(Closed) My ring is lost in the mail, and SO’s 20-year-old cousin just got engaged.

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Kant:Take a deep breath.  It’s awesome that you know you want to be married. And this part is tough, but it ends.

Just remember, you are doing this (the waiting) for him–he wants to propose. Give him that, you’ll appreciate it later.  Not that that makes the waiting any less frustrating.


Hugs. Almost there.


Sorry they lost your package!

Post # 4
3011 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Seems you two are already engaged – you just don’t have the ring yet.  Hope everything works out for you though.  Good luck.

Post # 5
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow, why is the cousin a slap in the face? You’re going to want her to be excited for you, so why can’t you be excited for her?

Your guy wants his moment to propose, and saying you’re engaged before that happens would really take it away from him. And I know you said you’re not competitng with the cousin, but come on now. If you two got engaged for real first, and the cousin immediately after was like, “We are engaged too! Just no ring yet, it’s on it’s way, but we’re engaged!” you’d be pissed off.

Post # 7
361 posts
Helper bee

I used to work for the post office. Depending on where the ring was sent from, and the weather that it’s had to endure, it doesn’t mean it’s lost. It could just be delayed. USPS doesn’t update tracking info every time a package is touched like other places. It says when it was picked up, and when it was delivered. Having realistic expectations about what they offer is a good idea. Your package is probably on a truck somewhere, or at a processing facility. Give it a little more time.

Post # 9
3296 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

You just need to breathe. You know engagement is imminent. Enjoy these last few days/weeks of this stage of your relationship 🙂

Post # 10
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The bottom line is you both love each other, you want to marry, the rest is details.  Big details or small ones, they are details… everything will work out.  Focus on your wedding and no one elses, it will be the perfect time to announce when you get it so don’t worry.  When everything is in place and the ring is ready for your finger, it’ll be worth the wait. Take some deep breaths, tomorrow is another day. 

ETA: There will be bumps in the road in life and when you’re married it’s shared bumps.  Lean on your SO right now and just take it easy.  Not everything in life goes our way, unfortunately. 

Post # 11
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’d give USPS more time before you say its lost. I think you can make a claim at 14 days? So I’d call USPS the day after that. I’ve ordered stuff from the east coast & it can take almost 2 weeks for me to get it. At work, I’ve sent stuff to the east coast (priority mail) & it takes 2 days. Its only a few dollars more to upgrade shipping but I never do, but always wish I upgraded shipping because I don’t like waiting for things. Plus it was Memorial day weekend recently, so that can delay things by an extra day or so.

Also, they don’t always update the status. I’ve checked the status, have it say that it arrived at some other city as the last update, check my mail & its there & then go check my status again & all updates are on there.

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