How long did you have to wait after the ring was bought?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How long did you have to wait after the ring was bought?
    No wait, I got it the same day. : (6 votes)
    9 %
    1-2 days. : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Under a week. : (8 votes)
    11 %
    1-2 Weeks : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Almost a month : (9 votes)
    13 %
    1 month : (8 votes)
    11 %
    2-6 months : (17 votes)
    24 %
    More than 6 months : (5 votes)
    7 %
    I'm still waiting! : (6 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    2455 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Loribeth:  My FI purchased the ring in November and proposed on Christmas 🙂

    I think it’s adorable when they don’t (or can’t!) wait but I’m pretty sure he was PLANNING on Christmas so he waited!

    Post # 3
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    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    My FI purchased the ring on a Saturday and proposed the following Tuesday. So less than a week. They had to resize the ring, even though the store did that same day he waited to pick it up at a time I would not be with him. At that time he lived out of town and worked in town one day a week so weekends were always our time together. I would have suspected something if he had gone back to the store Saturday etc…and he wanted it to be a bit of a surprise even though I picked out the ring.

    Post # 4
    Member
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I waited a month. FI was the best man in his best friend’s wedding, and I requested that he wait until after their wedding. I knew he had the ring because we had picked it out together.

    A week after our friends got married, we were in Paso Robles (central CA wine country) for my birthday. He proposed at our favorite winery. I was proposed to in a parking lot, also. 🙂 he wanted to ask privately and that was pretty much the best option. It makes for an interesting story, so don’t be disappointed that the proposal wasn’t what you originally had in mind. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    94 posts
    Worker bee

    I waited a year to actually get my ring. We decided together that since I wanted such a large stone that it was something we would have to save for. I wore a sterling silver band until 2 weeks ago : ) I have to say it was well worth the wait to get what I really wanted. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    He bought my setting in October, the diamond in November, and proposed Dec 21.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    It was about a month (had to wait for the ring to arrive after it was ordered).

    Post # 8
    Member
    1119 posts
    Bumble bee

    I put 1 month because that’s about how long he had it, but given that I had no idea it was coming and wasn’t expecting a proposal for at least another year I can’t really say I was waiting 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

     

    Loribeth:  Haha. Mine is pretty similar. My husband had been looking at rings online for awhile and one afternoon he randomly showed me one he had been eyeing and asked whether I liked it. It was a gorgeous 1.23 carat princess solitaire and of course I loved it. So the very next day he ordered it. We had to wait two weeks after ordering until it finally arrived. He gave it to me the second I got home from work that day. He has very little self control when it comes to giving gifts (to me especially). It was wonderful!

    Post # 10
    Member
    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Loribeth:  My ring was purchased 2 years before he proposed.  The delay was caused by deaths in the family (we both lost our fathers to cancer during that time), so I wasn’t really “waiting,” but we were both dealing with a lot of medical and financial issues with our families.

    Post # 11
    Member
    760 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

    My fiance ordered my ring the Friday before Christmas. He was so excited about it that he told me he’d done it when he got home that night! The next morning he couldn’t contain himself any more and showed it to me online, and we decided not to tell anyone until the ring came in (two days after Christmas). The complicating factor was that my parents were visiting for Christmas from out of state, and came to town two days before Christmas, so we were going to try and have HUGE family get-togethers without telling anyone! That so did not happen 🙂 So, Friday, he picked up the ring on his way home from work and handed me the box told me to open it, and went to the bathroom. I didn’t – I waited for him to come out. So, I waited about a week after it was ordered, but no time after he had it in his posession.

    Post # 12
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    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Loribeth:  lol  0   he didnt wait for the ring.. he was actually getting the ring from his grandma, who lives some where else. we left on our trip to hawaii and it hadnt arrived yet. he thought maybe he should wait till we got back to ask but im glad he didnt. so he proposed with a token hawaiian ring that fit on my pinkie. and he let me know about the real ring afterwards.  

    Post # 13
    Member
    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We went to pick the ring out together, and were told it would be about a month to get it due to sizing (yay for my snausage fingers!). They actually ended up being able to resize it in store and helped my fiance surprise me with it about a week and a half later.

    Post # 14
    Member
    12 posts
    Newbee

    FI ordered my ring in October 2012, brought it home in November, and proposed in July 2013. I think he waited so long because we had already decided to get married in 2015 and he didn’t want to be engaged for two and a half years. He also planned a very romantic proposal at my parents cabin on the beach with fireworks.

    Post # 15
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    2131 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Three weeks. He had no idea how he wanted to ask me, and about a week after he got it, we decided to go to VT for a long weekend, so he just waited until then. I should add that I had no idea he had it – I knew he had looked at rings, but I didn’t know he actually had it in his posession.

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