How involved were you with the ring process? Take my Poll!

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: How involved were you with the Ring Process?
    0% - he did it all on his own : (32 votes)
    16 %
    25% - just told him what style diamond/setting I wanted : (41 votes)
    20 %
    50% : (17 votes)
    8 %
    75% : (35 votes)
    17 %
    100% - from Start to Finish girl! The ering is in his/our house!! : (76 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @NYCkindaBee:  I told my FI (I’m engaged now) that I had to wear that ring every day, all my life, so I wanted to pick it (I usually don’t wear rings). Also, I just can’t wear any ring that sticks out and I didn’t want anything really expensive so I picked a nice vingtage little ring with a tiny diamond inserted in it. At 395$, my FI was more than happy that I chose it myself haha!

    Post # 4
    Member
    11740 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I was not involved at all, and that was how I wanted it.  He picked a ring that he thought symbolized our relationship and the commitment he was making, and I love it for that reason (and because he picked an awesome ring).

    Post # 5
    Member
    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m going to say 50% because we went shopping together and I pointed out a few general styles I liked. Beyond that it was up to him.

    Post # 6
    Member
    8426 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My husband and I are best friends, so of course we picked out the ring together.  We also went together to pick out his ring, my dress, his tux, etc., because it was our wedding.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3722 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’d say 5-10%. The only conversation we ever had about a ring went like this:

    DH – I thought you’d like something antique or vintage.

    Me – Yes, I would.

     

    That was the whole thing. He did the rest and I adore what he picked 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    451 posts
    Helper bee

    I picked the (presumed) exact setting and gave him the center stone (my grandmothers). So I say 75%. However the remaining 25% (his part) of buying the setting hasn’t even started yet so who knows. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I told him what shape stone I wanted and showed him a few pictures – he did the rest on his own!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1666 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @NYCkindaBee:  I said about 75%. We went to a store together to get my ring size (actually went to two stores to compare sizes). Then we selected the store we wanted together online. Then we actually went to the store and looked at the type of rings we both liked. He knew which one I liked best (he said my face lit up) and he wound up going back, on his own, about 2 months later to put in the order (he made the final decision on which ring entirely on his own). Ring was delivered to the store and picked up by us early last month and has been sitting in the house ever since. He has told me he plans to do it early next week, so fingers crossed everything works out!

    Post # 11
    Member
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    We were given the stones from our families, I found the designer, I designed it, and it will be shipped in the next 2 weeks.

    He gets to decide all aspects of the actual proposal.

     

    So, about 100% of the ring decision was mine, but I like to think that it may be closer to 80 or 90%.  We had discussed other ideas, and he wanted to surprise me, but once we were given stones he freaked out that I would be disappointed.  (on other posts, I have mentioned that I originally wanted a square-ish stone in an antique setting, but I’m having a 3 stone new ring made).  However, i love the sentiment behind my stones, and we will upgrade one day when my ring is passed on (as an heirloom).  But, it did mean that I needed to be more involved in the process.

    Post # 12
    Member
    613 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted 25% I showed him a few styles online I liked made it clear Im not a halo girl and that was the end of it. Im still waiting for it! 

    Post # 13
    Member
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    We were given the stones from our families, I found the designer, I designed it, and it will be shipped in the next 2 weeks.

    He gets to decide all aspects of the actual proposal.

    So, about 100% of the ring decision was mine, but I like to think that it may be closer to 80 or 90%.  We had discussed other ideas, and he wanted to surprise me, but once we were given stones he freaked out that I would be disappointed.  (on other posts, I have mentioned that I originally wanted a square-ish stone in an antique setting, but I’m having a 3 stone new ring made).  However, i love the sentiment behind my stones, and we will upgrade one day when my ring is passed on (as an heirloom).  But, it did mean that I needed to be more involved in the process.

    Post # 14
    Member
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Very involved… I picked the ring. 100%

    Post # 15
    Member
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    My ring is heirloom (my grandmother’s ring), and I was the one who arranged for it to be reset in white gold after he proposed with the original, so I was there for the whole process.

    Post # 16
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    2973 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    FH asked my best friend to help him out, so she’d casually talk ring styles with me, and ask me for pictures. So I’d send her pictures, and she’d send them to him. So I guess I was kind of involved but I thought I was just talking to my friend about girly stuff, didn’t think there was much behind it. 

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