(Closed) How long do you think…

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Hmmmm, it probably depends on the guy, the type of ring he wants to get (custom takes a lot longer) and how easily he can find the right diamond….It’s soooo frustrating to wait,  I totally feel your pain! Honestly, if he just started “the process” my guess is anywhere from 2-6 months, but it could be shorter if he already ordered the ring/bought the stone…Has he given you any sort of timeline for proposing or when you guys might like to have the wedding? That might be a good clue…I know that I waited 8 months from when we first went to look at rings to actually getting that baby on my finger…and it was a loooooong 8 months, let me tell you! I highly recommend WB whenever your frustrated, if I had known about this before getting engaged, it would have save Fiance and I a lot of fights and drama…

Post # 4
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We started looking in Sept. 2008. He started the design process in mid December 2008 and didn’t get the ring until the mid to late January 2009. Then he took it to get insured. We finally got engaged February 4th. I gave him a rough idea of what I wanted-simple, solitare, nothing too big, but he designed it with the jeweler own his own. I didn’t have any input at that point. I didn’t even know he was doing it.

So it takes some time. Be patient. It’s sooo worth the wait!

Post # 5
815 posts
Busy bee

I hear it burns a hole in their pockets once they do get it, if that helps.  If I went on my personal experience I would say that it takes approximately 2-3 years (kidding). 

Post # 6
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’d say it depends on his situation. My fiance was using a ring in his family, so once he decided he just told his mom he wanted the ring and he got it that day. I didn’t know any of this… so do you know for sure you’re getting a “store bought/new” ring?

Post # 8
336 posts
Helper bee

Well, I know that my Fiance had the ring a month and a half before he gave it to me. He said he wanted to every day, but we had no real alone time until he did it! 

I don’t think it takes THAT long. But it might depending on what he’s looking for.

Post # 9
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

It definitely depends on the situation. My husband is a picky guy and takes forever to do things, but apparently, he picked out my ring in a month’s time, ordered it, got it 2 weeks later and proposed the following Sunday. So for him, that was pretty quick to make a decision about a particular ring.

If you know that it’s going to be October at the latest, my recommendation would be to try to get it off your mind. Do you want to be surprised? If so, try not to have too many expectations. It will make it all that much better. If you think that every weekend is going to be “the” weekend, you might be disappointed a few times, and that’s never a fun feeling. If you go into it thinking that you won’t get engaged until 10/31, then when he proposes on 9/1, you’ll be shocked and happily surprised! And quit checking the sock drawer! It’s going to make you insane! Smile

Post # 10
3332 posts
Sugar bee

I think it definitely depends on the guy, his finances and your relationship.  My husband proposed in late April 2008 and I guess he picked out my ring in early September 2007. I think he had the ring in our apartment earlier in the month, but he wanted to wait until I was finished with my school semester and we were on vacation to pop the question.  FWIW, I had pretty much no idea that he was in the process of paying for my ring and as a result, we had a huge fight about getting engaged that October.  Little did I know, the ring was already ordered!  Oops!

Post # 11
15 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

I feel your pain or excitement lol! I’m in the same boat! I know he has it…and I thought he was the type to do it as soon as he had it! ( We tell each other everything and I can tell he’s dying with excitement too…its like he’s skipping around all the time HA) yet…..he’s still holding onto it……………..no clue…..but its driving me nuts!

Post # 12
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

I dunno…my Fiance had picked out one ring that I knew about then he returned it…..without me knowing on his day off he went and purchased a new ring and proposed all in one day.  So in a way he had initially had it all planned out then went about spontaneously on his own.

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