How did your man feel about wedding band shopping?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did your man try on bands willingly?
    No, I had to drag him : (20 votes)
    19 %
    No, we looked and ordered online : (11 votes)
    10 %
    No, I chose for him : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Yes, he loved it more than I did! : (14 votes)
    13 %
    Yes, he agreed to it quite easily : (28 votes)
    26 %
    He enjoyed it when we were there : (26 votes)
    24 %
    He is not wearing a band : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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 # 4
    Member
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    He went without me!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    Member
    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @MissBettsy:  

    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
    Member
    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    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
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    DH was SO excited for his ring shopping! He was so excited for “his turn getting nice jewelery”!

    Post # 9
    Member
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @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
    Member
    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    He was all for it, and can’t wait to wear it 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    6048 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
    Member
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    Member
    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wouldn’t say he was thrilled to go by any means, but he definitely didn’t complain.

    Post # 14
    Member
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
    Member
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    He never wanted one, never got one. He gave me the money to buy my own.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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.

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