(Closed) Did negative comments affect what E-ring/wedding band you chose?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did negative comments affect your decisions?
    Yes : (14 votes)
    14 %
    No : (85 votes)
    86 %
  • Post # 3
    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Nope, I knew what wanted and that’s all that matters. You are the one wearing it, not them! I have actually went against almost every poll result here on WB when choosing my upgrade and I am so glad I did! lol. I was an encore bride so my dress and other things only had one criteria: that it was better than my last one and not to settle or go with everyone elses opinions. (Which drove me bat shit crazy when planning my first wedding). Listening to others can realy steal away the experiance and the joy of your wedding.

    Post # 4
    7219 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Nope! I had a couple of comments about how chunky my set is and was asked if I was sure I didn’t want something more delicate. I stuck to both of my rings because I think they are beautiful!

    I can’t wait to see a picture of your band! It sounds pretty!

    Post # 5
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I was going to comment on the whole “it’s not a wedding band unless it’s plain” thing, but I see you’re in the UK. Nevermind!

    You’re the one wearing it, get what YOU want and like. 

    Post # 6
    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My fiance let me choose my wedding band. I knew what I wanted and didn’t ask a single person for their opinion. It’s none of their business and their opinions don’t matter to me since I’ll be the one wearing it and it’ll have a special meaning to me regardless of what it looks like. I went with a diamond band and I love it because it goes very well with my engagement ring. 🙂

    Post # 7
    6359 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @vorpalette:  that’s how my family sees it too (wedding bands are plain precious metal, diamonds are for engagement rings) so it’s not just in the UK.

    Post # 8
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015


    No. My mother brayed like a donkey about me wanting a small wedding. She made very rude and negative comments. It led to her not being invited to our wedding because we didn’t want that kind of energy around us.

    Haters are always going to hate.

    Post # 9
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    No comments IRL affected my decisions but comments here on the bee did change my decision.  Mainly the negative comments about quads.

    Post # 10
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

    @joya_aspera:  see whew I’m from (Sweden) engagement rings are plain bands and wedding rings have diamonds so, since I married a Canadian, I got bring on both (weell.. Thats my excuse anyways ;-))

    Post # 13
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015


    Nobody needs negativity mama. Perhaps your sister is jealous of you? I have had jealous women (including my mother) try to tear me down my entire life. It has made me wary of friendships.

    Post # 14
    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yep. Every ring I showed my mother was “gaudy and hideous”. The PERFECT setting came up for sale but would fit a 1.8 ct cushion (instead of the .85 or 1 carat we were planning on), which I would LOVE but everyone else would lose their minds over how “tacky” it is. 


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