Post # 1
Hi! I’m new here. My bf and I have been together for 8 months. We are pretty serious. When we are at the airport he calls me his fiance and on our next vacation we are going to say that we are newly weds (hehe). But we have not had an “official” talk about getting engaged.
My question- when did you guys start looking at rings with your SO’s before getting engaged?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
3 years into our relationship. I think you need to know you can go through the hard times as well as the good times with that person. We rebuilt a house after Katrina so we had many struggles. But we made it through and are way better for it. We love each other, appreciate, and respective each other A LOT MORE!!
Post # 4
Welcome to Weddingbee! I actually never looked at e-rings with my DH before he proposed, it was a complete surprise. The only thing we had talked about was that I didnt want yellow gold.
Post # 5
We looked at rings three days after getting engaged. I had never looked at engagement rings before. We went in a store, bought one and he put it on my finger right when we got back to the car, before going to dinner with my parents to share the news.
Post # 6
We also never looked at rings together – or talked about rings – or really talked about marriage, before he proposed. (He proposed after 2 and a half years together). I was happy with the relationship we had and didn’t really feel any push to make it “official”, though, I’m totally excited to get married now!!! 😉 I also never looked up rings on my own before we were engaged, or looked up wedding related things. Needles to say, the ring was a complete surprise!
Post # 7
My center stone is an heirloom, and he told me he had it after about 6 months of dating. We officially went shopping for settings just before our 1-yr anniversary and got engaged 3 months later.
Post # 8
We started talking about engagements at about the 3 year mark and looking at rings at the 4 year mark. We were together all through college.. and had to move to different cities when we graduated so that forced us to start talking about the future and out intentions. 8 months seems a little early to me. As one of the previous posters said it’s important that you go through good times and tough times together.
Post # 9
We kind of talked about marriage throughout our relationship, but it was maybe 3 months before we got engaged that he had me try on rings at a few jewelry stores, wasn’t anything serious. A week before we got engaged we went and visited my parents out of state and looked at a ton of rings w/ them there…engaged on our 4yr anniv
Post # 10
Thanks Bees! Some additional information, we are both done with school, and I’m 30 and he’s 35. Also, we knew each other for quite some time before dating.
Post # 11
We started looking at rings about 3 months before our 5 year anniversary.. I think its different for every person.
Post # 12
We started talking about getting married after three years of dating. We bought a house and lived together for a year and a half before he proposed! We started looking at rings about 4 months before he proposed! We will have been together for 7 years by the time we get married next year! I also think it is extremely important to really know and live with someone before you get married. I am so glad we did it this way because now we know everything about eachother like how much of a slob my FI is:)
Post # 13
Our relationship progressed very quickly. We met, moved in together within two months and started talking about getting married and looking at rings at about six months… We were engaged within the first year.
Post # 14
We looked at rings after 3.5 yrs together (1 yr living together). We were engaged about 6 months after we first looked.
Post # 15
We started looking at rings sometime between 3 and 3.5 years of dating. I knew that FI was “the one” really early in our relationship, but he needed some time to come around. Big life changes kind of terrify him, so he doesn’t tend to jump into things quickly… esp. marriage since his parents’ divorce scarred him for life. Anyways, once we looked around at rings, he proposed about 3 months later.
I think you guys should start looking at rings when you both feel ready. That time can be different for everyone, but just be really sure that you’re not being blinded by new love 🙂
Post # 16
We looked at rings a bit before 2.5 years into our relationship, that was 2 months ago and I’m still waiting! Let me tell you sometimes I wish he wouldn’t have taken me because I was perfectly fine and in control before that day, but literally from the day of the ring shopping and on I became obsessed with us getting engaged, joined WB, bought wedding magazzines, I am a mess, LOL