(Closed) If you had the option to pick out your e-ring…

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you prefer to pick out your engagement ring before/after he proposes?

    After- I want a surprise proposal!!

    Before- I want him to pop that ring right on this bad boy asap :)

  • Post # 3
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We picked mine out together (well, had it custom made, same idea) and he put it on my finger the same evening we picked it up from the jeweller!  I wouldn’t change a thing.

    Post # 4
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d prefer not picking it at all! Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I think the man should choose it and for it to be a surprise!

    Post # 5
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it totally depends on the couple. My SO and I went ring shopping together, and I have a good idea of the type of ring I’m going to get (I told him my favorites, which are all very similar) and I’m fine with that. I know the proposal will be a surprise regardless of wether or not I know what the ring looks like.

    Post # 6
    20 posts
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I pretty much told him what I wanted and was lucky enough that he listened 🙂 I’m glad I did, because otherwise I think he would have gone a totally different direction!

    Post # 7
    15 posts

    I’m extremely happy that I didn’t pick out my ring, because what he designed wasn’t what I would have chosen but I absolutely love it! But if he did have me do the choosing, I would still want the surprise proposal. I love surprises and he’s the only one who can manage to surprise me all the time.

    Post # 8
    4346 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I told him things I liked and showed him pictures of the same ring over and over again. He got it custom made before the proposal which was great. I wouldn’t have minded trying on things in the jewelery store though. The only sad part was having the jeweler size it, which took less than a business day because he warned them I was going out of town for a couple months so the rushed the process.

    Post # 9
    742 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Hmmmm. I’m not a very romantic person, we had been together 6 years, we knew we were going to get married so I didn’t see the point of him asking a question that felt unessecary for us. Fiance originally proposed with shoes. I love shoes. They are my wedding shoes.We had the ring made to my taste after that. A lot of people tell me off for not having, and not wanting a big gesture but I don’t like attention or big romantic speeches. It makes me uncomfortable. Who knows how i’ll survive the wedding. 


    Fiance says i’m Vulcan.

    Post # 10
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I said after only because I like the idea of a surprise proposal (which mine was).  I had given DH some guidelines of what I like and he did a phenomenal job.  Most importantly I loved being completely shocked!

    Post # 11
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    We picked my ring out together beforehand, and I wouldn’t change the way we did things.

    Post # 12
    764 posts
    Busy bee

    I only voted after because I would NOT want to wait. Girl that man hasn’t unassed that diamond yet?!! Are you not going insane!!!!!

    Post # 13
    2892 posts
    Sugar bee

    We went the custom route as well and we picked out the ring before the proposal. My guy didn’t want to spend a single penny on a ring I might hate so he figured it was best if we went together. 

    Post # 14
    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I didn’t want to FULLY pick mine out and know exactly what was coming, so we looked and discussed options together and then he made the final decision.  We wanted to have that ring right when we got engaged!

    Post # 15
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I picked my ring after he proposed. Around 7 months after actually.

    I didn’t want some big to do, I’m not romantic and if FH has gone alone to pick out a ring I have no idea what I would have ended up with. FH knows nothing about jewelry and he would have had to go alone.

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