Post # 1
This is my first time in the ring section of WB and I’m shocked at all the concern for it. It never crossed my mind NOT to wear my rings on the honeymoon, but I’m starting to feel this little panic deep in the pit of my stomach from all the talk. I know it’s crazy for someone with 10 months and 24days left until “W Day” to be a little worried, but if if this is common I definately want to start looking now for cheap CZ look alikes. Is it really that common to have the rings stolen, even if you wear them? I mean those buggers aren’t leaving my finger for a long time unless there is a danger to them. Are you or did you wear yours on your honeymoon?
Post # 3
Well, we’re going to Mexico in a couple of weeks and will be snorkeling, laying on the beach, hiking etc. I’ve heard too many stories of rings slipping off in the ocean or in the sand (never to be found again).
Also, where I lived in Africa we heard stories of people getting their finger partially ripped off when someone made a grab for their ring.
I’m wearing a stunt ring when I travel! If I was going somewhere within the US, I probably wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas
Obviously I haven’t been on my honeymoon yet, but I got my fake ring to wear when we’ll be out and about on our honeymoon. I got mine on eBay for $25! And after reading Miss Sewing’s post about losing hers at the beach http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/02/04/trouble-in-paradise-2/ and the comments to follow, I’ll definitely have mine in the hotel room safe for most of the trip!
Post # 5
I’m not worried about losing my ring at all, but if we were doing a lot of outdoor sports I probably wouldn’t take my rings because the chance of them being damaged is higher. I also think that if you don’t have a routine with your rings, it’s more likely that they might get lost or damaged. For example, I don’t wear my e-ring to bed or in the shower, but I’ve developed a very specific routine for where to store my ring when I’m not wearing it. Being out of your usual surroundings while traveling might mess up this routine and cause you to lose your ring(s). Finally, I think worry depends on how much the ring costs! When we were talking about e-rings, I asked Fiance if he had a ‘budget’ for me, and he said, ‘If you are too afraid to wear the ring on the subway – you probably should go for a smaller/cheaper ring.’ So, my e-ring is not a ring I would ever be worried about someone riping off of my finger because it is not too blingy…
Post # 6
I didn’t worry about it at all. I took it off one day when we went on a catamaran but that was it. Personally I wouldn’t do the whole fake ring thing because-well just because. And if I was worried about someone mugging me or something they would do it whether it was real or fake. Although if you are into it-it would be a great chance to try out a different style.
Post # 7
The only reason I can see for why honeymoons are an especially high time for losing rings is because people aren’t use to them and fidget with them more. If you are a fidgeter, don’t take it. If you aren’t and you aren’t going on an eco trip backpacking through the jungle or something of that sort, take it. I don’t personally see any reason why laying around (which is what I plan on doing) will hurt the ring.
Post # 8
I think it’s a fantastic excuse to get another ring! 😛
Post # 9
I never really thought about this either, but I think it makes sense. My mom lost her high school ring at the beach when she was young. She was in the ocean, her hands got cold and it slipped off. I could totally see that happening to me, because my ring isn’t super tight to begin with.
Post # 10
I just have my e-ring and wedding band, but my mom used to have 2 rings, an everyday sterling silver ring and a gold ring for nice occassions. My parents owned a tire shop and it was brutal on hand jewelry. Now, I know most of y’all aren’t doing mechanic work, but it showed me that if you’re doing work that is tough on the hands/rings, a substitute ring isn’t a bad idea.
Post # 11
I left my rings home with my mum. I just cant imagine losing my rings.
Post # 12
this is silly but im buying a fake ring… just because i want to be carefull
Post # 13
Great post. I just found about ‘stunt rings’ a few days ago. Now, I’m looking for one so I can wear that one when I go on my honeymoon to Mexico.
I, too, didn’t think it was a big deal to wear the real one. But then hearing brides lose it in the ocean or whie they are travelling. It kind of scared me. I guess if it was really expensive, then I wouldn’t do it. But i’m finding rings which are $25 or less.
I guess it doesn’t hurt to get one. Plus, I know there were a few times where I felt naked because my ring was being cleaned or fixed. Now I have a replacement.
I just posted about ‘stunt rings’ a few days ago.
Post # 14
Mrs. DG: can I ask where you lived in Africa? One day I’ll be doing my field research in Africa, likely in Nigeria, and that freaks me out a little!
Post # 15
I wore my rings on our Honeymoon in Mexico and everything was just fine. If we would have done outdoorsy things like hiking and snorkeling, I would have taken them off for those things, but we didn’t so I never worried about it. We played in the ocean and layed out on the beach, and I didn’t take them off the whole time we were there. I would just say to make sure that your rings fit you really well- I have to really try to get my rings off, so I know they’ll never just slip off.
Like Mrs. DG said, it might be different in other places, though.
Post # 16
Vegan- I lived in Uganda, but traveled extensively through East Africa. I find that the African people are among the warmest and kindest in the world, so don’t fret. It’s good to be street wise and aware when you are in a big city, but by and large if you are attentive you should be fine!