(Closed) Anyone else like their ering alone? I don't want to wear a wedding band!

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What do you think?

    I can't wait to wear my wedding band!! Or love wearing it, if married.

    I could take it or leave it.

    I prefer my ering alone.

  • Post # 32
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I felt the same way, but I had to look really hard to find a ring I loved that was in my price range. I think once you find one you completely love, you will want to wear it. How long have you had your e ring? After about a year of wearing mine, I was ready to think about adding a second ring… it just took some time for me.

    Post # 33
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My e-ring is an antique and has lots of pretty scroll work along the sides that I wouldn’t want to cover up. And I, personally, think a wedding band would make my symetric e-ring look unbalanced. So I decided early on that I would only wear 1 ring. Now it is an e-ring. On wedding day it will magically transform into a wedding ring. Easy peasy.

    Of note, I am planning on wearing a plain band on my left ring finger during the honeymoon since we’re going to Africa and while I know it’s an antique stone, they wouldn’t know that just by looking, so I don’t really want to walk around with a big diamond ring. Not that it’s actually big. But you know what I mean.

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I really think that halos and other larger styled rings (3 stone, etc) look really nice without a wedding band. i do not think you are crazy to not want to wear a second ring. i have a larger solitaire and i wonder about how I will feel about pairing a band with it. On one hand, I like the traditional look of a band and it signifies marriage, but on the hand I really love the way my solitaire shines by itself.

    Post # 35
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I was thrilled to get my WBand(s)… but I truly do love my ERing more (there I said it).

    Mr TTR went over-board with my ERing and it just blows me away everytime I look at it.  (Although it does look very nice matched up with my sparkly WBand… they truly look like a matched set even tho the ERing was custom by a Family Owned Jewellery Store, and the WBand came from a BIG North American Jewellery Chain Store).

    All that said, I actually have 2 WBands… one sparkly and one plain.  So I have lots of options on how I choose to wear my rings… 1, 2, or 3.  Alone, together, stacked.  Mix and match as my mood sees fit.  And I LOVE that aspect… something that WBee truly inspired me to do.

    For reference, here is a PHOTO of my ERing alone, taken the day we got engaged.

    And here is PHOTO of all 3 Rings on one finger the day we were married.  Just 2 of the several options I have “at hand” (literally)

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think you should do whatever you want. 🙂  Remember the advice of those who say that their engagement ring doubles as their wedding ring because if you really don’t want a wedding band, it’s thankfully not a requirement to have one!  I’m currently on the fence about whether I like my engagement ring better alone or combined with its (matching) wedding band, but I try to wear both as much as possible because they’re both important to me for different reasons.  It’s also an option to switch either the engagement ring or the wedding ring over to the other hand if you feel like wearing them separately–that’s what I do sometimes.

    Engagement ring by itself:

     

    Engagement ring with matching wedding band:

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I sometimes wear my e-ring without my wedding band. I love them both but I have really short fingers too, and I feel like it does get overwhelmed with both rings on it. But I get really nice sparkle with both so I guess I can’t complain.

    Post # 38
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have been married a long time, and have only had one ring.  I just always liked the look of one ring vs two.  Hubby was totally on board with whatever I wanted to do.  We custom made my ring, took it off just before the ceremony so he could place it back on my finger during the ceremony, and never thought about it again!  I guess you could say, it was my engagement ring, until my wedding day, when it became my wedding ring.  Smile 

    Post # 39
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    TO @MoonlightRose:  truly that is the most GORGEOUS Claddagh Ring I’ve ever seen.  And I’ve never seen one with a matching WBand before… truly stunning !!

     

    Post # 40
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love my ring– a round solitaire in the center of my finger. I do think the stone stands out more without a wedding band. It’s more symetrical. I love my eternity band, don’t get me wrong. When I get to missing my solitaire I move it over to my other hand. That’s why I didn’t solder them.

    Post # 41
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I too am not having a band 🙂 I love the ring as is, plus the side detail is sooo beautiful I don’t want to cover it up!

     

     

    Post # 42
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I actually told my fiance he’s not allowed to buy me a wedding band.

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My culture (Indian) actually doesn’t have a concept of two rings. We exchange rings at the engagement (so there’s a man-gagement ring in there too) and the man and the woman only wear one ring.

    My BF and I are planning on having a more “western” surprise engagement from the guy though, and he would just wear a wedding ring after we got married. So I plan on wearing only an e-ring!

    Post # 44
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I’m the opposite, sort of – I only want a wedding band. But I want to start wearing it as soon as it’s picked out, like an engagement ring. So, I want an engagement ring that looks like a wedding band, and I, too, want to wear it alone.

    Post # 45
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @This Time Round:  Thank you very much. ^_^  My Irish heritage is extremely important to me so I really wanted my husband (then fiance) to give me a Claddagh ring, but I already had a plain gold Claddagh ring (which my father brought me back from Ireland years ago), so I wanted a fancier one with gemstones for my engagement ring.  I also really wanted a wedding band and it’s VERY difficult to find wedding bands that really fit with Claddagh rings and they don’t usually come with matching wedding bands because they’re traditionally worn as both engagement rings AND wedding rings, so I went researching, and when I saw this matching set, it was absolutely perfect, especially because it has a sapphire which is the birthstone for the month we were married in. 🙂

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