Post # 1
My FH and I planned a last minute ceremony with our immediate families for this Saturday. Because of the short timeline, we weren’t even sure if we would have bands to use. Luckily, we were able to find a band for him in store. We figured all along we would have my band custom made but when searching the internet I found a band that looked like it would match really closely. The price was *very* right, so we took a chance, ordered it and had it rush delivered.
We received it this morning and can’t really decide what to do. I really like the ring and am pleased with its quality, look and comfort for the price we paid. That said, I’m not 100% sold it suits my e-ring. I feel like its not dainty enough for it.
What do you Bees think? Does it match closely enough and should I leave it as is? I hate the idea of marrying with it and then trading the band in. My FH thought b/c we’re having our formal wedding next year, we could have a custom band made for then… but sentimentally, I’m not sure how I feel about that. He has also suggested we get the matching e-ring to the band we bought and have my original stone re-set in that to match the wedding band. I’m leaning towards this option, but still prefer the daintier look of my original e-ring to the look of the one that matches the wedding band.
Ahh decisions, decisions! What would you girls do? (sorry for crap pictures but hopefully you get the idea)
ETA: Would you use this band for your ceremony knowing that you’d be getting a different band later, or would just use your e-ring at the ceremony instead? Keeping in mind its just an intimate, informal thing with parents and siblings.
Post # 3
I love it to be honest!!! I think it’s really pretty and looks great together!! But don’t settle at all, go with whatever options you feel is best.
Post # 4
I do think it looks a little too chunky and I would prefer a smaller, more dainty ring if it were me. Because of the size, it almost seems like you need something on the other side to balance it out, but that would definitely make it too much. To me, a wedding ring is a forever ring (I have no intentions of upgrading later on) so for me, I would make sure it’s what you want now.
Post # 5
I love your engagement ring, but it looks like the wedding band is half of a set. It looks like it needs something up top too. It is pretty!
Post # 6
I like it! The only thing I would change, and this is purely preference and my OCD need for symmetry, is getting a second one later down the road to make it look like a completed set.
Beautiful rings by the way 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks for your input everyone!
The asymmetrical thing doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it might. When I first got my e-ring, I was a little put off by the look with just the one band, but its since grown on me. But… I still do like the idea of a band on either side, which IMO is not possible with this band… i feel like I’d have no finger left. 🙂
As of right now, its the size of the band that’s getting to me. My e-ring’s band tapers which makes it even more noticeable in person. hmmm
Would you use this band for your ceremony knowing that you’d be getting a different band later, or would just use your e-ring at the ceremony instead? (Keeping in mind its just an intimate, informal thing with parents and siblings.)
Post # 8
My very first thought was that it looks like it needs another ring on top to balance it out. I think it would seem less chunky. It is very beautiful and very bling-y though!
Post # 9
If you know for sure that you won’t be keeping this one, how about you just use your e-ring for the ring exchange? Plenty of brides never get wedding bands, or rather, use their e-ring as one. Think of it as re-dedicating the ring to your marriage, rather than your engagement!
BTW, I also agree that it is not dainty enough and is not the best compliment to your e-ring.
Post # 10
I honestly like it as is…I think they look like they go together!
Post # 11
i would get another one to go on the other side! 🙂 i have a Halo as well and i want two bands
Post # 12
i like it but i agree with others that it kind of looks incomplete like there should be another one on the other side.
Post # 13
I would prefer a daintier band myself, and I would have no qualms about trading this one in for the band you want when the time comes. I understand wanting the band you really love (and will wear forever) on the day you’re married, but it’s just a ring. And who knows..Maybe this one will grow on you.
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I agree that it could be daintier. I wouldn’t worry about trading it out for the smaller ceremony, but would for the larger one only because you have so much time. Then again, I think I’m less sentamental than a lot of gals. 🙂
Post # 15
I don’t think normally I’d have too big a problem with using the ring for my ceremony and then trading it out later but the catch is this: because this ceremony will be so intimate, we decided to do a ring warming… I would just feel soooo weird having our families “warm” a ring I didn’t intend on keeping. As much as I like the ring, as the day has gone on… I feel its not “my ring”, and I’ve also realized how attached I am to my e-ring. I just need something daintier and while its a close match, its just not the perfect match. That and trading in my e-ring for a different one that matched this band isn’t sensible or sentimentally do-able.
So! For those reasons, and considering the advice of @littlemissmango: and many others I’m thinking I may just have use my e-ring for the exchange and get the custom band to match as we had originally intended.
I think with getting the wedding band in the mail it got me so excited that I would be married and have my two rings and felt somewhat obligated to keep the band, and flash around the fact that I’m a married woman 🙂
Thanks for everyone’s input, suggestions and compliments! You guys are great!
Post # 16
Like you I’d want a more dainty wedding band, so I would just use your e-ring as your wedding band for now.