So, DP and I have decided to tie the knot this year. We are going to have a small wedding for close friends and family. Absoutely no big fuss or bother, but something special, intimate, meaningful and... fun
We've been discussing doing it for ages and in a sudden spurt of action, have decided to finally lock it in. Anyway, obviously we have been together for ages, have DD etc etc. We are saving for a house at the moment, and obviously the engagement wasn't a down-on-one-knee, red roses, big rock moment.
So..... we decided to not bother with an engagement ring. Well, you would think the world had ended. No-one can believe it. My mum is HORRIFIED. Am I missing something?? Does the ring signify the fact that your DP loves you more than if he didn't go and blow a couple of grand of (joint) money? Have we just inadvertantly committed a massive social faux pas??
I mean, I can appreciate a big dazzler as much as the next girl, but I dont really feel the need to have a big rock as proof of how much DP loves me. But is it a symbol of something more than that? I thought the wedding bands were the symbol of unity.
Anyway, I doubt we'll get one but I'd love to hear some more thoughts, just out of interest!