(Closed) Do I have to have a wedding ring?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
2126 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017

Of course not, do whatever you like! You could get matching watches, tattoos, or maybe nothing at all!! Whatever makes you happy, who cares what other people think?

Post # 3
2974 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’ve never been to a wedding where the couple didn’t exchange rings, but i know several married people who rarely (if ever) wear their wedding rings. my cousin is horrible with jewelry, so she got a cheap wedding band that can be replaced fairly easily if she loses it or whatever.

do whatever works for you guys 🙂

Post # 4
221 posts
Helper bee

Definitely no need! You do whatever you feel like doing to be married. If that literally just means signing the papers, then that’s it! 

If you’re not into jewelery, why not exchange ornaments or hanging pictures or something for the house that you can look at every day and remember your wedding day by? Or even just have a print of your vows framed or something? Hell, you can even just exchange a single rose on the day if that’s what you want!

Post # 5
9556 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You don’t need one! So long as your fiance is cool with you not wearing a ring, there’s no reason that you need to wear one. I’m married but only wear one ring, because I prefer the way that looks and didn’t see the point in spending money on another ring after I got one when we got engaged. Hasn’t been problematic at all.

Post # 7
9556 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

my parents in law exchanged watches on their wedding day (back in 1975) and I have only seen my mother-in-law’s watch in a jewelry box (my husband has never seen her wear it over 30+ years). She is a teacher so to make your life easier as a teacher, or a nurse or other job that doesn’t allow jewelry like that it might be easier to not bother. I have never seen my father-in-law’s matching silver watch. Recently my father-in-law has worn a wedding band, but has never worn in previous years. My husband thinks its a new ring that he must have gotten to commerate an anniversary.

So if you get something because you think you’re supposed to have something it might just sit a jewelry box for 40 years, but if you get something that you like and has meaning for you, when you actually want it then perhaps you’ll wear it even if you hadn’t for 40 years.

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