are wedding bands necessary?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MackieBleu:  I don’t think it’s that uncommon. It depends on the individual and what they want/are comfortable with. You may get the occasional stranger/person you don’t know very well asking/assuming you are engaged instead of married though. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My mother’s ring is three marquise cut rubies.  She never got a wedding band and it’s a beautiful ring.  My parents have been married now for almost 40 years. 

My best friend was given a beautiful vintage engagement ring.  She waivered for a long time on whether or not to get a band; ultimately, she did get one because she did not want any question about the fact that she was married.

If you don’t want a band, don’t get one.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.  It’s individual to the person.  

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

For the first six months of my marriage I didn’t have a wedding band.

It’s no big deal if you don’t want to wear one. I don’t think it’s that uncommon to go without.

Post # 6
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558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

I don’t think so. I think as long as there is a ring on that finger people (guys)  get the idea.  

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@MackieBleu:  My sister doesn’t wear a band at all. She never really had one, instead she got a new e-ring and I guess you could call that her wedding band. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I don’t think it’s weird, you need to do what you’re comfortable with.  I know a girl (at a print shop)  and she gets annoyed with people asking her when she’s getting married because she only wears an engagement ring.  If you feel the need to wear one and not take away from the beauty of your ering, get something very thin.  You might want to try a “jacket” that enhances your ering.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MackieBleu:  My FI really didn’t want to get me an engagement ring. He kept saying, “But I already got you a ring!” I think it comes down to personal preference- in your case, if you don’t want a ring, don’t get one! But you may someday want a plain band you can wear when you are doing more physical activities. In my case, my engagement ring is a sapphire and most people don’t perceive it to be an engagement ring, so I really wanted a band. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didn’t get a separate wedding band! My then e-ring, now wedding band, is vintage and I love the side detail, so I didn’t want to cover it up. Plus, I find a wedding band makes things look unbalanced, in my opinion. And nobody has had anything negative to say about it. Great solution for me!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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Post # 12
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Helper bee

I don’t think it’s that unusual to just wear one ring. Only about half of the married ladies I know wear two rings.

Just keep in mind that some (though probably not many) people might notice you wearing just one ring, and think you’re not married.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I don’t think it’s uncommon. I actually had a jeweler tell me not to put a wedding band with a ring we almost bought from him because it would rub on the micro pave prongs and damage the e-ring. We ended up going with a totally different jeweler, but this seems to be a somewhat popular opinion. My engagement ring has a really unique design and I don’t want to take away from it, but I do want a wedding band so I’m going to put some sort of very thin band next to it when the time comes. I think it really just comes down to personal preference.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper

No, absolutely not. However, be prepared for people to constantly ask you when you are getting married. My cousin didn’t have a wedding band for about a year and it drove her nuts. She finally caved just to get people to acknowledge that she was a Mrs. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I actually logged in just now to ask this same question. My SO and I are getting matching engagement bands, but they’re going to be so unique that I don’t really want to wear two rings, so I think we might skip out on wedding bands and just pretend the engagement bands are the wedding bands… I’ll have to ask, though.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I think whatever you want is fine. A lot of people solder their rings or just wear the band. My SIL only has one ring and people never assume she’s engaged. 

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