How to Travel with Your Engagement Ring (& Keep it a Secret)
Planning a destination proposal? Here are 4 tips to get your engagement ring through airport security and stored away safely (and discretely) for the rest of your trip.
1.Packing the ring
Keep it in the box it came in for maximum cushioning. If you’re still worried about it banging around, tuck the box inside a sock and stuff it in a dress shoe—just don’t forget which sock it’s in! Avoid wrapping the box because airport security can ask you to unwrap any wrapped packages, which would certainly ruin the surprise if your significant other is standing nearby.
2.Getting it through TSA security
As with all valuables, do not put the ring in a checked bag, instead, opt for a carry-on. Consider attaching a small note to the box with tape or a rubber band. On the note, write a simple message concerning the contents of the box. For example, you might write, “Engagement ring inside. Please be discreet.” Definitely do not put it in your pocket as it may set off the metal detector while going through security.
3.Hiding the ring while on vacation
This is the one time when we don’t recommend storing the ring in the hotel room safe, only because your significant other might look at you weirdly when you won’t share the code. Instead, sneak downstairs and ask the concierge if there’s a separate safe they can keep it in. When you need to retrieve the ring, pretend you’re planning ahead and getting directions for the day.
4.How do I make sure I don’t lose it during travel?
If you plan on traveling about with the ring during your vacation there are quite a few ways to secure it safely on your body—wear it on a chain around your neck, safety pin it to the inside of your pants pocket, or keep it in a small case, such as a sunglasses case. Better yet, plan to propose soon after you arrive, such as dinner on the first night. It’ll alleviate the stress of carrying the ring around, and is sure to set a great tone for the rest of the trip.
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