Post # 17
I designed my ring because on the day we got engaged my mother in law gave me the diamonds to use that were from her mother. At the time my husband and I were in a long distance relationship so he couldn’t be as involved as we both would’ve liked. When it came to his ring he got measured for size right before the wedding, but it was kind of agreed that I would get it for him. I ended up going to a jewelry store and getting him a simple white gold band that has no embellishments. Eventually, I’d like to get it engraved but I don’t know how he feels about that.
Post # 18
We both chose each other’s rings.
Post # 19
Yes, he picked his own ring. We looked for rings together, but each chose what we wanted for ourselves. It is definitely not what I would have picked out myself without input for him, but he LOVES it and it does totally suit him and looks quite amazing on him.
I think everyone, if they want, should absolutely get a say in what they want to wear on their finger! I have absolutely had a say in my rings (and more than a say in that I picked them out absolutely…all three times, ha ha).
I have seen some brides post on here that they bought their FI’s ring on their own though and it was a “surprise” to the other. In my “real life” though I have never seen that to be honest! Most people I know shopped together. It’s fun to do!
Post # 21
We went shopping for my engagement ring and both of our wedding rings together. That way each of us got exactly what we wanted.
Post # 22
At first we were going to surprise each other. He was going to pick out my ring and I was going to pick out his. When we started thinking about it, we didn’t feel that we knew exactly what the other would like, so we decided to have some input in. He picked his and I picked mine. I don’t think there is anything wrong with the guy picking out his wedding band and he does have a point, he is the one who has to wear it for the rest of his life. My Fiance did want to know my opinion though.
Post # 23
My DH picked his ring. I gave him opinions and such (you know the usual help you give someone when shopping lol) but he ultimately picked a style he wanted.
Post # 24
We went together, but he picked his own ring. The only thing I get to do is engrave whatever I want in the inside.
Post # 25
We both pick out our own wedding bands and went shopping together. I wanted him to get a little thicker of a band but he didn’t want it. It is just a plain boring 4mm band. I asked what he thought of my wedding bands and he wouldn’t say anything. My Fiance picked out my Engagement Ring completely by himself and I love it. I liked not knowing since it was a complete surprise when he did propose.
My parents did it a little backwards though. My dad proposed to my mom without a ring so she picked hers out but when it came to the wedding band she said she wanted him to choose it for her with no input from her. She said she didn’t like what he chose at first since it had diamonds in it and she just wanted a plain band but now she says she is glad he got her that one and she now loves it.
I know every couple is different, it is what they agree to.
Post # 26
We went together and Fiance picked out his ring, he knew exactly what he wanted. I didn’t have a problem with it though since he’d be the one wearing it and I actually wanted him to wear one so why not. He got a thin tungsten (I think that’s what it is) band from Kay, but he likes it so I’m happy.
Post # 27
We went wedding band shopping together. We both had an idea of his style and preferences, then he just tried on a bunch and picked one that he liked the best.
Post # 28
He picked his. He certainly asked me if I liked his choices and I would tell him honestly but at the end of the day, he’s the one wearing it so if he loves it, I would buy it. He ended up picking something that I wasn’t head over heels over but strangely, it looks a million times better outside of the store and now I’m obsessed. 🙂 Maybe he just wears it really well. 😉
Post # 29
There were a bunch that Fiance liked, all very simple & white gold, then after trying them all on he says ok you pick which one I should get. I’m like are you kidding me?!? I’m not picking out YOUR ring and he says it doesn’t really matter to me. So I told him which 2 I liked best and he picked from those. He just isn’t a jewelry guy although you better believe he’s wearing that ring everyday after we get married!! All guys are different!
Post # 30
He picked it out, but I approved it. We had an agreement when shopping for my Engagement Ring that yes, I had to wear it, but he had to look at it forever so we had to agree. The funny thing about Fiance is that he didn’t even realize that ring was THE ring for him. He realized after I pointed out that he had been talking to the clerk for 20 mins and hadn’t taken it off his finger. No other ring lasted more than a few secs. Now I get to bling it out since he HAS to have stones to match mine lol.
Post # 31
FH picked out his own ring. He didn’t need my approval – it’s his ring, I want him to be happy with it.
I told him exactly what I wanted for my e-ring and that’s what he got me, so he should get what he wants. 🙂 Even if he didn’t get me what I wanted for my e-ring, I would still want him to get whatever he wanted.