Post # 1
With my fiance and I having a super tight budget, of couse I am sure most bees go somewhat over, Mr. C told me a week ago that he cannot afford a wedding band. I honestly do not know how I feel about that. Bees, how would you feel if your fiance didn’t get you a wedding band? He does not want a wedding band and I am cool with that.
Post # 3
@MrsCypresstobe: If you guys want stand in rings for the ceremony buy some super cheap sterling silver bands on http://www.amazon.com they have them for 10 bucks & some even under. So you two have rings for the ceremony to use. 🙂
Post # 4
I would definitley buy a silver band just to exchange for the ceremony, and then switch it to gold later on when you can afford it. Not sure if you should wear it with your engagement ring, since it could scratch the gold (assuming it’s gold).
Or maybe you could check overstock.com for an inexpensive plain band, or even stores such as Walmart and Sears have some for a good price.
p.s. I looked at your location to see if you would have Sears, and saw Chocolate city. How awesome is that name?! Is that really the name of your city?
Post # 5
Are your finances combined?? Could you buy the wedding band? I know tradition says that he buys it for you, but you’re getting married… its sort of all the same pot now.
Post # 6
lol..Chocolate City is a nickname for Washington, DC.
Post # 7
I didn’t get any type of ring until our wedding day (when he put it on my finger). I got a beautiful 3 stone ring and we do not ever plan on getting a wedding band. If you are on a tight budget now, skip the band and get it for you one year anniversary or something.
Post # 8
We learned while shopping for rings that you should always buy the same type of metal for both enagagement and wedding rings because, for example, silver is harder than 14k gold so it will wear away the gold, 14k gold is harder than 18k gold and so on. Just a tidbit to keep in mind if you decide to get silver rings, after the ceremony you’ll want to pick only one ring to wear full time to protect your engagement ring.
Post # 9
FH is getting a band, thankfully the one he loved turned out to fit the budget. I am NOT getting one for the same reasons your fiance told you. I felt bad about it untill I realized it’s no biggie. We’ll get one when we can afford one, most brides walk down the aisle with no ring since it’s usually taboo to put the wedding band over the e-ring… FH and I are planning on just using my engagement ring for the exchange and getting a band when we can afford it. Don’t feel bad if you can’t work it out, it’s okay!