Would you REALLY be okay with a ringless proposal?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you be okay with a ringless proposal?
    Yes! Absolutely, it's just jewelery. : (53 votes)
    16 %
    I would say yes, but still want a ring. : (158 votes)
    48 %
    I mean, my SO should at least bring a ring pop to the table... : (25 votes)
    8 %
    No, I want a ring for my proposal, it makes as me happy/means a lot to me! : (83 votes)
    25 %
    No, but I'd want some sort of stone/necklace/jewelry. : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Other, explain. : (6 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    12900 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Sure, I’d say yes to marrying him, then we’d go to the jewlery store.  I’m not gonna bs, I wanted a nice e-ring.

    Post # 4
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Absolutely! But, I have only come to that conclusion after hating wedding planning and buying a house and furnishing a house. I think about what we could have spent my e-ring on.

    My husband popped the question without a ring on NYE, but we had already done some ring shopping. Although I said yes during that ringless proposal the ring was coming.  Hindsight is 20/20.

    Post # 5
    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @southsun:  My guy proposed with a loose stone and let me pick my setting. I feel like I got the best of both worlds, still a surprise, but still picking the ring I will wear.

    Post # 7
    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016


    Not engaged yet over here- still waiting.

    I’d absolutely say yes to a ring-less proposal. But I still want a ring, so we’d be going shopping.

    I’ve been informed by my SO that this may be how it all goes down, so it’s a good thing I’m okay with it. Would I prefer that he propose with a ring? Yes. Is it a deal-breaker? No.

    Post # 8
    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’d be over the friggin moon about any kind of proposal! But I’m with PP, we would be going ring shopping after.

    Post # 10
    1599 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would not have been OK with a ring-less proposal.  Call me materialistic if you want, but he knew it meant a lot to me and if he showed up empty-handed I honestly don’t know what I would have done.

    Post # 11
    2 posts
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I just think that a proposal with a ring means that you are actually serious. Of course FH and I have discussed marriage before but I never took him seriously. To me, a ring shows commitment, that he actually took the time to go out and pick out the perfect ring that he loved and also knew I would love. Honestly, if I knew he couldn’t afford it, I don’t care if he DID propose with a ring pop. At least then it would be a symbol of our commitment to each other and darn it, I’d rock that ring pop proudly!

    Post # 12
    4638 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    No. I definitely wanted a ring, a nice one. 

    My fiance decided he was going to ask and told my parents about it, he can’t keep a secret so he told me when he got home from telling them. Right away we started telling friends and family that we were getting married.. So I guess it was sort of a ringless proposal, although he didn’t actually ask until we picked up the ring. 


    Post # 13
    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I would be okay with ringless proposal as long as the ring was on my finger within the next few days. 

    Post # 14
    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

    @girlynerdy:  +1. I would want a ring for the proposal because I think it shows a level of committment from him (had to go and pick it out, spend the money on it, etc). I wouldn’t want a ringless proposal because I don’t think either of us would take it as seriously. 

    With that being said, my FI and I are both in a place where we could comfortably afford a ring. I’m one of those that didn’t want to get married until I was in such a position so had we not been able to comfortably afford a ring I wouldn’t have wanted a proposal yet.  

    Post # 15
    7936 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @smg5281:  I feel the exact same way and so does FH

    Post # 16
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wouldn’t have said NO but I wanted a ring and I’d still want to get one 

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