Do I really need a wedding band?

posted 8 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately too! I have a few rings I do prefer aesthetically on their own but I also really appreciate having a visual symbol of my marriage (I’m a gay woman so I’m just really grateful I can be out and married). Right now I’m wearing just one ring that looks like an engagement ring. I’d love to hear what others think about this! 

Post # 3
9733 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I like having two rings but of course you don’t have to have two rings if you prefer one. I really don’t think it matters, do whatever you want, no one else really cares.

Post # 4
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I had a hard time finding a wedding band to match my e-ring but settled on something plain eventually because I must take my e-ring off for work due to the stones. So I guess it depends on your situation. Do you ever need to take off your e-ring and does it bother you not to wear a ring? Most people I’ve asked say the e-ring you can remove but you should always leave your wedding band on. Obviously, this could be different depending on culture. Also, people might be confused to see a diamond but no band beside it or on your other hand and think you are not yet married. It really doesn’t matter though. To be honest, just do what’s best for you!

Post # 5
161 posts
Blushing bee

I prefer my two rings together rather than just the engagement ring but there is no rule. You can totally just have your engagement ring if that is what you prefer.

Post # 6
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - A historic Art Deco and French Renaissance Theatre

I don’t feel it matters whether you have one ring or 2. Whether you use you e-ring or another band on your wedding day, both symbolize the same commitment <3

Post # 7
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

wanderingforestlady :  I would much prefer to have both, but my engagment ring has so much coverage I can’t really fit a second band on the finger.  So just one for me, reluctantly.

Post # 8
1356 posts
Bumble bee

I like two because I like  the option of wearing a band only when more  practical. 

Post # 9
7 posts
  • Wedding: July 2000 - City, State

I’ve never worn a band with my ring. It’ll be 19 years in July. My fingers are pretty short so there’s not a lot of room and it’s not a look my husband cares for anyway. My engagement ring was pretty small, but I got a larger engagement-ish looking ring to be my wedding band and recently upgraded to a three stone ring to wear. (My husband wanted the bigger diamond to be in the wedding ring.) No one says anything about the lack of two rings and I think it looks better on my finger anyway.


Post # 10
2384 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I just have one band I wear as a wedding ring.  I like the simplicity of that.  In my previous marriage, I wore an e-ring and thin wedding ring and I liked that too.  Basically whatever you want, is awesome!34336FE1-AA5C-4D1A-8D34-6192BADB168E

Post # 11
1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I only have one ring, although it doesn’t have a stone so it’s not a traditional engagement ring either. I’m not big on bling so it works for me 🙂

Post # 12
333 posts
Helper bee

I say no, but it comes down to personal preference. I will not be wearing an additional ring/band next to my e-ring – it’s an antique & unusual shape and I don’t want to risk any kind of damage from rings rubbing. I do love jewelry though, and plan to get a band for the other hand. I’ve not yet decided if I will swap the e-ring to the other hand post ceremony.

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Post # 14
930 posts
Busy bee

wanderingforestlady :  I have always thought about this. I think that id be fine with just the engagement ring as a symbol of my marriage and my FH has a band. 

Post # 15
133 posts
Blushing bee

Totally fine either way, I think. I kind of like the Hungarian tradition that the partners both get rings when they get engaged, and then when they get married they move the rings to their other hand.

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