Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema
FI was very unexcited about going to try on rings, so yesterday since I was driving, after lunch we went to the mall and I dragged him into 3 jewellery shops to try on rings! Mainly for him, since he is clueless about shapes, carats, metals etc.
Lo and behold, despite being less than thrilled, he actually picked the style, colour and metal he likes and said it was really interesting!!!
Post # 3
My FI wasn’t going to wear a band because of where he works (in a lab), so it was up to me to find a band that was just going to be for the ceremony. I found an awesome band on etsy and when I showed him he was totally in love and now keeps asking ‘how soon can I wear it?’ SCORE!
Post # 5
My FI is perfectly fine with band shopping as long as he gets to do it online. He showed me exactly what he wants, but he refuses to step foot into a jewelry store, lol. We did not exactly have the best experiences when looking for my e-ring in stores.
He absolutely does not want to try anything on. He knows what he wants and what size he wants it in and that’s that pretty much.
Post # 6
My DH also was unexcited to say the least.
First he said he didn’t want to wear a ring at all, and I had to explain to him that that wasn’t going to fly, LOL.
Then he said he would wear his late father’s wedding band to save money, even though I told him money was not an issue. His father’s ring didn’t fit him correctly and was uncomfortable, but DH still kept saying he would wear it.
I finally had to resort to showing him some styles online, getting his input on what he wanted and didn’t want, and then I bought two wedding bands and brought them home for him to try on!
He picked one and I returned the other one and now we’re both happy, LOL.
But yeah, it was a bit of a production!
Post # 7
I never even thought of going band shopping for him in person. We have just looked online. He wants something different, not just a plain band so there are definitely more options searching online.
Post # 8
DH was SO excited for his ring shopping! He was so excited for “his turn getting nice jewelery”!
Post # 9
@MissBettsy: Not only is mine uninterested in going to try some on, he doesn’t even want to look online. He just says “I just want a plain one. Just get me a plain one.” end of story. Blah. I’m trying to talk him into a brushed finish because I think it’ll show less wear, but he doesn’t even care about looking at the stupid pic. I don’t know if I should just order it and be done with it or what.
Post # 10
He was all for it, and can’t wait to wear it 🙂
Post # 11
DH wanted something specific he saw online, he found it, he liked it and I bought it. He put more thought/effort into both our bands then I did. He nagged me to get my finger sized. We were LDR and he had the local jeweler waiting to make mine until I got the size.
Post # 12
Mine was super excited about getting his band he had already picked out what he wanted before we were engaged! he got the band he’s wanted for forever and loves it 🙂
Post # 13
I wouldn’t say he was thrilled to go by any means, but he definitely didn’t complain.
Post # 14
@MissBettsy: It was like pulling teeth for me! We went shopping for nearly a whole YEAR before he finally found something he liked! We actualy just ordered it yesterday. We randomly stopped at a local jeweler, he walked in, and pointed to one and said that’s it. I was so shocked! Every one he tried on was too thick, or too thin, or too shiny, or not shiny enough, didn’t have comfort fit, was too rounded at the edges…. You get the picture. I was worried we weren’t going to find anything that matched all his requirements!
Have fun – even if it is a struggle to get him shopping – eventually you’ll find something!
Post # 15
He never wanted one, never got one. He gave me the money to buy my own.
Post # 16
We haven’t gone band shopping, but I’ve showed him dozens of rings.. he’s being pretty difficult about it. I’ve only found one that he was remotely interested in, but he hasn’t committed to it yet.
Luckily we still have awhile yet.