(Closed) Buying engagement ring AND wedding bands at same time?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
770 posts
Busy bee

People do this all the time. Some jewelers sell matched sets at a slight discount. It’s totally normal ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 3
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

My Fiance bought my E ring and wedding bands together bc they were a set and matched. It happens all the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
2923 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

My friend’s husband also bought both at the same time because it was a matching set, and also because he was afraid if he went back later to buy it the jeweler would no longer have it. He too bought his ring because he wanted them to coordinate.  Sounds perfectly normal to me.

Post # 5
6383 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

It is very common to buy both the ering and wband together.  The rings can be engraved at any moment.

Post # 6
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

My Fiance bought my engagement and wedding band at the same time (although he already knew what kind of both I liked). Now that we’re engaged we’re shopping for his wedding band since I want to buy it for him. 

Post # 7
848 posts
Busy bee

penguin8407:  we bought my engagement ring and wedding band at the same time. Bought his about 6 months later. 

Post # 8
5161 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Common if you want them to match or are having them custom made at same time (then you are not without your ring while they use your ring to make sure they fit together properly, and so on). Engraving can be done at ANY time so that is not a concern. 

You may not want matching rings though – many don’t.  And you may not want him to buy the wedding band at the same time, as many people do enjoy shopping for wedding bands together, or want some “say” in that process.

Post # 9
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We bought all of ours (engagement and both of the wedding bands) at once as it was just easier to get them made in one hit rather than doing one then organising another. It also meant that we didn’t have to give the engagement ring back to the jeweller when my wedding band was made (to make sure they fit).

Post # 10
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My husband bought my rings together.  I really wanted them to match and if you buy a wedding set, you basically get the wedding band for free- it is a much better deal financially.  I bought a wedding set that didn’t come with the center stone, and we bought that and put it in.  However… we did go shopping for the rings together- it was just before we were engaged.  We went shopping for his ring together after we were engaged, and I bought it.  If you want them engraved you can get them engraved later- just keep in mind lots of bands can’t be engraved so pick one out that can if that is what you intend to do.  

Post # 11
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

IVe heard of some people doing this but I think the majority of people go together later to pick their wedding bands. I wanted to pick my own wedding band so I’m glad my husband bought just the engagement ring at the time. Will you have any say in what he picks? You can easily buy ones that match after you get engaged. 

Post # 12
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Ballroom

My Darling Husband purchased my wedding set with the engagement ring – e ring and two bands which are now soldered on each side of the e ring. I’m sure it was a better deal to do that, but his reasoning was more that the rings were made to be worn together, so there was no concern about “matching” a solitaire. We went to the same jeweler to pick out his wedding band afterwards. Our rings don’t match each other, but we both have rings that we love. 

Post # 14
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I asked my Fiance to buy my band and ering together (they are a matching set but don’t have to be bought together either). They have antique etching and I knew it would be hard to match the two again. I told him I’d buy his ring. I think it’s a do what you like kind of situation!

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