(Closed) For those who didn’t wear rings before getting engaged…how long did it take to

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I can’t remember exactly how long it took for me to get used to it. I think it was a few weeks at the very least. Recently I took it off my ring finger and put it on my other hand to see if it would fit during the ceremony. It felt so darn weird! I don’t even notice it on my ring finger anymore, but when I switched it to the other hand I got the same feeling I used to have when the ring was new. 

Post # 4
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It only took a few weeks for me, but if the ring feels too tight all the time there is probably something wrong. If it’s very hot sometimes mine gets uncomfortably tight, but usually my ring is a little loose. Then again, that may be because I have big knuckles or something.

Post # 5
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

At first the ring was too large so it kept turning to either side.  After Fiance had the balls installed on the inside of the band my e-ring fit much better.  It took me a few weeks (after it was sized correctly) to get used to the ring being there.  It took a few months for me to stop banging it into stuff, or poking my eye out.  Nine months later, however, it feels weird to me if I don’t have my e-ring on.  Go figure!

Post # 6
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Before my Engagement Ring I hated wearing rings, they were always flopping around and never fit right. I have issues with certain knuckles being larger (including my ring finger) due to several volleyball injuries meaning the ring is often slightly too big in order to get it on at all.

It took me a good two weeks or so before I was comfortable with my ring. I have side diamonds that go all the way around adding an additional “irritation” to get used to as well.


Post # 7
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I made sure to never wear a ring on that finger because I was saving it for these ring! I didn’t want to get used to having a ring there and for it to feel new and exciting. And it did! It took me a couple of days to forget it was there for the most part but even now, a year and a half later, I still notice them every now and then and love it. It feels different now that I have my weddingband on because it moved where my e-ring usually was. For the most part though, i only really noticed it (well, the feeling of it. I always notice it) when I wasn’t wearing it! I felt light and empty.

Post # 8
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with @Treejewel19, it took about a week or so, I never wore rings, volleyball girl.  But maybe you feel uncomfortable with sizings due to swelling because of the summer season?

Post # 9
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

It took a few weeks, for sure. For a while my finger was tender because of the weight of the ring (not saying it’s big at all, even a teeny ring takes me time to get used to). My finger literally hurt a little from it. But now it feels 100% natural.

Post # 10
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It took me about a month to get used to it because I never wore rings before this.

Post # 11
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It was a bit uncomfortable at first, but now my ring finger has the ubiquitous e-ring dent. Like one of the PPs said, now it’s weird if I don’t have it on!

Post # 12
3799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I always wore rings, but never on my left ring finger. It took me several weeks to get used to it being there and what it meant – I’m engaged!

Now, several months later, I am finding myself feeling strange when I don’t have it on. It took a few months for my finger to remember the feeling of it when I’m wearing it, so when I don’t have it on, my finger misses it!

Post # 13
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m actually surprised that the ring didn’t bother me.  I absolutely despised wearing rings before getting engaged.  I would try and try, but they always came off within hours.  I’m glad that my ring fit perfectly to the point I still don’t even notice it on my finger these days – unless it’s a really hot day and my fingers swell. 

Post # 14
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

It didn’t take me long at all. Once it’s on for a little while, you start to feel naked without it.

Post # 15
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was waiting for the ring for so long that it felt awesome to have it there! 😛 But yes, I thought it felt a little small on me for a week or so. The jewelers told me that it looked right and that it’s supposed to be snug enough that it won’t fall off, and now it feels perfect. If you eat a lot of salt or if it’s really hot out, your fingers may swell, but during the winter they could drop up to a half size… so maybe give it a few days?

Post # 16
392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I remember it taking me a month or two, originally I was so aware of it being on my finger but now I don’t notice it at all 🙂

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