Post # 17
We are both getting wedding bands, but toyed briefly with keeping to just one ring. We both have engagement rings; he’s Norwegian and it’s Norwegian tradition to both wear engagement rings, although I think they wear them on the right hand, and then when they get married, instead of adding a second band, you swap them over the the left hand–I would have to double-check that with Future Mother-In-Law since she would know better than I! At any rate, my mother and Future Mother-In-Law each have only one band so Fiance and I thought about it…but I wanted a different wedding band and, as it turned out, he really did too. I think it should definitely be up to each couple to decide what they like best!
Post # 18
@finnaroo: I would have to wear the wedding band on my right hand. My fingers are weird and my right finger is fatter than my left finger so I can’t switch the ring over.
Post # 19
i couldn’t decide what to do for a really long time… my ring is vintage and so we’d have to get something custom made. And I wasn’t really sure I’d like it as much with another band on the bottom anyway, so it seemed like a waste. So I’m just using my e-ring as my wedding ring. (However, I’ve started to get paranoid about loosing it in the ocean on the honeymoon, so I think I’ll be getting a simple, inexpensive silver band or something to wear in its place.)
No reason for another ring if you like how it looks as it is! Like all wedding stuff, you can’t listen to EVERYONE’S opinion or you’ll never get anything decided! Yours and your FH are the only one’s that really matter!
Post # 20
I didn’t vote because I also agree that it is up to you! I have a tension ring that is very similar to yours and I did choose to get a band, but I also toyed with the idea of not getting one. I personally ended up getting one because I felt like I would want one in the future if I didn’t get one. I got a 2mm bead set band, and I like the way it looks, but to each their own! If you don’t like the look of it with a band, then leave it as is…my Fiance actually likes mine better alone, but I like the look with the band!
Post # 21
I think that it looks great alone! it kind of incorporates elements of an engagement ring AND a wedding band so I think its like a 2-in-1!
Post # 22
I wouldn’t add a band to your e-ring, it has a very strong presence by itself.
Post # 23
I honestly think that a diamond band paired with the tension/solitaire setting would go beautifully with your ring, as one of the poster’s pictured, but really in the end it should be about what you want. If you feel that it is fine without one, then definitely do it that way! It is totally up to you!
Post # 24
Just throwing it out there since you seem concerned that many people have a bridal ‘set’- in traditional European countries and in some parts of South America, the engagement ring and wedding band are one in the same. The ring is worn on the right and then switched to the left (it might be the other way around actually, I’m not sure). Either way, I think your ring would be beautiful as a stand alone ring and definitely has enough presence without a band.