting for your official proposal! You are so organized and on top of things!! Although I mentioned it to DBF the other day that I want to start contacting resorts and planning stuff but I don't want to do it without being engaged...and he said soon enough! hehe.
to Jennk87: I'm all for a legal ceremony if you need it to be on his insurance to help you save money! I agree that it does pose a problem that you have to keep it a secret from your family (if you choose) and which one to celebrate. On the other hand, it'll be nice to have a secret day to celebrate for just the two of you, and also celebrate the day of the symbolic ceremony! Is there any way you can arrange it so that they are on the same day of the month at least? That way they each are connected!
haha yeah... our convo when like this ... we were at a dinner table with my family... my dad made another comment about us getting married someday ... everyone gets up from the table.. my boyfriend looks at me and says "do you wanna get married" I turned rapidly toward him and replied "okay how drunk ARE you right now!??" He said "no I'm serious.. it only makes sense and I think we should" I told him we would talk about it later...and did and clearly we decided to go ahead with it... and like I said as soon as I decided (pretty much right away) that we would do a DW we decided to start planning. We didn't tell anyone of our plans for 6 months so that we could work out some details before we laid it out for them. and here we are almost exactly a year later and 364 days until the wedding and I am still waiting! hahhaa its okay though.... I want him to do something special so he can take all the time he needs... well as long as it is before Christmas (that's another story) and he knows I do not want it to happen on a holiday.. so really his time is running out but at least I know my wait is almost over! hahaha
so it worked out for me because I have had all this extra time to plan... he hasn't done much in the way of planning because we still have a year to go and things it is plenty of time... but I am glad to have had the extra time ... I'd start planning things and not tell him that you are.. but that way as soon as you get the go ahead you are already on top of it!