Hi @StarsFallingDown: I see this is your DEBUT Post on WBee… so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
Ooooh this one is hard.
Every girl who’s waiting is going crazy wondering will happen over the Christmas Holidays, and if it doesn’t she cannot help but be a little disappointed / depressed even for some women who hang their hearts on such things.
As you seem determined to do something rather special / splashy to mark the occasion, I’d check to see if you can reschedule at this late of date or not
For the record…
A Proposal does not require a ring (nice, but not a necessity). A Proposal requires only 2 elements…
1 – Someone asks “Proposes” the idea of Marriage (“Will you marry me” or not), and
2 – Someone replies YES
That is it, that is all.
So if you want to go ahead with the elaborate Celebration sans ring you could… but I’m thinking with the Cake, Photographer and Videographer lined up you might want to postpone / wait if you can for when The Ring is actually here
Only you know your girl
I’d be quite pleased with the earrings no doubt… but then I tend to a low maintenance gal who LOVES MY MAN AND LITERALLY ANYTHING HE GIVES ME
Your Girl… guess it might depend on HOW LONG she’s been patiently waiting… and if you made any promises about a timeframe.
Hope this helps (some)
PS… If you didn’t have this whole elaborate thing planned… and was sort of a low key guy wanting to propose quietly at home… I’d be soooo onside with the earrings and no-ring. Maybe tell her as you hand her the box, that you only got half the gift right…
And when she looks at you half-crazy after opening it, you can explain, “Ya they are EAR-Rings, I got the Ring Part right, the Jeweller didn’t” Then tell her you LOVE her ears… and it would make you a very happy man if she’d agree with these “rings” to listen to you tell her you LOVE her for the next 70 years or so
Then explain the screw up. I bet she’ll be happy… just the same.
Lol, she’ll have a great Engagement Story, and another piece of Jewellery.
Hey, if Mr TTR’s “W” Band can be a watch-band… then I certainly think that your Fiancé’s “E” Ring can be Ear-rings.