- 6 years ago
Hello Bees! Anxious bee-in-waiting here. I’ve talked seriously with my boyfriend about our future recently and I have reason to believe a proposal is coming *very* soon! We are leaving today actually for a vacation in the Florida Keys, followed by a couple days at Disney World. Boyfriend and I are absolute best friends and I feel like because of this, our journey to engagement might be a little non-traditional, as he’s been too excited to keep anything a secret (i.e. asking my parents, talking to his parents, when he plans to ask, etc.). I don’t know anything about when/where exactly he might ask, but I have a strong feeling it will be sometime on this trip!
About the ring…we’ve looked at settings a little bit and I’ve given him details about what I love. I’m getting a beautiful family heirloom diamond that belonged to his great grandmother, and we will just reset it. I know for a fact that BF hasn’t gotten the setting we looked at, nor has he removed the diamond from the original ring. He did, however, pick up the original ring from his parents before the trip, and it’s packed somewhere. BF randomly expressed (I think out of nervousness and worry) that he didn’t have a ring yet, just a few days ago. I tried to alleviate this by saying that if he wanted to wait to propose with a ring, that was definitely ok with me, but if he chose to propose with his grandmother’s ring, that would still be very special to me. He seemed relieved and said he was glad I said that.
Now I’m head over heels excited about this vacation, for more reasons than just spending time with my honey in paradise. I’m just wondering how it will be perceived by outside people once we do announce it publicly. When finding out people are engaged, so many people I know jump immediately to “show us the ring!”
Is it weird at all to not have THE ring right when engaged, and then to go choose the setting together afterwards?? I don’t want to make myself and him feel awkward at thag point, when in reality, I’m getting a pretty freaking amazing diamond.
Thanks in advance! I appreciate any words you can offer about this dilemma + general tips to focus on anything else but the (hopefully) upcoming proposal!! 🙂