Should I have my FH's ring engraved as a surprise for him?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I have my FH's ring engraved as a surprise for him?
    Yeah he'll love it! : (38 votes)
    52 %
    Only if you think of the perfect/creative thing to have engraved in there. : (17 votes)
    23 %
    Ask him if he wants it. : (18 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @coffeeeeee:  I dont see why he wouldnt like it, even if its only a wedding date!! I say go for it as a surprise!

    SO and I fail miserably at keeping secrets (lol) and knew we wanted engraving so we talked about it. My band is currently being engraved with a short quote from a song that was meaningful early on in our relationship 🙂

    Post # 4
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    With something like this I’d find a way to ask him first. even if you just mention it in passing and watch his reaction. It’s HIS wedding band afterall.

    Post # 6
    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    I did and surprised him with it on our wedding day. he was very charmed by the idea. do it!

    one little downside though: it changed how the band felt on the inside — it was a comfort fit band and the engraving made the metal feel a tiny bit rough. so you might ask the jeweler about that. after he wore it for a few months, it did smooth out a little on its own.

    Post # 7
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Yes I think it’s sweet. 

    Post # 8
    219 posts
    Helper bee

    @coffeeeeee:  I voted to ask him first.  

    I had engraved a ring for an ex bf at one point, and the metal was pretty irritating until it smoothed down. 

    Post # 11
    918 posts
    Busy bee

    It’s a sweet idea, but I think you should ask him if he wants it.  I personally would not wear a ring with an engraving (don’t worry, FI knows this!) , but I know that a lot of people like them.  I think you should just ask.

    Post # 12
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    FI’s ring is engraved with his initials (which are also my initials) and our wedding date.  We both love it 🙂  I also had our wedding date engraved on my wedding band.  He ended up wanting it hand-done instead of machine engraved, which is why it looks as it does.

    I would have done it without asking him, lol, I love the idea and I just can’t imagine anyone being offended by it.


    Post # 13
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @coffeeeeee:  I love this idea and will probably do the same thing with my fiance’s wedding ring.

    Post # 14
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @coffeeeeee:  she is! An Emily Bronte quote 🙂

    Post # 15
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I did this.  It is still a secret, but will reveal before the wedding.

    FI is a big World of Warcraft player, so I had both of our rings engraved with “Bind on equip”

    I think/hope he’ll love it!

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