Post # 16
Kind of? We started shopping together to narrow down what we like and so he could see how things look on me, but he is doing the final purchasing on his own. So I know he is or has been shopping but I don’t know if he has gotten the ring yet or when he will ultimately. Sometime before February 2016 is all I know! 🙂
Post # 17
Thank you everyone for your replies!
My SO and I have been ring shopping, and he knows what I want (and that I DON’T want it to be expensive) but that was a long time ago.
I guess my doubt is because he is a famously terrible gift giver. I don’t mind this at all, usually, because I don’t really enjoy getting gifts and would usually prefer a nice night out over a physical gift. But he is baddddd. If I didn’t get his sister a Christmas present during my shopping, he’d be at the mall right before closing on Christmas Eve every year.
I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what happens! Maybe he will totally surprise me. In 3 weeks we will see!
Post # 18
We talked about marriage all the time. We picked out my rings together 🙂 He went a little nuts on them, though (in terms of price). We spend literally 98% of our time together so one Saturday afternoon he was like “uhh Ohiobride990, I need to go to the store with my dad and my brother, BYE”. I totally knew haha. Although tbh, we keep no secrets. All plans are joint plans. He told me two weeks into the relationship that he was going to marry me :3
Post # 19
My fiance got the ring with his mother in February, I knew that he was buying the ring that time with his mother because he kept texting me about what kind of rings I like better and we had discussed that he was going to propose this year. Anyway, he was going to propose on July 4th, until I found out about it and so he didn’t because I ruined the surprise. And he didn’t propose until Christmas day, 5 days before the end of the year!!! So either way, I was surprise but it killed me knowing that he had a ring and I didn’t know exactly when..
Post # 20
he’s talked to me about his timeline for our relationship many times and i knew on new years day that 2014 was the year i was going to get engaged. he’s very tight with his money and saving so when all of a sudden he told me he had no savings left and that he had some expenses come up, i had a hunch.
the proposal was the worst kept secret in town. i knew, my friends knew, even my boss knew! i still cried while it was happening though. he proposed to me on his birthday (who says no to someone ont heir birthday?!) and in vegas on the venetial gondola ride. it was cute! everyone applauded 🙂
Post # 21
- Wedding: March 2016 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
I knew because Fiance asked my parents for their blessing… and he had to ask my dad to design/make the ring (my dad’s a goldsmith). I didn’t know when it would be finished (my dad was too excited he finished it within days) but my Fiance didn’t propose until our anniversary, which was a month and a half later. So yeah I was dying to have it, but the wait was still worth it.
Post # 22
My Fiance was looking at rings for 3 years and I knew he was since he told me. I did not know he had actually bought one and had had it for a few months before he proposed despite living together.
Post # 23
I had no idea. I knew we had been talking about it and I knew he had asked my dad (who told him to wait, haha) but I had no idea he asked again, had the ring and was planning the proposal.
Post # 24
I have no clue when my SO purchased the ring (he has it but hasn’t told me when he bought it or when he’s proposing so no timeline), and it still leaves me speechless thinking about it because I’m the type of person that catches on to every single tiny detail, and he hasn’t been able to keep anything from me because I can tell from his voice or behavior when there’s a surprise or something going on, so I don’t know how I missed that haha. All I know is that he’s had it for at LEAST 3 months now, and it makes me feel uneasy not knowing when it’s going to happen like if it’s even this year or the next because I’m so anxious to be engaged already. It seems like birthdays are a popular time for men to propose for some reason, so maybe he’s waiting for my birthday in Nov.
Post # 25
I control and organize our finances and bills. Nothing gets spent without me analyzing and scouring our bank statement to make sure we can afford it. He’s downright horrible with money and would live in his car if I didn’t keep a tight fist around our money. He couldn’t save money to buy himself a raincoat in a hurricane, haha. So he hasn’t bought it yet, but there’s no way around me knowing. Which is a bummer, because I’d totally appreciate being surprised. But I appreciate having electricity and running water more!
Post # 26
My Fiance had started the custom process in April and he didnt get it until September. He didnt propose until November. We lived together all during that time. And I knew absolutely NOTHING. People can be tricky when they really want to be.
Post # 27
No, I didn’t! He ran to the door when it arrived in the mail and said it was some new sci-fi DVDs from Amazon. He told me after he had proposed that he had lied and he couldn’t believe I was gullible enough to fall for it.
Post # 28
Nope. It was a surprise. We knew we would be together forever but hadn’t made any firm plans
Post # 29
He wanted to keep it a secret so badly, but he was too worried he didn’t have my correct ring size so one day he called me and asked if my ring size was 5.5 and when I said yes he said he had to go because he was talking to someone. So I knew he was buying the ring right then! But he waited 5 months to pop the question after buying the ring. The anticipation was killing me!
Post # 30
Well I designed it and was there when we put the deposit down lol. But we were told it would be complete no later than July 29, which was perfect since we were leaving for vacation on August 10. On August 4 we found out that the ring hadn’t even been started yet, so he had to propose with a stand in…Anyways, when it finally came in, the first week of October, I had NO idea!! We also lived together and he had it for over a week before he gave it to me! I even sat on it (he had it in his pocket) a couple of hours before he gave it to me and I never knew!! So I definitely think it’s possible not to know about it even though you live together! Good luck!!