Post # 1
The question is simple:
Would you prefer to have a perfect dream-like proposal? or Would you rather have a beautiful ring instead?
I ask this cause I’ve seen a lot of friends getting engaged and all of them are different. Men either spend a lot of money on the proposal and not the ring.. and some prefer to spend it on the ring and have a simple proposal.
You tell me. I want to know…what do you prefer?
Post # 4
- 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
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
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
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
@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 # 9
@missmorganista: Love it. It’s so cutee!! and I agree with you 😉
Post # 10
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
Post # 11
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
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 # 13
@fishbone: I agree with you..I just want to know what people think .This website is to hear opinions isn’t it? 😉
Post # 14
Ring. I’d rather have a sweet, simple proposal. Which I did.
Post # 15
- 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
Definitely I’ll take a gorgeous ring over an elaborate proposal.