(Closed) My BFF wants me to go ring shopping with her… awkward?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would tell her that it’s an experience that she and her boyfriend should have together, alone. I would maybe just look through websites with her and help her find styles she likes. That way you are still involved but she has the real experience with her boyfriend.

Post # 4
3465 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Could you go with just her to see what she likes then her and her bf can go together to offically ring shop? Maybe then it wouldn’t be as awkward 

Post # 7
503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I went looking with one of my friends but without FH when we were looking for my ring. Mainly because she wanted to look at rings too and her boyfriend isn’t ready to look, haha.

Post # 8
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Tell her you thought about it and changed your mine! You think its a moment they should share together and you would feel like a 3rd wheel (or HE might end up feelingl ike the 3rd wheel!!).  Offer to go shopping around town one day with her BEFORE she goes with him, so you guys can “re-con” and figure out some direction and that will make for a more productive trip when she goes with fiance.  Just be excited with her and go ga-ga over rings with her- Im sure all she wants is a little time and attention and to hear your input on her big plans =)

Post # 9
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think it’s that awkward, she probably just wants someone to get excited with her and provide good feedback. My fiance will tell me anything looks good, so I’m always happy to have someone around with a more discerning opinion.

Maybe you could suggest you two make it a girls afternoon? I did my ring shopping with my mom and sister, and then left my details with the jeweler. Then my fiance was able to go in and give them my name, and they showed him the rings I liked!

Post # 10
7211 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@AquaGrey8962:  I don’t think it’s awkward at all, but if YOU feel weird doing it just tell her you can’t. Offer to look at pictures if she’s stuck. 

I went shopping with my BFF’s Fiance without her because he wanted it to be a surprise but was totally clueless about what to get. It was kind of weird, but a good thing, cause she had made it VERY clear she wanted an emerald cut and the jeweler had all but convinced him a PRINCESS was “better”! Lazy jeweler just didn’t want to order something for him. It was a family friend who was giving him a deal, so he couldn’t just up & go somewhere else, I guess. 

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