- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2016
So my boyfriend and I have gone ring shopping twice in the last 2 weeks. We’ve been talking about getting married for a few months and that we’d both like a September/October 2016 wedding. Of course that means he’d need to propose within the next 4-5 months so that I don’t go insane from planning a wedding in a super short amount of time lol!
We went to get my finger sized and check out some rings at a few major jewellery stores a couple weeks ago. I’ve always had a vision of my “perfect” ring and there just wasn’t anything out there that was exactly what I’m looking for. So that got me thinking about custom rings. Yesterday we went into a family-owned jewellery store in my hometown and the owner was super helpful and seemed to totally understand what I want my ring to look like. And the price is even a little under what my boyfriend and I were expecting! And it’s a ring that he loves too, so that’s a bonus! Essentially I want something like this first ring but with 6 prongs and a peekaboo sapphire on one side and pink tourmaline on the other (his and my birthstones) like the Michael Hill Aria in the second photo.
So naturally I was really excited, because I know I’m most likely getting my dream ring. Today we went to his brother’s house for his niece’s birthday party. I ended up telling his younger sister (who’s around my age) about our shopping trip yesterday. She was really excited for us and we talked about wedding stuff for a few minutes. Then she asked if I was planning on telling his parents that we went shopping. I didn’t even think about who I was telling and now I feel really awkward asking his sister to keep this a secret for what could be months, and I feel bad keeping it from his parents but I also feel like it might be an awkward thing to tell them? Like “Hey your son and I went ring shopping.” Almost like pre-announcing the engagement. Ugh, I don’t know what to do. Would you just ask his sister to keep it between us or would you tell his parents? I might just tell his mom, since it’s something girls are generally more excited about than guys. I think telling both of his parents would feel too serious and it might make it sound like I’m making some big announcement when really I’m just saying that we went shopping for rings lol. What do you guys think?