An engagement ring without a wedding ring?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Combermere Abbey

It’s your choice. But in my opinion the wedding ring is symbolic of your marriage which to me is more important than what looks good. You could pair it with a plain thin platinum band. Simple always looks good with anything! 

Post # 48
237 posts
Helper bee

I will add…people are putting all kinds of rings together today. I do think as much as your ring is lovely by itself, you will want a wedding band at some time. A thin one, even if not perfect looking, will be fine. I dont know if there would ever be a perfect one to match your type ring, so get one you like.

Post # 49
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

annann91 :  awww thanks! Can’t wait until it’s officially on my finger. The center stone is a 2.01 carat diamond F color si1 clarity. The setting is platinum with another carat total weight of diamonds. I think a thin curved wedding band would look good but it can also stand alone. I’ll have to see what a band looks like with it once I get engaged!

Post # 51
4644 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have a solitaire and I usually wear it without a wedding band 95% of the time.

I have a few Wbands that I can wear (some are anniversary bands but they all look like wedding bands). I have these ones, but honestly I prefer the look of the single engagement ring, so the wbands usually just sit in my jewelry box.

  • 5 stone ring
  • eternity ring 
  • bead and eye ring
Post # 52
1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

annann91 :  We had cheap silver bands as erings (we got engaged while both still at uni) then got our forever rings before the wedding. I happened to find one of my rings a year before the wedding so I switched out my silver band earlier. Then for the wedding itself we left our “poor student rings” at home and used our new rings for the ceremony. I had Darling Husband put both my rings on for the ceremony since I wanted both to feel like wedding rings. 

I don’t think I would want only my solitaire but I would be happy with only my flush set wedding band 🙂 I need at least one ring comfortable enough to NEVER take off. My original plan was to only have the wedding band, but I fell in love with what became my ering and could NOT resist 😉 

If I were you I would get a really simple but beautiful band and use BOTH for your ceremony. That way you can wear either, never having to wear a stand-in and be without an actual wedding ring! 

Post # 53
1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

My rings:

Post # 54
12 posts
  • Wedding: December 2017

I have a single band solitaire ring and not going to have a wedding band. Mainly for the reason many stated above, my Fiance did not want me opting to wear just the wedding band. We have had many of our friends that just wear their wedding bands now and he his firm opinion is, Whats the point in having the engagement ring if you aren’t wearing it? Why would you buy something you are not comfortable wearing every day? Likewise, I can’t think of a single instance when my engagement ring would not be appropriate to wear but a band would be. I don’t think anyone looks at engagement rings/wedding bands and thinks, wow she is way over dressed with that jewelry to be at the _____ fill in the blank. These rings have special meaning and are the exception to the typical “rules” on jewelry. They are not meant to dress you up, they are meant to symbolize your marriage. An added note, my fingers are small – size 4.5 so having the extra band felt like too much on my finger. 

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