I am an Encore Bride (over 50) and Mr TTR an Encore Groom (over 60)
He has never been one for jewellery (partly because of his job)
So I knew that he wasn’t going to wear a Wedding Ring.
He does however wear a watch, so we compromised.
He agreed that for our Wedding I could buy him a nice watch… hey another “band” just a different kind. And a decent symbol if you ask me… still an unbroken circle made of metal (didn’t go with a leather strap kind… went with metal links)… and what better item to represent Forever, and Always, and the passage of time ?
He liked the idea sooo much that he got me a Wedding Watch as well. Nice Groom to Bride gift.
However, I have to admit that not giving him a Ring in the Wedding Ceremony did bug me a bit, so I found away around that too.
I bought a second WBand… that was the “stand in” ring during the Ceremony for him.
Except, guess what… it fit me.
It is a plain 14 K WGold ring… and matches my “Sparkly” WBand.
So during the Ceremony we told the Officiant that we wanted to switch up the Vows so I went first… I placed the Plain Band onto his Wedding Finger (well up to the knuckle) said my Vow… and then when it was my turn, he took that Ring and my sparkly WBand, and placed both of them onto my Wedding Finger and said his Vow.
So BOTH the WBands that I have were used in the Ceremony and blessed.
The nice thing is I now have 3 Rings in total (ERing & 2 WBands). I can mix & match them as I wish… 1, 2, or 3 Rings at a time. So lots of options, which is nice in that stacking rings is such an IN thing right now.
BUT it also means that I am never without a ring… no matter what I am doing. So never have “empty finger” syndrom to deal with
I rarely take off my Sparkly Rings… but I do if I feel I need to protect the Diamonds in one way or another. So off they come for Home Renovations – Painting – Gardening – Deep Cleaning – Cooking & Baking (where my hands will get messy) – Working Out / Going to the Gym – Water Sports (like Snorkelling & Scuba) – or if we are travelling to sketchy places (Mr TTR & I are semi-retired and LOVE to travel… and not everywhere in the world is a place I want to be sporting a lot of diamonds in that it would attract inappropriate attention. A plain WBand which is the norm throughout the world… is perfect in these situations).
AND the other BONUS is I can ALWAYS look down at my hand and see that beautiful plain ring and think of my Hubby… as it is the WBand that I made my Vow to him with as well. He literally is with me 24/7×365 forever.
Here are some pics…
PHOTO # 1 – My putting the Plain Band on his Ring Finger during the Ceremony
PHOTO # 2 – My 3 Rings on all at once on our Wedding Day
Hope this helps,