(Closed) OMG! THE SO JUST BOUGHT A…Wait, that’s not a ring!

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@BadaBingBling:  I know that feeling.  I thought for sure Darling Husband was going to ask me to marry him one Christmas.  We had even kind of talked about it.  So when I opened my present and it was a diamond heart pendant instead of a diamond ring, I was devastated. I didn’t know how to respond… It was so hard to pretend I wasn’t disappointed all day.  I had to wait longer, but he did eventually ask. 

I don’t have any advice…just sending you some support.  It will happen when the time is right for both of you. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Been there, done that…

We had talked rings, we had talked wedding, he knew I was expecting it.

He walked into my house on Christmas morning carrying a bag from the jewelry store.  He put it aside until we were going to exchange gifts.  We sit down and he tells me he wants to go last.  He’s giddy…Fine – I gave him his presents.

He finally hands me the jewerly store bag and I look inside (heart racing).  It’s a small flat box?  Hmmm…Must be a new way to box rings.  I open the box…

It’s a beautiful necklace.

Really, the necklace is very pretty.  I love it, but it’s totally not what I was expecting.  I tried to be happy, but I was disappointed. 

He made me wait another year until he actually proposed the following February!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Yup, know the feeling. Went on a romantic vacation with Fiance, and thought for sure he was going to propose. I was expecting it almost every day/moment of the trip, and on the flight home I was in a pretty sour mood. Trust me though, when the timing’s right it’ll happen ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 7
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Busy bee

How long have you guys been together? My Fiance and I have been together for many years, and after our vacation together (and my dashed hopes!) I decided that it was time to have a talk! I didn’t want to broach the subject earlier because I didn’t want to pressure him in any way. However, after talking with my aunt, she made me realize that marriage is a very serious decision and that maybe talking about it and our expectations was a good thing (and something that wouldn’t ‘ruin’ a surprise). It is a delicate situatioun though, I agree. You don’t want to pressure the guy, but at the same time, I think it’s acceptable to discuss what your intentions are for the future, where you see yourselves, what you expect, etc. Good luck and enjoy your new bracelet! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

aww, certainly been there! 

New Years Eve- was 200% sure he was going to propose, he had been acting beyond weird all night and was sneaking away with his best friend (male) to “talk” about something quite a few times that night. 

He didn’t propose and got plastered and blacked out shortly after midnight. Lets just say I wasn’t too pleased anymore. haha

BUT! he did plan an amazing proposal for a few months later, and I’m more than glad that it didn’t happen on NYE when the fireworks went off over Niagra Falls. 

Your time will come! Have a small talk with him, see where it leads. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wow, i would be upset too, but who knows he might be trying to trick you by showing you the receipt and somewhere else he has the ” second” purchase that he did separately ….does he know that you’re expecting an e ring soon?

Post # 10
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597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@BadaBingBling:  …. you need a sound effect for the ending, like a “wha wha wha whaaaa” because that BLOWS! ๐Ÿ™ 

I’m so sorry you feel so let down, I know how that happens and I remember well how disheartening it is. *hug* 

Post # 11
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1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

it will happen, dont worry!  I would not mention anything, do not push the more you talk about it the longer it will take!  he wants to surprise you im sure and does not want to feel pushed (at least this is how most men feel)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Guys can be a little clueless.  A coworkers girlfriend had been giving him some big hints about wanting a ring and we had to tell him that whatever he got her for Christmas, it should not be in a small jewelry box (unless it was a ring of course)!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m sorry ๐Ÿ™ I know that feeling too.. I had one of those moments this past Christmas .. I’m trying hard to not be bitter too

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Been there, done that! Can’t even count how many times I had convinced myself that Darling Husband had the ring and was going to propose. I tortured myself for months!! Waiting SUCKS!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Can  I just add, what a lovely guy you have there to treat you to a diamond ring spontaneously!!!!!! Maybe that should be my first step, engagement ring second…

Post # 16
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Helper bee

whooooops, I am ring obsessed!I  meant he got you a diamond bracelet….

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