(Closed) Did you find your ring before he proposed? Did you tell him about it?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would/did you do?

    Tell him - it's lying otherwise!

    Don't tell him - wait until after he proposes

    Don't tell him - wait until you've been married for 20 years or so

    Don't tell him - ever! Take it to the grave.

  • Post # 3
    3828 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    Yes I found it and no I didnt tell him I let him have his moment

    Post # 4
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I didn’t find the ring ahead of time but I found a business card for a jeweler and figured the proposal was a’comin’!

    Post # 5
    1176 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Fiance always hides his gifts in the same spot, so I knew it was there.  I didn’t want to rob him (and me) of the first sight of the ring being when he proposed, but I would sneak a peek of the bag every so often, and get giddy at the sight – of the bag!!!  You can guess how giddy I got when I finally saw the actual ring!


    Post # 6
    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Knew he bought it- searched til I found it- tried it on- text it to my friends… I’m bad. He knows I did all these things, but didn’t know til a while after we got engaged. He just laughed and said “figures.”

    Post # 7
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I didn’t even know he had bought a ring!  I doubt I would have gone looking for it if I had known, but who knows.  Sometimes I’m a Nosy Nelly!

    Post # 8
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee

    I saw a bunch of diamond websites up on his computer, like blue nile and then I knew he was at least looking. I had no idea he had already bought it and he was just making sure he got a good deal on the diamond ring.

    Post # 9
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I didn’t find the ring because DH proposed to me the day he got it! He’s impatient and a terrible secret keeper. 🙂

    Post # 10
    2639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    My engagement ring is a family ring. We had dinner at a restaurant with his family right before Christmas, and his Mom turned to him and said “I have that thing in the car for you.” She looked at me shortly after saying this, and I *knew* what it was. Called him out on it later- he said they were trying to be sneaky.

    Post # 11
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    If it makes you feel any better I can’t even remember the first time I saw the ring when he proposed.   I was so shocked kind of that my mind went blank and it’s all a fuzzy blur.  I feel like I barely even looked at it until we got in the car afterwards because I was just like WHAT! So it’s OK that you saw it and kind of got to take it in, but now leave it alone and don’t look at it again!  It will be an awesome day when he proposes and you get to look at it all you want.

    Post # 13
    517 posts
    Busy bee

    @Ms. Cutie Pie:  I wouldn’t tell him, ever! I think mine has the ring too, and I’m trying SO HARD not to snoop! He’s a pretty good hider though, so I don’t think I’ll ever find it anyway.

    Post # 14
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Nope. We did it the traditional way- I did not help choose it or give any hints about what ring I wanted. It was a total surprise. He did good. Laughing

    Post # 15
    47 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I let Fiance borrow my computer and he left his email account signed in. So of course I just looked real quick at his inbox and I saw the ring. I wasn’t expecting a proposal anytime soon. I was so surprised and happy that I broke out in tears. Unfortunately, I then was expecting it and didn’t cry at all when he actually asked. I wish I hadn’t have known beforehand, but I can’t take that back. I also have never told Fiance that I saw it or that I cried. I think he was expecting tears at the proposal since I’m a crier. Oops.

    Post # 16
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Haha – no, he bought it the day he asked, probably because he knows I’m a total snoop.

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