Post # 1
okay, this is the side profile of my ring. Sorry the pic is so big.
And here you can see the front profile of my ring. http://gallery.weddingbee.com/photo/my-e-ring-38
FI and I have been going back and forth as to whether or not to get me a wedding band. As you can see, on my E-ring there are side diamonds on each side of my ring and I REALLY do not want to cover up any diamonds with a band. Also, FI and I do not have a lot of funds to put towards a wedding band (I got his for $25 from that Tungsten ring website). If I were to get a wedding band, I would really want an eternity band or a half eternity band. We were thinking for one of our anniversaries to get one.
However, everyone asks me what kind of band I am going to get and when I say we are not going to get one, you would not believe the funny and rude looks that I get from people.
Also, how would that work during the ceremony for the ring exchange? Do I just give him my E-ring for the exchange?
Anyone else opted to skip the wedding band? Any friends or family members give you any trouble for it?
Post # 3
We are in a tight financial spot right now too, so I opted for a plain white gold band. I am not 100% crazy about how it looks, so I think I will probably not wear it all the time. It was only like $100 on eBay (from a brick and mortar store).
Hopefully for an anniversary, I will get a pave band, but for now, the plain band will do and is actually growing on me.
For the record, I actually think the matching plain band would look really nice with your ring! It would make the center stone stand out.
Post # 4
Oh and as for the ceremony, you can just use your e-ring. A friend of mine did this and it was fine. She just said she hadn’t found one she liked yet and no one made much of it.
Post # 5
You dont need anything you dont want! Some people do just wear their e-ring for a wedding band. Personally, I like having a wedding bands that are undeniably a wedding band. At first I thought I wanted two bands for symmetry, but then it didnt look like an e-ring with w-band anymore, just a giant wide e-ring, so I opted for the one. I think your ring top down view would look great with a half eternity band, but if you want to add the band later, I dont see why anyone else should give you trouble for it.. Honestly though, if I just saw your e-ring alone, I would assume you were engaged and not married yet, but then do you care what random people who dont know you knew or assumed about your marital status.
Post # 6
You don’t absolutely need a wedding band, but if you feel bad about not having one, I think a very thin low profile plain band would look lovely & not break the bank (or cover up your side diamonds). Or you could always get one for an anniversary down the road. As for the ceremony, I know plenty of people who never got a band & just exchanged with the ering.