(Closed) Fake ring for proposal?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t see the point of getting a ring to stand in for only 4 weeks.  DH proposed to me without a ring in June and we didn’t find the ering until September.  I can see where you wouldn’t want to have to answer questions but it’s okay to be engaged without an actual ring.  If people ask about a ring just tell the truth. –  It’s coming in 4 weeks.  

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I agree, I would just tell him to propose without one and just give her the ring when it comes in 🙂

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I feel awkward posting on discussions like this because I don’t really see why you’d propose after already setting a date but I don’t think you necessarily have to get something when he proposes? You’re already getting the man you love more than anything, isn’t that enough? 

Especially if he’s getting her a ring soon, anyway, I think it’d be perfectly ok to propose in a lovely way without a present –  good excuse for him to take her out to another nice dinner or on a special evening when he hands over the ring Wink

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Maybe your brother could buy another piece of jewellery for the proposal like a pretty necklace or something? Then his girlfriend will always have that to keep as well as a beautiful ring when it arrives.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was in a similar but different situation… not sure if you could relate to this suggestion or not. Fiance chose the diamond and proposed to me with it in a very plain solitaire band as he knew I wanted to design it (he and my dad are jewelers). I wore that solitaire for about a week or two until my designed ring was ready. So it wasn’t really a “fake” ring but not the ring I kept.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I do understand the point of wanting to give her something, but I don’t know if I would do a fake engagement ring. You certainly could, but I would get something that is similar to what she is getting so that she can use it as a stand in for vacations or other activities she doesn’t want to use the real one for.

My Darling Husband proposed with out a ring and I felt really akward telling people because I didn’t think they would believe me without some sort of ring etc. Generally when people tell me thier are engaged but don’t have a ring I look at them confused. So I see his point. Get something simple though, not something they know will be fake.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

When we got engaged I didn’t have a ring either. Most people didn’t ask, and if they did I was just honest “We haven’t gotten it yet, probably in a few weeks.” No one thought anything of it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@crystlrox:  Nothing.

ETA:  I know that one might not tell anyone they are engaged without having a ring.  I didn’t.  We only told my kids we were engaged and the ering was coming sooner or later.  I didn’t want to answer questions from others.  However, you say your bro has already planned a wedding date and a little one is on the way.  Again, I say just tell the truth.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

4 weeks really isn’t much time. I’d rather wait, honestly. By the time he found and ordered something only 3 weeks would be left. I’d wait. 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

maybe he could get her a plain gold band (available basically anywhere, even walmart). Later on she could have the option of using it as her wedding band or she could stack it with her wedding set if she wants.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

When Darling Husband proposed he didn’t have a ring, (the custom work took longer than expected).  Instead he proposed to me a with a plastic arcade ring that he had won for me on our 5th date and that I had kept throughour our relationship.

Is there anything sentimenal but not “fake” that your brother can give her?

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@crystlrox:  That is a great proposal, I just wonder if it would be awkward for her doing “the showing of the ring” for a month with the non-ring, and then possibly have to explain why she’s wearing something different? Maybe I’m over thinking this haha.

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