Did you / will you take your rings on your honeymoon or a stand in?

posted 9 months ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

We aren’t going on a cruise (we’re going to Europe), but I don’t really get the idea of stand-in rings. If you’re worried you’ll lose them, it’s a waste of money. If you’re worried about getting robbed/mugged, they’re pointless because someone with nefarious purposes doesn’t know if they’re real, so that won’t stop you from being a target. 

My plan is that for trips (like our honeymoon) where mugging may be a concern, I’ll leave my engagement ring at home and just wear a plain band. For trips where I’d be worried about losing my rings (like a beach trip), I’ll just leave them at home…I’ll still be just as married, without the worry/wasting of money!

Post # 3
9997 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We did not take our rings. We went to Mexico and knew we’d be in the water most of the time so it felt safer to leave them at home and I didn’t want to be worried about them the whole trip. We didn’t bother bringing a stand in ring though.

Post # 5
1383 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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glitterweddingbee :  We will be taking our rings for our Vanuatu honeymoon, but for when we go to the beach or are spending the day being active/going on hikes etc, we will leave them in the hotel safe.

We have travel insurance. We’ll be right. That’s what it’s there for

Post # 6
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

I’m bringing a stand in. On a cruise I went on last November I brought a stand in and left my engagement ring at home. Although it is insured, it could not be replaced for sentimental reasons. I’d rather be safe than sorry! 

Post # 7
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I don’t travel very often, but when I do I always bring my ring. Yes, I would be crushed if it was lost or stolen, but at least I was out enjoying my ring while it happened.

Post # 8
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn

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glitterweddingbee :  why don’t you guys just get some silicone rings? My husband and I are getting some for when we do outdoor activities like floating. 

Post # 9
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

My husband and I just got back from our cruise honeymoon Sunday, so I was in a very similar boat (literally? Lol) recently ๐Ÿ™‚

My hubby and I wore our real rings when we were hanging out on the ship/not doing water activities. We put them in the safe and wore silicone bands for snorkeling/pool/beach/etc ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 10
2038 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

if your really wanting to bring a ring of some form i suggest getting the silicone ones that are super popular, that way if you lose them it wont be a big deal. 

We went to europe and i wouldnt have dared to bring ours, in fear of losing it. 

Post # 11
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

We brought our real rings (Hawaii) and wore them the whole time, snorkleing included. We might have just got lucky but they never felt like they were going to fall off or anything. Took them to the jewlers right away when we got back to have them cleaned. 

Post # 12
3419 posts
Sugar bee

I take my ring on all of my trips and leave it in the safe if I’ll be swimming at the pool or beach.  If we go out on a boat, I’ll bring a ring box and slip it in my purse if I’m swimming or playing on jet skis.

It’s insured and I’m not worried about it.


Post # 13
1142 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Best advice I’ve seen yet to answer this question was, if you afford to lose it then take it if not then leave it at home. Now affording something can mean different things, monetary or emotional. It’s up to the owner to choose which. 

Post # 14
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

So this is a picture from our honeymoon… I believe that shows my opinion. I never ever take my rings off for any kind of activity. Only once about every two weeks when I do my nails and let the rings soak in some windex. 

Generally we are big into boating and water activities and I am never worried about losing them in the water or on the beach or while water skiing or tubing or snorkeling. But it all depends on how your knuckles are and how your rings fit and sit. My rhr is the Cartier love ring and does feel slippery sometimes. In a way my wedding set never does. It might be the shape of the ring but also my knuckle on my middle finger is less pronounced.

And when it comes to traveling, I don’t want to go places where people want to mug me so badly that I’d worry about it weeks in advance. And I am from Europe and we do wear jewey there as well… 

 I do believe that there are places showy and blingy jewelry should stay at home! But I bet a honeymoon cruise won’t be that dangerous and lonely and off the beaten path. 

Post # 15
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I wouldn’t risk your ring’s safety. Swimming in it isn’t the best idea. Maybe you and your SO could wear silicon bands while on honeymoon. 

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