Post # 1
this morning was one of the best mornings that I ever had! For the past 3-4 months my gf and I have been ring shopping and I found a ring, customized it and ORDERED it. Her finger is a size 10, so the ring is a 2carat morganite center stone, in rose gold with .75 worth of diamonds going down the shank and in the halo. Her wedding band will be .25, so her complete set will be 3carats.
we’re broke grad students so after the long ring hunt and some sadness on her part and frustration on mine, I just told my soon to be fiance that I think we should wait until we save more money, but little does she know that was complete crap and I wanted to REALLY surprise her and knock her off her feet! She has no idea I bought the ring. I read some threads on some signs that some Bee’s noticed before their SO popped the question about finances, so I’ll try to not be cheap or question purchases around her…. The ring was a little more expensive than I originally suspected due to a miscommunication on my part with the etsy seller but I don’t even care about that anymore. I’m just finally happy that the ring is being created and it’s on it’s way. I ordered it kind of late though, I was supposed to order it last week but got cold feet a little bit as i was ordering it off etsy and still had doubts, so it is going to throw off my timeline a bit. But we’ll see how fast it is completed.
Overall, I just can’t wait till I slip this baby on her finger and see her face when I drop to one knee… still working on my beach proposal plan tho… so if you have any pointers on what I should do, lay it on me for sure!! Thanks for those that helped with the ring buying journey! it was definitely a long one!!!!
ETA: she’ll literally kill me WHEN (not if) she finds the price out LMAOOOO… but maybe not lol
Post # 3
@otto2008: Yay! I’ve been seeing your posts for a little while now, and I get excited with the progress! Haha
The only pointer I have with the proposal is to take both of your interests into account!
Congratulation on completing your first hurdle! Woo!
Post # 4
ooh, congrats! Can we see a picture??? It sounds beautiful!
Post # 6
@otto2008: I can’t wait to see your proposal post!
And don’t worry, I nearly killed my FI when I found out how much he spent on my ring but I’m over it now. He just wanted to get me exactly what he knew I’d love and thought going over budget was well worth it.
Post # 8
@otto2008: beautiful! When do you plan on proposing?
Post # 9
@otto2008: Beautiful! Looking forward to the proposal story:)
Post # 10
@gelaine22: I wanted to ask on vday as it will be our 4th anniversary and we had a anniversary trip planned, but it really depends on when the ring is finished. but I gave myself a deadline of March 31st at 12am…
Her bday is in March so I was thinking about doing it a couple days before her bday…
Post # 11
@otto2008: nice! It’s good to hear what the males think and how they plan out the whole proposal. I know my husband said he was very nervous and nothing seemed perfect so then he just did it but it wasnt romantic. at all. LOL
Post # 12
@gelaine22: i basically have proposal coaches. their future husbands either botched the ring purchase by buying a ring they DIDN’T want or botched the proposal by being nervous or just downright awkward, so i’ve been getting some pointers from them as well as the site.
I was thinking about a beach proposal, but now I’m sorta switching tunes to maybe a park. I know it will be outdoors since she likes the outdoors but just can’t figure out where….
Post # 14
Congrats! It’s nice to hear the story from the male perspective. Good luck with the proposal!
Post # 15
Yay, I am so excited for you! Be sure to post pictures when you get it, please!
Post # 16
Do it when she leasts expects lt, like you are thinking, a couple of days before her birthday or something like that. She will be curious and wondering ON a day of meaning so if you do it before you surprise and keep her from being disappointed the day AFTER a day of meaning. Other than that, I think a lot of young men feel pressure to find “the right moment” and do something that has never been done before. In the end that moment is special to the two of you and anything will be perfect.
My poor nephew agonized almost a year after getting a ring over planning the right proposal. I’m sure she would have rather just gone on with it and not have him incur so much stress. In the end he did something very special and simple and very perfect for the two of them.
She later said that year put a lot of stress on her as well. She knew he had the ring so every time they went out, especially to something different than their norm, she made sure her nails were done, dressed nice, and hair perfect…….and then nothing would happen. She really began to wonder if it would ever happen and if he had cold feet. Now they are very happily planning their wedding. 🙂
You have made a lovely choice for her ring. I have enjoyed following your posts on the board and can’t wait to see the pics of the ring and your special day together!