(Closed) Wedding band or no wedding band?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Band or no band?
    Band : (19 votes)
    39 %
    No band : (30 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would get a band to wear on your right hand! Your e-ring is gorgeous and if you don’t like the look of it with a wedding band on the same finger then don’t do it. I once read that someone wore her wedding band on a different finger on her left hand and when she was asked about it she said “well I love them both so much that they deserve their own finger”. I thought that was cute and totally appropriate – nobody would think it’s weird to wear your band on your right hand!

    Post # 4
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    1243 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    That is one fantastic ring!

    I really don’t think that you need the extra band.  If it were me (and I really wanted a wedding band) I would wear the engagement ring on my right hand and the wedding band on my left.

     

    Post # 8
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    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    i’d still get a wedding band, even if you wear them on separate hands. that was my original plan, although i’ve come to realize that i actually really like the look of a plain band with my e-ring, even if they don’t sit flush against each other.

    Post # 9
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Gorgeous!! You could go with a really small band that is made to fit around your ering or even one that sort of goes under it, is your ring higher up or flush to your finger? i just got a new ering that is pretty high up and the stone is pretty large. My fingers are a lot larger than yours (size 6-7 depending on ring) and I find that I didn’t necessarily “need” a ring, but I wanted one because I feel it’s important to have one. It’s totally a personal preference though.

    Post # 10
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I could never not have a wedding band – I cherish its symbolism (that is totally different from the symbolism of an e-ring) too much to be missing that for the rest of my life.  And I wouldn’t feel like I could decide to get one later as it wouldn’t have been there for the promises of the wedding day.

    If I were you, I’d get a wedding band (in whatever style you like) for your left ring finger and, post-wedding, move the e-ring to your right hand.

    Post # 11
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    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    Regardless of what your e-ring looks like, it sounds like you a) don’t want the asymmetrical look that having a wedding band on the same finger as your e-ring creates, and b) don’t want to do two wedding bands to create symmetry, so it seems that a right-hand wedding band is the way to go. Unless you have some desire to go without a wedding band entirely, I would definitely say go ahead and get a band. I think it’s wonderful to have a symbol of love and commitment that you can exchange with your husband as you say your vows to each other, and going without a wedding band sort of prevents that.

    But, if it were me, I would actually wear a thin wedding band on the same finger as your e-ring. I love the asymmetry of a thin wedding band below a larger e-ring.

    Post # 12
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    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m having the same problem as well, my ring requires a curved wedding band and I just don’t like them. I am heavily considering forgoing one at all, but it does feel weird not to have a wedding band. I think perhaps a plain one that you can wear on the next finger or when you don’t wear your ering (like while traveling) might be nice. My FI thinks its totally weird to have a right hand ring or to switch my ering to my right hand so I don’t know what to do!

    Post # 13
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    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would go to some jewlery stores and just see how different bands look!  It’s fun just to play with different options and you may be surprised how well (and different) they look in person.

    Post # 14
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    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I just have an ering & love it, it fits my finger perfectly (never had a ring fit me so well) & I’m a size 4.5. I don’t want to wear it on my right hand (partly cause it fits me so well) & I don’t want to wear 2 rings on the same finger, either.

    I didn’t get a wedding band. If I do in the future, I’d wear it on my right hand. For the ceremony, we used our promise rings. I don’t think you have to get a wedding band, but if you want one, go for it. My plan was to get wedding bands on our honeymoon, but couldn’t find any that would work. We were bummed at first, but I love my ering & so it worked out great. For me, my ering symbolizes both his proposal & our commitment to each other.

    Post # 15
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    26 posts
    Newbee

    gorgeous ring! i think i’m agreeing with @awrenbride. def get the band and wear the rings on separate hands.

    Post # 16
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    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    your E-ring is beautiful!

    my E-ring is pretty big for my hands too, so if i wear them both, i will wear my E-ring on my right hand and wedding band on my left hand, or vice versa. i don’t think there’s anything weird about it 🙂

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