(Closed) "Engagement Season" Survey!

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 16
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Worker bee

I LOVE this! Such a good idea!

1. Are you expecting a proposal soon, by when?<br /><br />I feel like it MIGHT happen at Christmas, but also like I am reading way too far into the “signs.” I tend to notice EVERYTHING so it’s really hard to tell if I’m just being crazy and seeing the patterns because I want to see them (probably am, sadly). I should finally make a post about it like I’ve been meaning to so other bees can weigh in… hmm.

2. How long have you been waiting?

Seriously waiting a year and a half.  

3. Has engagement season been difficult for you?

It was really really hard last year. I was jealous of every one of my friends who got engaged/married last year, because every single one had MET their SO long after my bf and I started DATING. It was like a slap in the face every time. But this year, no! One of my resolutions at New Years was to just learn to be content with where he and I were and learn to be truly happy for other people and I feel like I’m doing pretty well with that. πŸ™‚ Still a little hard though.

4. What are you getting your partner for Christmas?

Clothes, because he asked for them!  Also probably something else, but idk what yet. He’s very hard to shop for.

5. What do you want for X-mas? (Other than a ring LOL).

Stuff for our apartment. Any household goods really, whether it’s practical stuff or decor.

6. Post a pic of the ring you want, and its stats if you know them!

Actually basically like the one mrs.akjp posted! Ideally, a 1.5 carat, six prong Tiffany-style setting, but I’d love either a 1 or 1.5 carat diamond or moissanite. I’m cool with both. I think SO is set on a diamond though. I love classic solitaires. 

But I also really love this verragio: http://www.verragio.com/Verragio-Engagement-Rings/Couture-Engagement-Rings/CLASSICO-0356

(It wouldn’t let me post the picture, sorry!)

Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2021

1. Are you expecting a proposal soon, by when?

Yes! He’s told me he’s going to propose by the end of the year. I suspect it might be next weekend!

2. How long have you been waiting?

Since February, when we had the “marriage talk” and he told me he’d propose by the end of the year. We’ve been together for 3 years.

3. Has engagement season been difficult for you?

Ugh, yes it has. Engagement announcements on FB every single damn day! Plus I’m making things worse for myself by constantly being on these boards! I do have to admit being jealous of people getting engaged who have been with their partner for a far shorter period of time than I have.

4. What are you getting your partner for Christmas?

I’m not sure yet. I know he wants a pair of really nice headphones but he is the most difficult person in the world to buy stuff for as he’s a total minimalist. We always end up getting each other boring useful things as we hate unnecessary clutter. I bought him a slow cooker for his birthday this year and he absolutely loves it but now we have all the kitchen appliances we need…

5. What do you want for X-mas? (Other than a ring LOL).

Hmmm. Does money for rent count? We’re moving to a super expensive city sometime in the next month for my work. He doesn’t have a job yet there and things are going to be really tight for a year or two before we can move again.

6. Post a pic of the ring you want, and its stats if you know them!

Marcelle from Rosado’s Box in rose gold! It’s mossanite (I didn’t want a diamond for any number of reasons but wanted something that would match with everything i.e. not a coloured gemstone so moissanite made the most sense) and equivalent to 2.4 carats (because I like sparkly things). I sent him the link so hopefully it’s the one he bought!

Post # 18
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414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

 

stokesto:   I wish this was going to be my ring hahah . I keep showing it to my SO but he will actually pick the ring. I don’t want to know.

Post # 19
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016
  1. Are you expecting a proposal soon, by when?  Crossing my fingers for this month or next month.
  1. How long have you been waiting? A few months….maybe since august
  1. Has engagement season been difficult for you? Yes!  Everyone on my fb is getting engaged, and every time I turn on the TV there is a jewelry commercial.
  1. What are you getting your partner for Christmas? Awhile back I remembered him saying he wanted a picture blown up so I am getting it printed on a huge canvas.
  1.  What do you want for X-mas? (Other than a ring LOL).  Nothing. Every time he asks I say “You know what I want” and he gets annoyed lol. But honestly I don’t because I told him I am tight on money this year for gifts so I really didn’t want to do the gift thing this year. But I doubt he’ll listen, hopefully nothing to elaborate, unless it’s a ring lol.
  1. Post a pic of the ring you want, and its stats if you know them! 5/8 total. I am in love with the step stone center. I also really liked morganite but he wasn’t really feeling them.  5/8 CT. T.W. Baguette Diamond Frame Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold - Zales sorry if its huge.
Post # 20
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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GirlyGirl24:  Verragio is such a BEAUTIFUL company ugh!! LOVE LOVE IT

Post # 21
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135 posts
Blushing bee

1. May

2. truley waiting 1 year

3. No…I know it’s coming soon

4. $$$, so romantic. No. It’s what he wants

5. Maybe a necklace or something cute

6. My ring is on layaway it’s $2000…its my pic

Post # 22
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

1. Are you expecting a proposal soon, by when?

I am!!! I expect it will be before Christmas, as he knows it’s my dream to have a romantic holiday proposal. However, I have no idea how or when he is going to do it, though I have some ideas that I’m keeping quiet about just in case he does propose then!

