Not Engaged Yet
To Ring or Not to Ring
Hello! I'm new to this board, as my SO has only recently expressed interest in wanting to get married soon. We are both in our last year of undergrad, and money is pretty tight. He has recently been saying "let's get married...in 6 months" and I keep asking if he's proposed or wants to start planning the wedding. I don't want to plan it until we are officially engaged, and he doesn't want to get engaged until he can afford a ring. That's our dilemma, since I keep telling him it shouldn't be about a ring, it should be about us being married and committing our lives to each other. I've been trying to come up with alternatives to getting an engagement ring now that he would be happy with (I've suggested using an emerald ring my grandmother gave me that she used to own or doing just wedding bands for now and purchasing a diamond ring later when we have more money) but he says he wants to be traditional. Any advice on what to do?
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