(Closed) Sneaky bling picture… guilty! Hopefully I’m a week from official!

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

well if you already have a wedding date and are talking to priests and booking wedding stuff that i would say that your already engaged.. the ring is just an outward symbol that ur planning to get married soon

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 I know how you feel! We were basically engaged before I got the ring. we just didn’t really tell anyone. But i was making plans- quietly. hehe but not making calls until I had the ring. it was important for him to ask my father.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh i totally feel you!!

My fiance and I were high school sweet hearts and I’ve wanted to marry him since senior year but I knew there wasn’t a snowballs chance in hell it was going to happen before we graduated college. Last August, right before starting our senior years in college, we went on vacation together at the beach. We had a really romantic dinner and he told me he knew I was the one (i should hope so after 6 years! LOL) and that he was ready to start ring shopping. I was GIDDY… ecstatic… completely enthralled. He asked me not to make any annoucements until we had a ring and made it official so that people weren’t asking “where’s the ring” “when’s it coming” etc. 

2 nights later we were walking along the board walk and came across this small little jewelry store called Majestic Jewels. We walked in just expecting to find costume jewelry and instead were greeted to a large glass case with black velvet and tons of vintage diamond rings. I was swooning. There before me was a ring so gorgeous it litterally took my breath away. I asked to see it and it fit my finger perfectly. I gave my fiance my best puppy dog eyes but he kept reminding me that we just started looking, it may not be the one, blah blah blah. I didn’t push and we left.

About 2 weeks later, we were home in our apartment and I came across a small champagne ring box…. my mind said don’t do it Cuppycake… but my fingers were quicker and I opened it… I sat there staring at the most gorgeous ring I have ever seen… he had bought my ring from the beach! I tried to keep it to myself but I was bursting at the seems and the second he got home I blurted out that I knew he had bought it. He laughed and said it was his own fault for not hiding it better but then let me know why he was withholding it. He had told his dad before vacation that he was going to bring up marriage and his dad had expressed that he really wanted him to wait until after he graduated from college to make any plans about a wedding (just for financial and stability purposes). He told me that he had promised his dad he would wait and we had to hold off until May to get officially engaged… it was only September!! I thought I was absolutley going to die. Im not a patient person anyway but this was unbarable. I ended up telling my mom and my 4 best friends less than a week later much to Mr.Cuppy’s dismay. Then I started buying bridal magazines and visiting venues and gown shops- I wanted to be patient, I really did but it is just NOT in my nature. LOL by December Mr. Cuppycake had been defeated. He couldn’t make me wait any longer so he wrapped up my ring and gave it to me as a Chistmas present on Christmas Eve. When I opened it I was so suprised and so happy to wear that ring and finally make it official.

Trust me girl I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!!! Hopefully your man doesn’t make you wait 3 months like mine did!

Heres a pic of my gorgeous vintage engagement ring! It even has an asscher cut diamond! Swoooon <3

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was totally there! We were having really open discussions about wedding colors, venues and cakes before he forked over the ring. We went together to buy it, and he held onto it for the three longest weeks of my life before he officially proposed. I have zero advice on how to deal with the waiting, though, because I sucked at it!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was totally there until this past weekend – but I didn’t do as well at keeping it a secret as you have, that’s impressive. My guy and I started ring shopping together in May and he was really just waiting on me to pick the ring. We ended up having something custom made and it took a few months. All the while, I knew the proposal was coming but I wanted there to be some suprise when I announced it. I told a few close friends and finally broke down and told my mom in the middle of July (I got really drunk and I can’t keep a secret when I’m drunk – haha!). My guy proposed last weekend and it’s so wonderful to be able to officially tell everyone and really start planning!!

I’m sure your boyfriend is going to propose soon and it’s going to be so fun sharing that news!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

How exciting!  We planned our whole wedding before we were officially engaged!  LOL  I’m with ya!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I love your setting!!! LOVE it.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

The ring is gorgeous! Good job not bugging him about it πŸ˜‰ I think I’d probably go nuts…and I hope the 20th brings GREAT news for you.

And I’m glad you have the big things booked. Now it’s only a matter of time until it’s official, and it doesn’t sound like it will be very much time!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Beautiful setting!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The ring is gorgeous…look at all that bling! πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@aberry: posting here really helps! I’m glad you are doing it. At least it helps for me. It helps just to know other women sympathize, and many are in a similar boat. And yes it would help even more if we could have an actual cocktail here, your comment was cracking me up!  

Regarding the ring, I think the 3 bands are gorgeous. You’re right it might be best as a wedding ring becuase adding a wedding band to that may be too much.  I’d be happy with that as an e-ring AND use it as the wedding ring in the ceremony. I don’t think I could wear more than 1 or 2 rings but that’s just me. I’m not super keen on having a lot of stuff on my hands. But some women can wear 5 rings and feel comfortable.  Whatever he does, I’m sure it will be perfect!

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