I’m not one of those women who dreamed about their wedding day since childhood. I’m sure I pictured having a family at some point but weddings and engagements just didn’t seem on my radar. I remember when one of my friends got engaged last year and she was sort of horrified at the way her then boyfriend proposed. She was even more disappointed in the size of the ring. I found it odd because she didn’t seem the type to get hung up on this kind of thing.
How important is the ring and the proposal, though? When you are watching the person you (hopefully!) love spill out their heart and risk the ultimate rejection, is their ring selection really an issue? A lot of my male friends tell me that if their woman even uttered a complaint about their engagement ring, it’s going back to the store. Not sure if they have found themselves in this situation but if it happened, I think they mean it!
Ladies, would the size of an engagement ring make a difference when you know they can afford something bigger and more elaborate?
What is the protocol when the ring becomes an issue? Ignore it? Discuss it? How do you handle it?