Which has more meaning/sentimental value: ERing or wedding band

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which hold more meaning/sentimental value for you?
    Engagement ring : (37 votes)
    22 %
    Wedding band : (59 votes)
    36 %
    Both are equally as meaningful : (69 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
    4998 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @linnylou_88:  My engagement ring, but not really for me and DH. It was my grandma’s and I’d admired it my entire life so whether I got married or not she had offered it to me as an inheritance.

    When it became clear that I was going marry DH, it was given to my brother to give to DH to give to me when he proposed. She was suffering from dementia but every time she saw me wearing it, she’d grab my hand to admire it there.

    My wedding ring is a ring. It’s pretty, but it’s not what ties me to my husband any more than his is what ties him to me. As long as there’s a ring there for others to see, I don’t care which ring it is.

    Post # 4
    4540 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    My wedding ring. It was my great-grandmother’s wedding ring, so it has sentimental value for more than one reason. I love my e-ring, but the wedding band definitely wins. 

    Post # 5
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

    My wedding band. My ering was lost years ago, we chose it together after the proposal so while I was sad it was lost, it wasn’t the end of the world. If I had lost the band he put on my finger when we exchanged vows, I would have been very upset. I don’t like the look of my band, and I don’t wear it with my new bridal set, but it’s precious and irreplaceable to me.

    Post # 6
    10904 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I voted that my wedding band has the greatest sentimental value to me, because my DH placed it on my finger as part of the ceremony that united us in marriage.

    Post # 7
    2319 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d say they’re both meaningful.

    Post # 8
    1254 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Both are meaningful! 

    Post # 9
    1372 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    They’re both meaningful for me, but differently. My e-ring is the one I found and loved and he loves it too so he bought it for me. My wedding band is my Grandma’s so it has the family attached to it which I love an I can’t wait to wear them!!

    Post # 10
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @SpecialSundae:  aww that’s so nice 🙂 post a pic??

    Post # 11
    1774 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I can’t really choose between the two. Both are very important for slightly differnent reasons.

    Post # 12
    12895 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Both are important, but maybe the e-ring more.  I’ll have to admit, I’d be way more upset if I lost the e-ring.  He picked it out for one, but it’s also way more expensive and harder to replace even though it’s insured.  If we got the money for it, I’d have a hard time spending it again.


    Post # 13
    2137 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Both equally I’d say…the band and e ring fit together into one ring; the wedding band on its own is not really a ring. The e ring has the stone, but it really looks more complete with the wedding band. So both of them together create one meaningful ring. 

    Post # 14
    6692 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Engagement ring.  That’s because I actually have several wedding rings. The one that I was married in is an heirloom ring.  It’s a wide band that doesn’t go with the ering that I wear on the opposite hand.  I also have an eternity ring that can be worn with the ering and a plain platinum band, which is what I wear most often. 

    Post # 15
    2973 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    If I have to pick one, I’d say the wedding band. 

    We don’t do engagement rings in my culture (for a reason), it doesn’t mean anything – being engaged to be married is just a stage…one that passes very quickly. 

    A wedding band symbolizes a different status, one that means ‘together for eternity’ or whatever other traditional meanings that come with the perfect circle that is the wedding band.

    That being said, I don’t personally need either of them to consider myself married to my FH. They’re both symbols of something – one that is honestly unnecessary, and one that is a more prominent social symbol of commitment. 


    Post # 16
    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    My wedding band. 

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