Post # 1
My FI has mentioned being jealous of my e-ring and wanting to wear a ring, but not wqanting to wait over a year to get one. I was looking at Berricle’s website at their men’s rings and wondering if he would appreciate one…I think it would be cute to get him one, but wondering if anyone else had ever gotten their FI a ring before a wedding ring? IF you did, does he wear it that often?
I figured after the wedding, it can be his “stand in” ring, or if (God forbid) he happens to lose his wedding ring!
Post # 3
My fi had a friend who wore his wedding band during his engagement period, and fi wanted to do the same. I was kind of taken aback by it at first, but also thought it was kind of sweet. So we bought his wedding band shortly after getting engaged, and he’s worn it ever since. Most people we don’t know just kind of assume we’re married I guess. 🙂
Post # 4
One of my friends got married a few years back and I guess he had a mangagement ring. It was kind of weird though, it was a plain wedding band that he got after their engagement, and he took it off and put it in a ring box the morning of the ceremony and it was used during the ring exchange, so it just became his wedding band.
I can understand wanting to have a ring when you are a man, but it seemed like it would ruin the symbolism of exchanging rings during the wedding b/c he’d already been wearing that ring.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Mr. LK wore a gold Claddagh ring on his left ring finger for the duration of our engagement. He took it off shortly before our ceremony and now wears his wedding band instead.
Post # 6
My FI wears a ring with runes on it that I got him as his man-gagement ring. He wanted a runes ring for years but never bought one so I figured what a great time for him to have a new ring. He doesn’t always remember to wear it though. Figures.
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Post # 8
My FI has a engagement band. I think its kind of cute.
Post # 9
My FI has a mangagement ring. I guess. When we first started looking at e-rings and talking marriage, a kiosk at the mall sold stainless steel bands that they engraved (stamped) and painted with whatever text you wanted. We got matching bands with the year we met, and his ring has myname <3 hisname, and mine has hisname <3 myname. We wear them on our right hands-all the time. They are quite useful when we travel as well. We’ve both switched them to our left hands any time we’re out of the country. Cheap, but durable and very sentimental for the both of us.
Post # 10
My FI has a puzzle ring that I got him before we got “officially” engaged. I wore one half and he wore the other. Now he wears both.
Post # 11
I’m custom-designing FI’s now.
He won’t wear it alongside the wedding band once we’re married, but instead break it out for certain occasions as a ring he’ll wear on his right hand. Sort of like a dude’s cocktail ring.
Post # 12
Mangagement ring? Really? Really now? -____________-
I don’t see the problem at all. Rather, I just don’t understand why they’re not more common. My fi doesn’t wear one, but if he wanted to… errr… okay I’m a poor college student, so that’s probably not going to happen anyway 🙁 But if money wasn’t an issue I’d totally get him one.
Actually, up until I got engaged I thought it was really common. I blame that Boy Meets World episode where Topanga chews Cory out for not wearing his ring. xD
Post # 13
FI has one. We’re both divorced, and he was saying that he missed having a ring. I felt like the least I could do, since he bought me an absolutely stunning engagement ring, was buy him a ring as well. It’s nothing like the ring he’s picked out as his wedding band, and once we get married, I’m not sure what he’ll do with it. But until then, he wears it every day, and it makes him happy. I bought it from TitaniumKnights on Etsy:
Post # 14
My fiancé says he would love to wear his ring already. It’s nice to think they they are just as excited about the engagement. 🙂
Post # 15
In my culture, both the man and the woman have engagement rings (traditionally matching plain yellow or white gold, but there’s a rising trend influenced by the Anglo-Saxon culture in which the engagement ring has stones). The engagement date is engraved into both rings. At the wedding, the man keeps his original engagement ring on and just gets the wedding date engraved into his ring, whereas the woman gets an additional wedding ring, which may or may not have stones.
When we got engaged, I wanted a plain gold engagement ring, following our culture. FI, however, wanted to go the Anglo-Saxon way, where only the woman has an engagement ring, mostly because he’s not the jewellery type but also for financial reasons. I was kinda disappointed, but I caved in and did not guilt him into anything.
But after a few weeks, he got jealous of my ring and wanted one too. 😉 So we decided to get him a matching silver ring (the exact style number as my ring) for him to wear for special occasions during the engagement. My grandpa only ever wears his engagement/wedding ring on special occasions (he blames it on old habit from his former doctor career where he couldn’t wear it to work, but both grandma and I know that’s just an excuse), so FI reasoned “if her grandpa can do it, so can I” 😛 I will, however, give FI a gold wedding ring.
Post # 16
I bought my FI one, he wears it every day. When we started shopping for the wedding ring, we started wondering what will he do with the mangagement ring. I guess we will figure that one out next month.