Post # 1
I’ve heard of some brides that do not take their engagement/wedding ring on the honeymoon with them. They are buying inexpensive imitations to wear incase it gets lost or stolen. Anyone else doing this? I’m thinking it is a good idea!
Post # 3
This is the ring I always wanted, given to me by the man I love more than anything. I’m going to wear it everywhere for the rest of my life. I am not getting an inexpensive imitation to wear. I won’t lose it, because I have no intention of taking it off my finger, and if it gets stolen, we have insurance to replace it. I just don’t want to look at my hand and see a fake ring I bought to wear instead of my ring.
Post # 4
Yeah I don’t get the imitation rings. Thats not your engagement ring. I bought jewelry insurance in case my ring was lost/stolen.
Post # 5
I wore my e-ring and wedding ring on honeymoon. On the few occasions where I didn’t wear it – going to the beach/pool/snorkelling/etc I’d just put it in a small bag, along with DH’s ring and place it in the hotel safe. Personally I really don’t understand why someone would not want to wear their rings on holiday. It’s the same theory as taking a pearl necklace in case you go out in the evening and want to dress up.
Post # 6
I think the idea of wearing an imitation is mostly for people honeymooning in places that may not be entirely safe for Americans. I know when I studied in Mexico in college we were told not to wear any real gemstones or prominent jewelry. I actually happened to be engaged at the time and I couldn’t wear my ring for the duration of my time there. So it’s not necessarily about losing something or just having it stolen. It’s about making sure you aren’t mugged or worse.
Post # 7
@Encore:I understand the thing about getting mugged. Still, I think a little bit of common sense needs to be used in general. You can be just as easily mugged in Paris or London or Tokyo as you can in anywhere else in the world.
Post # 8
I am going to Mexico and just don’t want to draw attention to myself and so I will be wearing a plain white gold band on my honeymoon!
I would rather where another ring for a week than not have the rings my husband proposed with and said his vows with for the rest of my life!
Post # 9
I wore mine, but took it off and locked it in the safe when we were going to be doing water activities (swimming, snorkeling, diving). I was paranoid it would come off, or that I would lose stones.
Post # 10
@Lolasmomma: I agree with encore, littlemiss, ella and future mrs. martin… we are going to Mexico for our honeymoon in October, and it was not a problem to find a $30 set that looks just like my e-ring and wedding bands (i have a band on each side). FH and I have diamond bonds and have added the rings to our homeowner’s insurance, but I feel much better with the piece of mind that they will be safely at home in my jewelry box and the ‘stunt rungs’ run the risk of theft or loss.
FH is a fan of this idea. In fact, he is the one that suggested it! 🙂
Post # 11
Personally, I find the fake rings thing to be silly. I’ve travelled quite a bit to many places the many people would consider “unsafe” – Mexico, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, etc – and this was traveling as a young woman by myself. I never once felt unsafe in these places – you just have to use common sense. Someone isn’t going to choose you to mug because they see a ring on your finger (and they aren’t likely going to want your ring either – they’ll want money and credit cards)!
As for losing the rings – you are no more likely to lose them on your honeymoon than when you are at home after the honeymoon so if you’re that afraid of losing them then you should technically never wear them. That doesn’t make sense. That’s what insurance is for – if something does happen, you can replace them.
Post # 12
Only the real deal for me. If anything happened to them, I would be very sad BUT that is why we have insurance on them and we could always do a romantic vow renewal with the new rings…
P.S. Be smart about locking them in your room’s safe vs. wearing them at the beach. Just use common sense and you will be fine.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I rarely take off my rings, and I took them into the sea with me no problem!
Post # 14
With all the fabulous places there are in the world, why would you choose to honeymoon some place where you’re afraid to wear your wedding rings because personal safety could be in danger if you did?
Post # 15
I just think that a fake ring would probably be larger than your real ring so wouldn’t you be more likely to be mugged if they saw a larger rock?
To answer your question, I can wait to wear my wedding ring and will be going on my honeymoon with it. I already got it insured.
Post # 16
I bought an inexpensive silver band not just to wear for my honeymoon but also for when I’m working out or doing other active things. We just got back from our honeymoon in the Galapagos Islands. We spent the entire time hiking, snorkeling, biking and generally getting very dirty. I wasn’t worried about my engagement ring being stolen, but I just couldn’t see wearing it in those kinds of conditions. I actually grew attached to my little silver ring.