If you’ve set your heart on proposing to your beloved, then congratulations! It’s going to be an exciting time ahead. First things first, you’ll need to pick the perfect ring, so be sure to check out our infographic for a step by step guide. 

Before you get too carried away dreaming up how you’re going to pop the question, however, you’ll need to figure out how to keep things under wraps so your other half doesn’t cotton on to your plans. 

Hiding the ring until the right moment 

Whether you’re planning a romantic proposal on a specific date, or you’re waiting until the right moment to drop on one knee, you’ll need to keep the ring hidden. The stakes are high, as your proposal plans could be dashed should your partner stumble upon the engagement ring early, so think hard about where you’re going to stash it. 

Here are some of our favourite spots: 

  • In the medicine cabinet, in one of your empty vitamin or supplement bottles
  • In a pair of your socks – just remember which ones! 
  • In your sports bag – with your golf clubs, running shoes, gym gear, you name it
  • At a family member or friend’s house

Travelling with your engagement ring

Planning on popping the question overseas? It’s a good idea to keep the ring on you at all times, not just for security, but also secrecy. One of the easiest places to keep your ring is in your wallet, preferably in a zipped compartment where it is unlikely to fall out. 

One fantastic creation by designer Andrew Zo is the Clifton case; a slim ring compartment that will slide invisibly into your wallet or briefcase. No bulky box to give the game away with this beauty! 

What if my partner finds the ring ahead of time? 

If, in spite of all your best efforts, your loved one stumbles upon their diamond ring ahead of time, they may not even mention it to you straight away. In fact, you may be a few years happily married down the line before they bring it up.

In the worst case scenario and they find it with you there – maybe the cookie jar wasn’t the best idea – then sometimes all you can do is just go for it and propose on the spot. If you two are right for each other, it won’t matter whether the moment is grand or informal, all that’s important is the answer that comes next.