Post # 17
i want to get a 2nd engagement ring… haven’t thought bout bands yet… i don’t wear my ering often b/c of work (washing hands, gloves etc), and i’ll much prefer something a lot smaller like a 0.25kt or something….
Post # 18
I just have one plain, simple band, but my new husband has two bands. One with diamonds for fancy times and for everyday when we get older, but for now, while he is a student and has to ride the subway everyday, he has a plain band. I think that it is still your wedding band if you get it before the wedding and can have it at your ceremony. If you are worried about him putting two bands on your finger during the ceremony, you can make just a few stiches and sew the plain band into the lining of your wedding gown so it is still with you on your wedding day.
Post # 19
I am a firm believer in an alternate ring and so are a lot of my friends. I too have chosen a diamond eternity band for my wedding band and while I plan to wear this everyday, I also want a plain simple platinum/white gold band to wear when traveling out of the country and for situations where I don’t feel comfortable wearing all of my bling. Your wedding band and engagement ring while being priceless for emotional and spiritual reasons, are also one of the most expensive assets you own outside of your house and car. That being said I feel its important to be careful with it, not saying I won’t wear my bling most days, but there will be situations where I feel more comfortable wearing a more simple ring
Post # 20
I have two bands too; a diamond eternity band that matchs my e-ring, and a plain titanium band to wear when I’m cleaning, or swimming, or going to the gym, or just otherwise disinclined to wear the bling. Although for everyday running errands and stuff, I’m not worried about the eternity band–I got used to the bling of my e-ring very quickly! I think its a great idea, and I highly recommend titanium. In addition to being super durable, its also very inexpensive! Mine was $100.
Another note–my e-ring and eternity band were cast, so they cannot be resized. I’ve lost a little weight since I got them and they are already a little loose. This makes the second band a must for me, because there are some situations where it would be way too easy to lose a loose ring–swimming is the best example, they slip right off if my hands get wet. My mom lost her wedding ring at the beach on her honeymoon, so I just don’t want to risk it!
Post # 21
I am also getting 2! A plain band would look odd next to my diamond and sapphire antique-y e-ring but I want a plain band for when I work in the field (I am an ecologist and spend months in Alaska outside working with soil and plants). So I am going to get one to match my e-ring for everyday wear and another for when I go into the field. I am about to go to Alaska for 3 months and am already sad I won’t be able to wear my e-ring.
Post # 22
I am a two ring bride. We purchased a matching wedding band for the engagement ring which is loaded with diamonds, but for only a couple hundered we purchased a plain white gold band.
We are very frequent travelers and often not to 1st world nations, therefore I do not wear my engagement ring or nice wedding band in these countries just because I don’t want to "stick" out. It has definitely comes in handy and I feel more secure in other places have a simple band.
When I am simply just working out side or doing outdoor activities, I just leave all rings at home.
It might be worth the extra money for your own sense of security, depending on why you think you will need it.
Post # 23
I have two bands as well. My ering and band will have to be sottered together, because of the way they fit. I got a another wedding band for the occasions that I will not want to wear my ering. My fiance wont let me wear the ering when we go on vacation or if we go to certin places, so I wear the band.
Post # 24
I thought I would try to re-open this thread in hopes of “engaging” (I know…UGH) a few thoughts on the matter.
I’m considering being a two ring bride; I have a Beeee-u-tiful engagement ring, and I’m considering two bands; one sparkly and one plain for all the reasons stated above.
What are some recent thoughts you’ve had? I’m interested to hear. Thanks!
Post # 25
This is a topic I’m dealing with right now as well. My e-ring is a sapphire cushion with beadset sides. There’s a part of me that would love a beadset wedding band as well, and it would match quite well. And though it’s not the most perfectly practical thing in the world, I’ve been going in to get my e-ring prongs checked, so it would be no bother to do the same for the wedding band. Like others, though, I enjoy traveling abroad to places where it’s not the best idea to be flashing around a lot of bling. So a ring without stones makes sense too.
My issue is the wastefulness/greed factor. If I got a thin, engraved band (which is what I’d be inclined to do for my “simpler” wedding band) and could wear it with the e-ring and have it look good, then should we really spend the extra money for the diamond band? I’m a public school teacher and work at a school where most of the kids receive free/reduced lunch. My e-ring hasn’t made me feel self-conscious yet, but if there was an extra band of diamonds there then it might. And the money spent on the diamond band could instead be used for travel, going towards our renovation fund, or other expenses that would benefit both of us.
So, yeah. I haven’t made up my mind yet, but need to make a decision in the next month or so. My fiance has said that he’ll get whatever I want (including two bands) but before I ask for anything I want to make sure it’s what I want for the next 40+ years.
Post # 26
I will (eventually) have two bands. My regular band will be curved to match the engagement ring, so the set will always go together. But there will be times when I’ll want something lower profile, so there will be an engraved white gold band for those times.