Post # 1
I’m still technically waiting, but BF and I have ordered a beautiful set of wooden engagement rings; we felt that it would be a really cool symbol of equality in our relationship for both of us to wear one. We are a pretty non-traditional couple, but he is still going to propose to me, and then I will give him his engagement ring. I know he’s excited about planning some sort of surprise 🙂 When we exchange bands during our wedding ceremony, we will switch the engagement rings to our right hands.
I was just curious to see if anyone here has done the same, or knowns someone else who has. I personally don’t, but I live in an area where the only thing people do is what has been done before.
Post # 3
I did. I had a Mystic Topaz ring and he had a Claddaugh since we’re both Irish. He actually still wears it on his right hand even though we’ve been married for 3 years.
Post # 4
I saw a guy on RichBridePoorBride who coined the phrase mangagement ring.
So, I don’t see why a man couldn’t have an engagement ring.
I got my FI an “engagement watch”, which also seems common.
Post # 5
We’re going to buy my FI’s tungsten wedding band way early because he wants to wear it before we’re married! I think it’s sweet he can’t wait to have that symbol of our relationship on his hand 🙂 He will use the same “engagement” ring as his wedding band though.
Post # 6
I personally like the idea. If it means anything at all to you Michael Buble wears an engagement ring. 🙂 I am considering getting my guy a mangagement ring, we will see if he goes for it as he is pretty traditional.
Post # 7
@jessjess: What’s a management ring?
Post # 8
A good friend of mine got her FI a ring. He loved it. I got mine an engagement watch, he really liked the idea of getting a jewlery like gift for our engagement too.
Post # 9
I think it’s a great idea. It’s actually really common in Europe, not so much in America.
Post # 10
Whoops… meant mangagement ring… men’s engagement ring that .twist. mentioned
Post # 11
Nevermind, I guess I did spell it ‘right’ the first time… I need to learn how to read and to spell apparently
Post # 12
Wow! Nice to see some positive input. I was discussing this with someone and I brought up how BF and I feel uncomfortable because modern advertising is getting very close to suggesting that an expensive engagement ring equates to buying a woman. And bees, I kid you not, this girl says:
Post # 13
I’m personally not a fan but I wouldn’t put anyone down who did this. I wanted to get my FI and engagement watch but he wanted a camera instead.
Post # 14
In most eastern cultures, males wear engagement rings. Both male and female wear on right hand and move to left when they marry. So, what youre doing isnt out of the norm. Doing what you want to do is pretty cool. If anyone should ask, at least youre different and creative and have a story to share 🙂
Post # 15
My FI wants to wear a ring… I think its a cute idea
Post # 16
I got my fiance an engagement ring, mainly because he was getting ready to leave for afghanistan and it was more of a “symbol” to look down out because he was on the other side of the world. However…he loves the ring SO much he doesn’t want a new wedding band haha…he just wants to keep the ring he already has.