- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
My ring was in the box when my husband proposed
My ring was in the box when my husband proposed
He proposed with the box. I think he had it in his back pocket. He did mention to me afterwards that he had to practice proposing to me before hand becauce he wanted to make sure that the box and ring were facing the right way when he pulled it out lol.. he didnt want to fumble around with it or open it and box be facing upside down or whatever… I like the tradition of presenting the ring with the box. But it’s one of those details that aren’t a big deal.. What’s more important is making sure you get down on one knee and say the right words lol
@plantobee: Mine did it with the box. I did notice the bulge– (didnt ruin it though). We were out to dinner and afterwards he went to the bathroom, and when he came out i noticed a box shape in his pocket that definitely wasnt keys, wallet, or cell phone. I got so nervous and jittery because I didnt want to ruin it that I had a suspicion!
Mine did it with the box. It was in his coat pocket (It was February). I didn’t notice any bump in his pocket. I was completely caught off guard as I was convinced he was going to do it the following week when we were on vacation but nope – he did it on a random Tueday night 🙂
My fiance proposed with the ring in the box. He had the same dilema, we were on a surprise weekend getaway and had been walking around the whole day. He said he was surprised I hadn’t noticed he was walking around with his hand over his pocket.
Floating lanterns sound badass! Maybe if it’s summer just use the ring & give her the box later? I wouldn’t have cared if he opened a box or not.
Hope that helps! Good luck!!
We went out to a rose garden in Portland, where we were staying for the weekend, and I brought along a suitcase, and wouldn’t tell her what was in it. I had planned a picnic with wine and cheeses and salamies, so all of that was in the suitcase, and the ring was in one of the side pockets. I just gave her the “no you relax, let me take care of things this time” line, so she wouldn’t happen across it rummaging in the suitcase for more crackers. Then, when it was time to bring it out, I grabbed it while she wasn’t looking and did my thing.
To OP, no box here if I recall correctly. Then again, I was, at the time, being a pain in the arse and firmly believing ‘he would not take that step especially since he had a crash/burn in his first marriage’ (all the while he is talking about doing that next step with me, I still didn’t believe he would follow through such a big step, especially with my difficult ass). Anyway, I digress a bit; point is, I think the official proposal came with him holding the ring and saying, “Marry me? You are the only one for me.” *dies all over again when I think about what I put him through yet he stilllll saved the day, ugh
My DH proposed without the box. He hid the ring in his pocket (he even put cash in front of the ring in his pocket so I couldn’t see the big ole rock hehe) and took me for a walk at our favorite state park to propose. I got the box later that night.
My fiancee also tells me now she does not remember it being in a box at all. She just remembers how she felt when I asked her. If the surprise element is important, do what makes you feel better about that. My big concern about having it in a box was that I’m a pretty sloppy guy, and I was worried I’d lose it!
I don’t think box or no box is what’s going to substantially change her feeling/memories about the proposal, and it certainly won’t change her answer.
Speaking of answers, be prepared. It will take her several seconds to utter the syllable you’re waiting for. These several seconds will take 10-20 years to unfold from your perspective. Do your best not to go grey while you wait. But on the plus side, whenever I’m having a bad day, I imagine her face when I showed her the ring, and then I stop being sad, and be awesome instead. True story.
My fiance proposed to me at this beautiful spot by the river in the mountains. He got down on one knee and pulled the box out with the ring and opened it for me. It was so incredibly romantic!
My husband proposed while we were on a hike. He was wearing a jacket and probably could have hidden a box in it, but he’s a simple kind of guy. He just had the ring zipped up in a jacket pocket and when we stopped to let our pup play in a creek he came and hugged me from behind and I guess had the ring in his hand as he made a cute speech about us and then he turned me around to face him and asked me to marry him and put the ring on my finger. 🙂
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