(Closed) How Long did you have to wait before you got your ering?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I never waited because I didn’t know it was coming.  πŸ˜€  I was just blissfully happy to be with him.  It was so awesome when he surprised me with an e-ring that he took part in designing on his own and planning.

Post # 4
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

He asked my father’s permission in August, I was with him when he ordered/bought the ring in November, with him when he picked it up in December, and then (obviously) with him when he proposed on New Year’s Eve at midnight! So yeah, there’s my rough timeline. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
363 posts
Helper bee

Oh I totally feel you on this one!  I had been looking online and picked one out from Whiteflash.  He was all ready to order and actually put in the order but then decided that he didn’t want to buy something he couldn’t see.  Which I was completely bummed about because I thought he was just jerking me around.  Then he told me he had found a place in Little Rock that had great reviews and wanted to go look there. So, thankfully the next day he didn’t have to work and we went down there and found one!! They had to send the diamond to the company to have the setting made and it should be getting in tomorrow morning!  I’m pretty sure he’s going to ask on Saturday because I’m going home (we’re from Oklahoma but he’s an inspector on the pipeline and we’re in Arkansas right now) for my sis’s bday and I think he wants me to have it to show off!   Anyways, long story short….a little over a week. 

Post # 6
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had been ‘ring shopping’ for a while and then he finally bought my ring about 2 weeks before Christmas, and proposed Christmas Eve 2008. πŸ™‚ That’s the timeline, but as far as waiting goes, it was about 7 years in the coming.

Post # 7
2820 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I didn’t go shopping for a ring with him, but I knew when he’d found and bought it (final payment was in May/June, 2007). He proposed on Valentine’s Day of 2009. So…almost two years.

Post # 8
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@jenniphyr- holy cow! how on earth did you wait TWO YEARS for your ring? I’d be a mess.

Post # 10
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Mine wait was about 8 months from looking at rings to the actual proposal….But once he had the ring, it was less than a week…waiting 8 months not knowing when it was going to happen was TORTURE!

Post # 11
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I asked the same question a few months ago!  We began ring shopping in March, found “the one” within a week but he didn’t propose until July.  So…4 months?  The wait period is painful…But the result is so heartwarming. 

Post # 12
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We first looked at rings in February 09, but we just happened to be in the store- it wasn’t like we made a date to “look at rings”.  Then unbeknownst to me he bought the ring in April 09.  Met my dad (and asked permission) July 5 09, then proposed on July 13 09.

Post # 13
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My fiance bought the ring in Oct 2007.

The proposal was on Dec 25, 2008.

Ugh! could have killed him..it sat in my drawer for more than a year. I actually told him mid-summerish that he should just return the stupid thing because I would rather have the money he spent on it, than have it sit in a drawer collecting dust. Actually, our biggest fights were over that stupid ring. In retrospect: it really wasn’t worth it.

*sighs* he left much to be desired for my long awaited proposal πŸ™

Post # 14
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

We dated for 1.5 years before he proposed and he only had the ring for a couple days before proposing. 

Post # 15
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’d been dating 7 years when we went ring shopping (high school sweeties, both wanted to finish BA before tying the knot). We picked out “the ring” in March and he proposed in August, so… About six months! The wait was EXCRUCIATING and I had some big baby moments a few times when I lost it and got all crazy. Engagement brain is a scary thing! I hope you don’t have to wait too long! (But, I am the first to say even though he took “forever”, the wait was worth it as the proposal was SO special and it’s important that your guy does it his way!)

Post # 16
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine was 5 months from shopping day to proposal day … he had the ring in his possession for about 2 weeks before I got it … 

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