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

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 46
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207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

We are also going to go on a cruise for our honeymoon, we are planning to take simple wedding bands just to avoid the constant taking off and putting on. Simple 10k white gold bands are the ones we are looking to buy as cruise/beach/water activity rings :  

Post # 47
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285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I only wore my bands on our honeymoon (Multiple countries in Europe). I believe its always best to not draw attention to yourself while traveling – you never know.

We attended a destination wedding (Cabo, Mexico) and I left my ring at home, I only wore my bands. Other guests at the wedding wore their rings and were just fine. Its all about personal preference. 

That being said, even if you are not wearing your big diamond you may still be a victim of a crime so its best to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Post # 49
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2987 posts
Sugar bee

I wore my rings but I went to Europe so it was fine.

However if I go anywhere that involves swimming or the ocean I wear silicone rings. To me, it’s not worth losing my rings. I’m super sentimental so I would feel so terrible if I lost my set. 

Post # 50
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131 posts
Blushing bee

Hey Bee,

I was married May 1, 2019 and our honeymoon was in Oahu. I wore my wedding set. I felt perfectly safe in Oahu and wore it all the time. I don’t swim so that wasn’t an issue. I wore them kayaking and hiking.  I have a second diamond band which will serve has my stand I band when we travel to certain countries that would make me worry. I’m not going to list them because I don’t want to offend anyone.

Post # 51
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716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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glitterweddingbee :  If you order today you SHOULD get your Qalo in time, their shipping is very reasonable. 

If not, Amazon… especially if you have Prime, but definitely spend the more like $15ish dollars for them and check reviews. I got one that was like $6 and it wasn’t really silicone it was just rubber and fuzzies got stuck to it. 

Post # 52
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10684 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Absolutely. It always makes me mildly cross when people make these posts as if the whole world outside (I’m assuming) America is peopled with thieving , mugging ,envious no goods just waiting to relieve the tourist iof their rings etc .

 

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Post # 53
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1613 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I have a stand in that looks enough like my real ring and band that I’ll take. My knuckles are small and even though my ring fits perfectly out of the water, they slide off pretty easily in water.

I tried silicon but didn’t like how it felt. And it’s just fun to have a little bling even if it’s fake. 🙂

My real ring is insured, but I’d like to avoid risking it when I know they can come off in the water. Both for sentimental reasons and also because claims increase insurance costs… and you have to pay a deductible. I figure 20 stand in is cheaper than either of those. 

 

On the subject of getting stolen: it’s always a risk anywhere you go-including the local supermarket near your home. That said, at least at home I know to avoid more risky places. Wondering around a strange country it’s more likely that I could end up in a more crime ridden area unintentionally.  If I were to get held up, I could give up my 20 ring. It’s not my primary concern, but a bonus perk of wearing a fake.

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