Post # 1
Just wondering people’s thoughts on this…
My bf and I are putting all our money towards a house in the spring. But talk about getting engaged soon as well.
I’ve decided I just want a wedding band as my engagement ring (which he can afford!!). Than later, maybe in a year, he may have enough to purchase the engagement ring that I want. The wedding band that he’s would give me as an engagement ring would be a matching set. So I wouldn’t have to worry about it not matching the future bling diamond ring.
Do you think people will think this is weird? Kind of why I am asking all of you to see what peoples reactions may be. Thanks so much to any feedback that is given!
Post # 3
Who cares if people think it’s weird. If it’s an idea that makes you happy, why not? If you’re too afraid of people making judgments or comments like “that’s a wedding ring”, you could get a temporary ring. For example, you could get a Berricle ring or a silver Claddaugh ring.
Post # 4
Completely fine! In fact, an acquaintance did exactly this last year, and her husband gave her the blingier “engagement ring” at the wedding. Go for it 🙂
Post # 5
Out of curiosity will you be wearing it as your engagement ring? Or only after you actually get married? Either way I don’t think it’s weird and I also think you shouldn’t give what people will think too much of a thought!
Post # 6
@btw: Actually itll be fine! Plus rings dont make a engagement/marriage, PEOPLE do!
Post # 7
If it’s okay with you, it’s fine! People might think it’s weird, just because you’re engaged but not wearing an e-ring
Post # 8
Thanks everyone for all the comments already!
It definitely makes me happy what I’ve chosen and I love the set. I would wear the band as an engagement ring. That would be nice if we can afford the diamond for the actual wedding day!
I’m preparing myself for any negative questions or comments. But this definitely helps me confirm just to stay strong and focus on what I want and believe, and I do believe it is about the couple, the committment, not the bling.
Of course I love the bling, but that is not why I’m marrying him.
Thanks everyone!! I really appreciate it. 🙂
Post # 9
I have done exactly that! I really couldn’t decide on an engagement ring so went for the wedding ring first which I shall be wearing until our wedding in three years time. I haven’t decided yet if I will have a more ‘traditional’ e-ring as my wedding ring or to go with another band (or two!!) to make a stack. Here’s a pic:
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Mrs Cinnamon Bun did this – but I think she did it for purely aesthetic reasons. She has an eternity band as her engagement ring, and then a plain band as her wedding ring.
Post # 11
I dont think you should worry about what others think. My only concern is that if it is a set make sure you speak to the store/jeweler etc to make sure the set isnt discontinued before you get your matching e-ring
Post # 12
Blackie – beautiful ring! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who thinks this way! haha.
Mrs.Eagle – I like!!!
GelaMac – very good point. they did confirm they have had a mold for years so they don’t plan on discontinuing it, but it wouldn’t hurt to double check on that.
Here’s a pic of the band that looks pretty similar to the one I want.
Post # 14
Love this idea! In fact, I think if I had the whole engagement ring discussion to do all over again, I might have suggested only having an eternity band as the e-ring and wedding ring. I love my set, but I think eternity bands on their own are so classic and understated. I wear both most days, but have a few friends who, except for special occasions, switched to only wear their wedding bands after their weddings.