(Closed) FH bought the ring. How long did yours wait before proposing?

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Roughly 2 weeks. There was a 30 day free-return policy so he wanted to be able to propose to me and have enough time for me to make any changes if necessary (which I didn’t!).

Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

3 weeks. It was a total surprise as well. Although I knew the proposal was eventually going to happen we had talked about picking the ring out together. We hadn’t gone ring shopping yet so I figured no proposal anytime soon. I only knew how long he had the ring because he told me afterwards. 

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

My Fiance waited 3 months…not because he wanted to, but because he knew it would make for the perfect moment whilst we were away on vacation. It was the most amazing and emotional surprise ever ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 49
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Sugar bee

My fiancé told me he picked up the ring in the first week of august (after proposing, since it was all a surprise) and he proposed 10/1/16 while we were on a mini getaway to see fall colors in Duluth since we both LOVE fall. 

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2026

Fiance proposed the day after he bought the placeholder ring. He said once he knew his decision, why wait? <3 

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Picked it up on a Tuesday and proposed on Saturday! After a custom design which took ~ 5 weeks 

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

About a month. 

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We picked out the ring together on Boxing Day, and he proposed the next day. It was still a surprise (even when I knew he had the ring) because I didn’t expect the proposal to be so soon! I should have known, he had already planned to take me out for a fancy dinner and stay overnight in an expensive hotel (“Christmas present”), I am just clueless. I’m very glad he didn’t make me wait though!

Post # 54
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Sugar bee

LOL 9 months.

 

Hopefully your waiting time is much shorter!!

Post # 55
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Bumble bee

I’m dealing with a case of Schrodinger’s ring right now. He may or may not have it (he teases that he has, and that he got a set so he has a wedding band as well). I will let you know as soon as he proposes.

Post # 56
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

he waited roughly 3 months.

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

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coraldee :  DH got the ring and proposed 3 days later. I think he was searching for a while to find a diamond with the specs he wanted.. maybe 2-3 months search, but proposed pretty much right after he got it.

Post # 58
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

He planned a surprise trip for us, and so everything was ‘planned’ ahead of time, but he ended up picking up the ring the night before we left! He was waiting until our anniversary to propose, so he picked up thurs night and proposed monday.

Post # 59
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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coraldee :  I didn’t know that he had bought the ring, but we had our timeline/ring preference talk in July or August and he proposed mid October, so he did not wait long! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 60
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My fiance bought the ring off of Etsy when I hinted to him that it was the one I wanted, he bought it in early September and proposed the day after christmas, so around 3 and a half months, but I had no idea he secretly put it in his etsy cart the day I showed it to him ๐Ÿ˜€ My fiance asked my dad and brother in secret too under the guise of me dropping him off at the gym and him walking to my dad’s when I drove away haha

I hope you don’t have to wait that long!! 

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