(Closed) he has the ring/ you helped pick the ring- Is there a point to the proposal?

posted 5 years ago in Proposals
Post # 31
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m Swedish and here the engagement is usually something you decide together as a couple. Both the man and woman wears an e-ring and they pick out the rings together. IF one decides to propose it’s an actual surprise! The one who is proposed to doesn’t know a thing.

When I first came on this forum and realised how common it is that the girl is involved in the ring and knows about the engagement coming up, but is still “waiting”… I thought it was so… silly! It’s so different from how we do it here in Scandinavia. But I understand that it’s a culture thing and I don’t want to mock anyone. It’s just so odd for a Scandinavian girl. 

Post # 32
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - The George, Christchurch

I helped my fiancee pick out my ring because he was worried he would pick something I didn’t love. So we went together and turns out he would have picked my perfect ring. He bought it and put it away. I said i would like a surprise but didnt hold out much hope since he is not super romantic. So I knew it was coming but didn’t know when. We went on holiday 7 months later and he surprised me on top of a mountain and I was surprised that he still took the time to make it special and memorable. I hadn’t seen my ring for 7 months and forgot how beautiful it was. 1 year later and I still look at it all the time. I

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