(Closed) What is more important? The ring or the proposal?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What is more important to you, the ring or the proposal?
    Amazing ring : (176 votes)
    85 %
    Elaborate proposal : (31 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    3075 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Ahhh I think either one is fine! I mean as long as the ring or proposal show that a lot of thought was put into it πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Ultimately I would give up both of them to just be engaged (which I am – yay), but I would rather the money spent on a trip and a fancy engagement to go on a ring that I’d wear for the rest of my life. 

    Post # 5
    7547 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Not to be a fun ruiner but for me it goes:


    1. Relationship



    294. The ring

    310. The proposal


    Post # 6
    1998 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    That’s a difficult question! A combination of both? 

    I guess the ring is a little more important to me though. He told me how much he could spend and asked me to pick out the ring myself because I know more about jewelry (quality, styles, etc.) than him. We went to a few jewelry stores to try on rings together and then I scoured the internet until I was blue in the face. Now I have 3 favourite options that I need to discuss with him before making the final decision. It’s so exciting! 

    As for the proposal, he told me he wanted it to be a surprise. I must admit I won’t be be too happy if he proposes while I’m plucking my eyebrows in the bathroom! lol I don’t need anything fancy though and he doesn’t need to put any money towards the proposal, just some thought. One of the Bees got proposed to with a Kinder Surprise egg and her Fiance hid the ring inside, it was one of the best proposals I’ve ever heard of πŸ™‚ 


    Post # 7
    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @MrsGo:  For the the ring, because I agree with your husband – its about him asking you to marry him. Besides, the ring is what you haveto wear the rest of your life and what youwill be staring at constantly. One day the proposal will just be one of many many faded memories πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
    9275 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Neither. Just the fact that someone loves me enough to ask me to spend the rest of our lives together. I wouldn’t want an elaborate ring or proposal.

    Post # 10
    2119 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

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    @j_jaye:  Absolutely this! I still tear up thinking about the day Fiance proposed to me- not because the ring was beautiful andnot because the proposal was sweet, but because we were taking our relationship to the next level and his sincerity in wanting to spend the rest of his life with me!

    But for the purpose of the poll I vote the proposal- I’d want beautiful words over a beautiful ring πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
    292 posts
    Helper bee

    Hmm, tricky one! For me, the ring is important because it shows that he’s thought about, committed to it and saved up.  My BF is impulsive, and talks about marriage etc a lot, so when he actually produces a ring it’s like a little sign that this is something he’a thought about long-term, it’s not just a spur of the moment thing. 

    For proposals, my ideal proposal is quiet and intimate, so in terms of money, I’d like it *all* to go on the ring that I’m going to be wearing for the rest of my life! πŸ˜‰ 

    Post # 12
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee

    When I read the title of the thread, all I could think was, “What could be more important than the ring??” LOL!

    Not that the proposal isn’t nice, but….

    Post # 13
    3827 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Neither. The relationship and marriage is. 

    Post # 14
    3022 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague


    I would not have needed a ring for the proposal to be complete. In my mind, it’s him asking me that counts. No need for elaborateness. 

    Post # 15
    8434 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @MrsGo:  If you’re asking what the most important “non-important” factor of an engagement would be for me, I’d say the dinner before.  A girl can’t say yes on an empty stomach πŸ˜‰

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