Post # 1
Soo… Let me start by explaining I have been engaged since Dec 2013. My FH has mentioned several times he cannot wait to wear his wedding band, becasue in his mind, we are already married and he wished he had a way to show everyone he was taken. (Even though the wedding isnt for 9.5 months.) He has even taken to calling me his wife.
Anyhow… His birthday is coming up in September. What do you think of the idea of getting HIM an engagement ring of sorts? After wedding band shopping, I think I have a handle on what he likes and doesnt like, and I dont expect him to wear it after the wedding. So I dont plan to spend too much ($300 or less). But. I think he might enjoy the meaning behind it. So what do you bees think?
Also… Do i get down on one knee… or just sorta hand it to him?
Post # 2
nightstarzz: My DH wanted an engagement ring, for a lot of the same reasons you mentioned. However, had he not actually requested one, I honestly wouldn’t have taken it upon myself to get one for him. Also, I def would not have gotten down on one knee or have made a big production over it. I let him pick it out, I purchased it and he wore it.
I picked out and bought him a much nicer, white gold one for the actual wedding. He uses the e-ring as a day-to-day ring when he is doing manual labor (working), goes to the gym, etc. So, it has proven to at least be semi-practical.
Post # 3
That sounds like a really sweet idea. I would give it to him like any other birthday gift – maybe on the morning while you’re still in bed, and let him open the box? And to make it different from his wedding band, how about something a bit different like a wooden band (lots on etsy!) or another way to make it unique?
I got my FI a watch as an engagement gift so he would have something like I have my e-ring.
Post # 4
I got my FI an engagement ring and he loves it! I bought him a ring made out of a meteorite and it’s pretty cool. After the wedding he will have two rings and he can wear whichever one he feels like wearing that day. I think it’s a good idea to get him one, it sounds like he’ll really enjoy it. A lot of people do think my FI is already married and when he explains that I gave him an engagement ring too people say, “I’ve never heard of that.” or “That’s different.” I always respond saying, “We’re both engaged so I thought it made sense we both got rings.”