(Closed) Backup (fake) wedding band for honeymoon? Yes or No?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you bring a back up ring to the honeymoon?
    Yes : (37 votes)
    54 %
    No : (29 votes)
    43 %
    Other - Please explain below. : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We’re wearing stand-in rings on our honeymoon. Better safe than sorry is our mindset.

    Post # 4
    128 posts
    Blushing bee

    My brother and his new wife just went on their honeymoon to Thailand, they left their rings at home and she just bought a cheap cubic zirconia ring to wear.. I would say it would be the smartest thing to do, you’d be devastated if it got lost somewhere or heaven forbid got stolen..

    Post # 5
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I never heard of “stand-in” rings until I joined the bee.  I can sort of understand leaving your e-ring at home since, culturally speaking, most places, depending on where you go, just wear a band and having both rings screams tourist.  However, I think not having your wedding ring on your honeymoon is borderline blasphemous =P.  Before I had my e-ring I wore a 1.5 ct pave band and I wore it in Meixco, Dominican Republic, and Europe.  Nothing ever happend to it.

    Honestly tho, I would bring both and if I choose to not wear my ering on a particular day I would probably hide it in a pair of socks or something.

    Post # 6
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am going to get just a plain band to wear for our honeymoon.

    We are going to Tanzania and leaving my e-ring and band at home since they both have diamonds.

    Just wear a plain band for your honeymoon, there’s no reason to risk losing your ring/having it stolen. Also, I’m not sure how big/fancy your ring is, but wearing showy jewelry can definitely make you a target for mugging/kidnapping even in the safest countries.

    Post # 7
    3691 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I don’t know when we’re ever going to be able to go on our honeymoon.  But I work in the veternary field, and don’t want my rings to get damaged or really dirty.  I have a plain gold band for that and any other day I don’t want to wear the diamond ones.  

    Post # 8
    4355 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Tough decision. I have a stand in that I bought for a trip to Mexico earlier this year. I knew I would be active and hadn’t had my ring for long when we went so I wanted to be extra careful but I feel like I really want to bring it on my honeymoon, I mean ITS MY HONEYMOON!! I think it will depend what we decide to do. We are debating going on a cruise and if we do this, I’ll definitely bring my rings.

    Post # 9
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    I just wore my wedding band and left the e-ring at home in a safe. If you’ll be in the jungle, in springs or other bodies of water, ziplining, etc. I’d suggest you play it safe.

    Post # 10
    365 posts
    Helper bee

    My parents just went to Costa Rica and they were told to NOT bring flashy rings.  My mom just wore her gold wedding band but left the e-ring and stack bands at home.  I don’t remember what the reasoning was…if it was risk of theft or the activities they had planned (probably the activities, they did all the ziplining and tours and boating).

    Post # 11
    2548 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I just didn’t wear my engagement ring to Jamaica. Mostly because I wouldn’t want to wear it in the waters so it would just be kept in the safe anyways. We did bring our wedding rings, because we got married out there, but only wore them to dinner two nights, and on our wedding day. I didn’t get a stand in because I just didn’t see the point, if its the not the real deal, then I wouldn’t want to wear it anyways.

    Post # 12
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have family that lives in Costa Rica full time. We have gone and visited them many times. Nothing to worry about, people are very friendly and I felt safe. If you are ziplining or something I wouldn’t wear it though because you don’t want to risk losing a finger.

    Post # 13
    3799 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Stand in all the way! That way you can wear it and not even worry about it. I took my real ering on vacation this past summer and it was worry city.

    Post # 14
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I suggested this to Fiance as we’re going to be visiting alot of places on our honeymoon. He was actually somewhat offended by the idea. He said it’s insured and if I felt uncomfortable I could just wear my wedding band or netiher. He was pretty adamant about NOT using a stand in.

    Post # 15
    5784 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I never get the stand in thing. If you’re worried about getting mugged, wearing a CZ is not going to help (other than really annoying the mugger when they try to sell it). My ring is insured so I don’t have to worry about damage/loss. I’d leave my ering in the hotel safe when we went on excursions and wear my ering the rest of the trip. If the whole trip was like a safari, I’d leave my ering at home but the wedding band is coming with me no matter what.

    Post # 16
    1415 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Seems like better safe than sorry. Though of course insurance would cover theft or loss, nothing would replace the sentimental value.

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