(Closed) WAITING BEES: Answer this survey while you wait! :)

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 16
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39 posts
Newbee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? We have been dating for two and a half years.

 2. How old are both of you? We are both 22.

 3. How long have you been waiting? I am not so much waiting as hoping. He did tell me last Christmas that he planned on proposing within a year, but we’re young and we’ve got time so there’s really no rush. It will happen when the time is right.

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? I suppose I answered this with the last question. I know that we plan to marry in the nearish future (I would say definitely within three years).

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? My mom has already told my bf that he can use her heirloom ring/stones that have been passed down through many generations in my family since my dad passed away a few years ago, so we’ll be using that. It’s a very unique ring that is very large. It’s not really to my taste so I plan on resetting some of the stones.

6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want* Since the main stone I will be using is a princess cut I suppose I would like something like this:

 

 

 

Post # 17
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460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? Coming up on 5 years.

 2. How old are both of you? 21.

 3. How long have you been waiting? Since March of this year when we started seriously discussing marriage and the future.

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? Before graduation, so within the next 7 months. Though I think he’ll do it by Christmas.

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? Both in store and online, yes. After bombarding him with options, he ended up having me make a private pinterest board with all of my preferences so he can custom design something with Schubachs. I tried to talk him out of the custom idea for money’s sake, but he’s insisting that it be unique and one of a kind. No complaints here!

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

14k rose gold verragio style ring with a 1.25 round or 1.4 cushion center since I don’t want to ever upgrade and they face up roughly the same. It wouldn’t be too ostentatious or unbelievable to a 3rd party since he has a lot saved up and could afford a diamond that size, but we’re super nerdy about space and all about ethics so we’re going the moissy route. Plus the double refraction is just… yum.

We liked this example on diamondbistro, but he said that he wants to alter it in his own way. I’m giving him free reign and have become completely hands off, so I can’t wait to see what he comes up with!

Post # 18
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229 posts
Helper bee

 1. How long have you and your SO been dating? It’ll be 5 years in December from our 1st date. We broke up a few times in the beginning but as of August 16th itll be 3 years solid of not fighting or breaking up at all.

 2. How old are both of you? I am 28 and he is 37

 3. How long have you been waiting?  I knew he was the one when I met him so I could say 5 years but realistically I’ve been in engagement/wedding mode for the past year.

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? No timeline…he moves very slowly when it come to our relationship. I just pray it happens sooner rather than later.

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? Yes.  I’ve been hinting at rings on FB for a year now. I’ve tried a few times to look when we go into jewelry stores but he never lets me BUT this past Saturday he took me in all of the stores on his own to look at rings.  We picked a few but 1 in particular.

 6. What ring do you want? We have very different taste.  He liked cathedral setting with a solitare either by itself or with small princess cut diamonds down the side. Personally I love a single halo setting with or without small round diamonds on the sides.  I believe we came to a decision with this ring but I can’t help but wish it was just a LITTLE bit bigger in the center stone…it is a  Ecoura™ Collection Diamond Bridal Set 7/8ctw….Idk if thats the real name of it but thats what it says on Reeds jewelry site.  Hre is the pic: 

BUT here is my dream ring….Henri Daussi ALG 

Post # 19
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63 posts
Worker bee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

  4 years 

 2. How old are both of you?

  I am 25. He is 28

 3. How long have you been waiting?

Well Ive been ready an waiting for probably 2 years… However I found a receipt back in FEB that he is making payments on…so officially wating 7 months!!! I cant take it anymore!!

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

We have talked about the wedding being in the next year or two ( I would like it to be next year around this time so HE needs to HURRY UP!!) LOL

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

We havent actually looked for me (He thinks the ring should be completely picked by the guy) We have discussed what we like and dislike about our friends rings and he used to be a jeweler so I have very good confidence in him picking the perfect ring!

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

Well he has already purchased it πŸ™‚ its a .75 carat H V12 Round Brilliant . Not sure about the setting but he know I want a solitaire . Just not sure if he will get pave band or plain. I will be very pleased with both. Even though what I reaallly want is a vintage style setting like this … I have decided that I will just make my wedding band vintage (second pic). I cant wait!!!!!!!.If i pin this enough will i get it?

