He asked if I want to go ring shopping – aaaaaa!

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
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13 posts
Newbee

I know how you feel!! It’s so exciting! The first time my SO mentioned rings was about 8 months into dating, we were out of town on a weekend vacay and he pulled me into a jewelry store and started asking what I like. The salesperson was like, “are you shopping for an engagement ring?” and I had to honestly answer “I don’t know!”, but I didn’t really see anything I liked.

1. he has not proposed yet.

2. so how it happened for us is, Tacori was having a trunk show near our town, and he already knows I like the designer. So I casually asked him if he’d like to go look – to my surprise he said sure! 

3. I’d say your SO had the same reaction mine did – they just don’t get excited about jewelry like we do. Engagement rings especially! He knew it was important to me and was happy to go.

4. I had been looking online at designs and thought I knew what I wanted, but told him we should look in person to be certain. When we narrowed it down, the cost was a lot more than I expected. But we never discussed a budget – we are both contributing to the cost so it wasn’t a point that was super important for us. Plus he knew I didn’t want anything crazy expensive. The jeweler did not ask our budget.

5. I’d say I took the lead by suggesting we go in the first place. I wanted to have him be a part of the process and give his opinion. He knew I knew what I was looking at, and waited for me to narrow it down to a few and then he started voicing his opinion more and began to understand the different choices. I think guys get overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices – my SO even commented, thank god you narrowed it down to one designer! In the end, we spend 2 hours looking, and decided to customize one of their designs. They have the details, all he needs to do is order it.

I agree it’s really great he brought it up to you, it shows he’s been thinking about it! Enjoy shopping and come back with an update!

Post # 17
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62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

1. How long after going shopping did he propose?

Well, my Boyfriend or Best Friend and I went ring shopping in September and I feel like this week or the next we will get engaged! My sister was getting married last month so we waited — otherwise, it may have been sooner!

2. Was he excited about it?

At first, I was 20x more excited about rings etc and would spend hours online building designs or shopping designers. He was into it and very attentive but he wouldn’t bring it up unless I wanted to talk about it (which was all the time haha).

3. Was he awkward about it?

No, if anything, I was the awkward one. I was so shy the first day we went to look at rings in person… I hesitated outside every expensive jewelry store and I tried every ring on my pinky finger instead >.<! 

 4. How did you navigate around your budget?

When we looked at rings we never looked at prices first, we just wanted to get a sense of what styles drew our attention and what details we liked. That way I tried on all sorts of rings and probably some very expensive ones but I’ll never know! We did end up deciding on an expensive ring 5x the price of the ones we saw online… so if your budget is important to you maybe trying on everything isn’t the best idea.

5. Did you wait for him to take the lead on the day? 

My suggestion is to set a day (which you already have) to shop only for rings. Get comfortable that way first! I love how eager you are <3 Just like me!

 

I hope you can update us on how the day went!

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