How long did your SO wait after you picked out a ring?

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I guess we didn’t really discuss time lines after looking at rings it was just assumed it would be “soon”. We looked at rings about 2 months before he proposed. However, I ended up going with him to actually buy the ring. He proposed a week later the day he picked up the ring. My FI said there was no way he was waiting even a day after picking up the ring.

It is hard to think about anything else!! I would just go online and look at pictures of the ring I picked. Congratulations on finding a ring you love! I hope we get to congratulate you on a proposal/engagement soon too!

Welcome to the Bee!

Post # 4
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@shellybee13:  I honestly don’t understand why there have to be such strict timelines for these things. Like if people already plan on getting married and are adults, why can’t they just be engaged?

I didn’t pick out my ring because I was given MIL ring.

Post # 5
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I brought up engagement at the end of July last year and he said he had thought about it as well. In August we were at the mall and decided to look at rings and ended up buying the perfect one that day! He waited two (antagonizingly long!) months before he proposed. I was hoping we would do it on our cruise in January but I bugged him so much he decided to just do it in October. 

Post # 6
1470 posts
Bumble bee

I’m in the waiting boat too….he bought the ring at the end of May and he picked it up in June and I know the proposal wasn’t coming until late summer…now it’s looking like early Fall because he didn’t talk to my parents at my family reunion and we won’t see them again until Labor Day lol. The anticipation is killin me! So I’d say about 4.5 months.

Post # 7
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

OMG…my FH waited a while to give me my ring after I showed him pics of what I liked. I think it’s because he wanted to buy it in full and not have any payment plans. He’s not a fan of credit cards either. So it took me 6 months to get it after I picked it out! He has a great paying job, but my ring is a solitaire on the larger size and he needed the time to save up to buy it. I was going crazy though; waiting, dropping subtle hints (although I’m sure he would argue that my hints were more like obvious whining, LOL). But let me tell you that the wait was sooooo worth it. Now I’m blinging everywhere, LOL.

So be patient, good things come to those who wait. Once you get it, you’ll forget the time you waited for it. You’ll just be taking selfies of you and your ring, LOL.

Post # 8
805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

we picked it out in may and i got it end of July

Post # 9
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

10 months. We are long distance, he was making payments. So from the time he had ring in hand to proposal is more like 4 months.

Post # 10
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@shellybee13:  My husband waited over 2 years before he formally proposed to me. 

Post # 11
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

we picked it out together one day, he went back about bought it about a month later when I was out of town, then it sat IN HIS CAR (What was he thinking??!?!) for about a month before he gave it to me.

Post # 12
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@shellybee13:  We are picking it out this month and I’ll get it around Christmas. SO MUCH WAITING!!!

Post # 13
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We first went shopping in September so he could get an idea of what I liked and the cost. He was in the middle of buying a house at that time, and I knew he wasn’t ready to make a purchase yet. He ended up ordering the actual ring sometime in January and picked it up a few days before he proposed on Valentine’s Day.

Post # 14
2460 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

He proposed before he had the ring. It was about two weeks after he ordered it

Post # 15
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We bought the ring on December 2nd, and he proposed on January 16th.

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