(Closed) Anyone wearing “fakey wedding rings” on wedding day?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you wear a "fakey ring" on your wedding day?
    Heck no! Over my dead, blinged-out finger! : (10 votes)
    48 %
    Sure, if the fiance-husband promises I'd get a really nice one after the wedding's been paid for! : (9 votes)
    43 %
    Uhmmm...Superstition, superstition.... : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m sure if this works better for you budget-wise, then you can definitely wear affordable rings now and upgrade later.  Lucky for us, neither of us wanted a particularly expensive ring (his 6 mm Tungsten ring was $60 online, and mine is just a white gold 3 mm flat which cost $150), so we didn’t have this problem. 

    Here’s another idea–you could buy less expensive rings for now and then when you upgrade your rings, you could use the gold (or whatever metal) for the new rings.  I’ve heard of people having other gold melted down and used to create new jewlery.  This way, you’d technically be still wearing your original rings, but you could upgrade with whatever bling you like. 

    Post # 4
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I totally would if he couldn’t have afforded one! I’d rather have the look i want (fake style) than something that isn’t to my taste but is real. Plus i’d just tell everyone it was real! WHO CARES?!

    Post # 5
    Member
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I like jessie516 idea, or buy a band that you know may go with the engagement ring you want and then you can still wear it.

    Post # 6
    Member
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t believe in superstitions or that rings hold any magical power. They’re a symbol of your commitment… they are not THE commitment. If what you can afford now is a twist-tie, wear that! The important thing is the marriage and your vows, not what you’re putting on each others’ fingers the day-of. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Funny you should say that corgitales, I told my fiance a twisty tie would do:)  That is what he originally purposed with.  But it was red and green twisty ties shaped to look like a rose while you were wearing it.  SOOOO Cute:)  But yes it is nice to have a nice ring and now I do, but that isn’t what makes a marriage for sure:)

    Post # 8
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @acountrycowgirl– that is such a cute story! I love it! I think you should post side-by-side pics of your original “ring” and “upgrade” haha

    Post # 9
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    1490 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Sure! Why not? There’s no need to deal with a 28% fee on the credit card to get the ring you ultimately want a little bit sooner. I think it’s a great idea to have a cheaper ring anyway. I’ve been trying to get my Fiance to buy me a substitute, stand-in wedding ring for when I don’t want to wear the more expensive and flashy one.

    Post # 10
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I completely agree with CorgiTales. A ring is just an outward symbol and society today has placed more value on it than the marriage itself. If you can’t afford a ring, then either skip that part of the ceremony or use something else instead. For what it’s worth, people used to get married without rings all the time, and everyone has heard those stories at one point how the couple was so poor that they couldn’t afford a ring until their 50th anniversary or whatever but they were so in love that it didn’t matter. Do whatever works best for you. If that’s wearing a “fake” ring, then do that. But keep in mind that there will be at least a couple women if not more at any wedding that want to see your ring. So if you don’t want them to see it, then don’t wear it.

    Post # 11
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I think there is nothing wrong with having a stunt ring.  And then it gives you something to look forward to after the wedding while you are having post wedding letdown!

    Post # 12
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    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    Not budget constraints, but religious reasons. For half a minute we considered doing a traditional Jewish wedding, and the rings would have to be gold with no stones. But I want the ring that matches my e-ring! 😉 So we were going to buy plain gold bands on the cheap for the ceremony, and then switch them out for our actual rings afterwards.

    We ended up deciding against the religious wedding so it’s not a concern anymore, but I might still get the cheapy band (like, $50 for 10K gold) as a “stunt double” since I work in a pretty sketchy neighborhood…

    Post # 13
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    7053 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Ha ha…I love DG’s new phrase for the fill-in ring…”The Stunt Ring”!!!

     

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