Post # 1
So… some of you may remember that last weekend me and my SO discussed saving up some money for a ring (I am going to help to chip in, my idea, totally fine with this). This week we decided that tomorrow morning we are going to go to the bank and set up a joint savings bank account as we don’t have one yet. We will just be using this account for saving for the ring / wedding / future but each keep our own accounts and own money.
SO said he was happy with the idea of going to look for rings to get an idea of what I like as he worries he would get it wrong and he is pretty sensitive and would be very upset if I hated a ring he got me. And he would be able to tell. And neither of us wants our engagement ruined because of an ugly ring! And I certainly would never want to upset my SO.
We decided Saturday morning we will go to the bank. I thought whilst on a roll (i.e. SO actually listening to me! And actually engaging in a conversation!) I would bring up going to look at rings. VERY CASUALLY …I said I think we should go look sooner rather than later as then when the time comes and he has enough money it will be more of a surprise as he won’t be ruining it by asking questions i.e ring size, preferences etc etc.
Conversation went a little like this. (I am trying to act as breezy and calm and NON PRESSURING as possible)
Me: So if you want to go look at rings at that jewellers down the road it would need to be a Saturday when we aren’t working. So like this weekend or in three weeks time? Up to you.
SO: This weekend would be good! ( I would have bet a million pounds he was going to try to put this off!)
Me: Ok. Cool. (Breezy breezy breezy)
Me internally ***** YIPPEE HOLY COW, WHAT? DID HE JUST AGREE TO THAT? AND HE ISN’T FREAKING OUT? WHAT? SSSHHHHHHH DON’T SAYING ANYTHING, YOU WILL SCARE HIM AWAY! STAY VERY STILL!*********
Squeeeee! I can’t wait to go look at the sparklies!!!
Post # 3
Ooooh exciting! Good luck, and I hope you find some beauties!
Post # 5
Thanks. I am so excited 🙂 I know I am going to fall in love with one and not be able to take it home though!
Post # 6
yay! that’s fun and exciting!
Post # 7
YAYYYY!!!! And LOL at your internal talking!! Ring browsing was soooo much fun and a little surreal too…..”are we actually looking at rings? Is he really doing this with me….FINALLY??”. Enjoy!!
Post # 8
@lanibug: Yeah…. I was trying so hard to play it cool. I literally could have done a victory dance though. It will be interesting to see how he acts in the store. I bet he freaks out and runs out screaming down the road, Ha! 😉
Post # 9
its ok, we did the same thing, he took me browsing a month or so ago and we picked one out so im still waiting for the question to be asked lol.
Post # 10
Oh, how long do you think he will wait?
I know SO won’t have the money for months so won’t be on edge waiting for it too bad too soon I hope. But knowing me I will! How Exciting for you. Was your SO really into the browsing, like asking questions etc or just standing there while you did all the talking? I am asking as this is how I see tomorrow going. Me, talking about / looking at ring. Him: Standing there saying nothing and trying not to cry at the price tags! lol
Post # 11
LOL I love your internal reaction. Have fun! 🙂
Post # 12
YAY!!!! I’m so excited for you!!! 😀 When my SO and I went sometimes he asked questions and pointed out ones he liked, but he mostly stood there confused about what they were saying. Color, clarity, shank? WHAT?? ha ha he also thought I was serious a lot of times when I said thanks so much for helping we’ll be back! He was like OMG what? I didnt agree to this and I was like shhh I’m letting them down easy haha