How long after you got the ring did he propose?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I had the ring for a couple weeks. There’d been another part to my proposal that ended up falling through, but that’s all I’d been waiting on. After I found out it wouldn’t work, I had everything else ready and proposed within the week.

Post # 4
9206 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

Less than a month, he picked it up December 23rd 2011, proposed January 19th 2012. Hopefully it will be soon for you too 🙂

Post # 5
2534 posts
Sugar bee

About 2 months

Post # 6
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not sure if this question is technically one I should answer since I didn’t help pick out my ring and had zero clue he was going to propose, but my FI had the ring one day before he proposed, lol.

Post # 8
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

8 days…but that’s my own fault. I had all these weird ideas of how we needed to be able to visit our families right after. Then I realized that was dumb and told him we didn’t need to do that. He said he would’ve proposed right after he got the ring if I hadn’t had all those plans. Whoops!

Post # 9
6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

He had it for 2 weeks. He was going to do it earlier, but Hurricane Sandy closed all the parks in NY (he was going to do it in Central Park), so he switched it and did it at the Biltmore when we went to NC instead, delaying it by about a week.

Post # 10
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Six months! It was torturous. But, like many other PPs, I blame myself…I ruined his surprises/ideas twice because I couldn’t shut it up and practice a little patience Foot in Mouth

Post # 11
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

FI had it in his possession for only hours. He purchased the ring on a Saturday, picked it up from being sized on the Tuesday, and proposed that night.


Post # 12
1822 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

My FI secretly had it in his posession 2 months before he proposed.

Post # 13
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Two weeks.

Post # 14
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think he had it for a day but I was out of town, so he technically proposed to me on the first day he possibly could have.


But, I will say this.  The more elaborate he thinks you want your proposal to be, the longer he’ll probably have that ring for.  Mine was an at home proposal (pretty much my request) so there was no grand coordination of events.  It was me, him, and the question of saying yes to forever.  No secret photographers or scavenger hunts or helicopter rides. It wasn’t a special date in our lives until it became the day he proposed.


I think style of proposal is in important factor in how long he waits!


Post # 15
8389 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Almost 2 years.  We had talked about getting engaged, but just as my ring was being finished my father was diagnosed with leukemia and passed a few months later.  A few weeks after that, my FIL was diagnosed with cancer and had to be hospitalized.  To be honest, I didn’t even realize so much time had passed in between.

Post # 16
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

A few weeks, I think. Longer than a week and less than a month anyway! I ‘ll keep my fingers crossed for you 🙂

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