Post # 1
So I’m considering only wearing a wedding band. I love my ring but it gets caught on a lot of things at work
and honestly, I don’t like the attention it brings. I prefer to talk about my fiance and our new life together versus how many
carrots or how much my ring cost him. FI is on board too. My e-ring needs a custom band and I’d much rather just stack it and wear
Are there any brides out there who only are planning to wear just a band? If so, post pictures.
Post # 2
thompsonbfilter: I’m going to wear both but I’ve seen a LOT of women who only wear their wedding band, particularly older generations.
If you’d prefer to only wear the band that’s fine! Especially if your FI is fine with it, you can save your ER for special occassions 🙂
Post # 3
I only wear a wedding band. I didn’t have an engagement ring per se (by choice) and only on occassion wore a ring my grandmother had left me on my ring finger following our engagement. I personally like the look of just the band on my finger – it’s delicate and that’s how I like my jewellery 🙂 I don’t have a pic here now but it’s 18k white gold, milgrain edge, bead cut diamonds etc.
Post # 4
thompsonbfilter: I think that’s a great idea, if it appeals to you. A lot of women I know only wear their wedding ring on a daily basis. I’ve considered the same idea myself.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2
thompsonbfilter: I live in Japan where noone wears the wedding band (if at all) with the e-ring. After the wedding the e-ring just gets boxed up!!! Noone in my British family wears the ering either.
I of course wear both when I’m out, and just the wedding band at work as I work with small children and don’t want to scratch them with the prongs.
Post # 6
thompsonbfilter: I plan to wear my set 99% of the time but I’m also ordering a plain 3mm band in either palladium or platinum to wear when it isn’t appropriate to wear my set eg I will probably wear the plain band when I go swimming, when I cook, etc.
My mum never had an engagement ring so just wears her wedding band, a 6mm 22ct yellow gold band, and it looks very classic and timeless. I know quite a few other women who just wear their wedding bands 🙂
Post # 7
I wore my set every day when I lived in Paris and had an office job. Now live in a much poorer country with a very different lifestyle, I work from home and go to othe beach a lot (yep, lucky me!) so I don’t feel comfortable wearing my e-ring every day. I wear it to go out or when DH is away and I’m missing him!
Post # 8
I only wear my wedding band, my engagement ring was constantly getting caught on things. I made sure the ring I chose looked nice on it’s own, and I feel much more comfortable just wearing it.
Post # 9
Thank you all for your responses!
Post # 10
thompsonbfilter: I have an e-ring that required a custom band. We ended up going with a wrap (two curved bands on either side) and as a result, it cannot be worn alone (without looking ridiculous). We instead got a non-diamond metal band for me to wear when I do not feel like wearing my blingy set.
Post # 11
My e-ring is pretty wide so it will double as my wedding ring. I may get a plain band for days I don’t want to wear my blingy ring, but I plan on wearing the blingy one most of the time. My FI picked it out himself and would be crushed if I didn’t want to wear it.
Post # 12
thompsonbfilter: I wore a wedding band only for many years. In my family, it’s about half and half between women wearing ERing and wedding band and wearing a band only. I think the look of a band by itself can be very pretty. My band was on the thicker side and couldn’t be resized easily. When I got pregnant (and for a number of years after >.O) it didn’t fit. So I wore different silver bands during that time, instead. Now, I wear a set most of the time.
My original WBand:
Post # 13
I’m in the US, but my mom never wore an engagement ring when I was growing up, so the look of the engagement ring plus band has always looked a little bulky to me (my dad apparently gave her a necklace when he proposed). I also have a fairly small (size 4.5) ring finger, so when I first started looking at engagement rings, my plan was to switch the e-ring to my right hand following our wedding and just wear my wedding band on my left. I haven’t gone band shopping yet, so I’m not sure I’ll stick with that plan or not. But I also know many women go the plain band route post-childbirth or weight gain if their ring(s) no longer fit.
Post # 14
Engagemnt ring will go on the RH when we are married, along with my other skinny handmade sort-of eternity band / engagemnt ring (long story).
I will wear my wedding band on the left hand. It’s wide (5mm) and plain brushed 18K yellow gold and I like it that way – It was important to me and my man to have exactly-matching bands.