(Closed) No engagement ring!?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you wear/plan on wearing an engagement ring once married?
    No just a wedding ring : (7 votes)
    8 %
    No rings at all : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Yes both engagement and wedding ring : (82 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 3
    3256 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I answered for my fiancée.  She’ll wear both.

    Post # 4
    224 posts
    Helper bee

    Just the wedding ring for me, I didn’t want an engagement ring and he respected that. 

    Post # 5
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I wear both… and have done so for both my marriages (circa 1980 and this year)

    And that is how I replied to your Poll – BOTH RINGS

    I personally couldn’t imagine being married without the rings

    BUT I do realize that they are only symbolic (a symbol I embrace)

    And so not everyone needs to think / feel the same way

    There is no RIGHT or WRONG answer to your Question

    There are certainly Ladies here on WBee who have chosen different options (tattoo rings for example)

    But I think you’ll find that this website is fairly traditional and attracts like minded people, so the majority will be gals who wear both an ERing and a WBand

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 6
    3256 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @smallstuff:  TTR makes a good point; if you are looking for a plethora of different perspectives, I would pop over to OffbeatBride.com




    Post # 7
    3173 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ll be wearing both rings.

    Post # 8
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    I wear my wedding band (one or two or two of them) all the time.  I am more selective about wearing my e-ring.  

    Post # 9
    4056 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ll wear both all the time. My wedding band was custom made to fit around my ering. I cant’ wear it alone (I technically can, but it would look weird)

    Post # 10
    1784 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ll wear them together sometimes, and the wedding band alone sometimes.

    Post # 11
    3357 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    my ering and wband come as a matching set. I wear them both and got them soldered

    Post # 12
    3101 posts
    Sugar bee

    @smallstuff:  I think it’s pretty traditional to wear both.  I also see many women IRL wearing just one ring (either wedding band or e-ring).  However, I would not find it strange to see a married woman not wearing any ring at all.  It’s such a huge symbol in our society, it would make you look unmarried or that there was a problem in the relationship.  If you’re not into jewelry, I would pick a very plain and simple wedding band and then just wear that.

    Post # 13
    25 posts
    • Wedding: July 2006

    I wear both rings as a courtesy to my husband. He worked very hard to purchase it and spent a good bit of time picking it out. But as a non-jewerly person I would perfer to only wear my wedding band. The band is the symbol of the commitment I made to my husband the engagement ring is just the flashy part that says look at me. 

    Post # 14
    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I plan to always wear my simple wedding band, and usually, but not always, wear my engagement ring.

    There’s a time for sparkle, and that isn’t all the time, IMO.

    Post # 15
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Glasgowbound:  +1. I couldn’t wear my bands alone either (nor would I really want to).

    Post # 16
    1459 posts
    Bumble bee

    In my family’s religion it’s customary for married couples to NOT wear any rings at all.  No one in my family, with the exception of me and two aunts, wears any e-ring or wedding bands.  My grandparents did not exchange anything, my parents exchanged watches but they kept them stored away and never wore them (except formal events), and my younger brother recently got married and he & his wife did not exchange anything and have no rings.   And the community my family is part of, 95% of people DO NOT wear any type of rings so growing up this was the norm for us.


    I think you should do whatever makes you happy.  You’d be surprised at how many people do not follow this tradition of wearing rings.   

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