<br />Unique Diamond Wedding Band.   Y'all this is seriously perfect<br /><br />

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

 1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

Just over 5 years.

 2. How old are both of you?

He’s 26 and I’m 25

 3. How long have you been waiting?

Since he finished school so I’d say just over a year. (Original plan was to finish in the same year, find jobs, save etc… alot harder finding a job than we anticipated…)

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

We have talked about a timeline for a while now but it was all based on when he could get a full-time job in his field. He was looking for over a year but recently just found a good full-time job in his field, so hoping to only be waitinf 3-6 more months.

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

YES haha. He knows exactly what I want.

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

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Post # 21
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Blushing bee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating?      9 years

2. How old are both of you?        Me-29, SO-31

3. How long have you been waiting?       Seriously Waiting – About 2 years

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?       The last time we talked about it, I told him I want to be engaged within a year and that was near our 9th anniversary so maybe 10 months more πŸ˜€

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?       *I* have looked at and discussed rings, he just sort of rolls his eyes lol

6. What ring do you want?

 But with a light green moissanite for the center stone <3

Post # 22
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I love this! Thank you for setting this up. 

 

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? A year πŸ™‚

 2. How old are both of you? I am 26, he is 27.

 3. How long have you been waiting? About a month! I knew he looked at (or purchased) a ring about a month ago (found out by accident- he doesn’t know I know!)

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? I am thinking I will be engaged by the end of this month (August!) EEEK!

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? A *tiny* bit a while ago. He pretty much knows what I don’t want (yellow gold). Otherwise, I really wanted him to pick something he loved. 

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want* I didn’t really have anything in mind. I knew I didn’t want yellow gold but other that, I just wanted to be suprised.

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Post # 23
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231 posts
Helper bee

 1. How long have you and your SO been dating? 6 years

 2. How old are both of you? I’m 25 he is 27

 3. How long have you been waiting? for about a year

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? I would like to be enagaged by next summer because I want a weding in 2016 but we will see..

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? Yes and yes. I have showed him many pics of the kind of rings I like 

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want* Something like this

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Post # 24
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341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

Only a year as of July 13! We’ve both said we’ve been slow to act in past relationships, but this one just feels right.

2. How old are both of you?

I’m 37 (yikes), and he’s 42. 

3. How long have you been waiting?

We’ve been talking about marriage since last September, but only casually. That talk has ramped up recently, so I’d say I’ve been waiting since our anniversary. 

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

We know we don’t want a long engagement (no more than one year), and we want to get married in the fall or winter. That means he needs to get moving on the proposal. Even he admits it!

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

He gave me two promise rings for our anniversary and told me the diamond for the engagement ring is a family heirloom and is at the jeweler being placed in a new setting. Now HE has been all giddy about trying on wedding bands for himself. I told him I was kind of jealous about not getting that experience. We might head out and look just for fun, although I don’t want to lead any jewelers on, since mine is a done deal.  

6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

Haven’t given it any thought, since he (with his mother’s help) has already chosen. I *think* it’ll be a solitaire. He did tell me the wedding band (also an heirloom) has a row of diamonds.<br /><br />

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  1. How long have you and your SO been dating? Almost 7 years now.
  2. How old are both of you? Both 28.
  3. How long have you been waiting? It feels like forever (especially as all my friends’ engagements and weddings have come and gone), but we really started talking about marriage going back 3/4 years.
  4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? We were waiting until my SO graduated graduate school and got his first job. Now that he has one, we’ve been talking and it should be within the month. We then want to be married at San Francisco City Hall in December (with very, very little fanfare) and have small, intimate dinner celebrations around Spring next year with our families on either side of the country that aren’t able to travel. I decided a few years ago that a traditional wedding just wasn’t for me.
  5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? Oh yeah. I told him which one I’d like and he actually said that was the one he had been planning on getting me (whether that’s true or not, who knows!).
  6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want* Classic Tiffany setting in yellow gold. Maybe 1.7-1.8 carats.

