(Closed) Promise Rings?

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Has your SO (or FI) given you a promise ring?
    Yes! I love it and I will treasure it always! : (54 votes)
    36 %
    Yeah, but that thing aint scratching the E-itch... Gimme the real thing already!! : (9 votes)
    6 %
    No, but I would loooove to have one while I wait! : (12 votes)
    8 %
    No, and I don't want one. I'd rather him save the money to put toward my e-ring! : (76 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 32
    107 posts
    Blushing bee

    Promise rings can be anything, a promise to one day get married, a promise to stay faithful to eachother, a promise to stay pure util the wedding night, or just an outwrd symbol to show love.

    Here is mine.

    Post # 33
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I had a few tearful conversations with my Fiance when we were pre engaged, he has his own fledgling business and I was struggling to trust that he would feel he made enough money to gve me the life he wanted to give me. I felt like if we knew we wanted marriage, it was engagement time. He felt that it wasn’t right to do so when he didn’t feel like he was maming enough money.

    At New Year, he bought me a ring as a symbol that even though the business swallowed up his time now, he was committed to marrying me when our finances improved. It did calm me down, it wasn’t a very expensive ring or the style I wanted as an e ring, but it was a physical gesture that reassured me that our waiting was due to a financial obstacle, not his lack of desire to marry me.

    We engaged last week, he has picked out a gorgeous e ring for me, which he is collecting from the jewellers today. He said that when I relaxed and trusted him to do what he promised, he felt he could really focus and make plans, he knew we had it in us to make a happy marriage.

    So my promise ring taught me a lot, if I wasn’t ready to trust my man even when it felt like a risk to do so, I wasn’t ready to be his wife.

    Post # 34
    19 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My Fiance gave me a  diamond promise ring just over 2 years into our relationship, we got engaged at 5.5 years. He’s a very traditional guy, and it was the way his parents had done it, so he wanted to do it the same way. It was just a nice display of our commitment and love. We were also in an on and off LDR due to school. 

    Post # 35
    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Fi and I had a similar situation as a PP. We had been dating for a little over a year when Fiance gave me my promise ring. It was his way of showing that he was serious about me. I gave him his promise ring before he went to basic training. It was my promise that I would be here when he got back. 

    Post # 36
    583 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i am engaged now almost married but my Fiance gave me a promise ring at our one year. we knew we wanted to be together (: 2 years he popped the question and i said yes! 

    Post # 37
    9 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My Fiance gave me a promise ring on our 1 year anniversary.

    Post # 38
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My fiance gave me a promise ring after a little more than a year of dating. They weren’t common in my area/group of friends/family, but I really appreciated it because of our situation – when my fiance graduated college and got his current job, he had to move across the country and he asked me to go with him. He wanted to show me that he was serious since he was asking me to give up my family, friends and job, but we were not in a financial place to get engaged or married. So he gave me my promise ring for my birthday, the month before we moved. 8 months after we moved (and he started working) he proposed! 

    We are getting married next year, and I’m planning on wearing my promise ring as part of my set. I’ll wear my promise ring first, then my wedding band, then my engagement ring. I can’t wait!

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