Post # 1
I know that it’s becoming increasingly common for people to choose to only have an engagement ring and not a separate wedding band. That’s what I’m doing, and I love my ring.
However, what do you do for the ring exchange portion of the ceremony in this case? Take the ring off a week before? Take it off before the ceremony and hand it to the best man?
We’d talked about maybe sending it off to be engraved before the wedding and then not putting it back on, so that it’s “different.” But I’d love to know other people’s ideas.
Post # 3
I like the idea of sending it off before the wedding to get it engraved. Your fiance could even engrave it with something as a surprise so you don’t know what it’s going to say. I think you could take it off and give it to the best man or ring-bearer beforehand.
If you like less-traditional, more quirky things then maybe you could keep your ring on and have your fiance tie a piece of string around your finger (like those remember-to-do-something strings), or put a crown of flowers on your head or choose a new necklace/bracelet together and he can put that on you etc.
Maybe you could wear the ring but on a different finger and he can put it on the right finger for the ceremony.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@porcupina: We have a stand in wedding band for the ceremony that we bought off Berricle. I don’t plan to wear it after the ceremony.