Post # 1
I’m having trouble and need some opinions. I love my engagement ring; the band is pretty ornate. When we went to look for a wedding band we found out that only one acutally fits with the designers band on the ering. Its way more money than we wanted to spend on a wedding band, $2500! I actually tried it on and prefer the ring without the extra band. Is it just a tradition? I mean, do we really NEED two rings. The ring is a symbol of unity and eternity. Couldn’t we just use the engagement ring as that symbol?? What are your thoughts? My finance’s mother wasn’t too happy to here this thought.
Post # 3
There is no need for anything. Not having a band or an e-ring for that matter doesnt mean you won’t be married.
However, you will reguarly run into people who will assumed your only engaged, or wont really believe you are married. Not that it matters, but be prepared for people to question you not wearing a wedding ring.
It IS tradition, but it is NOT required.
Post # 4
Hello! I think that’s a personal decision and entirely up to you. If you want a traditional wedding band, then get one, but if you don’t want one and don’t feel it’s necessary, then not having a wedding band won’t make you any less married than the next person who chooses to have one! If it’s money that’s stopping you getting a wedding band, i’d suggest shopping around; you could probably get one custom made for less than the cost of the matching band that you’ve seen.
Post # 5
I’m having the same problem, I totally understand where you’re coming from! The only wedding bands that I like that work with my ring are extremely expensive. The rest I feel take away from how pretty my engagement ring is. I would not have a wedding band, but I don’t want people to think that I’m only engaged even after I’m married. I always look at other women’s rings and assume if there isn’t a wedding band that she isn’t married yet. I have found a band that I kind of like on overstock.com, it’s the same as one I tried on in the store but is much cheaper. Have you tried looking on that website or others? Sometimes you can find the same or similar rings for much less on line. I think ultimately it’s up to you and if you are comfortable with one ring go for it! You can always buy one further down the line. (P.S. My fiance’s mother doesn’t like anything I do, so don’t let that influence you!)