Post # 1
Hey Ladies 🙂
Boyfriend or Best Friend and i went shopping for the second time today for “the ring”! So exciting. We found a localy family owned store and they were extremely helpful. I think we found something that we both really liked and i told him that was “the ring”. So we are done with our ering shopping! Then i started to wonder…when will i ever get this ring? So ladies…after you went ering shopping…how long did it take for him to propose?? Cause now the waiting game begins!!! AHH i want it now! 😉
Post # 3
I never waited because I didn’t know it was coming. 😀 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
- 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. 🙂
Post # 5
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
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. 🙂 That’s the timeline, but as far as waiting goes, it was about 7 years in the coming.
Post # 7
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
@jenniphyr- holy cow! how on earth did you wait TWO YEARS for your ring? I’d be a mess.
Post # 9
Wow…everyone has a really different timeline! So really i will just have no idea until he finally proposes. lol. Ive decided im going to try my hardest to drop the issue with him so that he can feel more relaxed and not pressured about it. Which means that i have to pick up a hobby so that i stop thinking about it! We are going to Brazil at the end of the year so im hoping it will be then! But in the meantime…in Brazil i will be buying an itsby bitsy bikini to fit in with the locals in Rio de Janeiro…so im gonna hit the gym hardcore! that SHOULD take some of the edge off of it.
Post # 10
- 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
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
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
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 🙁
Post # 14
We dated for 1.5 years before he proposed and he only had the ring for a couple days before proposing.
Post # 15
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
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 …