(Closed) Did he actually propose with a ring at hand?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did he actually propose with a ring at hand?
    Yes, of course : (252 votes)
    81 %
    No, but he gave me one shortly after : (42 votes)
    14 %
    No, he never gave me one : (5 votes)
    2 %
    Still waiting for the ring, but he already proposed : (12 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 47
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @candy11:  No. Because we were just sitting on the couch planning our trip to Mexico and he says “you want to get married when we are there?”

    Though we ended up not getting married while in Mexico, but instead eloped a month later in July. And I got my ring the month prior in June.

    Post # 48
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    My friend’s Fiance didnt have his ring the first (two) times he propsed to her. He proposed to her officially (the second time) and they found her ring together. My Fiance had the ring with him, although we picked it out together, he refused to propose until he had it in hand and had a surprise proposal planned, everyone’s love story is different 😀

    Post # 49
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    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    He ordered a ring, but it wasn’t going to come in time for our vacation and asked me if I wanted a proposal before it arrived. I said I’d rather just wait, since the ring was already all picked out I’d rather have it on my finger when I told everyone we were engaged. Plus I wanted the scene to be a bit more “classic” with him having a ring on hand. But the fact that we discussed the engagement a lot before he proposed probably makes it a bit less “classic” lol.

    Post # 50
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @womanofsubstance:  I like to think so, anyway! I’m the lucky one, and I’m just happy to be married to love of my life. I don’t need a fancy ring (Engagement or otherwise) to validate that. 🙂

    Post # 51
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    5006 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Yup! He didn’t consider it “real” otherwise. 

    Post # 52
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    9095 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @candy11:  Sure thing.

    .46 caret near colorless (G) diamond (brilliant cut) set in white gold. I have size 4.5 fingers.

     

     

    My husband hates it because it is simple. He doesn’t like “flashy” or “blingy”, so to speak, but he likes rings with character and pizzaz, if that makes sense. I would show you the wedding band and engagement ring we wanted, but Blue Nile no longer sells them (which makes things worse for my husband and his feelings. It broke my heart.) but it was a similar band, except molded to have hearts going down each side (white gold, no extra diamonds) with my diamond in the middle.

    I’m not a fan of diamonds, nor is he. But I love my little diamond, and I like my little plain band.

    I wish he did, but I completely understand why he doesn’t. If he ever insists on getting me a new ring, I won’t complain because while it is my ring, it’s a symbol of his love, and I want him to love what I’m wearing just as much as I do.

    Post # 53
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    He did, but he had the ring since November and proposed the following June….he better not have forgotten the ring which he had for over 7 months hidden in our apartment 🙂

    Post # 54
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    5493 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My Darling Husband proposed with a plastic bead ring.  He had won it for me at an arcade on our 5th date and I had kept it all those years in my jewelry box.  His plan was to propose on a trip to Mexico but the custom ring he was having made got delayed.  He didn’t want to miss the opportunity to propose on vacation so he saw the plastic ring in my jewelry box and thought it was perfect.  I LOVED this!  I could not have been any happier and wore that plastic ring for another 2 weeks, (even at work).  I then carried it on my bouquet down the aisle.

    Post # 55
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    He had the ring when he proposed.  We’d talked about it for about 4 months off and on, so I knew it was coming.  However, I didn’t think he had even gone to look at rings, let alone bought a set and had it in his house for a week before he proposed!

    Post # 56
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    He proposed with a kitten. I always told him that if he were to propose to do it with a cat because I don’t care for jewelry. 

    I also got a gold ring. I just need to figure out how to sell it.

    Post # 57
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Nope, but we ordered it that night!

    Post # 58
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    4943 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Roxykitten:  Love it! Your expression is pricesless!

    Post # 59
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    He did propose with a ring, but almost didn’t.

    He had been planning on proposing on Christmas for a while, because he wanted to be able to announce it to both of our families in person on the same day.  And he came very close to not deciding on a ring on time, which would have been A-Okay with me.  

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