- 5 years ago
I’m getting married next month (ahhh! it’s coming up so fast!) so I bought a stand-in ring set to bring along on our honeymoon. I am going to leave my engagement ring and wedding band at my parents’ house before the trip – I can’t wait to wear my set but I don’t think it’s worth the risk to bring them with us, because we’ll be doing a lot of swimming/hiking/wine-drinking since we’ll be in Italy and it’s about a hundred times easier to lose stuff when you’re drunk and jetlagged and out of your element. Also, I think it’s unlikely, but if we were to get mugged or robbed (tourists do attract attention, and it’s surprisingly easy to get stolen from even when you’re trying to pay attention to your surroundings!) I also don’t want to absentmindedly take off my set on the beach and leave it or get it stolen or something like that.
It’s seriously nothing fancy – it’s an adjustable ring and I’m pretty sure the stone is rhinestone – but it serves the purpose. I’m usually baffled by people who wear stand-in rings that are expensive and fancy and might attract pickpockets. I am pretty sure this one will look fake from a million miles away, but oh well – at least I’ll have a ring set to wear to show everyone that hell yeah, I got married and now I’m on my honeymoon 🙂 And if I leave this one on the beach or in a bar or in the hotel room, it won’t matter. It’s not my forever ring, but it will be the first ring I sport in public after the weddingto show everyone I’m married, so I have a soft spot for it!
Anyway here it is! Anyone else have a stand-in that they secretly kind of love?