Post # 1
Am I the only bee who is considering this for my wedding? FH and I are on a super tight budget for the wedding and, although he found a $35 ring on amazon lol that he really loves, I know it would cost a bit to have my unique e-ring fitted with a wedding band. FH told me not to settle for a band I didn’t like until we could afford one to be made for my ring in the future.
So, I have thought of two things.
1. Using my e-ring for the ring part of the ceremony, just walk down the aisle with none on. ( I don’t mind this…. just the comments thay may be made… ) And get a ring fitted maybe a year or so after.
2. Just get a cheaper band to wear for the ceremony.
Post # 3
I would only do a cheaper band if it’s something really cheap. Otherwise it’s kind of a waste of money because you will replace it a year later.
Post # 4
I would just use the e-ring. Also, a lot of brides don’t walk down the aisle with their ring on because the wedding band is supposed to go on the finger first, then they just put it on later. So I dont think anyone would say anything about not wearing it to the altar.
Post # 5
@tinkerbee: if this was FB I would Like that 😉 I didn’t know this and it makes me happy to hear no one will probably know the difference.
Post # 6
Another option is to drop the ring ceremony if you don’t have rings yet.
We have no rings (engagement or wedding), so they weren’t part of our ceremony. Everyone made a fuss ahead of time, but I don’t think anyone missed it during the actual ceremony which had plenty of symbolism and meaning w/o them.
Post # 7
We’re exchanging rings. FH found one he likes. I, however, haven’t. Not finding a band I love in combination with being on a tight budget, I am using my e-ring in the ceremony. 🙂
Post # 8
I’m very traditional, so it would really bother me if I couldn’t exchange a forever-type wedding band at my ceremony. If I were in your shoes, I’d rather exchange my e-ring than a cheap band I don’t plan on wearing forever.
I also personally know several women who never got a wedding band, and only wear an e-ring. And I don’t know all that many married women, so I’d say it’s totally acceptable!
Post # 9
Wedding bands/rings are a symbol not a requirement.