(Closed) Would you rather have a big proposal or a big ring??

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 16
1731 posts
Bumble bee

That package is totally a rip off. You can plan that yourself for way cheaper. I would choose the ring if I HAD to choose. Both is always fun though…teehee

Post # 17
931 posts
Busy bee

I would rather have a small ring and a vacation away for a week or two….but for just a fancy purposal and if you HAD to spend $10000 I’d like a $9’500 ring and a $500 beautiful purposal…..


Post # 18
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

babeba:  I choose RING!  Although I’ve been in the penthouse suite of the banff springs – and it’s magical and the experience sounds truly lovely – do it for a honeymoon or over the top romantic getaway perhaps.  The proposal will be just as special on a stroll in the park, over dinner or overlooking the city somewhere as it would on this two night excursion.

Just my thought:)

Post # 19
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

Ok, the question was would you rather have a big proposal or big ring.  “neither’ wasn’t an option, buzzkill alert…

For me, big ring for sure! Though, 10K won’t buy you thaaaat big of a ring, just sayin 😉

Post # 20
3025 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

babeba:  Yeah, I didn’t mean to be a Debbie Downer, lol!

Post # 21
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Neither. Waste of money. 

Post # 22
46 posts

I’d go with a $1000 ring, $100 for a reasonably nice dinner out for the proposal, and $8900 in the house savings account.

But I suppose if I had to choice from the options given I would go with the $10k proposal, and that way hopefully it would involve some awesome European holiday or something. More money for a ring would be wasted on me – I doubt I could find a ring I like better if I had a $100k budget. 

Post # 23
7430 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

The ring, hands down.

Post # 25
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

babeba:  Big ring, no doubt! The proposal is magical no matter what. We had a simple at home proposal and it was amazeballs. 🙂 The ring I will wear forever. If I pick ring, then both are amazing. 

Post # 26
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

babeba:  I don’t know…. I certainly wouldn’t want a proposal like at all- where it’s basically predesigned “fabricated romance” that’s obviously meant as a “one size fits all”. That doesn’t sound particularly unique or heartfelt. And the whole idea of purchasing a ring as part of a “package”, someting available to other couples seems so….cookie cutter. I would honestly be horrified if Fiance chose that as a way to propose. A limo??? And hell, we can (and sometimes do!) drink champagne because it’s date-night. (Grant it, he works with wine, so we drink a lot of really elegant wines, so a champagne limo ride does NOTHING for me). 

I guess if I had to choose, I would pick a heartfelt, organic proposal (like the one I got in a beautiful art museum) with a big ring.

Post # 27
2449 posts
Buzzing bee

babeba:  Ring, no question. A proposal can cost nothing and be the most spectacular and most meaningful proposal in the world.

I would want a heartfelt and true-to-us as a couple proposal, not some cookie cutter, one-size-fits-all proposal package that honestly doesn’t wow me. Lol I won’t get into on how superficially fabricated and overly expensive that hotel package sounds.

Post # 28
3875 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

babeba:  What the hell? I would obviously choose the ring. Both seem to be an extreme amount of money, but I think that’s just because of my price bracket. Honestly, the memory of the proposal will “live on” afterwards, but you can’t physically relive it. Eventually it’ll just be a distant memory (and not even that great of a story). I don’t remember much of my proposal except it was intimate, simple, and perfect. If Fiance spent $10k on a proposal, I’d beat him silly. I think these over the top proposals are why there are so many disappointed women. 

Post # 29
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica


Post # 30
2574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Big ring, for sure. The night my husband proposed was sweet and simple and only ended up costing a dinner for two at an Italian restaurant we like. I’d do it like that again in a heartbeat. 

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