Have you bought the ring of her dreams? Picked a romantic proposal location? If you’re flying to the Caribbean or another far-away location to propose, the next step is keeping the ring safe, secure, and out of sight as you travel.
At Ring Stash, our skinny engagement ring boxes are compact and easy to pack, so you won’t have to worry about ruining the surprise. You’ll also want to make sure security doesn’t ruin the surprise, either, as you’re in the airport. Follow our step-by-step guide to make sure your proposal is seamless and full of love!
Packing the Ring
Just like the rest of your valuables, you’ll want to put the ring in your carry-on bag instead of your checked bag. Pick a backpack that has a lot of zippers and pockets, so you can secretly hide the box in a place your partner won’t find.
Avoid putting it in your pocket as you go through security—they’ll ask you to empty your pockets and your surprise will be ruined! Keep it in your bag until you get to the hotel, and make sure you follow all other TSA rules so they don’t have a reason to sift through your bag.
Where to Hide It in Your Bag
If you’re packing clothes in your carry-on, consider hiding the ring box in the pocket of a pair of pants or roll it into a sock for extra protection. When you get to the hotel, make sure you remember where you put it and, if you need, move it to a more discrete location.
As you pick a spot to hide it in your bag, consider leaving a small note with the ring box stating that an engagement ring is inside. This can be helpful if your bag is randomly selected for a search by TSA. In most cases, they’ll be more careful when looking through your bag if you’ve told them about the ring.
Unpacking at the Hotel
You’ve landed and made it through your flight with the surprise in tact! As you check in to your room at the hotel, avoid putting the ring in the safe. Your girlfriend may ask for the code or want to put her possessions in there, too.
Depending on how long you plan to stay, you might feel comfortable leaving the ring in your suitcase (in a hidden spot, of course). Another option is planning the proposal for one of the first nights of your trip. That way, you don’t have to worry about keeping the ring hidden the whole time, and you can use the rest of your trip to celebrate your engagement together!
Ultimately, if you’re planning a surprise marriage proposal, keeping the ring hidden is one of your top priorities during your travels. Our compact engagement ring boxes are the perfect way to protect and hide your ring while you’re on an airplane. Order yours today!0