Post # 1
Hello bees’. So.. I’ve never been one for wearing jewelry. My FI did propose with a ring, but I don’t particularly feel as though I need to wear it (once we are married) Anyone only wear a wedding ring (or even no ring?)
Post # 3
I answered for my fiancée. She’ll wear both.
Post # 4
Just the wedding ring for me, I didn’t want an engagement ring and he respected that.
Post # 5
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
@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
I’ll be wearing both rings.
Post # 8
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
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
I’ll wear them together sometimes, and the wedding band alone sometimes.
Post # 11
my ering and wband come as a matching set. I wear them both and got them soldered
Post # 12
@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
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
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
@Glasgowbound: +1. I couldn’t wear my bands alone either (nor would I really want to).
Post # 16
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.