(Closed) Do most people wear both rings post marriage all the time?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

i think most people wear both. i often just wear my engagement ring because the style of my ring looks better alone. and actually to me the engagement was a more importanr event than the marriage–that’s when we committed to spending our lives together. i think of the marriage as the day that we involved our family and friends in that commitment.

Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I typically wear both rings but I’m a jewelry person too.  I like to have different looks so from time to time I will wear either ring by itself or wear my band with another ring.  Personally I always thought you wore your wedding set day in and day out since that’s how my mother, aunts, and family friends did it when I was growing up.  For Darling Husband and I as long as you are wearing a ring on that finger is what counts.  It shows the world that you are married.

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wear both currently, however I would wear just my wedding band to work if it were not a curved band that looks silly alone. 

When I get myself a plain band I will wear that alone to work and replace my real set when i get home. 

I tend to wear my wedding ring closest to my heart when im just wearing that and my e-ring, but when im wearing my eternity band too it looks better with the wedding band on the outside.

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Home

The set I’ve picked out is made to sit together and while they probably wouldn’t look bad apart, I intend on wearing both most of the time! I’m actually happy about the set because no other woman in my family has gotten an engagement ring. They’ve both just received wedding bands at their wedding ceremony.

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah, I definitely wear both at the same time, all the time. They were made to be worn together. The band without the engagement ring looks really silly (really — it does, it’s not actually meant to be worn alone.) I could wear the engagement ring by itself, but why the heck would I do that?

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

right now I do. I’ve only been married 7+ months so I’m still super excited to wear both. I do admit my Engagement Ring sometimes gets in the way. It’s not large or overly high set but it does stick up out of the band and sometimes I bang it on stuff which makes me nervous. I don’t want to lose any diamonds especially not the main one! Sometimes on the weekends I’ll just wear my band to go grocery shopping. It stinks if you spend all this money to complete your set and then can’t wear them together so I do and will at least 95% of the time. 

Post # 52
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

MrsSpagan:  Ha! I’m on your side. Whilst I wouldn’t froth at the mouth about this (and I doubt you would, either), it bothers me too! Your wedding ring should be “closest to your heart”.

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m currently wearing both but that’s because my wedding band is a little looser than my engagement right so I have to wear the ER to keep the wedding band from slipping off! 

During the summer, my fingers swell up a bit so the wedding band fits perfect and I wear it alone because I prefer the simpler look. Once it starts getting cold and my fingers shrink again, ER comes back! 🙂

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014 - Lizard Island, Australia

I have 8 aunts and none of them wear their engagement rings, either just their wedding band or wedding band and eternity. One aunt has stopped wearing her rings her completely I’m not sure why as I know she’s happily married to my uncle. My mum only wore a gold band, I don’t even remember ever seeing her engagement ring but I know she has one. 

 

My mother in law doesn’t wear her real engagement ring she sometimes wears her deceased aunts ring but she’s terrified of losing or damaging it so mostly she wears a cubic zirconia replica of it. 

 

Ive been married 3 months today and I love wearing both my rings but I do sometimes take my engagement ring off around the house and in bed because it sits quite high but it bothers me that I do that so I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to wear it in bed. I love the women who have engagement rings and wedding rings they never take off I want to be like that, I think I just worry too much about my rings as they’re still new. 

Post # 57
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

FutureMrsGeek:  I will definitely wear both… for a couple reasons! My engagement ring would be considered small by standards these days – it belonged to my FI’s great grandmother and is from the 1930’s. I chose to get a “ring guard” (or wrap or enhancer or whatever you call it) with two bands that go on either side of the ring…. I LOVE bling and this provided me with extra sparkle to the ring! However, I can’t wear it without the engagement ring because it wouldn’t work that way. Even if I didn’t do this, I love jewelry and bling and would always wear both. 

Post # 58
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Buzzing bee

My rings are soldered together so I don’t really have that option. I wear both of them because they were both a gift from my husband. The first to show that he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and the wedding band as a symbol of all the promises he made to me on our wedding day.

Post # 59
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I typically wear both. I can’t wear either or to work though. If I’m going somewhere like… in a bad area or something I’ll just wear the band. 

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I got my wedding band precisely because it fit with my engagement ring. It’s got swirls on top and bottom, so I got a thin band with a dip in the middle so it would fit together and not look overwhelming.

Sometimes I do like to take my e-ring off and see my wedding band by itself, but 99% of the time I wear both.

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