Post # 26
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Worker bee

1. SO & I have been together about 3.5yrs, living together for 1.5 of them. 

2. I’m 38, he’s 45.

3. I’ve been waiting for over 2yrs, but he’s only finally understood that this “wish” of mine isn’t going away since about March this year, even though I was very clear about my intentions for my own future at the beginning of the relationship. He got in that “I’m happy, I don’t want things to change” frame of mind. πŸ˜›

4. I’m kind of thinking we’ll be engaged at the latest by the trip we’re taking in October, especially since we’ve already discussed that the wedding will take place Summer 2015. Though I hope it happens before (and I may say this to him), because I will be able to relax and have a much better time not having to be anxious about a potential proposal the whole time, particularly if it doesn’t happen. 

5. Yes! We went early last week and I think pretty much decided on one. Ever since then I’ve been off and on both less and more anxious for this all to happen.

6. I had in mind I’d like a halo with a plain band, but found out while shopping that he likes solitaires and Canadian Diamonds! So that’s what the one we picked is. White gold and different enough from my ring from my first marriage to suit my taste. 

Post # 27
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3085 posts
Sugar bee

GirlyGirl24:  

 

  1.  How long have you and your SO been dating?

We have been dating over 3 years now! We just hit 3 years in May. 

 

  1.  How old are both of you?

I just turned 24 and SO just turned 30. But if you ask him, he just turned 22 :p

  1.  How long have you been waiting?

Hmmm…well i have known i have wanted to marry him for a long time, but actively waiting i would say around the time i discovered a waiting board! haha. Less than a year, i want to say about 9 months or so since the time i actively joined and we have had more concrete conversations about it. 

  1.  Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

He said next year would be ideal to give him enough time to save. We have just started looking at rings! I dont want to get my hopes up because life happens and things get postponed, but maybe next year eeeee.

  1.  Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

Yes, just recently! We stopped by a jeweler at the mall and have also browsed online at styles. He only has a few requirements (it must be certified- which is great, but more expensive and longer to save for!)

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

i am deciding between a plan or jeweled band – but a round solitaire seems to be my style

Post # 28
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109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

1. How long have you and your SO been dating?    <br />A little over 2.5 years, will be 3 years November5.

 2. How old are both of you?    <br />I am 24 will be 25 in September and he is 27.

 

 3. How long have you been waiting?   Since the Spring of 2013 

 

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? <br />SO informed me early this Spring that within the next 6 months we would be engaged. Beginning of September is the 6 month mark and we are just so happening to be going to Florida for a vacation from 8/29-9/3

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? <br />Absolutely! We’ve been through 5 or so. Ha

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want* 

This is definitely the one! It’s very danty and perfect for my hand. I have a size 3.5 finger so I was pretty involved with the process. I just can’t wait to see it on my hand! 

1/2 CT. T.W. Princess-Cut Diamond Frame Engagement Ring in 10K White Gold - Zales

Post # 29
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178 posts
Blushing bee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

6 and 1/2 years

 2. How old are both of you?

We are both 24.

 3. How long have you been waiting?

About a year. I mean a long time ago I knew we’d end up getting married. But after college I started thinking about it more than just a someday.

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

Well, my timeline is in the next 3 years. His is in about 10 years. :/ We are waiting to see where he gets in to med school before we have a more serious timeline talk.

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

Yep. We have an heirloom ring that we’ll be using. πŸ™‚

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

A diamond one. LOL. πŸ˜€

Post # 30
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584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Oh, fun! Good idea!

 1. How long have you and your SO been dating? 13 months

 2. How old are both of you? I’m 29, he’s 28

 3. How long have you been waiting? FOREVER! Just kidding. We moved pretty quickly. We started seriously discussing marriage and looking at rings in February. 

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? No, but hopefully sometime soon. He’s had a lot of health and job-related issues, so right now we’re just looking at saving money for the ring so he can get it on my finger!

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? Yes, we’ve gone window shopping multiple times. We started out with the idea of custom making a ring, but that was going to cost close to 5k. We already live together and we want to buy a house, so I kept looking and fell in love with moissanite.

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

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