Post # 1
When I tell people I’m getting married, they automatically look at my left hand, and there’s no ring on it. I’ve had women tell me my Fiance should get me a ring, yak yak blah blah. I smile and say, “he bought me a new 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house”…it always shuts them up LOL!!!!
I’d take the house over the ring ANYTIME
Post # 3
Hahahaha! That’s funny! Good for you! Maybe in the near future, he’ll buy you a beautiful rock to put on your finger!!! Congrats on the house and the engagement!
Post # 4
I’ve got a friend who’s Fiance bought her a new horse rather than an engagement ring.
She’s estatic, it was her request. As she says, she will get a nice ring when they get married.
People are too hidebound when it comes to all this.
Post # 5
I didn’t ever really care about an engagement ring, and in previous conversations my boo and I decided against one. When it came down to it, though, he got me some pretty bling and I really do love it.
Every time someone reaches for my hand instintively, I get weirded out about how ingrained it is for engagement to = jewelry!! I also react like “why is this person trying to hold my hand?!” before I realize what’s happening.
Post # 6
@Baal: Engagement horse? Love it!
Post # 9
@Baal: OMG… what an idea. I want an engagement horse now!
Post # 10
@PMSJL: ARG! So jealous! I would have taken a house over an Engagement Ring any day 🙁 Congrats on both, by the way 😉
Post # 12
I LOVE it! 😀 I would have taken a house over a ring too.
Post # 13
My Fiancee had recently bought a house before we met, so we’ve been paying the Mortgage instead of buying a ring that costs 2+ months payments. I got so annoyed with people immediately looking at my hand or asking about a ring I stopped announcing it. now, 2 month before the wedding, friends I hadnt seen in awhile are surprised about the nearing nupitals. I guess they didnt see my update on Facebook?
To avoid the awkward hand holding/ringfinger searching/awkward looks I was thinking about printing out a wallet size photo of the house and showing that to people who started asking about a ring.
Congrats on the engagement and the new home! 😀
Post # 14
its funny how engagement = look @ left hand.
way to go for sticking to your belief in not having a ring if that is what you want.
Post # 15
@ebifish: Haha, like a baby picture? Nice!
Post # 16
I must be lucky because no one has asked to see it the first day I showed up at my old job after I got engaged. And I put a picture up on facebook for my friends and family back home so I suspect that they will not bug me about it either. I would be so pissed if I had to deal with people searching for a ring and grabbing my left hand all the time!
That’s awesome that he got a house who cares about a damn ring at that point!
@BlondeBee: I want an engagement horse too! Altough I had horses when I was little and they can be a lot of work.