Post # 1
Where do you stand on getting the ring?
Do you believe in being surprised and trust him to do good with the ring?
Or do you want to be invovled in the whole prosses?
Do you feel he should buy you a costly ring and go all out?
Or, be resonable and get what he can afford?
Also, if he spent all that one you, would you do the same?
Post # 3
Surprise… getting engaged should be fun and he should choose the rign for you 🙂
Post # 4
@inukoro1177: You should make the poll so that we can choose multiple options & not just one.
Post # 5
@inukoro1177: I gave my FI several options in different price ranges (from $2200 to $200) and let him pick what he thought was best. He ended up picking the one I most loved that was about $600. It was great way to ensure that he got to surpirse me, still stay within his budget, and I got one I really wanted.
PS – I can’t claim to be the creator of this idea, I’ve had several friends who have done this and it’s worked out well.
Post # 6
I wanted him to surprise me. He knows my taste very well so I wasn’t worried. There are certain things I’m really traditional about and this was one of them.
In regard to cost I wanted him to be reasonable. I wouldn’t consider myself to be cheap, but I’m particular about what I spend money on and I just don’t need a huge, lavish piece of jewelry. I’d rather go on a trip, put that money into our house, etc.
Post # 7
FI surprised me with a stand-in ring and we went to choose my real engagement ring together. He didn’t want to spend that much money on something I wear daily without my input. And thankfully he did! The ring I told him I wanted was underwhelming when I finally tried it on. We found the perfect ring together.
Post # 8
@inukoro1177: I always thought I wanted it to be a complete surprise, from the ring to the proposal. Then, one day, he unexpectedly got down on one knee, with a box in hand, without me having any clue of any of it….and I am THRILLED it ended up being a complete surprise.
The moment was surreal, and with so few surprises in life, incredibly special 🙂
i LOVE the ring, it’s perfect. I think no matter what he gave me, I would feel the same, bc he did it. He took initiative, saved for it, etc. He spent an amount he was absolutely comfortable with, bc he knew I would kill him if he broke the bank.
Post # 10
I wanted my ring to be a surprise!
Post # 11
We went looking together one time but he wanted to be the one to pick it out, so ultimately, I was surprised.
I wanted him to get me a less expensive ring than he did – he spent way more than I felt comfortable. He definitely did not go in debt for it though – he said he had this money put aside for my ring.
I am thrilled with what he got me!
Post # 13
@renwoman: can you post a picture of your ring?? 🙂
Post # 14
@prettyinpink11: Be asked to post a pic!? But of course!
Post # 15
@renwoman: ohh very pretty!!! what type of stone is that? 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@inukoro1177: We chose my ring together. He’s making the payments so I won’t know when he’s done paying/when it will happen/how it iwll happen, etc. But I do know what the ring is going to look like, and I want it that way. It’s going to be on my hand forever, and I’m fairly picky about these things, so it was just the smart choice.