Post # 1
My fiance doesn’t think I should wear my e-ring on our honeymoon, just my wedding band. Part of me really wants to wear both because I like the way they look together and like any girl I wanna look at them on the 11 hour plane ride we have to take to Fiji. We aren’t doing anything too crazy where the diamond could get damaged. But he thinks it will be just one less thing to worry about. And we’ve never been to Fiji and don’t know what to expect!
Any advice? Did anyone not wear both of their rings on their honeymoon and regret it once they were there? Did anyone wear both of them and regret it once they were there?
Post # 3
will you have a safe in your room? i honestly think that once i get that engagement ring on, it will take an act of congress to get me to remove it.
Post # 4
I will be wearing mine. I also know a lot of people don’t wear theirs when they travel to Europe, but since I live here now I wear mine everywhere and its never been an issue.
Post # 5
I’m taking mine. If I felt like it was going to be an issue then I’d think about leaving it but I’d more likely put it in a safe either in the room of the hotel or at the front desk.
Incidentally, I’m half from Fiji – I hope you have a great time!
Post # 6
Definately I never take it off
Post # 7
I took mine with us, and we went to Europe. I couldn’t imagine not wearing my engagement ring with my wedding band.
Post # 8
I’m really interested to see people say/imply that taking their e-ring to Europe is riskier or requires a different decision — I’m really interested to know why that is!
For me, I’m taking mine (US and Australia honeymoon for us) — I think it’s safer on my hand than at home, and I can’t imagine being without it for a whole month. Plus, we’ll be seeing relatives in Australia who have never seen it, including my grandparents.
I’ve worn mine on a couple of longer holidays recently — to Greece and Ireland — and had no worries at all.
Post # 9
I’m probably going to leave my wedding band and engagement ring at home. I’ll wear a little silver ring that I bought on the street for $5. We’re going to Tulum and staying in a beachfront cabana. I don’t want to wear my rings on the beach nor do I want to leave them in the cabana.
When I travel (Europe, Asia) I feel as though I already stick out as a tourist. My ring is pretty big (it was my grandmother’s) and I just feel more comfortable without it if I’m traveling. There’s something that wigs me out about being at a super popular tourist site, turning a map every which way, and flashing a sort of honkin’ diamond around.
A $5 silver band I bought on the street makes me totally happy instead.
Post # 10
I will probably leave my rings at home. As sad as it makes me, I would much rather them be safe and waiting for my return.
Traveling through airports in other countries with jewelry just makes me nervous. And I know that people recommend putting stuff in the hotel safe, but a lot of reports suggest that the hotel can still get in (people often forget their codes so the hotel has to have a way in).
Post # 11
I would never take mine off, but mine is not a huge flashy diamond. I think Fiji is pretty safe though!
Post # 12
I bought a stand-in set at Nordstrom rack! In the jewelry section, I found a CZ solitaire with “wedding band” that looks pretty real for $13, and I plan to wear it on our honeymoon cruise =)
Post # 13
I’ve thought about this a little bit recently, and I think I’m leaning toward only taking my wedding band with me on our honeymoon. We are going to Cabo San Lucas and will be spending a lot of time by the beach and pool where I wouldn’t want to wear my ring anyway. And I don’t think I would be comfortable leaving it in the hotel room while I’m not there. On the other hand, I’m kind of bothered at the thought of not having my engagment ring with me on our honeymoon – I might miss it…so I don’t know!
Post # 14
Funny, I just posted something similar a couple days ago. Based on the advice I got on this board I decided to get a fake cheap plastic ring to wear for the honeymoon (I am going to the Caribbean.) I don’t think I would wear my ring in Europe either, there are a lot of pickpockets and scams! I don’t know anything about Fiji so I would probably do a little research on crime, robberies, pickpockets, etc before you decide!
Post # 15
I will absolutely wear mine (we’re going to Europe).
I totally understand not bringing your e-ring in a case like merriment’s (above) where she’s staying in a cabana and spending all her time at the beach, possibly without a safe to store the ring.
What I don’t understand so much is people who won’t bring their rings for security reasons (in the case that they do have access to safes as well). First of all, I would feel most concerned about leaving my ring in my empty house while away. Also, I’m not sure why there’s this perception that violent crime (e.g. being held up/mugged) is more likely to happen while abroad. I know this is anecdotal, but I know a LOT more people who have been held up etc. in the U.S. and Canada than abroad…so if that’s the logic that you’re employing you’re better off never to wear your e-ring 🙂
All ladies – please make sure your ring is insured on a separate rider on your home owner’s/renter’s insurance — SO worth the nominal cost!
Post # 16
I didn’t take my ring on my honeymoon, I wore a cheap band instead. I knew I’d be spending time on the beach and snorkeling and that I wouldn’t want to wear it during those activities. I don’t trust hotel safes, I’ve heard too many stories about things being stolen b/c the battery in the safe died or the hotel people just broke into the safe. I’ve also had money stolen from a hotel room so I guess I have trust issues.
If I was traveling to Europe I wouldn’t have an issue wearing my ring b/c it would be on my finger the whole time and I don’t feel any less safe in Rome, Dublin, London, Paris etc. than I do in Baltimore (where I go out all the time). Then again, I’m from Dublin, so I guess I’m not a “typical American”. I do think that tourists are more likely to be pick pocketed and that it’s really difficult not to look like a tourist (I was almost pickpocketed in Rome, but I caught the guy).