(Closed) Becoming engaged after looking at rings

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

we tried on rings about a year before we got engaged

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

about 4 mos I think.   He had it for 2 months and would carry it in his pocket whenever we went somewhere (he told me this after the fact lol)  

we are old and have to do things before we forget.  

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

About a month…..although he took me shopping for rings having already bought it, so it’s a little different in my case…

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i would say 4 months. We had done a scavenger hunt in our city called the diamond dash and the grand prize was a $20k diamond ring. I signed us up because I thought he would get the hint it would be fun! i think that sparked the thought process and about a month later we were walking through the mall and he suggested we take a look in a jewelry store – i looked and i think i tried on one ring before we left. I took that opportunity to show him some styles i liked online – that was probably sometime in april and then he proposed in July. i think he needed those couple months to gather the money.

 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@jpalm13:  I have a really good friend who is in the same position. They are just now looking at venues for an october wedding this year but he hasn’t proposed yet. I think they have looked at rings and actually picked one out but he is just saving for it at this point and will have it before their wedding. he keeps saying spring.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

8 months-most of it was saving up for the ring though.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Six months. We looked in the summer and he proposed at Christmas. He waited until I was traveling a lot for work in the fall so he could order andp ick it up while I would be away, and chose Christmas as a special holiday. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

It could have been a lot sooner but my Fiance and I have very particular tastes and didn’t want to drop a penny on just any ring for the sake of just getting engaged ASAP. Long story short: about 10 months. 🙂 But we were picky, ran into bad luck with jewelers, couldn’t find anyone who offered what we wanted at the price point we wanted. 

But, your guy could walk into a jeweler’s shop and immediately see “the one” and pop the question the next day. But I was elbow deep in our shopping and let me tell you, it can get super complicated and difficult, so don’t panic if it takes a little longer. You have any ideas of what you’d like?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We started looking around April, just at chain jewelers.  In July, we went to stores and started trying on settings, researching diamonds and the 4c’s, and getting really serious about our price point.  He bought it at the end of July (it took 2 weeks to come in) and we were engaged mid-August.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We had been looking for about a year- but only seriously looking for about 4 months out of that year. 3 weeks after we found rings I liked, he went and bought one, and waited a month and a week before he proposed (on christmas!). I did tons of research online, and he did his own research too so sometimes it was constant “online” shopping. we even orders a stone from moissanite&co to see what it was like.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Ummm a little under a month, I’d say. But it really varies couple to couple.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It was about a year and a half but we decided to buy a home first.

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