(Closed) Propose without THE ring??

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
Post # 2
1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I know quite a few people who have needed to have their rings resized after their proposal and have just said so. I get this is slightly different as you might not have yet seen your final ring but I think you can say you’re happy to be focusing on what being engaged means (ie commitment from each other to spend forever together) and that the ring, when it’s ready, will be the icing on the cake!

Post # 3
5356 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

We custom designed my ring and it was suppose to be ready 2 weeks before we left for vacation in Hawaii. 6 days before we left, we found out it hadn’t even been started yet. He proposed with a stand in, didn’t even have anything to do with my ring, it was completely opposite of my real ring. When people asked to see my ring I told them it was custom and wasn’t finished yet. When it was finished 2 months later, everyone was still excited to see it. I think you’re over thinking it! Good luck!

Post # 4
535 posts
Busy bee

A lot if people around here get stand-in ring from Berricle.com for when they travel, etc. Why not order a ring similar to the one you eventually anticipate having? Then you can show people your Berricle ring, while adding that the “real” one is in the shop?

Post # 5
1487 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I had NO idea what I wanted in an engagement ring and we wanted to choose it together, but Fiance didn’t want me knowing when the engagement was coming. So he proposed with a ‘proposal’ ring (simple white gold band) so that once engaged I could ring shop for what I wanted. The idea was that the proposal ring could then become my wedding band, but the ring I’ve chosen as my engagement ring needs a curved wedding band if I don’t want a gap. So now we’ll custom make the wedding band to fit the e-ring and the plain band will be my travel ring/RHR.

I haven’t had any issues with it, I simply say it’s my proposal ring and that we’ve found an e-ring together afterwards and then show a picture of the e-ring (picking it up in September! yay!).

To each their own! I don’t think there is any issue with your approach 😀

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