(Closed) Perfect proposal VS Beautiful ring..?

posted 5 years ago in Intercultural
  • poll: Perfect proposal VS Beautiful ring..?
    A beautiful dream-like proposal with a small/simple ring : (21 votes)
    21 %
    A beautifil ring with a small/simple proposal : (78 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Both?  lol

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    I’m just going to go with what happened to me. 🙂 It was a perfect proposal and my perfect ring. It’s simple, NOT small (well, compared to the honkers that I’ve seen on this board some people might consider it small), and totally me. The proposal was perfect, too.

     ETA: The proposal was “free” if you don’t count the price of the ring, btw. 

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I had to really think about that because the proposal and the ring are so, so important to me.  But, I decided that the ring is less important than the proposal because of all the thought that goes behind the proposal and the beautiful memory I will always have of it.  The ring is just a piece of jewelry that I can upgrade in the end.  Yes, there is sentiment behind it, but I guess I am just more sentimental with my memories and experiences and events than I am with my objects. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Ring. I already knew my SO loved me, and a grand gesture wasn’t needed to prove that. Any gesture would’ve been romantic. But I sure do love having something sparkly to look at- that will last forever!

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think any proposal is beautiful. My husband did not put any money into it when he asked me. It was 14 degrees outsid with 3 feet of snow on the ground next to a frozen waterfall. The act itself, the scenery and his words made it beautiful. So no matter what kind of proposal I would have got, it would have been amazing. Even if it was at 4am with no make up on.

    So I guess I would pick both. Because my ring rocks, too.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @futuremrsk18:  me too +1 on that but id had a lil of both ; ) my ring is 5/8 carat and the proposal was BIG he threw the surprise Engagement party after he got on one knee and asked me to be his wife he the blind folded me and took me to a restaurant where he rented the banquet room and all out family and friends were there ; ) it was awesome id def take a smaller ring for my grand proposal ; )  

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I think the sentiment is more important than a huge proposal. (Plus, I’m a little shy so I didn’t want a big production.) Plus, you have the ring forever, so I’m going to have to go with that Laughing

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My ring may not be huge, but my fiance proposed to me in Venice, Italy while we were backpacking across Europe and Northern Africa for a month.  Granted I could have had one hugggge ring for the ~$7k we spent on traveling, but I wouldn’t trade that experience or time with him for anything. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Both the ring and the proposal should be appreciated for the emotion that they represent, and not compared to or measured against anyone else’s notion of what’s “big,” “beautiful,” “perfect,” “dream-like,” or “simple.”

    Deciding if a “simple” ring or a “simple” proposal is “better” is superficial, and dilutes the emotional power of love.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Ring. I’d rather have a sweet, simple proposal. Which I did. 

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    My two cents are, in whatever scenario the man of your dreams gets down on one knee, professes his undying love, and asks you to be his wife… That’s pretty much perfect!!! Mine was a pretty simple proposal so I can’t say whether a fancy one is *more* special, but a simple heartfelt one was absolutely perfect in my case.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Definitely I’ll take a gorgeous ring over an elaborate proposal.

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