Post # 1
So, the ring exists and as of yesterday it is in our apartment somewhere! I am so excited!
I am a terrible person and squeeze information out of him whenever he has had a few drinks. Through this method, I discovered the carat weight, the type of band, the jewelers name, etc. I’m horrible, I know.
I really do want a surprise proposal so I’m not sure why I’m doing this, I am just so curious and excited! I am dying to know what it looks like.
Last night, after a few glasses of wine I asked him to see it. He asked if I really wanted to but then, ultimately decided not to show me. I know if I push enough, he will let me see.
Should I just be patient and wait to see it when he gets down on one knee?
Post # 2
Girl, you need to chill. Let him surprise you! I didn’t want to see the ring before my husband proposed.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2019 - Tacoma, WA
If you can stand it, I would say just wait and have that moment during the proposal.
But, I say this as someone who wanted to wait, swore I would wait, and then totally caved and asked to see it because I couldn’t wait. SO even let me take a bunch of pics of it (not on my finger though) so I can look at it as much as I want via photos. I almost think it has made waiting worse, though, because it’s so pretty I just want it on my finger already!
I also chose the ring and designed it how I wanted it, though, so it’s not like it would have been a total surpise at the proposal anyway.
Post # 4
Wait and be surprised! Mine is also somewhere around here, I picked out the setting and the cut and he picked out the stone. But it was online so I’m also dying to see it! But I want to keep the surprise of it. But I know know what you mean!
Post # 5
Hi Bee yes chill out you’re taking the fun out of the surprise haha!
Post # 6
I think you’ll both enjoy the proposal more if you wait and let it be a surprise seeing it for the first time
Post # 7
You’re going to be bummed out when nothing is a surprise. Stop yourself now.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I didn’t want to see my engagement ring or know anything about the proposal the only thing that I had said was that I didn’t want a proposal before I graduated form college
Post # 9
Be patient and don’t spoil the surprise! You’ll enjoy it so much more
Post # 10
Thanks for the replies. I KNOW that all you ladies are right.. I just need to practice some self control.
Probably stressing this poor man out.
Post # 11
I have seen my ring before the proposal and I think it actually made me more excited because I didn’t want to take it off. So I’m kind of glad in a way I saw it as I’m even more excited now, but it’s also bad because I’m now really impatient to get engaged!
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
Just let yourself enjoy the surprise! I was not as anxious about it as you are, but it was so amazing to see my ring for the first time on my finger, after saying, “Yes!” and wrapping my arms around hubby.
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2019 - City, State
I think you should let yourself be surprised! In my case, we had my ring custom made and I know every nook and cranny of what I expect the ring to look like. It’s actually being delivered today (EEEEK!) and I did ask my SO to let me see it and try it on before he hides it away until the proposal. I want to see it because I need to make sure the reality of the ring is what I worked with the designr to create, so I know what to look for if something is off. However, it sounds like you already have a decent amount of information about your ring to give you just the right amount of excitement and still have a bit of mystery left over, so try to hand on to that feeling!
Post # 14
“The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting”
― Andy Warhol
Wait. You won’t regret it. Give him the joy of seeing you face when he opens that box in front of you…
Post # 15
Hopefully he doesn’t make u wait too long. My fiancé and I designed my ring together. I knew when it was coming. I raced home to see it. lol. Luckily he already had it in his mind to propose that afternoon so I didn’t have to wait.