Post # 1
Hi all – I’m new around here and I’ve been enjoying lurking and reading posts for the past week or so.
Back in January, my Boyfriend or Best Friend of 2 years and I were in the Caribbean on a cruise and he unexpectedly pulled me into a couple of jewelry stores. We found a beautiful ring and much to my surprise, he bought it. He was a little disappointed that it wouldn’t be a surprise, but he couldn’t pass up the beautiful ring (and the great deal). The ring is gorgeous and it and the whole experience truly left me speechless…which is quite unusual for me. 🙂
That was about 6 weeks ago and I am DYING for him to make it official. I have only told 2 friends – which has been really hard.
My questions are: how long between when your FI/DH purchased the ring and when he proposed? How much planning did you allow yourself to do before if was official?
I’m definitely enjoying the anticipation but I really want to share my excitement and get started with some of the fun stuff.
Post # 3
Welcome to Weddingbee bestforlast!!! So glad you are here.
It was about 8 weeks between when he purchased and when he proposed. But I didn’t know he had purchased, so I wasn’t really planning.
Don’t worry…it will be official soon and you can continue with that “speechless” feeling!
Congrats. He sounds like an amazing guy!
Post # 4
I think we’re definintely the exception, but it was about a week between. He got it in the mail on Wednesday and he proposed on Thursday.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
About… 1.5 hours. What? We had to get it sized. 😉
Post # 6
my man had the ring for about a month before he proposed. total surprise!
Post # 7
Well, I pretty much figured out that Fiance was ring shopping, but then got very distracted and didn’t think he had actually bought the ring because it looked like he would get laid off. Talk about major stress fest. Short story is that he did not get laid off last Feb and he proposed at the begining of Mech 09 when we were in Vegas. Totally surprised me!
Anyways, I think he chose the ring a month before our trip and actually picked it up/paid for it a week before our trip.
Post # 8
Well… my guy bought the ring (online) in late August, got it in the mail in early Sept, and proposed in late October. BUT, he was waiting for a pre-planned vacation to propose, and he had been looking for rings since may/june. So no matter when he bought it from may-october, I was getting it in October. Do you have any special events coming up?
Post # 9
Hah, I’m with Spaniel on this one. He woke up one morning, went to the jewelry store (actually had to walk around a bit before they opened, so he called both sets of parents to ask their blessing), bought the ring, called me and woke me up, asked if he could come over, and when I grudgingly came downstairs to meet him in my pajamas with my hair all nasty (hey, it was Saturday and I was a college student), he proposed. I think 2 hours, start to finish. 🙂 He thought my mom would spill the beans.
Post # 10
About three weeks. It was burning a whole in his pocket. I thought he would wait to our one year dating anniversary, but no he wanted to do it sooner rather than later and only waited to be able to do it in a nice place. Although it was a terrible day weather wise. I wish my guy had waited a bit longer and had put some more thought into the proposal. Ah well. Done is DOne. He’ll did it soon I think, he may be waiting for nice weather if he’s planning something outdoors.
Post # 11
I’m sure I’m the exception here but he waited a year! We went to Maui, found a ring, he bought it a week after we got back (I didn’t know this though), then waited another year till we went to Maui again and proposed there. He has way too much patience, thank goodness I didn’t know I would have been freaking out waiting.
Post # 12
I had to wait almost 10 months before he proposed..I didn’t know he had the ring hiding in our house the whole time. But he backed away into a corner quickly before I could deck him when I found out!!
Post # 13
Oh my gosh you guys…10 months? A year? I couldn’t take it 🙂
December, your 2-hour story is also interesting. I guess everyone has a different approach!
I’ve tried not to talk about the engagement or wedding, but we did briefly discuss that we expect to be married before the end of the year. I’m an encore bride, he’s an encore groom.
CorgiTales, I do have a birthday coming up…hmmmm.
Is it common for guys to pop the question on your birthday? For some reason I don’t think he is planning that.
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. I look forward to sharing my journey with you fine ladies.
Post # 14
I have had friends get proposed to the night before their birthdays so they could celebrate TWO great things with friends and family the next day.
Post # 15
It was only a week between buying and proposing – the best thing was: he dind’t tell anybody and chose the ring only by himself.
Post # 16
My fiance wouldn’t have been able to wait very long. He was so nervous, he just wanted to get it over with I think. But I didn’t know he was going to propose so that adds a little pressure when he isn’t 100% sure of your answer. Maybe since he knows the answer, he won’t be in a rush. Good luck though, hope its soon!