How Long After Ring Shopping Til He Asks?

posted 2 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You’ll find a wide range of answers to that one. I’ve read about people hanging on to the ring for months before proposing, and some proposing the very same day. My husband proposed the same day he picked up the ring, but originally wanted to wait two more days until our anniversary.

Do you have any big events coming up? Your anniversary, or a vacation? Have you discussed a timeline of how long you’d want to be engaged for and when you’d like to get married?

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Yeah it totally depends on the guy. FI did it the same day he got it. But both of us are terrible at waiting to give gifts. Most birthday and Christmas gifts happen weeks or months before the day.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

Ashelizax:  There is no one size fits all answer… but FI bought the ring and held on to it for SIX MONTHS before proposing -_-

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I got engaged the day I picked out my ring on our third anniversary. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We went to the first shop in August and he had proposed about two months later.  We live in separate states and he had the ring for a few weeks before proposing.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Ashelizax:  My fiance is not really into the whole proposal thing. He is not one of those guys who likes to be put on the spot so his way of proposing to me was suprising me by taking me ring shopping. It was a total shock cause I wasn’t expecting it but we talk constanly about getting married before than. We have been engaged for almost 4 months now. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Ashelizax:  My husband proposed 3-4 months after we found the right ring. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

It varies. Some within days. Others a few months 2-4. Occasionally longerinto the year range. It depends on the guy. Some are very impatient and excited and others are very methodical with planning. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Ashelizax:  Yup, I agree with previous bees- this is  not a one size fits all. FI actually purchased my ring while I was there and then kept it in the safe for 3 LONG weeks until he popped the question!

It made me feel better that he had the ring (especially the PERFECT one), but at the same time I just wanted to be engaged already so the wait was hard. We had been dating for 5 years already so I had had enough of being called “the girlfriend”. 

Good luck!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ashelizax: Whenever he wants. I’ve read about ladies getting their proposal the next day, the guys holding onto the ring for a year, and everything in between!  I hope it happens for you soon!

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

It all depends, can be anywhere from a week or two to up to six months to a year! Fingers crossed it happens sooner rather than later!

ETA: FI proposed just under a month after he got it and less than two months after we went to the store to look at the ring and for me to try it on.

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  Jacqui90.
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