Post # 1
So last night I was browsing the boards (mostly looking at all the pretty rings!) and I started talking to my FI about wedding bands. He got me a really nice e-ring, 14K white gold, diamonds and such (pic below). We don’t have a lot of money right now since we’re paying for the wedding ourselves and we’re both in college. I think that I should just continue to wear my e-ring and find him a fairly inexpensive wedding band for the next year or so and then we can get better bands. I don’t want a plain or cheap looking band next to my e-ring. I don’t think it would look good. My FI was kind of upset by this and said he shouldn’t get a wedding band if I don’t get one. I explained to him the financial aspects of it and he understands, but isn’t happy. What do you think? Is it okay to not have a wedding band for a little while? Is there a band you think would look okay with my ring? Any thoughts would be welcome.
Post # 3
That’s a beautiful ring! I think that just getting a band for him would be just fine! My FI and I are paying for our own wedding too, there’s something to be said about that. Perhaps after your 1 year anniversary you guys could get a band to go with that lovely e-ring.
Post # 4
My engagement ring doubles as a wedding ring. We can’t really afford a wedding ring right now, but my husband does have a wedding ring. Originally he was in the “If you don’t get one neither do I’ boat until I pointed out he could get a really bitchin ring for his wedding ring. Then he didn’t care anymore and wanted his ring!
I think it’s completely okay to go without a wedding band. I probably won’t end up getting a band because I can’t justify a few grand on a tiny bit of metal with some shiny stones in it (Especially since my husband hates my engagement ring and wants to replace it, and I think spending loads of money on two rings is ridiculous), as long as you’re happy with it, and he’s happy with it, more power to you.
Post # 5
My best friend wears her engagement ring as her wedding ring. It’s something I was considering for awhile. It’s definitely not necessary 🙂
Post # 6
You have such a beautiful ring I think its okay. Honestly I think it would be worse if you bought whatever band just to have a band, and then dislike it and not end up wearing it. What you can do eventually is renew your vows and then find a beautiful band that you will love =)
Post # 7
I honestly think having two rings is kind of pointless. Surely the jewellry industry has done its best to convince women we need two rings instead of one. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with your engagement ring becoming your wedding ring once you’re married.
Post # 8
@thisorderistall: What is the budget for both your and your fiance’s wedding bands? What style would you ideally want?
Bluenile.com always has sales and right now they have a few rings that I think would go with yours and are fairly inexpensive & definitely pretty. For example this one: http://www.bluenile.com/heirloom-diamond-ring-14k-white-gold_21244