He asked!!

posted 10 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

beeingpatient123 :  congrats! You’ll have fun picking your for now ring.

One idea is to get a stacking band  and then you can still always wear it once you get your forever ering. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

It’s totally normal in our circle to have a proposal without a ring. Fiance and our 4 year old actually made one using LO’s beading supplies, but they forgot it on the day of the proposal. I just bought a $40 CZ ring off etsy as a stand in while ours are being made. When people ask to see my ring, I show them and just say “this is temporary, the real one is being made.” No one in our circle is materialistic or traditional for that matter, so it’s really mellow.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Fi had to propose with a stand in, because my ring wasn’t ready yet. I wore it for a little while to get the feel of it, but it was too big, and we had to send it back to the jeweler before they’d send my ring once it was ready. I was without a ring that weekend and until Friday of the following week. All anyone did was ask to see the ring! But, it was fine, and I just said it was a fun story and I was waiting on it to come in. Then that Friday, I got to show everyone.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I proposed to my fiance without a ring and then we picked both of ours out together. I wore a silver ring he got me for an earlier anniversary on my left hand while we waited, but it wasn’t actually noticed as an engagement ring because it’s all metal and a bit different. We also didn’t tell anyone until the rings got here because we wanted to enjoy the new stage of our relationship for a bit before people started asking annoying questions about the wedding planning and having babies.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Congrats on your engagement! 

My Darling Husband and I got engaged without an official proposal or a ring. He “proposed” 9 months into our engagement (and 4 months before the wedding) with a band we’d picked out together earlier that day. 

When people asked where my ring was before that, I’d just say I hadn’t decided what to get yet. 

Post # 10
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1749 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Congratulations on your engagement!! What a romantic story ❤️

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Congratulations!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I waited about 5 months before we got the ring. Everyone who asked, I told them that we were still choosing. I wish I’d discovered moissanite before I did. I have a 1.5 carat diamond but having seen moissanite, i’d have saved him the thousands and gotten a moissanite instead. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

Congratulations!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

My Darling Husband proposed without a ring, but we did not announce our engagement until he purchased the ring. Congratulations! I think you can easily say that you’re engaged and the two of you are designing or choosing a ring together. 

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