Thoughts on getting your boyfriend an engagement ring for after he proposes?

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee

My fiancé doesn’t plan on wearing a wedding band once we are married, so this wouldn’t work for us, but if your man is open to the idea, then go for it!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

bakerbee09 :  Ring? No. But Fiance still bugs me for a drone. He’s like, “You get a ring, I should get a drone”. Smh. Mate you get a wife I’m the gift

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I got my fiancé a ring after he proposed ๐Ÿ™‚ He wears it on his right hand so that people aren’t confused and think he’s married. He loves wearing it! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I got my husband his actual wedding ring shortly before we got married and did something a little special (like a proposal) to present it to him. but he waited to wear it until the wedding day.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

THIS is the stellar engagement gift I gave to my love (but I had already given him two rings in the past, mind you, so he’s all ringed up):

 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I gave my boyfriend a carbon fiber and titanium ring for engagement and he loves it. I think yours would appreciate the gesture very much.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I did. He wanted a ring and he loves it. I let him choose the style. It’s very special to him. He’s never been married before, I have. 

I’m unsure if we will repurpose his ring for the wedding. But likely 

I took him to a dinner and gave him a card with sappy feelings and intentions inscribed, to make it special. Lol

Post # 10
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Helper bee

bakerbee09 :  I think you need to directly ask him if he would want an engagement ring because frankly, most guys dont. And then you need to ask him his style preference (diamond or no diamond, etc). Another gift may be suitable (a tool set, video game, token of love, a trip, etc). 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

In a lot of cultures men and women wear engagement rings. I o my recently found out that it’s not the norm everywhere where women have rings. So for me it is weird if a man doesn’t have one. My bf is from a culture where men don’t have rings so we shall see when we get there.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

My Fiance’ wears one lol and people assume he’s already married. Which is exactly the way we like it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

Hey there, 

I also bought my fiance his wedding ring. He’s wearing it on his right hand finger until marriage, and so do I.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I proposed to my husband without a ring. And then we both got rings afterwards. He really loved having his and showing it off whenever people asked to see mine ๐Ÿ™‚ The plan was to get him a different one for the wedding, but he loved the one he was wearing so much he didn’t want to stop and decided to keep it as his wedding ring. I also told my husband when I gave him the ring that I was ok with him not wearing it. It was a gift and if he didn’t want to wear it all the time then that was his choice. But I wanted to give him something pretty as well that would last a lifetime and be a nice little reminder of our engagement.

For us there was no issue with looking married. He didn’t really care about that misconception and if someone brought it up he would gently correct them. And people seemed to think it was cool that he got a ring too.

I know 5 couples (including myself) who have been engaged in the time I was and in 3 of those couples the men wore engagement rings. In 2 cases they wore a ring that became their wedding ring. In 1 case the man got a different ring as his wedding ring. It’s a small sample size, but men are starting to wear engagement rings more often.

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