(Closed) Anyone find the box AND PEEK AT THE RING? Stories please!

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Did you or WOULD you peek if you stumbled across a ring box?

    Duh, of COURSE! It's sparkly and shinnnyyyy...

    No way. It needs to be a surprise.

  • Post # 16
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    1041 posts
    Bumble bee

    We were on vacation when I found the ring box in a drawer…..  I didn’t look. Mostly because it was only a 2 day trip so I figured I could wait ONE day. Even that wasn’t easy. 

    Post # 17
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    509 posts
    Busy bee

     

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    DreamingMermaid:  i feel terrible about it haha but it stops me from mentioning anything… paint my nails. try it on, paint them again, try it on again. i may or may not have snapchatted a video of it to my friend! omg i feel terrible even writing this! 

    Post # 18
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    166 posts
    Blushing bee

    I helped pick the ring and know what it looks like, and i will probably know when it gets sent, but a) it most likely wont get sent to the house and b) i think so will hide it VERY well. I think it will be kind of awesome to see it for the first time in person when he proposes, but if i found the box i dont know if i would be able to stop myself! 

    Post # 19
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    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I did. I had seen the box and knew where it was for days…had tried so hard not to look…but one night when Dear Fiance wasn’t home I had a few drinks and took a peek 😂 In fact I even tried it on and took a pic and sent it to my friends 😂 whoops. Don’t regret it though, didn’t make the proposal any less special! 

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee

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    FutureMrsDarling:  I think it’s hilarious that you know 100% you would peak! If that doesn’t bother you and wouldn’t ruin the surprise then I guess I don’t see the harm in it…but for me if I peaked I might feel better for about a second and then I would feel horrible and feel like I ruined the surprise for myself.

    If you would peak but would wish you hadn’t maybe you should tell your SO that he should hide the ring NOT at your house haha. Maybe he could hide it at a trust worthy friends house, or his parents, or at work? That’s what I would ask him to do if I couldn’t help myself from looking and peaking!!

    Post # 21
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    3 posts
    Wannabee

    I found the ring and definitely have peaked at it several times. We actually went looking for rings together about a year ago, and I found my dream setting at a locally owned jewelry store that we dropped in at unplanned. After I got to try it on I knew it was the ring I really wanted, but we had not discussed cost so I had no idea whether or not it would fit his budget. I also didn’t know if the setting would still be available when he was ready to buy it, so I told him my wants for the ring and said if he couldn’t get that exact ring I would love anything else he picked out. Well, about 3 months later the jewelry store owner called us to say they were having a bridal show and rings and diamonds would be on sale. He asked me if I wanted to go and then made an appointment. I was under the impression we were only going to look, but he actually said he was ready to buy it when the owner showed us my dream setting (on sale) and a beautiful diamond that was super sparkly(one of my must haves) and also a little less than he wanted to spend. the jeweler looked as surprised as me because neither one of us thought he was ready to buy that day. Anyway, the jeweler went to get all the paperwork and my boyfriend looked at me and asked if it was weird that he was buying the ring with me there and looked a little sad that he thought he took the romance and surprise out of it. I told him he succeeded at the surprise that day because I had no idea he was “ready” ready. the ring had to be customized anyway so I told him that I could be surprised again because I had no idea when the ring would be ready anyway. about a month later he let it slip that he had picked up he ring, and my curiosity and excitement got the best of me…when I found the box…I definitely peaked….a lot. I won’t put it on until he officially proposes though.

    Post # 22
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    Wannabee

    I peeked and it ended VERY badly for me. I started a thread about it on the relationships board but to make a long story short: I accidentally found the invoice, having no idea he even bought a ring. I went to where I knew he hid it and I would put it on and wear it when he wasn’t home. I also took a picture and sent it to a friend. One day when I was alone and wearing it his neighbor was injured in an accident which I heard because the windows were open. I went with her to the hospital. I was so worried about her I forgot I was wearing the ring. When I got home he saw me wearing it. We were outside and another neighbor had come over to return something and she saw it and got all excited and called over other neighbors to look. It was so awkward and he was so hurt and upset. He is staying with a friend while he cools off and has asked for space. I feel so ashamed and regret it so much.

    Please don’t peek. Don’t try on the ring. Don’t wear it when he is not around and definitely don’t take and/or send pictures to anyone. It’s not fair to your SO. He wants the first time he gives it to you to put on to be special. So don’t peek. It could end up hurting your relationship. Learn from my mistake.

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