Post # 1
BF and I have a romantic long weekend getaway planned next weekend, and part of me hoped that this would be THE TRIP! We finished ring shopping 6ish weeks ago and I figured there was a decent chance that he’d propose on our vacation.
However, he told me last night that he won’t be proposing next weekend because my ring isn’t ready yet (he is having my ring custom made and I guess it’s taking longer than he realized). He wanted to tell me ahead of time so I wouldn’t be disappointed after our trip next weekend, which was thoughtful, but it was also really rough news to hear. And no, he isn’t just saying this to throw me off. He’s not that sly!
Even though I’d been trying not to pin my hopes on this trip, I ended up crying a little when he told me. I thought the waiting end was in sight and now it will be at least another 4-8 weeks before the ring is ready and a proposal can happen. In reality, it’s not thatlong, but I’ve been “waiting” for a year now, so having to add any amount of time to that wait is hard. BF was really sweet about it, though, and hugged me and told me it’s definitely going to happen and that just because it’s not happening on this trip doesn’t mean it won’t happen. He handled it really well and I guess I am glad I know now, so I can just enjoy our vacation for what it is: a romantic trip.
The hardest thing for me is actually having to tell my family/friends that it’s not happening this trip. We went to France last fall and coming back ring-less was hard to deal with socially (even though I wasn’t bothered by the lack of proposal; I knew the timing was wrong). Having to go that again though is going to be torture! I’m about to impose a rule: no more fancy trips until we’re engaged! :p
Post # 3
2-3 months seems awfully long for a custom ring. However I know sometimes luxury designers have wait lists that take close to that long. I can understand the disappointment. When you think that it is going to be tomorrow practically, hearing is one more month is frustrating.
Lol @ no more romantic trips! Only boring couples trips!
Post # 4
That’s quite a long time, we chose David Klass as our designer and he is VERY well known on these boards and has a lot of clients. My ring is going to take 2 weeks but the standard is only a month for intricate designs.
Post # 5
That is disappointing, but I’m glad he understood. It will be here before you know it!!
Post # 6
Aw that is disappointing, Hopefully once he has the ring it won’t take too long to pop the Q!
Post # 7
@Cinderella7: Very dissapointing. At least you know when it is happening so your mind can be eased and you can enjoy the romantic trip without thinking is this it every second. He is communicating with you about the progress which is really good.
Post # 8
Sorry; I should have clarified what I meant by “ring shopping”! We went together to go look at styles/settings/cuts and I picked out a setting and cut that I liked – that happened about 6 weeks ago.
Once I picked all of that out, he then started actually seriously shopping for the ring! It’s not like we placed our order 6 weeks ago and it’s taking an incredibly long time to get here. I imagine it took him a week or two (or three – he’s particular and so am I!) to find the jeweler he wanted to use, find the stone he wanted, and then order the setting.