Proposed with crimp pipe fitting until we can afford a ring

posted 11 months ago in Engagement
Post # 16
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I just love this!

Post # 17
2485 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

This is a man who actually WANTS to marry you and doesn’t have excuses up the ass. How refreshing. Congrats bee! 

Post # 18
1417 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

The story is absolutely adorable, but get yourself something sparkly if you don’t want to wear it.  Maybe keep that as a memento?  Give it its own adorable little box?  But don’t feel guilty about not wanting to wear industrial equipment on your hand.  There are loads of really pretty, inexpensive rings you can wear in the meantime.

Post # 20
2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

Agreeing with everything PPs have said. Adorable!!! Berricle has great stand in rings that are good quality for the in-between. 

Post # 21
3667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

This is really sweet bee! The gesture is beautiful but not really practical for everyday wear. I would just be honest and tell him that you absuoltely love the sentiment but that it hurts your finger (I also worry about it cutting you) and you worry about it catching on things. I agree with PP’s who suggested picking out an inexpensive stand-in ring to wear until you can afford your dream ring instead of wearing a ring given to you by someone else. Congratulations bee! 

Post # 22
187 posts
Blushing bee

Awww, this such an adorable proposal story! As PP suggested, a stand in sounds like a great idea. There’s tons of cheapie options in sterling silver, titanium, steel etc. depending on your price range at Amazon, Etsy, and chain stores if you want to try on in person before purchasing. Congrats, and happy planning!

Post # 23
10456 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

daisyjupes :  

Love this!  What a sweetie!  He just could not hold himself back one more minute.

I kinda think if it were me, I’d suck it up, take one for the team and wear the pipe fitting until he gets the official ring.

It’s impossible to imagine any scenario in which you tell him you don’t want to wear his sweet token without wounding him. Think of what it meant to your fiancé.  He wanted to give you the moon and the stars, but, all he had at that moment was a pipe fitting.

There is just no way to reject the “ring” without risking seriously hurting your fiancé’s feelings. Is it really worth it?

Post # 24
1341 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Omg that story is amazing! So cute! I like your idea about putting it away for display. I’m digging the design though and if you like it and wanted to incorporate it into a future ring I would say an emerald cut stone set east to west on a wide band would look just like it! Congrats and enjoy your enagagment! I’m sure you can compromise on an interim ring 🙂

Post # 25
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Hi! That’s a super cute proposal story – definitely keep & treasure that ring forever! 

I’m sure he wouldn’t mind a stand in ring while you wait to get your actual ring.. do lovely conflict free cubic zirconia rings, loads under $100!

Congratulations! 😀 

Post # 26
11 posts

daisyjupes :  that’s SO sweet! And will make a great engagement story, even if it’s not how you pictured it! Even though you don’t have an “official” ring yet, know that you definitely have yourself a keeper! If it’s uncomfortable to wear, maybe wear it as a necklace? Wearing the ring your dad gave you for graduation for now sounds like a great idea. And when you do get your “official” engagement ring, you should definitely keep the first one as a keepsake!

Congratulations on your engagement!

Post # 27
6323 posts
Bee Keeper

How sweet!! I can understand how that would be uncomfortable for daily wear. Just be honest with him, it’s hard to imagine he would oppose a stand-in. 

Post # 28
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

daisyjupes :  so sweet! I love that he just couldn’t wait to ask you! ❤️ D.H. proposed with a plastic ring he swept off the floor of his gymnasium after teaching because he wanted to surprise me. We had discussed using my grandmother’s ring and he knew I would be expecting a proposal after he had a chance to pick it up from my parents home. I wore it over night and discovered the next morning that it had turned my finger green! 😂 I was scrubbing like a mad woman because I wasn’t ready to tell my coworkers about the proposal yet until we announced to our families. My mother drove down my grandmother’s ring a few days later to congratulate us in person. 

Post # 29
2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

Such a cute and sweet story!!!

Post # 30
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That is an amazingly fantastic story and a sweet proposal! It sucks to admit when you can’t give someone something you really want to give them, but by golly if his heart isn’t in the right place! 

I don’t think he’d be offended by you not wearing it daily, and do love the idea of wearing it on a necklace and maybe getting a cheapie for the time being. 

Congratulations on your engagment! 😀 

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