I was there when he bought the ring. Waiting help please?

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

First of all, congratulations – he has a ring!! That is so exciting. And it sounds like he wants to give it to you SOON. Even more exciting!!

It probably seems torturous trying to wait now, especially if he has had it out and in plain sight (why would he do that to you?! That’s just mean.). But at least you know it’s there, he’s thinking about it, and it’s coming soon! Thanksgiving might seem like a long time from now, with an engagement on the horizon to think about, but it will be here before you know it. And from what you said, it sounds like he doesn’t really want to wait that long – he just wants to make sure it’s special. 

Good luck!! Hopefully we will be hearing good news from you soon. 🙂 

Post # 4
2125 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I know the feeling… My SO and I picked out my ring together, and now I’m waiting. I do my nails every week now lol! 

Since you’re in nursing school, I would say try to focus on that when you can’t handle waiting. Try to distract yourself when you can, but still keep your nails looking good! I think it will happen sooner than you think! Good luck!


Post # 6
1470 posts
Bumble bee

My FI did the same thing to me. I was there in May when he ordered the ring but I had never seen it all assembled with my stone and setting until he proposed this past Saturday. He picked out my manicure color and everything (I asked his opinion). I picked it all off, I guess he didn’t realize manis only last 3 days at most haha-once it was reduced to flecks (something I never do) boom-he asked. So embarrassing to have to run out the very next morning and get a quick manicure before you can take a picture of your hand haha.

lol since I was just in your shoes last week, I’m going to mimic the advice given to me! Busy yourself…cook, bake, paint, work out, read, watch a television series from start to finish (Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime was my waiting show)…and just when you least expect it…there it will be 🙂

Good luck!

Post # 7
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Camp Hope

I was with my SO when he ordered the ring and when it was delivered. Trust me. It is killing me!!!!!!!!!!! You aren’t crazy. I would love to be part of a flash mob but not be proposed to by one. I have told my SO this and he understands that I want it to be just the two of us and possibly a photographer. To me, it is a different type of waiting when you know you have the ring. It it kinda feels like it is one step away and you don’t know when he will take it. I haven’t done my nails becasue I am torture on my nails. Paint won’t last two hours for me. I do plan on getting them done right after he proposes so I can have pretty nails to show everyone. 🙂 Good luck. Hopefully he won;t make you wait too much longer. 

Post # 8
47 posts

I know how you feel. My boyfriend is about to get the ring delivered from the US any time in the next couple of weeks. The only difference is, he is as impatient as I am 😀 haha

Post # 9
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Two days after me and FI had our first date he asked me my ring size. I told him he was crazy. He kept asking and saying things about it. So by the time he actually DID it I was surprised because I was so used to him bringing it up, even though he told me he bought the ring. I think your hunnie might be trying to make that happen. Every girl deserves a GRAND proposal and I am sure he wants that for you. You said it wasn’t planned to buy the ring so maybe he is working out the details since he hadn’t planned on this yet. I am sure when the time comes it will be great because otherwise he would have just given you the ring right away. Good things come to those who wait.

Post # 10
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @kitkat2014: first… a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”

Sounds like the Proposal isn’t far off now.

Just 10 Weeks to Thanksgiving if that is any help (less than 3 if you are a Canadian Bee)

You might want to get a calendar, and start marking off the days… it will be here before you know it.

Keeping BUSY also helps a lot.

As you are a New Bee you might want to read thru Mr Bee’s Plan (sticky at the top of the WAITING BOARD) it has lots of ideas on keeping busy… and WHY that is important

Anyhow, sounds like the wheels are in motion…  so that is the good news

Thing is we have to remember to give our guys there moment too… us Gals get to plan like crazy the Wedding we’ve had in our heads forever… but for them the Proposal is THERE BIG THING… so it is very important to them and their egos that we just let it unfold as they wish (no pressure)

I am sure it will be wonderful… so I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future.


Post # 11
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kitkat2014:  Ehhh I still thought about my some-day proposal when I was in nursing school. You can’t kill yourself with all that studying without some kind of release!

Welcome to the Bee. Is your posted wedding date true to when you guys were thinking of getting married? That would put it after you are done with the NCLEX and hopefully have a job, unless you are waiting to be employed until after the wedding. What specialty are you looking to go into? Anyway, congrats on getting the ring! Now you just have to GET it lol

Post # 12
1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I picked mine up with my now husband right before Thanksgiving of 2011.  He put the ringbox in a bag and wiggled it in front of me.  I just had to smile and be happy that he had the ring.  He waited until June of 2012 to give it to me, that was torture.  But we are married now and it all worked out well.

Post # 15
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yep…my ring is at mymom’s house, lol! She is guarding it so I know its not like- tomorrow, lol! She lives a nice distance away from us. Some times I think about it, sometimes I don’t… we shall see Laughing

Post # 16
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m also a nursing student and around the same age as you (28)!!! 

That  must be driving you crazy! Before we officially got engaged, we had talked about marriage. In fact, he had proposed while we were on holiday, it was the happiest day of my life but we kept it hush hush because he wanted to do an official proposal with a beautiful ring. So, I waited and waited and he’d say we’d have to wait another year or so till he could afford it, he really  made me think it wasn’t going to happen for ages, lol. I think I was a bit of a nag too, dropping hints about telling everyone we’re engaged, etc plus he was copping flak from his mum too about when he was going to propose. He really had both of us fooled! He proposed at Christmas though and it was lovely! 

My point is, is that you just never know when they’ll do it, whether they’ve forgotten and if they know that you can be patient but not THAT patient, haha! ! It’ll be out of the blue and it’ll be great!


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