I am one of the women who did not formally experience an engagement. My husband is not the kind of guy who would check desinger engagement ring settings. I never had that “kilig” feeling while wearing an engagement ring. My husband never popped the question “Will you marry me?”. He just plainly told me “Let’s get married” after 5 years of being in a relationship. Then the rest of the wedding plans is history.
Literally, I am married but never engaged. Not a big deal, really. Even if there was no formal Church wedding happened, I’d still be thankful. In fact, I was the one who told him that we’d better have a civil wedding when I got an offer to work in a Cruise Liner just before we reached half of our wedding preparations. Engaged or not. I am already Mrs. Carvalho. Period.