How were you presented w/ your wedding band??

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

I don’t know what tradition is. We both put money towards the wedding and bought the rings out of that fund.

Post # 4
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

2YorkiesMama:  I don’t think the presentation of a wedding band is a ‘thing’. We went to the jewler and both picked out bands that we liked, then proceeded to buy them together, that day. My DH  picked them up and left them on the kitchen table. No fancy presentation.

I don’t think there is an etiquette or a set standard for this sort of thing…but it might be a nice christmas gift..maybe. I felt that the wedding band is just a part of the wedding and not a whole separate thing. I wouldn’t want to be like “hey honey here is your christmas gift, your wedding band.” Kind of boring!


Post # 5
4015 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I bought FI’s (he tried on one and loved it lol) and he bought mine. I designed mine through Etsy and technically purchased it though 🙂

We kept them in a special place in their respective boxes until the wedding day!


PS. I lied. I took it out pretty much every week and stared at it and tried it on with my E ring…. …….*hangs head in shame*

Post # 7
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

2YorkiesMama:  Aww well I mean in that case make it cute! My DH is not that sentimental so Im probs jaded lol! If you think your FI would be touched/surprised by all means make it cute and meaningful 🙂

Post # 8
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

misschickpea:  Hahaha I know that feeling! I try mine on often as well! It’s hard to resist!

2YorkiesMama:  I THINK that typically you just kind of see what the other likes and buy that. FI and I talked about what I wanted. We went and tried on rings to see what looked right with my e-ring. And then purchased it. Then we talked about what he wanted (of course he was more difficult than I was ) and once we finally found one that he liked we bought it. They are hanging out in the desk in our apartment for another 64 days.


Post # 9
2169 posts
Buzzing bee

2YorkiesMama:  From what I’ve heard most people either buy each other’s or buy them together. It doesn’t really make a difference because the money will be both of yours officially after the wedding anyway, right? The whole what’s mine is your and all…

I also think that generally there isn’t any special way people are presented with their wedding band, other than being presented with it at the wedding. I would think for most people they’re just kept in a safe space until they need to be taken to be presented to each other at the wedding.

Proposing to your FI sounds like a sweet idea, but if I were doing it, I’d do it with a nice watch or something like that. Something he could keep forever but isn’t the wedding band, because I think those should be presented at the wedding ceremony.

The only exception I can think of are people who decide to just have one ring and use it as their engagement ring and wedding ring. And I guess in the same vein, if the man decided to wear his wedding ring during the engagement period too, but if the man isn’t going to be wearing the ring during the engagement period then I don’t see the sense in “proposing” to him with it.

Post # 10
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

We bought ours together several months before our wedding. Both our rings were custom orders because FI had his dream wedding band designed in his head his whole life ( I didn’t ask! I was just relieved he wanted to wear a ring at all). I  was a bit more difficult and couldn’t find anything to fit with my ering. We were quoted 2 months turn around so we ordered in July with an October wedding. They took 3 weeks so we took them home right away. We didn’t follow rules on who pays. It came right from the wedding fund. 

Post # 11
4956 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

2YorkiesMama:  I don’t think you present it in any way. We purchased ours at the same time, the store called when they came in, I went and got them. We tried them on and then put them in a safe until the wedding.

Post # 12
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

My wedding ring came with my engagement ring in a set, so I received both of them when my husband proposed. One afternoon a couple of weeks before the wedding (6-month engagement) we went to the jeweler (Shane Co.) and he tried on rings until he found one he liked. I ended up buying it that day. A week later he decided he wanted a larger size so I took in back and exchanged it. Had to get a slightly different design, and then he said he wanted it to be a surprise, so he didn’t look until the ceremony. 

Post # 13
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

2YorkiesMama:  I think you should do whatever you are comfortable with or want to.

My husband and I had already combined finances completely when we purchased our bands– so we picked them out together, and bought them together, and then stored them until the wedding day.  There was no special presentation– we even “practiced” wearing them before bed a few times– he wasn’t used to wearing a ring at all, and I just enjoyed trying mine on ha!!

I could see how if a couple had decided they were going to pick eachother’s rings out- and surprise eachother- there might be some special presentation of sorts– otherwise just do what you want.

Post # 14
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

DH bought mine and I bought his. 

I found one that I loved and told him, and he went and got it.

He didn’t know what he wanted, and he didn’t want to go to a store together to look for something. So I showed him pictures of examples, he picked out the style he wanted, and then I got it for him. 

Post # 15
539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I bought his. We bought it from tiffany & co about 9 months before the wedding. He was with me as he is kinda inbetween sizes. Then I locked it in the safe til the wedding lol.  

He bought my band. We got mine from Whiteflash online. It came in about 2 weeks prior to the wedding. 

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