2. How long have you been waiting?

About a year.

3. Has engagement season been difficult for you?

It has been pretty difficult, but that’s only because I know the ring is in the house, we picked it up just last weekend. Luckily, I’m young, so none of my friends are getting engaged or married yet so I don’t have to deal with the jealousy. But I just want it so bad!

4. What are you getting your partner for Christmas?

I am dirt poor, so I’m probably going to make him something and bake him some cookies. πŸ™‚ He will be more than happy with that.

5. What do you want for X-mas? (Other than a ring LOL).

I honestly don’t even know. I’d be happy with anything or nothing.

6. Post a pic of the ring you want, and its stats if you know them!

I already have my ring, he wouldn’t let me take a picture of it but it’s lovely. It’s a 14k wg diamond cluster in a halo setting, which isn’t my style, but I love this ring and it was in our small budget. I can’t wait to wear it.

Post # 23
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116 posts
Blushing bee

1. I’m expecting a proposal anytime between now and the end of next year (End of 2015/Beg. of 2016). He said he would probably do it in this timeframe.

2. I’ve only been truly waiting for a few weeks since it’s the holiday and the timeframe has started.

3. Not too difficult yet. There are some friends/family friends that are getting engaged that have been with each other for less time than we have (and we haven’t been together THAT long) so sometimes I get a little jealous. But I’m honestly in no hurry right now. Just more excited. I’ll be very disappointed if next engagement season rolls around and I don’t get a proposol though.

4. He keeps saying he doesn’t know what he wants so I had to just guess! Some cool magnets, little stocking stuffers, a board game, nerdy shirts, and I’m making him a blanket. Nothing expensive. I told him next time around he needs to be SPECIFIC because I HATE people who say I Don’t Know for holidays!!! Even if you just want socks, tell me and I’ll wrap them up for you. :p

5. Just practical stuff like a mixer for our kitchen, some fun nerdy coasters, maybe a few nerdy necklaces.

6. No picture because what I want is very specific and I have yet to see the ring I have in my head anywhere ever.

Post # 24
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364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Private lodge

1. Are you expecting a proposal soon, by when? no later than June 2015.

2. How long have you been waiting? We’ve been discussing it about 6 months

3. Has engagement season been difficult for you? Not yet.  but its getting worse by the day.

4. What are you getting your partner for Christmas? He wants a rain gauge and a outdoor thermometer.  I’m gonig to suprise him with Hockey Tickets

5. What do you want for X-mas? (Other than a ring LOL). nothing.

6. Post a pic of the ring you want, and its stats if you know them!

3 stone pear FB Moissanite. 9×6 center and and 5.3 sides

Post # 25
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66 posts
Worker bee

1. Are you expecting a proposal soon, by when?

Sometime between Winter 2015 and Spring 2016 πŸ˜€

2. How long have you been waiting?

I’ve been waiting for us to be of appropriate age (in my eyes) since about 2011. I gave him a pretty specific timeline of when I would feel comfortable getting engaged so I’m waiting but on my own terms πŸ™

3. Has engagement season been difficult for you?

Not really. I just get anxious that this time next year it will be me!

4. What are you getting your partner for Christmas?

So far I got him a couple of nice work shirts. I REALLY wanted to get him a 50″, but I couldn’t get the one I wanted :(( So, we’ve decided to wait until Superbowl Sunday to go in on one together. It will be ours, but mostly his since he’s the one who uses the tv more and plays his games. 

5. What do you want for X-mas? (Other than a ring LOL).

I want all different random things, some moissy earrings, a nutribullet, some treat dispensers for our pups, gift cards. 

6. Post a pic of the ring you want, and its stats if you know them!

I really like Blake Lively’s ring. I was never interested in ovals, but they are growing on me more and more. I will have to try one on in person of course, but this is what I’m crushing on at the moment: 

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Post # 26
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446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Hi bees, great idea for a thread!

1. Are you expecting a proposal soon, by when?

yes, hopefully within the next few months. We are probably going to choose the setting this week, plus the almost a month it takes to be made. 

 

2. How long have you been waiting?

Not that long. We have been together for 5.5 years but I think we have finally got to a place in our lives where we feel ready so I’ve only been excited about the prospect for a couple months. 

 

3. Has engagement season been difficult for you?

Just the opposite! Ring shopping has been fun and exciting.

4. What are you getting your partner for Christmas?

i got him a keurig. He’s been talking about getting one for a while. 

 

5. What do you want for X-mas? (Other than a ring LOL).

I’d love some new running shoes or sunglasses.

6. Post a pic of the ring you want, and its stats if you know them!

 

The center stone will be a 2ct diamond I inherited from my beloved grandma. cant decide between these lovely Tacoris…. 

 

25652620… With or without pave

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

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MissNC:  OMG It’s like my dream ring!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Are you expecting a proposal soon, by when? My SO knows that my ideal timeframe is by September 2015.

