(Closed) Did you/will you know when he buys the ring?

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Did you know?
    Yes! He told me he ordered/bought it! : (6 votes)
    7 %
    Yes! I "accidentally" found out! : (7 votes)
    9 %
    Yes! We picked it out together! : (35 votes)
    43 %
    No! It was a total surprise! : (34 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I didn’t vote because I don’t fall into those categories, I knew he had it because he told me (in October) that he had a Xmas present in his closet so I couldn’t go peeking around.


    Yeah right, I know he doesn’t Xmas shop that early.  He proposed a few weeks later after my BFF’s wedding.

    Post # 4
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    He doesn’t have it yet, but we’re going to pick it out together and I’m assuming he’ll buy it shortly thereafter, so I’ll know. We’re going shopping in October and I’m so excited!

    Post # 5
    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @laughs:  Fi and I picked out the ring together,  which was really a fluke. We went into the jewelry store so I could give him examples of rings I liked, he wasn’t liking any of the styles I liked and wanted more traditional we ended up finding the only  ring we both loved and it was the last one. So he bought it. I knew in advance that he was already thinking about finding a ring, just by our discussions of the future.

    Post # 6
    1461 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We shopped together, but right before he proposed I was worrying to my bff because we’d decided to get engaged by x date and he’d shown no signs of ring buying. He was just sneaky, he’d had it for a week before he proposed!

    Post # 7
    1293 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    @laughs:  He proposed without a ring, and we went to go buy our rings together (he already wears his).

    Post # 8
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2019

    He is ordering the ring from Etsy, and the description of it says that there is ‘1 available’ so I’m assuming that when he orders it I won’t be able to obsessively look at the page it’s on anymore. (Which is like.. 7 times a day.) In which case, I’ll know the exact moment.

    But if that doesn’t change anything then I’m going to be totally in the dark, lol. He said before I graduate, but time is running out and it’s making me nervous. I only have four weeks left!

    Post # 9
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We shopped together to get an idea of what i liked. But he picked it out himself and so while i knew it was eventually coming, i didnt think he had picked one or anything yet. 

    Post # 10
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I did accidentally find a couple jewelry stores in his GPS under latest addresses (we were driving together and I was inputting our destination, completely accidental) and he got very upset that I saw that, but he said it was because he was looking for an xmas gift for me and wanted it to be a surprise, and I took his word for it (as it was around Xmas time). When my xmas gift was definitely NOT jewelry, it got me suspicious, but he proposed like 4 days later so I didn’t even suspect it for long, haha.

    Edit: Before that point we had NOT talked about the ring, and he actually had me thinking he would never propose, because he meanly wanted it to be a complete surprise (it worked, but it caused a few fights before it did). Years earlier I had mentioned I like “boring as possible not to big solitaires” so when he picked on his own, he did well 🙂

    Post # 11
    1864 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    He asked me months before what type of metal I liked best (white gold) and then he totally surprised me with my ring when he proposed.  I had no idea he was even looking, let alone already saving/purchasing a ring.  I definitely loved the surprise factor, and I love that he knows me well enough to choose a ring I love. 

    Post # 12
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We went together.

    Post # 13
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I didn’t “accidentally” find out. I really did accidentally find out! It was on a credit card opened in my name (long story) that we were going to use specifically for the ring since we’re technically both paying it off. They called me to confirm the address it was being sent to. I felt terrrrrible.

    Post # 14
    3357 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t fit into any of the voting categories. I knew when he bought the ring because he had a week to sort out everything at his old apartment before he moved in with me in another city. That would have been the only time he could have gotten it.


    @misskittenn: as long as he doesn’t leave a review, I don’t think you can find it 😛

    Post # 15
    1133 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I knew he bought the stone because we agreed I’d see the stone and setting separately just to make sure it fits and I like them (since they are both online purchases), but I won’t see the finished ring.  He bought the stone about a month ago, and he’s currently having the setting custom made.  Once I see that and make sure it fits, then I’ll be in the dark about the rest, which I like.

    Post # 16
    446 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We shopped together to get an idea of what I liked, so I knew he would purchase soon.


    I did accidentally find out though.  He left his email signed in on his laptop and I went to use it to do some work… Gmail is his homepage, so his email popped up when I opened an internet browser.  There were emails titled “Engagement Ring Specifications.”  I wasn’t purposefully reading the titles, but it caught my eye.  I closed it though, I want the rest to be a surprise.


    I’m pretty sure I know the day he is going to propose though… and feel stronger about that each day we get closer.  He’s all worried about the details of this one day 1.5 months away.

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