After 3 years and 5 months, finally we reached that path. It was one of the biggest decisions in my life. Tough time had passed, and Allah made it clear that day. Alhamdulillah... :')
The preparation had been started for more than a month. He formally asked me on March and his family planned to hold it in my holiday. I was so nervous, it was like a dream! It was difficult at first, but I knew Allah would always guard me and bless our intention. First step was convincing myself and asking my parents. Surprisingly, they agreed though they was shocked as I predicted, LOL. Second step was introducing him and requesting approval from my big family. It was not easy because they loved me too much and they still assumed me as a little girl, oh too sweet :') but finally, with Allah's help, I succeeded to get the approval and a lot of prayers. Thank youuu, especially for my grandma and auntie.
Third step was preparing the details like 'seserahan' and the rings. I really had no idea about this and I had to steal some time between my final test. Thank God, I got help from his cousin and she accompanied us to buy things we needed. On that moment, I realized that shopping was important knowledge that I should have learned :( We hunted in Tanah Abang for clothes, bags, prayers equipment, veils, and bed cover then we continued to buy bath and make ups items in Tebet Market. We bought shoes and personal items in some malls in Tangerang, and the rings were ordered in Cikini Gold Market. When we arrived there on Saturday at 4.30 pm the store was almost closed, but the owner still served us well. I chose the white gold for me and the silver one for him with my name carved behind his ring, and his behind mine. The service for name carve was free, happy! It took three weeks to finish the rings. It was tiring, but they said the struggle would be the sweet memory for us.