(Closed) No wedding band. Just rocking your engagement ring.

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am, I just like the profile of my ring too much to cover it up.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am. 🙂 My engagement ring already gives the illusion of two bands being placed around the center. I’d have to have a wedding band customized due to the shape of my setting. Furthermore, I think my ring would look over the top with another element added. Very satisfied with one ring. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Im doing it! 🙂 The engagement ring is given at the time of the engagement and is symbolic of the commitment to marry. Wedding bands (the woman and the man’s) are exchanged during the wedding ceremony and are symbolic of the marriage, love and the lifetime commitment. I bet later you may want one, if you dont now. Just think…. all those people out there years down the road may look at your hand and say oh when are you getting married-because you only have one ring on? I never thought about it until it started happening to me. lol.  When my Fiance got my engagement ring it came with papers and also the band. So we figured win win! Im not a big jewlery person but Im ready for the little extra bling from the wedding band hehe. If you dont get a wedding band, are you just not going to wear your engangement ring on the day you get married, and have him give it back to you when you say “I do”?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m not! But only because I’m too simple to have 2 rings. 🙂 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am, but mostly because the ring he got me is curved, and only one special band fits in the engagement ring properly, and it’s bloody expensive.  So maybe when we’re rich one day I’ll get one, but for now I’m rocking just the one band.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I want a wedding band. I only have a solitaire so I think a band would be needed to show the difference between engagement and wedding ring, plus I like the idea of having another ring! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m only rocking the e-ring! It’s not completed yet, but it’s going to be quite large (adding another ring would be a little ridiculous, for my taste and comfort!). I’ve done the whole two ring set thing and didn’t like the feel of it. I found it uncomfortable. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I was intially set on only wanting an engagement ring. IDK what happened but all of a sudden, I wanted a second band. I guess I didn’t want people to look and assume that I was only engaged and not married yet. I purchased a band, but I don’t Love it. I think it looks better without one. (Or maybe I just picked the wrong band)

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am!!! I’m completely in love with my e-ring (who isn’t?) partially because it’s an heirloom ring. We used the center stone from my great grandmother’s ring and the setting from his grandmother’s ring. Because it’s an old setting it’s very intricate from the side view, so I don’t want to block that. And it’s curved so it would need a special band or have a gap. And I think wedding bands look unbalanced. And I don’t want to wear another band.

In fact I don’t really see any down side. People have told methat some people may ask me when the wedding is after it has happened, but I figure that is just an excellent opportunity for me to gush about my awesome wedding!

We’re doing a ring warming ceremony and since we have so many guests we’re actually going to start at the welcome/rehearsal dinner. So we’ll tie the rings (his band and my ring which I’ve been wearing since we got engaged) to something so they can be passed around but not get lost. Then each guest holds the rings and says a small blessing or prayer. They will be out at the program table before the ceremony for more warming. Then we’ll exchange them during the ceremony, and from then on out my ring will be my wedding ring. All the same symbolism still applies.

Of note, I will be getting a plain cheap band to wear on the honeymoon to Africa since we’ll be doing so much active stuff and the whole blood diamond thing. But my normal after the wedding will still be just the one ring.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m just doing the one ring. Before getting engaged I always liked the one-ring look better and saw no reason to have two, and for some reason my Fiance really hates the look of two rings (it’s funny to me how strongly he feels about this). 

Also, I know tons of people who just wear one ring– my stepmother,  FSIL and Future Mother-In-Law all just wear one (diamond/engagement style) ring, so it doesn’t seem that weird to me. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jengirl  I love that your heirloom ring is a mix of both families! That is so beautiful! I have an heirloom ring from my side of the family. I wish I had something from his family to add to it!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am going through the same thought process! My fiance’ got me the three stone ring I wanted and I love it. But when I put a band up to it, it changes the look of it completely and makes it look very old fashioned instead of classic. I think he’s going to either upgrade my diamonds or add one to each side to make it a 5 stone instead!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I might do only one ring as well.. Mostly because the engagement ring I want has diamonds in every side of the band, so if I put a wedding ring on the diamonds from the engagement ring would scratch the wedding band..

Unless we got a wedding band with diamonds in every side but then I worry about that too.

To clarify: the band of the ring is square, the top (facing up) has diamonds in it, and both sides (facing the fingers and the hand if wearing it) have diamonds in them.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kayberry:  So there are diamonds against your skin when you’re waearing it? Wouldn’t that kinda hurt? I’m intrigued, I’ve never seen a ring like that. Well, I guess I wouldn’t really know because you can’t see them. But I don’t think I have…

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