A destination proposal is a brilliant way to make your marriage an unforgettable one, whether you're commuting three hours to the beach or jetting off to the Swiss Alps to pop the query. If you ever decide to fly for an engagement ring, keep in mind that if you want the proposal to be a surprise, you'll need to deliver the ring there securely and quietly.
If you've bought the engagement ring, you'll have to hide it in your den, and you'll have to conceal it on yourself in the weeks leading up to the big day. Are you planning on traveling for the proposal? Make sure you prepare ahead of time to keep the secret. The best way to fly with an engagement ring depends on your destination and mode of transportation. Regardless of the specifics, with any good preparation ahead of time, it won't be challenging. We'll show you how to travel with an engagement ring without revealing the secret.
1. In a carry-on bag, place the ring.
Pack the ring in a carry-on suitcase while you're going to your holiday destination. You can never place something useful in a checked bag because it would be so easy to steal. Plus, once they're out of your hands, these bags are more vulnerable to injury.
With the monetary worth of your engagement ring, it's safer not to take it off your finger. Holding it on you (in a pocket or inside a scarf, for example) can be difficult because you have to drop it to go through screening. Much worse, you might forget the ring is in your pocket and set off the metal detector, ruining the surprise. Pack the ring in a package and secure it in your carry-on luggage. If you choose, roll it up in a sock or jumper for extra padding and protection.
2. Check out the airport security rules.
It is possible to bring an engagement ring via airport screening without being detected—it only needs some planning ahead of time. To limit the chances of getting arrested and scanned, do your utmost to obey all protection laws. To prevent being detained, make sure your things are in accordance with the rules before leaving. If you're concerned about being summoned by authorities for a more thorough investigation, keep the ring in a nondescript, medium-size package rather than a visible ring box—especially if a security guard begins unpacking your belongings.
Keep cool if you have to unpack your luggage in front of your S.O. You don't want to reveal the surprise by showing signs of anxiety. Packing the ring in a discrete package can calm the emotions and ensure that the surprise remains intact at the airport.
3. Purchase an engagement ring holder for travel.
Try buying a secure package to house your engagement ring before you're ready to propose if you're traveling internationally or domestically. Travel engagement ring holders are available and they're a good investment if you're afraid your S.O. would see a typical ring box in your luggage. Purchase one a couple of weeks ahead of time to guarantee you have enough time to double-check if it is just what you want.
4. Investigate Travel Insurance on Engagement Rings
Travel engagement ring cover is available from several insurance providers. If this is something you're interested in, talk to your broker about what opportunities are included in your current plans. Frequent travelers should recommend purchasing jewelry insurance early on to avoid potential issues.
In general, travel engagement ring insurance covers the diamond in the event it is missing or robbed, but precise specifics vary between insurance providers and plans. Often check with your broker to see if travel compensation is valid worldwide; certain plans have restrictions, so know what your plan includes before you buy.
5. Look for a Discreet Safe
Keep the ring secure and secret until the special time arrives after you've arrived at your destination. Unfortunately, a hotel room safe isn't the most secure—safe it's from robbery, just not from your girlfriend, who might try to use it or ask why you're being so discreet about what's within. If the hotel has a special safe to use, call ahead or ask the concierge, and grab it when it's time.
If that isn't a choice, hold the ring in its box as long as possible in your luggage. Whether you've taken special precautions by keeping it in an inconspicuous package and covering it in a piece of fabric, your significant other is unlikely to notice. When it's time to propose, they'll be taken aback by the unexpected.