(Closed) Getting a wedding band instead of engagement ring…ok?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Newbee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@btw:  Actually itll be fine! Plus rings dont make a engagement/marriage, PEOPLE do!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 # 9
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624 posts
Busy bee

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
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1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

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 # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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.

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