Post # 1
I’m interested to hear your thoughts on how you would feel if you recieved an engagement ring that was infact going to be your wedding band. So on the day of your wedding you would receive a sparkliy wedding ring which was originally going to be your engagement ring. I’m trying to make this as uncomplicated as I can… Basically your rings have switched roles; what was going to be your wedding band is now your engagement ring (plain band) and what is your engagement ring is going to be your wedding band (sparkly) .
Just a small back storey. My partner and I are inheriting a house with a mortage attached & I’m a full time student who works nights & he works full time. We are saving to have the house rebuilt, basically we are not exploding with money… I’m more than thrilled to just be with my partner and I would be more than happy to recieve a plain platinum wedding band as an engagement ring and wait till we have the money for a sparkily wedding ring since we plan on a long engagement 5 years… He isn’t so sure. We would like to get engaged this year as well.
Your thoughts would be appreciated
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
Annalee3970: I don’t think that is odd in any way. There is no rule stating any specific ring is needed for an engagement or a wedding! If it works for you two, that’s all that matters. Good luck to you! Beautiful ring choices BTW!
Post # 3
I have friends who did this! When they got engaged they were poor college students and she got a modest three stone ring with smaller diamonds. after a 5 year or so engagement, he was pulling in six figures, and instead of the plain wedding band shed picked out, he surprised her at the ceremony with a large, beautiful engagement ring. It was a total surprise and very sweet.
Post # 4
I think that’s a great idea! I bet there a lot of people out there who wish they would have thought of that! I am getting a plain white gold wedding band to wear for the remainder of my emgagemnt while FI gets my engagement ring and band soldered together and ready to go. Yes, it’s a different situation but from the perspective others’ it’s not really. people will see me wearing a ‘wedding band’ when it’s technically a stand in for my engagement ri ng.
Post # 5
This is exactly what my SO and I are going to do. I have a band design I have had my heart set on for years. This will be my engagement ring. Then a few years from now we will get a ‘wedding band’. It took a little convincing for him to accept that this is the order I want them in.
Post # 6
One of my best friends wears 2 matching half eternity bands. One is her engagement ring and one is her wedding band. $50 says if you ask her which is which she wouldn’t be able to tell you.
I think that’s a great idea, honestly.
Post # 7
I think it’s totally fine !!! My FI just proposed a week ago with a weddimy band we had picked out & we’ll be using that for a while instead of the engagement ring–so it’s a great idea in order to save money. The important part is what the ring represents — not how flashy it is or what anyone else thinks. 🙂 good luck!
Post # 8
Sweetie, you do what’s best for you. I think that sounds perfectly fine! My husband and I aren’t rolling in the riches, and got a simple and relatively small (not to me) carat sized ring and love it. I don’t plan on upgrading ever because for me, the ring represents our love and our marriage, I dont’ need a big flashy ring for that but I did want a ring and a band. See? Just a simple ring and band and I love it. We did what worked for us.