(Closed) Did you go ring shopping or were you surprised for your engagement? Poll :)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you go ring shopping before, show pictures, or did he surprise you for your engagement?
    We went ring shopping and I showed him the one I wanted! : (107 votes)
    47 %
    It was a complete surprise and I love it! : (51 votes)
    22 %
    I showed him some pictures of what I wanted and he did good! : (48 votes)
    21 %
    Other. : (24 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I probably should have said other but I voted we went and I told him which I wanted. I wanted an oval but he wanted the sparkle so we went round. For settings, I chose a number of ones that I loved and he picked the one he likes the most. Now just getting it bought is the next big step!

    Post # 4
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My ring was a family heirloom so it was neither a surprise nor something we bought together.

    Post # 5
    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    He enlisted several of my friends to find out what I liked, then completely surprised me.  I wouldn’t have wanted to go shopping with him, it’s so much more special that he took the time to find something that I’d love.  

    He was also thoughtful enough to save the receipt just in case it wasn’t really what I wanted, but he did his homework perfectly! 

    Post # 6
    7339 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It was a complete surprise! I seriously had no idea he was going to propose. I totally love the ring he picked, I couldn’t have picked better.

    Post # 7
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Complete surprise, so much so I ruined 3 different plans he had :-p We had discussed getting married as inevitable, but I had no idea when.  We had talked about other people’s rings (like/dislike) but never mine. He used his great-grandma’s diamond and reset it in a setting he chose. I absolutely love it, it’s perfect. 

    Post # 8
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    He asked what kind of stone and what color metal, and did everything else himself.  And it’s seriously perfect.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
    1083 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I always joked around and said “you know, if you ever want to get married I want a princess cut solitaire that’s at least 1 carat”. He listened =) He added an enhancer around it because he said the solitaire was boring on it’s own and he was so worried I wouldn’t like it, but I love it!

    Post # 10
    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We went ring shopping together, but I didn’t just pick one and that was that. We looked at several different styles because both of us were pretty clueless. He suggested I look at the one I ended up with and I *loved* it. He said he could tell it was my favorite and so that’s what he went back and got. πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We went shopping together and he knew the exact ring I wanted. A lot of my friends just had a general idea based on pictures though. 

    Post # 12
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Other. We got engaged, and then we went ring shopping together.

    Post # 13
    1722 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I gave him a few things I liked then changed my mind about what I liked (not my best moment, picture a women going batshit crazy over a ring) But in the end Fiance did all the shopping on his own a picked a ring I absolutly loved.  I learned that he knows me very well and that if it is important to your guy that he pick the ring on his own he will take the time to find something you will love πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    We went ringshopping together, and he arranged everything else πŸ˜€

    Post # 15
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We went shopping together with the plan of narrowing it down to three or four styles for him to pick from (I had NO clue what I wanted). Turns out there was only one ring I liked…so I accidently picked my own ring.

    Post # 16
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I think it’s a totally personal decision- whatever you both decidie together is great! We went ring shopping together and picked one out. It’s now in hiding in our apartment while I wait patiently (or not so patiently!!) for a proposal. I’m really happy that’s what we decided to do. 

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