Post # 1
Bee’s I need your help & opinions!
Is it ok to have just ONE RING as your Wedding & Engagement ring?! So at your wedding, instead of receiving another ring/band you just use your Engagement Ring to be put on your finger at the ceremony?
The reason why I ask this is because I have NEVER been a fan of jewelry to begin with and NEVER wore rings until I got engaged. Even after being engaged it has been hard to wear my ring (I just don’t like things on my hand) and I only wear it when I leave the house on special occasions or anytime I’m with my fiance. It may sound funny but I actually have a bit of Jewelry/metal phobia.
So since there is no way I’ll be comfortable wearing two rings, can I just make my engagement ring my wedding ring?
OR maybe even update my engagement ring to make it “sparkle” more and just make it my Wedding band. (The jazzing it up part was my fiance’s idea.. he wants to make it “prettier”)
Post # 3
I don’t see any problems with having only one ring for both the engagement ring and the wedding ring, especially since both you and your FI agree on this and a little more bling is a nice thing 🙂
Post # 4
If I were the type of person who disliked jewelry, I would get a plain band (or maybe with some low-profile set diamonds in it) for my wedding ring and pretty much wear only that after getting married.
That said, there is nothing wrong with just using your engagement ring!
Post # 5
I agree that it would be fine to use only one ring. Whatever you are comfortable with!
Also, I realize this shows how big of a nerd I am, but your post made me think of LOTR, and I honestly thought you were using ‘the one ring’ as your ring. Which, btw, would kick ass.
Post # 6
Sure, why not? I don’t see any problem with it! My step mom and dad have been married for 20 years and she has always just worn one ring. Her first ring was a horrible cluster ring, but her second upgrade ring is a 5 carat fancy round cut and she said she would feel to austintatious with a diamond band to go with it.
if you want just a band, or just an “engagement ring” that’s totally up to you!
Post # 7
I wish there was some way I could have a non metal ring PERIOD… BUT I would never want to hurt my fiance’s feelings. He really put a lot of effort into getting my engagement ring.. so I want to try to work with it.
He got the lightest metal he could (white gold) and it is very thin. So I really just want to make my engagement ring the ONLY ring…and have it as my wedding ring.
I wonder if this is common or not?
Post # 8
One ring to rule them all…
Sorry, my geek is showing.
I don’t see anything wrong with it if jewelry bothers you so much. I never thought I’d get used to wearing a ring full time, and it was a little weird for the first few days but I did get used to it and now my hand feels weird when I take the ring off.
I also agree with the previous poster about just wearing a very simple band after the wedding. Not everyone chooses to wear both rings.
Post # 9
@Sleepy_Miranda: Glad I’m not the only one!
Post # 10
Hahaha oh gosh, I didn’t even realize people could think of “Lord Of The Rings”.
Post # 11
Another thing I WONDER about is… will anyone else take this offensive or care about this at my wedding? Like the church??!
I know I shouldn’t care because it’s my wedding and my choice but should I have a “FAKE” ring for the ceremony??! lol
Will anyone actually even notice or care??!
Post # 12
It isn’t too common but it does happen. Another thing you could do if you are comfortabe with it is getting a super thin white gold wedding band. The make them as thing as 1 mm and you could get that. I am getting a 1 mm and then sautering it on to my e-ring so it feels like 1 ring. (I am doing it because I need a contoured band to fit on my e-ring and I don’t want it moving around.) But, if you wanted to do that so you technically had two rings but in reality it was one. Also, I have seen so many married women who don’t wear their rings at all I don’t think you would be crazy for just going that route! It isn’t the ring that makes your marriage. It is just a symbol of it.
Post # 13
I was thinking of updating my solitaire to a halo for the wedding, just to make it a bit different from the way it is now. I’m not real crazy about getting a second band either and my FI always nags because I tend to forget to put on the one I already have.
Post # 14
I’m only going to have one ring. I’m not a big jewelry person either. We picked out a band with saphires and diamonds. I have gotten some strange comments and looks when people ask to see my engagement ring and I show off the band, but I just shrug it off. I’ve also gotten compliments- the best being “It’s so you.” I’m not sure what I’m going to do during the ceremony yet since I’m already wearing the band. I’ll probably take it off prior to the wedding to get it cleaned and then wait to put it back on until we exchange bands.
Post # 15
You can do it however you and your FI like. We decided not to have engagement rings at all, and simply to exchange plain gold bands at the ceremony.
Post # 16
I am thinking of possibly just wearing my engagement ring as both the engagement/wedding ring and I know a few girls who have done and do this 🙂
It’s not common, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with it.
In all instances, the engagement rings were used in the wedding ceremony – and no, I don’t think anyone cares 🙂
Some rings are not suited to wearing with a wedder, some people don’t like the feeling of two rings swinging around and others just want something more minimal. I say just go with what you like 🙂