Happy Waiters

posted 5 months ago in Waiting
Post # 2
1281 posts
Bumble bee

I will absolutely share, because I feel the same way you do and have had a really pleasant waiting experience so far.

My SO and I picked out my OEC diamond together. She’s a 2.85 ct, N in color, VS1. Absolutely stunning. 

He is in the process of designing and having the ring made. I gave some general input, but for the most part, he’ll be calling the shots. We have several nice trips planned for over the fall, so I’m assuming the proposal will happen on one of those, but I can’t be sure. He and I agreed to a timeline of “before the new year”, and he is a man of his word, so I’m not at all worried. 

On top of that, he’s really excited for us to be engaged and get married. We moved in together last month, and that’s been a dream. So nope, no stress and no worries. Just happiness knowing it will be coming in the next six months and that I get to spend the rest of my life with him. 

Post # 3
19 posts

Look I don’t want to downplay your experience but you are only recently waiting and coming in with a humble brag. Which is fine. 

However you’ll find that the waiting board is dealing with more of the anxiety and process of waiting not just picking out your mani colour. 


Good luck bee. Hope you don’t stay here too long. 

Post # 4
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

I’m also having a nice waiting period so far.  I think we first started discussing marriage in January?  Sometime around then.  I chose the ring myself because I’m very picky and knew exactly what I wanted.  He’s had it since April.  We’ve been waiting for him to find a job closer to my house so he could move in.  It took awhile because of his line of work, but he’s set to start his new job and move in next month.  He will have a probationary period at work (I think it’s 3 months but not positive).  I think he’ll probably wait until that’s over because I know he’s paranoid about getting engaged and losing a job.  I don’t have an outfit picked out, but I have been considering getting my nails done.  I love him so much and I’m very excited to start our life together!

Post # 5
14 posts

We are in the process of moving in together, so we have a bunch of big changes back to back. Our ring is supoed to be arriving Tuesday, we picked it out together on a trip 4th of July weekend. I know he is going to propose before November because we are traveling abroad for a religious engagement ceremony in his home country. He already told his family that we are getting engaged and married, which culturally is a huge deal. I’m anxiously waiting but so so happy. I’ve been checking our ring tracking non stop, it was supposed to get here Friday. I’m anxious to start our next adventure but so so happy to be waiting with him. I think it will be sooner than later but I really don’t know.

Post # 6
1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

There are two totally different reason the bees here wait.

Some bees who “wait” know a proposal is coming. Some have picked out their ring/stone, while still others know the ring has been purchased.

Other bees are “waiting” on a timeline (which often lapses).

So, as you can see, there are some happy waiters and some sad waiters, hence why you have noticed “a lot of the posts are surrounding the negatives of the wait, but there have to be some bees out there who are excited” 

Post # 7
33 posts

I’ll chime in here! I’ve definitely gone through the negatives and the anxiety of waiting but finally feel like I’m coming out the other side. The turning point for me was knowing that my partner ordered the ring that we designed – he even showed me the CAD proofs! It is set to be here early September. 

We’ve also talked about him proposing before Canadian Thanksgiving (October 14th) as that is when my parents are coming to our city for the first time to meet his family and visit us, so would be nice for us all to be able to celebrate an engagement together at the same time. It’s not for sure, but he knows how important that would be to me and I’m confident he is taking that into consideration in his planning process (he has said as much)! Only a few months left to go and I finally feel excited and happy and like I can relax a bit 🙂 


ETA: the ring we designed is from The True Gem company, it is a 10x7mm (2.1ct equivalent) pear soliatire moissy with lab diamond meele on the head in an 18k champagne gold setting. It’s breathtaking and I can’t wait to wear it! 

Post # 8
8556 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Yes indeed. OP and some others are using the term ‘waiting’ for the period between a firm agreed upon plan and the arrival of the actual ring, likely actually being made, even.

Most bees on this waiting board would give anything  be in such a position. Maybe OP missed seeing how many of them have been fobbed off for years, despite children, mortgages, pets ……


TheMrsTulip :  

Post # 9
360 posts
Helper bee

I hope the Waiting forum can be a safe, inclusive space for all Bees:  with no value assigned to their waiting state-of-mind.

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