(Closed) How long was YOUR wait?

posted 12 years ago in Waiting
Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

He had it for 2 months before he proposed, which I didn’t know.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

6 months!!! i told him i wouldn’t move/live together with him (he was moving to pittsburgh from chicago for school) unless we were engaged.

 ( i was in pittsburgh living with him sans ring for 6 months… i even knew where he was "hiding" it! )

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We looked in December, I got the ring in March.

 

He held onto it for a while, even brought it to Mexico (and somehow hid it from me) then back home, and proposed the weekend after Mexico ๐Ÿ™‚

So, he had it in his posession for almost 2 months. 

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We picked it out together, picked it up together and only lasted about 20 hours with it in the house before we were officially engaged! We were way to excited to wait. Especially since I knew it was in the house and what it looked like!

Post # 23
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Worker bee

I would say it was around three-four months from when we looked at rings together. But he was so cute… he said that once he had it in his possession he just wanted to show it to me! He managed to wait four days until he proposed ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wellllllllll I’m still waiting for mine. Let’s say that I’ve been waiting since August (!!!! and he says that I’m not patient). The funny thing is that we’re planning our wedding without the official engagement, we are working kind of out of order. He says that I’m "not patient", but girls it’s been a LONG time since we’ve decided to get married and he really wants to! I’ve tried everything from changing the wedding date, to saying I no longer want a ring, to "helping" by picking out and saving rings online, to trying to just ignore it and pretend uninterested…I know it’s coming bc we’ve talked about it to death, the question is: WHEN?

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

I didn’t know he had it!  Bought apparently he bought it on a Thursday, it was ready on a Monday and he proposed on Tuesday. 

Post # 26
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Newbee

I found the ring while I was cleaning (oops!)…. I saw the little bag from the jewelry store, and my heart jumped! I didn’t look, and I pretended I didn’t know about it, but I became SERIOUSLY antsy and excited about it (come on, come on, come on!!! haha) We had a big (romantic) trip planned, so I just KNEW he’d do it on that trip– yeah, no. HAHA. Romantic trip came and went– no diamond on my finger. Then he kept joking with me about proposing on random (weird) days, and at weird times (to throw me off). Ok, so at this point, he knew I must have seen it (since the bag was moved slightly, and the area around it was dusted), so he was just trying to be silly and mess with me (soooo like him). He wanted it to be a complete surprise! Well, considering that EVERYDAY I was waiting for it, it would never be a complete shock- HAHA. I was seriously making sure my nails were done everyday- hey, you never know, he would have done it on a random Tuesday night to try to get a surprised look out of me!!! Anyway, fast forward another 3 months, and he FINALLY proposed, and it was perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 27
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

About 8 months…..I knew he was in the process of buying a ring sometime while he was in Iraq. I knew he’d propose in May during his R&R…so I knew it was coming! *torture*

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I had no idea he had purchased a ring. And he usually is not good at keeping things from me ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 29
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine was the worst!  A year.  He waited until we went on vacation to propose.

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

How do you think guys manage to hold on to these things for so long?! My ring burned a hole in his pocket.

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Fiance bought my ring a little over three months before he proposed. Drove me nuts!

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Fiance bought my ring about a month before he proposed.  He called me one night asking what kind of rings I liked and he was telling me about his experience ring shopping, how the saleslady told him he should be romantic and propose in front of our family and friends and all that, so he called to ask me if that was what I had wanted.  I said, are you crazy, if you did something like that I would know something was going on.  Instead I told him it should just be between him and I and when ever he felt like it.  After he proposed I found out he had bought the ring that same night he called me about it. 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I actually got the ring after he proposed. Lol. we picked out the ring together and I went with him when he paid for it, but it needed to be sized and a larger center stone put in. It was supposed to be ready the following Saturday, so he nonchalantly made plans for us for the "secret" proposal for that Saturday night, but then the ring wasn’t ready and he didn’t want to put the proposal off any longer so he drove around all morning Saturday when I was at a doc. appt looking for one of those vending machine rings to propose with…we got the real ring three days later ๐Ÿ™‚

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