2. How long have you been waiting? Seriously about 6 months

3. Has engagement season been difficult for you? Back in August I was a little bit jealous because Future Brother-In-Law proposed to Future Sister-In-Law and we’ve been together longer. But I realised our relationship is solid and I need to be patient, my time will come πŸ˜€

4. What are you getting your partner for Christmas? My car needs $700 worth of repairs… So probably a blowjob (they are rare these days since I have braces lmao), a lapdance and some of his fave baked goods πŸ˜‰

5. What do you want for X-mas? (Other than a ring LOL). I don’t want anything, my SO has already paid for a holiday to Canada & the USA so that is more than enough for me…. The time and experiences with him on holiday means more to me than any material goods

6. Post a pic of the ring you want, and its stats if you know them!

I have no idea regarding rings now after a convo with my SO. I LOVE pears but he says it’s really hard to find good ones because they are prone to the ‘bow-tie effect’. He wants me to get a round brilliant or a radiant cut… I don’t know if I like them though? I want something with a really thin pave band and around 1ct centre stone (or under). I have TINY fingers. Like a 3 or smaller!?

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Post # 28
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Worker bee

1. Are you expecting a proposal soon, by when? I’m expecting it to happen on December 24th. There have been a few things pointing to a Christmas Eve proposal – I hope I’m right and not just overthinking things.

2. How long have you been waiting? About 6+ months (we’ve been together 7+ years)

3. Has engagement season been difficult for you? It hasn’t been too bad. One thing that kind of irked me was when a friend of ours got engaged after only 2 years (maybe even less) of dating her boyfriend. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for her, but it still gave me one of those “COME ON!” moments.

4. What are you getting your partner for Christmas? I got him this SiriusXM bundle thing for vehicle and home. It cost a ton so he had better like it! I also got him a 2 year GQ subscription and have a few more things to pick up.

5. What do you want for X-mas? (Other than a ring LOL). For some reason I can’t think of anything to put on my list this year, probably because the only thing that I can think of is a ring (shocking, I know). The only things that popped into my head have been a new Dior gel nail polish and an Ole Henriksen peel/facial kit that I’ve had my eye on for a while. Other than that, I can’t think of a darn thing.

6. Post a pic of the ring you want and the stats if you know them. My boyfriend and I worked together on my ring and he has had it since the end of August. It’s a Mark Morrell Petite Torchiere in platinum with a 1.14ct August Vintage Round (AVR) diamond, AGS 000 (ideal) I, VS2 (eye clean). It’s absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to wear it for the rest of my life! Below is a picture of Mark Morrell’s Petite Torchiere (not a picture of my ring).

 

Post # 29
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499 posts
Helper bee

1. Are you expecting a proposal soon, by when? 

I don’t know for sure. Ideally it would be sooner rather than later, but I feel like I will be waiting for a while. But here is to wishful thinking! We talked about a timeline and we came up with a 5 year plan but sometimes I dont know if I will be able to wait for that long.

2. How long have you been waiting?

For about a year I would say. But it’s been about two years since our first conversation about marriage. 

3. Has engagement season been difficult for you?

So far no. Last year was a different story. I felt like I spent the entire time in tears and mopey. This year hasnt been too bad so far. I do have to say that i feel kind of awkward whenever there is an engagement ring commercial on on TV or the radio. I’m sure it doesn’t even register with him though. Also while I understand that it’s the correct demographic, can’t a girl watch some football without being bombarded with ring commercials? 

4. What are you getting your partner for Christmas?

I’m thinking about getting him a few smaller things this year since the past few years have been a lot of bigger gifts. I’ll probably get him the game Cards against Humanity cause he loves it. A cast iron Dutch oven and i’m going to try to get as much of his favorite candy/snacks from when he grew up in England. 

5. What do you want for X-mas? (Other than a ring LOL).

I can’t really think of anything, well… Aside from the ring. Etsy gift cards would be fabulous though.

6. Post a pic of the ring you want, and its stats if you know them!

 

Post # 30
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986 posts
Busy bee

1. Are you expecting a proposal soon, by when?

I am expecting a proposal soon! I am very certain it will happen on our anniversary at the beginning of January! 

2. How long have you been waiting?

I’ve been waiting since around the end of September. It feels like forever though πŸ˜›

3. Has engagement season been difficult for you?

Not really, my SO isn’t the kind of guy who would ever propose on a holiday that is celebrated by everyone because he likes to divide events up. So for me, I never expected it to be on an end of the year holiday like Christmas. 

4. What are you getting your partner for Christmas?

I haven’t exactly decided yet. I’m thinking I might plan a special date night for the two of us to do something we’ve never done before! Like a painting class where you drink and paint. 

5. What do you want for X-mas? (Other than a ring LOL).

I requested Taylor Swift ticketS. I think he is also planning on some other little things so that I have gifts to open on Christmas morning. 

6. Post a pic of the ring you want, and its stats if you know them! 

I am obsessed with my ring. We picked it out together and it’s so unique and so me. The band has 1/3 ct and the center stone is a 1.07 RB SI1 Excellent cut. I can’t wait until it’s on my finger and I’m his fiancée! 

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