(Closed) Ring will get here when I am home alone! What do I do??

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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110 posts
Blushing bee

Sign for it, bring it in, don’t open it. When he gets home just say “You got a package.” It probably won’t look obviously like a ring and he can pretend it’s something else until he’s ready to give it to you. Only do this if you can keep a straight face! Or text him that he got a package if you can’t!

Post # 4
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3721 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Alright, do you honestly think he would have your engagement ring sent to your house when you are there and he isn’t? Especially because he wants this to be a surprise? I know tons of guys who have sent it to their office or to a UPS/FedEx store (heck, my FI picked it up from the airport). If it does come, treat it as any other package. Do you open your FI’s other mail? Do you stick it on the counter? Just do whatever you would normally do and then (several months post engagement) you can joke about your self restraint not to open it.

Post # 5
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3431 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

How exciting! I’d sign for it and take it in. He may throw you off and give it to you  today! Then post a pic for us to drool over:)

Post # 7
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8475 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think you are putting the cart before the horse… Relax, don’t worry, I’m sure he didn’t mean to send it when you’d be the one opening the door.. Just see what happens.

Post # 10
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1011 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@karissa_elaine:  Depending on the size of the box (if it’s bigger than your hand, for instance), you could casually mention that the ‘book’ he ordered came in (pretending to assume it’s a book rather than a ring, and he may take the bait and run with it).

If you don’t answer the door and it’s a signature-required delivery, they may just leave a notation on the door for someone, stating it’ll be attempted to be delivered again or to pick up at the nearest post office.

Post # 11
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2501 posts
Sugar bee

@karissa_elaine:  Sign for it and bring it in. I personally wouldn’t leave such a high value item outside, even if it were my engagement ring and I wanted a surprise proposal. If you don’t sign for it, they may just send the package back. As PP suggested, just leave it unopened, tell him he received a package, and leave it at that. It’s up to him to figure out what to do, not you.

Post # 13
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1532 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

You should do the right thing – which is sign for it, put it in the house and tell him when he gets home there is a package for him. Your innocent comment about the package will thrill him no end if it’s the ring. He will delight in hiding it and giving it to you whenever he planned to ask you to marry him. Don’t steal his thunder and play along. Perhaps he has something other than Valentines Day in mind.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

@karissa_elaine:  Well, your OP said “if I had to guess,” rather than that you knew for sure, so that’s why you’re getting responses that pertain to not being sure where he sent it.

Agree with Sweet_Tea. Pretend you think it’s a book or something. It will probably not be in a teensy little box. And I doubt he’ll give it to you before he’s planning to just because you signed for it! If he wants to keep it a secret longer, he’ll run with pretending it’s something else.

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