(Closed) Proposing without a ring

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
1601 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Good luck!!!!

Post # 17
1359 posts
Bumble bee

I think that I would just say that if you are going to use a stand-in rather than not using a ring, I’d make sure it was really, really clear that it was a stand-in. Like, a ring-pop, or something not at all traditionally engagement-y. My friend was proposed to with a stand-in, but when he opened the ring box, it wasn’t clear that it was a stand-in and she HATED it, so it ruined the moment a bit for her wondering how he got it so wrong. Obviously she was still thrilled to be proposed to and even happier when she found out her dream ring was coming, but she still laughs about how horrified she was by the ring she was presented. (FTR, her actual engagement ring was a 1 ct. round solitaire with a pave shank; her stand-in was a heart-shaped halo in yellow.)

Post # 18
6237 posts
Bee Keeper

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farmfreshjoy :  yup exactly this. A colourful jokey ring was my suggestion before because of this.


You don’t want to get something that looks ‘real’ as she may think it’s actually her ring so go very silly little girls costume jewellery route or a gummy sweetie ring or something. 

Post # 19
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

What about just a plain band that she can use as her wedding ring if she wants? Tell her the e-ring was delayed and is coming in and now she’s got an entire set from you if that’s the route she wants to go.

Post # 20
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

There’s a famous footballer in Australia who was in the same situation as you and he proposed to his wife with a Burger Ring. She said yes 🙂

Post # 21
2989 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Propose with a ring pop in her favorite flavor! 

Or you can just take her out on a great day and propose to her on Wednesday when the ring arrives. 

Post # 22
403 posts
Helper bee

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chancetay8382 :  Propose with something obviously funny like a cigar band or bandaid. You can take her ring shopping and out to lunch the next day. Please get her a ring that she wants.

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