(Closed) Why I Don't Have an Engagement Ring

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hahahaha! That’s funny! Good for you! Maybe in the near future, he’ll buy you a beautiful rock to put on your finger!!! Congrats on the house and the engagement!

Post # 4
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’ve got a friend who’s Fiance bought her a new horse rather than an engagement ring.

She’s estatic, it was her request.  As she says, she will get a nice ring when they get married.

People are too hidebound when it comes to all this. 

Post # 5
227 posts
Helper bee

I didn’t ever really care about an engagement ring, and in previous conversations my boo and I decided against one. When it came down to it, though, he got me some pretty bling and I really do love it. 

Every time someone reaches for my hand instintively, I get weirded out about how ingrained it is for engagement to = jewelry!! I also react like “why is this person trying to hold my hand?!” before I realize what’s happening. 

Post # 6
96 posts
Worker bee

@Baal:  Engagement horse? Love it!

Post # 8
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Awwwwww horsies

Post # 9
1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Baal:  OMG… what an idea. I want an engagement horse now!

Post # 10
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@PMSJL:  ARG! So jealous! I would have taken a house over an Engagement Ring any day ๐Ÿ™ Congrats on both, by the way ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 12
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I LOVE it! ๐Ÿ˜€ I would have taken a house over a ring too.

Post # 13
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My Fiancee had recently bought a house before we met, so we’ve been paying the Mortgage instead of buying a ring that costs 2+ months payments. I got so annoyed with people immediately looking at my hand or asking about a ring I stopped announcing it. now, 2 month before the wedding, friends I hadnt seen in awhile are surprised about the nearing nupitals. I guess they didnt see my update on Facebook? 

To avoid the awkward hand holding/ringfinger searching/awkward looks I was thinking about printing out a wallet size photo of the house and showing that to people who started asking about a ring. 


Congrats on the engagement and the new home! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 14
4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

its funny how engagement = look @ left hand. 

way to go for sticking to your belief in not having a ring if that is what you want.

Post # 15
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@ebifish:  Haha, like a baby picture? Nice! 

Post # 16
2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I must be lucky because no one has asked to see it the first day I showed up at my old job after I got engaged.  And I put a picture up on facebook for my friends and family back home so I suspect that they will not bug me about it either.  I would be so pissed if I had to deal with people searching for a ring and grabbing my left hand all the time!

That’s awesome that he got a house who cares about a damn ring at that point!

@BlondeBee:  I want an engagement horse too!  Altough I had horses when I was little and they can be a lot of work.

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