Did your SO propose with your engagement ring?

posted 3 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: What did your SO propose with?
    My engagement ring : (101 votes)
    81 %
    An engagement ring : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Another ring : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Something else : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Just sweet words : (10 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    2153 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Technically he proposed with nothing. We picked a temporary ring out immediately after though and then picked out my ring together about a week later.

    Post # 5
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @ladyamalthea:  My fiance had been looking for a ring and I had absolutely no idea he was even considering it, but he hadn’t gotten it the night he proposed. We were at a concert and I made a joke to him that if he ever proposed he should do it at a concert, and then totally forgot about the comment. 


    My fiance is a super shy person so I always thought if it were to happen it probably be just the two of us at dinner, or even at home, maybe with family. 


    Nope, later that night the headliners called us up on stage and I was confused and didn’t want to go up (My fiance was a huge fan and I thought as shy as he is, he was going to attempt to sing with the band and he can’t sing to save his life).I finally walked up the stage and suddenly my fiance got on his knee and proposed. I was in total shock, and he even apologized in the beginning for not having the ring.


    After we got off stage he said I had such different taste and knew I wanted a black diamond ring but couldn’t decide on one, he thought it was better to propose this way and let me pick out what I wanted. He said after I made the joke he started really thinking about and then went and talked to the band and they were all totally on board with it. We picked out my ring 2 days later 🙂

    Post # 6
    1036 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @ladyamalthea:  Mine proposed with the diamond. Then we went and picked out and ordered the setting together. 🙂

    I loved it. The only thing i disliked was waiting for my ring to come in for the next two months. It had to be custom fitted to the diamond) Right after you get engaged, everyone wants to see the ring and I did miss being able to showcase my ring during that time period. But now i have the ring of my dreams!


    Post # 7
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Mr. LK proposed with the ring his Dad gave to his Mom on the night of her senior prom. It fit… on my pinky. lol I still wear it every day. After we got engaged he told me to have fun shopping because he knew I was way too particular for him to try and choose a ring on his own. It took me almost 2 months of shopping to figure out my style, and then we started the custom ring process. So we were engaged for over 3 months before I actually had my engagement ring on my finger.

    Post # 8
    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My SO proposed with a CZ with the intention of picking something together afterward. I wore than stand-in for about a month until the permanent ring came.

    Post # 9
    3355 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I had gone ring shopping and picked out a few settings I would have liked. He went straight to my favorite and bought the diamond for it. He also had 6 months to figure out my proposal, so yes he proposed to me with my ring.

    Post # 10
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Just sweet words for us!  It’s been about 6 weeks and we’re waiting to hear back on which family rings are available bc we’re both sentimental as all get out and don’t really care about material things that much.  I don’t really mind not having my ring yet except I get the weirdest looks and reactions when I tell people and their eyes instantly go to my left hand… that really irritates me, I’ve had a few people not even believe me but whatever.  I’ve got my man and that’s all that really matters, I’ll have the ring eventually.

    Post # 11
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @ErinBlue:  I had a “friend” tell one of closer friends the day after that my engagement didn’t count and wasn’t real because he didn’t propose with a ring?

    Really? Some people are really snuffy about it. I was lucky I got to pick out the ring, but I had told him I would have been happy with anything no matter how little or much the cost if he had and wouldn’t have wanted anything else, as wierd as my tastes are lol. 

    He asked, I said yes…neither of us are those type of couples that gets engaged to every boyfriend/girlfriend and neither us had been engaged before either and I was 23 at the time and he was 27…

    So yes…yes it was real 🙂

    Post # 12
    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    He threw my ring at me and told me to put it on my ‘bloody finger’. So I guess he did propose with my ring.

    Post # 13
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    He proposed with a ring he had had made at a local jeweler. It’s a beautiful little sapphire set in white gold. I was immediately informed that he hadn’t wanted to choose the diamond ring on his own, so we would be going shopping for the diamond in the coming weeks. I now wear the sapphire on my right hand most days. I think he made a genius call. It turned out I didn’t like the diamond ring I’d told him was perfect before the proposal. Bullet dodged.

    Post # 14
    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    My lovely FI did indeed propose with my e-ring. 

    Post # 15
    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    He proposed without the ring, but he had the ring on order. I guess he just got sick of waiting.

    I didn’t mind AT ALL that he didn’t propose with the ring, but I had a lot of people tell me that the engagement isn’t real or official without one. We had booked the vendors and bought my dress before I got the ring lol.

    Post # 16
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    He proposed with my ring.  He almost did it wihtout a ring, because he had the date picked out (Christmas Day) and dind’t get the ring until a couple of days beforehand. 

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