I hate wedding ring shopping!!! (Please help!)

posted 11 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I agree, I think you need something that is notably distinct from the setting band of your engagement ring.  Personally, the band in the 5th picture is my favorite of them all.  It’s different shape actually gives it balance. Specifically, the different shapes within the wedding band levels out the attention between your large stone and the band. 

Post # 3
2039 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

What about a deep chevron band?

Post # 4
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I like ring #4!


Also I agree- wedding band shopping was much less fun.  Also I had never thought about wedding bands so I didn’t know what I even wanted.


Do you work anywhere near a jewelry store?  I needed to do some shopping around/trying on of different styles by myself before I could pull my fiancé in.

Post # 5
1156 posts
Bumble bee

How about something like this (in rose gold, obviously)? It’s really dainty, has a little bling, and would look intentionally different from your engagement ring  🙂

Post # 7
5530 posts
Bee Keeper

I feel you…I have struggled so hard with wedding band shopping. I’ve just gotten so attached to how my e-ring looks on its own…it’s been really hard to find something that enhances it. I’ve now ordered 3 bands from different online retailers and returned them all…the 4th arrives tomorrow and is nonrefundable so I hope it works! lol

Of the options you listed I def like the non matchy matchy band the best. I don’t like the look of a perfectly matching band and e-ring…to me it just looks like one giant ring which is not attractive imo. 

Another option is to move your e-ring to your right hand and just wear a wedding band alone on your left?

Post # 8
1046 posts
Bumble bee

First of all, I love your e-ring. It’s very close to mine (which I don’t have yet, but picked out very specifically with a wedding band stack I already loved in mind). I love the plain band but also the marquise band and I think neither two on their own look as good as all 3 do together. 

Heres the stack:

Also, here’s some other wedding bands I considered for my stack before settling. 

And some thicker options since I had considered wearing my wedding band solo:

Post # 9
1046 posts
Bumble bee

And heres just a giant old stack of rings to choose fromZ the chevron one might be great with your ring  

Or a pave in a different color- I know it may be really hard to match your mint though.

Post # 10
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

First off I love the plain rose gold band (and maybe doing the diamonds in the side for surprise bling- I almost picked that style for myself!)

With that being said, I know quite a few people who opted to not have a wedding band and just wear their engagement ring. Sure, strangers might assume you’re just engaged and not married, but I highly doubt they’d say anything about it. And everyone you know will know you’re married. Just a thought if nothing seems to look right. 

Post # 11
264 posts
Helper bee

I think a chevron band would maintain the super delicate look of your ering while also making it very obvious that it is two separate rings.  I don’t have a picture, but I was imagining your ering with a pave chevron band, or even a chevron shaped band with marquise or pear shaped stones to accent the shape of the chevron 🙂 Good luck finding your perfect band! 

Post # 12
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Vineyard Lake

Your ring is gorgeous. I really love the stack on pic #6.

Post # 14
32 posts

I just went wedding band shopping this weekend and could have written this post. I didn’t realize how attached I was to my ring until I saw all these bands messing up the symmetry and delicate-ness of it! 

I think I have decided on the bubble band – your pic #4 I think. I am going to have it made so that the diamonds are the exact same size as those in my E ring band, so it will not overpower the Ering or be too small, but the different texture will make it look intentional.  I also liked the eye and dot but it didn’t feel as classic to me.

One other idea I saw is to do a thin gold band in between your E ring and a diamond band. 

LEt us know what you end up picking/finding! I’m still deciding too!

Post # 15
26 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017


I like contrasting as well, and my vote is for a fairly thin plain rose gold band (say 2mm at most).  I’m partial to plain gold wedding bands because they’re just so classic.  In your case, it would allow your engagement ring to continue to stand out while also being a bit distinctive (since rose gold is quite different, in my mind).

Like this:



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