Post # 1
So i’ve actually had people look at me strangely when I stated I wasn’t planning on adding a wedding band to my e-ring. I know this may not be the norm, but after much thought I just find its not necessary for me. I love vintage-y looks, so my soon-to-be hubby got me a beautiful vintage type e-ring. I have tried on bands, but found out that I think they look odd with my ring.
I know the symbolic meaning of the band, but why can’t this be true for the e-ring as well…kinda like it gets promoted on the day of the wedding. I plan on taking my ring off for wedding so he can give it to me all over again.
Just wondering if anyone else is doing this?
Post # 3
My FSIL actually didn’t. Neither did a lot of FI’s family members. but My e-ring is so simple, I wanted at least a little plain band to go with it.
Post # 4
I have just been a little taken aback by the responses I have gotten from people when I explain I am not having one. Its like people think the symbolism is no longer there b/c I have one ring instead of two.
Also, I am not a big jewelery wearer anyhow, so its more my style.
Post # 5
It should be more about what you want. My FSIL had it cleaned and everything the day before, and didn’t wear it the morning of. The officiant blessed it. No big deal. Not having the extra ring doesn’t make you any less married. And, it’s more affordable that way.
Post # 6
Originally, I wasn’t going to. The store hubs bought my e-ring at closed down, and we hadn’t bought the matching band yet. I had a hard time finding one that matched, and decided to just forgo the band. But for some reason, the closer we got to the wedding, the more I wanted a band. It was literally a last minute purchase (2 days before the wedding) and doesn’t match perfectly, but close enough. I was so die hard on not having one and I have no idea what changed.
But ultimately, I say go for it!! I think it’s definitely a personal choice and I don’t think you lose any symbolism without a band, IMO.
Post # 7
I almost didn’t, but we had a big store credit because they missed Mr. DG’s planned proposal date for my ering. So we went ahead and got one. I thought I’d only wear it once in a while, but it looks really good with my e-ring, so I wear it all the time now.
Post # 8
One of my friends has a really large and ornate e-ring, so she opted not to get anything to go with it. I think for some people it’s the right choice because their rings just look really by itself because adding another band takes away from the beauty of the e-ring.
Post # 9
we got a very plain band, but now I mostly wear JUST my e-ring
sometimes it is nice to have a plain band to wear out when you don’t want bling, tho
Post # 10
To be honest, I had no idea it was even a common thing to wear a second band until I got engaged because every woman in my family has always only worn 1 ring. It’s a lot more common than you think and totally your preference.
Post # 11
I’m not one to wear two bands. Either is my sister. It would look wrong with her ring imho.
I (just my preference) don’t want anything soldered together and I hate the feel when you have on two bands and they slip around each other. I’ll be one of those who have the one ring! I may have the second band, but if so, it’ll go on my right hand. My sis finally got an eternity band (but her wedding and e ring is so gorgeous) and she wears it on her right hand.
Post # 12
Thanks for this post. Having just the e-ring hadn’t occured to me before, but I like the idea, because a band wouldn’t fit just right with my ring either. And it sounds like having one ring is more common than you would think.
If people really think the symbolism isn’t there without two rings, that’s pretty ridiculous. It’s funny how deeply ingrained some things are! Everyone should just do what’s right for them. Easier said than done, I know. 🙂