(Closed) Did you find your engagement ring BEFORE the proposal?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 19
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes and no.

I knew it had been purchased, but wasn’t sure when he would pick it up from the jeweler. I saw the receipt, and he told me, too. However, I never really looked that hard for it, and even if I had found the box, I would not have looked in it (I wanted to be honestly surprised). He took me out to dinner that night and we stopped at an ATM on the way. I was pretty sure I could see something in his pocket that was shaped like a ring box, and I was right. 🙂

Post # 20
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I didn’t find the ring – but I was super curious when he dropped a couple of hints! So I checked his online bank account. Bad – I know… but he gave me the password because I take care of most of our financial management. So I knew he had bought it! But I didn’t go looking.

Post # 21
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t find the ring before hand.  but my dad spilled the beans when he came to ask for permission, so i knew it was coming.

Post # 22
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Oh, I pretty much turned our apt upside-down looking for that f*%ker but was unable to find it bc he had hidden it in his suitcase in our storage unit downstairs.  Ironically, right after he brought it home and hid it, I announced that I was going to clean and organize our storage unit, which made him sweat, but I am a lazy asshole and never actually did it, haha!

Post # 23
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i didnt find the ring, but i found the “bag” it came in. i found an old brown paper bag in the back of the closet one day when i was getting the basket of dirty clothes. i opened the bag (i thought it was dirty clothes from his fishing trip) and found pink tissue paper. i thought it was odd, and i figured it was from the jeweler but i thought maybe they just put his receipt and the diamond certification in there–i didn’t think the ring was going to be in for another month so i never thought that he had taken it out and hidden it somewhere.

turns out that WAS the bag the ring came in, but he had hidden the ring in a fishing lure case. he knew i would NEVER find that.

Post # 24
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

he only had the ring for a day before he proposed. he kept it in a backpack. and no i didn’t find it.

Post # 25
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My fiance made up a story about working late one day, but that was the day he actually went to the jewelry store to pick out my ring. He was scared that I would find out because the store called to say my ring was in, and I looked at his phone when they called, but I’m dense and didn’t put two and two together. He kept the ring at his parent’s house and proposed on our 1-year anniversary. He was so casual the whole day I had no suspicions whatever. I was totally caught by surprise.

Post # 26
920 posts
Busy bee

We went shopping for it before hand and he actually told me he didn’t buy it and didn’t know when he would. I got really dissapointed, but a month later he proposed! Even though I picked out the ring I was still suprised!! He told me he actually did buy it that day and he hid it in his dresser drawer! Since I didn’t think he even bought it I never thought to look or else that’s probably the first place i would have snooped for it. I’m a big snooper…. Laughing 

Post # 27
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

No I didn’t find the ring.  I didn’t even think we would be getting engaged for at least 6 more months!  He kept it in the attic!  Good thing I NEVER go up there LOL!

Post # 28
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Yep I found it – being nosy! He was acting very antsy the night of the proposal and I knew something was up. Found it in his luggage – but I STILL was shaky/excited/emotional when he decided to propose! It was the best night of my life!

Post # 29
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I found the ring completely by accident. We were moving cross country and stopped for the night at my aunt +uncle’s house to sleep. While we were eating dinner I said I was going to grab my cell phone and he asked if I could get his too. So I went upstairs to our room grabbed my phone but I couldn’t find his anywhere. But while I was searching through his briefcase, there it was, a pretty new blue ring box. I sat and stared at it for a minute or two. Took a few deep breaths and used all my will power to not open the box. Then I went back downstairs and said “I can’t find you phone. Where is it?” to which he responded back out “In the truck”. So I ran out to the truck, took a few more deep breaths and worked hard to forget what I saw.

He proposed 3 weeks later. Three long weeks later. But at last I finally saw the ring and it was amazing! Then I fessed up that I found it once he proposed and asked him what took so long.

Post # 30
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hah I definitely looked but couldn’t find it. I’m glad now that I didn’t, because I would have opened up the box and ruined the surprise of seeing the ring for the first time!! He said it was hidden all over the house, and had moved it around a few times. It was in the ceiling of the basement for a long time before we started doing some renovating down there.

Post # 31
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My FH’s son found it lol… FH couldn’t contain his excitement after he got it, showed it to little man, and little did he know, he was being watched as he put it back in its hiding place! The next night while he was working, his son trotted it out for me to see hehe… luckily I didn’t have to wait long after that for him to propose!

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